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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 190 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 45 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 President

For more information about GSA, please contact Jerry Fisk, Associate Director of Affinity Engagement, at (315) 781-3786 or via e-mail at jfisk@hws.edu.


GSA News

GSA Honors Newest Recipients

Celebrating the 44th anniversary of the Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA), a gathering to thank donors and recognize scholarship recipients was held at the home of President Mark D. Gearan and Mary Herlihy Gearan on Wednesday, June 6. More than 100 community members and students were in attendance. “The city of Geneva is full of people who give,” said long-standing GSA supporter Stuart Piltch ...  More >>


Current GSA Recipients

Robert R. Freeman Endowed GSA Scholarship

Michael Doeblin '17
Michael Goodman '15

June W. Kuryla Endowed GSA Scholarship

Malorie Maher '17
Ryan Sollenne '15

GSA Endowed Scholarship

Zoe Bradley '16
Kyle Bunce '14
Mei-Wah Choi '16
Michael DeRosa '16
Mary Dinan '15
Lauren Foe '14
Isiah Grady '17
Marshall Keeton '14
Alexander Love '14
Morgan Onorato '16
Allauna Overstreet-Gibson '14

Jack Houston GSA Endowed Scholarship Fund

Brian Tosado-Prater '17

Mark D. and Mary Herlihy Gearan GSA Endowed Scholarship

Sean Cunningham '17

Mary E. Kelleher GSA Endowed Scholarship

Teaganne Finn '16

Support GSA

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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November 8, 2014
GSA Casino Night Saturday