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STEM Scholarships

Douglas J. Bauer Excellence-in-Chemistry

Description: Professor Douglas Bauer was an instructor in the Mathematics and Science Department in 1963. He was widely known for his “Magic of Chemistry” presentation at the college’s annual Open Houses.

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Prevalere Life Sciences

Description: Prevalere Life Sciences, Inc. will partner with MVCC for an annual second-year scholarship and internship program.

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Rudolph A. Schatzel

Description: Awarded to a graduating senior from MVCC who has been accepted into a transfer program in Mathematics, Engineering, or one of the Physical Sciences, at an accredited four-year college or university.

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George Abdoo Memorial

Description: Electrical Engineering Technology and Electrical Service Technician students may apply for and/or be nominated for this scholarship.

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Ballou/Feldmeier

Description: This award is given to students in the Surveying Technology Program.

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Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund

Description: Full-Time Civil Engineering Technology Student who have completed on semester and who have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

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Walter F. Davis Memorial

Description: This award is given to a first-year electrical service technology candidate.

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Louis A. Falvo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Description: Louis A. Falvo, Jr. was born and raised in Utica.   He attended Utica area schools and graduated from L.C. Smith College of Engineering at Syracuse University and received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1959.   Louis was a true gentleman, family man and successful businessman who contributed much to his community.   Giving back to the community was extremely important to Louis.  He believed that philanthropic pursuits would allow him to contribute to the success of society.

Louis passed away in March 2012, and in his memory, his family has established this scholarship to be awarded each year to a graduation student who is pursuing further study for an advanced degree in engineering or construction management.

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For Pete’s Sake

Description: An incoming high school student interested in studying Engineering Technology and the Trades.

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John Ganey Memorial Scholarship

Description: The New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) sponsors this award do a 2nd year student in HVAC program.

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General Electric

Description: This award will be presented to the top freshman in the electrical engineering technology program.

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Gerald E. Griffin Memorial Scholarship

Description: The shareholders of Varflex Corporation wished to honor their brother, Gerald E. Griffin, former shareholder and President of the company, by creating a scholarship to be awarded to a full time student in an Engineering Technology and The Trades Program at Mohawk Valley Community College.

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Celeste Lawton

Description: This award will be presented to a student enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Technology program.

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Samuel J. Marchio Memorial

Description: This scholarship is given in memory of Samuel Marchio ‘81 who was a graduate of MVCC in Civil Engineering Technology. Sam was active with the Laborers Local Union #35 and in the field for 25 years.

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Albert V. Payne Memorial

Description: In memory of Albert V. Payne, the first President of the NY State Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences of Utica (later to become MVCC).

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Arthur Salvetti Outstanding Student

Description: This scholarship is made possible by Arthur Salvetti, an alumnus (Electrical – Class of ’54)

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Alfio Santucci

Description: This scholarship is made possible by Gloria Santucci, Alfio’s sister. Throughout Alfio’s 56-year career, he championed the field of land surveying.

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Frank P. Tobiasz Memorial Scholarship for Mechanical and Manufacturing Programs

Description: In memory of Frank P. Tobiasz who passed away unexpectedly on August 31, 2008. The scholarship has been established as a way to preserve Frank’s memory by providing scholarship assistance to deserving students in Mechanical and Manufacturing Programs. Through his 37 year tenure, Frank served under every president in the College’s existence. He served as department head for 3 years in the Mechanical-Civil Engineering Technology Department.

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Anthony Torchia Memorial

Description: In memory of 19-year-old student Anthony Torchia whose life ended prematurely in a tragic car accident on May 6, 2000. The scholarship has been established as a way to preserve Anthony’s memory by providing scholarship assistance to deserving students in the Electrical Engineering Technology curriculum.

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Utica Plumbing Supply

Description: This fund awards members of the Heating and Air Conditioning Program.

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Robert G. Emelia C. VanDerWarker Memorial Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was established in memory of Robert G & Emelia C. VanDerWarker.  Robert, a former mayor of Holland Patent, passed away in 1990 and Emelia, an active member of her community, passed away in 2008.

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Debra Edick
Administrative Assistant
Institutional Advancement


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Utica, NY 13501
Telephone - 315.792.5555
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