Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) is a community-driven organization that provides endowed scholarship support so that academically and financially deserving Geneva High School graduates from Geneva can attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Since its inception in 1968, GSA has provided scholarship assistance to more than 165 young people, and the GSA Board of Directors has a robust plan to grow the endowment so that in the future, a Hobart and William Smith education will be a realistic option for more students from the Geneva community.

For nearly 50 years the GSA/HWS partnership has grown, and today it is one of many collaborative efforts that underscore the significant relationship between the Geneva community and the Colleges. When community members and businesses support GSA, students of promise gain access to one of the best undergraduate liberal arts educations in the country.

"With the help of a scholarship from GSA, I transferred to the Colleges as a sophomore. I had such an amazing experience at HWS, and I want to help others have access to the same opportunity."

-- Sarah Heieck '97, GSA Immediate Past President


News Featuring GSA Scholars

GSA Casino Night Celebrates 50 Years Supporting HWS Students

Casino night 1At the Geneva Scholarship Associates’ recent annual Casino Night, the organization’s signature fundraising event, current and past GSA scholarship recipients and their families joined local supporters and the HWS community for…
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Chapman ’05 Leads Public Relations for Canandaigua Schools

Chapman CarolineCaroline Wenzel Chapman ’05 was recently named the director of communications and advisement for the Canandaigua City School District. Chapman has more than a decade of experience working in Canandaigua…
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Five New Members Join Scholarship Organization

GSAGeneva Scholarship Associates, a civic organization that has provided scholarship assistance helping Geneva students to attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges since 1968, has announced the appointment of five new members.…
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Merkley+Partners Provides Look at Mercedes Benz USA

Maher MadisonDuring her internship as a media planner with New York City-based Merkley+Partners, Madison Maher ’19 caught a glimpse into the world of advertising, and helped solidify her future career plans.…
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Farash Scholarships Supporting Student Access

For the past six years, the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation has been helping local HWS students who are the first in their families to attend college reach their…
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2017-2018 GSA SCHOLARS

Robert R. Freeman Endowed GSA Scholarship

Quinn Eighmey ’21
Camera Finn ’19

June W. Kuryla Endowed GSA Scholarship

Malorie Maher ’17
Cameron (Cam) Williams ’19

GSA Endowed Scholarship

Malyk Daley-Pinkard ’19
Devin Doeblin ’20
Sabrina Fitch ’19
Jacob Hill ’19
Madison Maher ’20
Mia Morrison ’19
Aidan Nicolai ’20
Angel Ochoa Palma ’21
Roslyn Patel ’20
Mark Pitifer ’18
Jesse Singleton ’18
Alexus (Lexy) Spann ’19
Kathryn (Katie) Taylor ’20
Sarah Taylor ’18
James Truley ’20
Diana Wassouf ’20

Jack Houston GSA Endowed Scholarship Fund

Dylan Doeblin ’18

Mark D. and Mary Herlihy Gearan GSA Endowed Scholarship

Mark Suchewski ’21

Mary E. Kelleher GSA Endowed Scholarship

Anne Choi ’18
Nicole Wright ’20

Support GSA

Geneva Scholarship Associates Donor Reception and Scholar Recognition

Monday, June 4, 2018
5:30 – 7 p.m.
L. Thomas Melly '52 Lobby Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

Help Geneva's students achieve their academic goals by making a gift to Geneva Scholarship Associates.

Giving Levels:

  • Supporting Associate $250 - $499
  • Distinguished Associate $500 - $999
  • Exemplary Associate $1,000 - $1,999
  • Founder's Circle $2,000 +


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Board Members

President: Robert Sollenne P'15

Immediate Past President:
Sarah Heieck '97

Greg Baker ’00

Anne Buckley P’15

Jessica Evangelista Balduzzi ’05

Carin Caravita Cunningham ’92, P’17

Walter Gage ’62, P’91

Maeve Keeton ’12

Sarah Mantell Marino ’06

Bill McGowan

Mark Miller

Jean Shutter ’92

Abigail Wandell ’13

Jim Vedora ’95

Carl Wenzel P’05

HWS Staff:

Jerry Buckley P’15

Bill Warder ’96

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.