New Ben Franklin Scholarship Announced Benefiting Volunteer Firefighters and their Families

What:      New Ben Franklin Scholarship Announced Benefiting
                 Volunteer Firefighters and their Families

When:   Friday, April 24, 2009 - 10:30AM

Where:
  Genesee Community College - Clock Tower Plaza
                One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020

Who:       GLOW Region Volunteer Emergency Responders and their Families

Background:
Genesee Community College Foundation is creating the new Ben Franklin Scholarship, believed to be the first of its kind in New York State. Named after Benjamin Franklin, the founder of the first volunteer fire fighting company in the United States, this scholarship will be made available to GLOW (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming) region volunteer emergency responders and their immediate families. Assemblyman Stephen Hawley, who has a special interest in promoting volunteer emergency response services, will be participating in the event.

Twenty $500 scholarships will be awarded to full-time Genesee students who apply and meet the Ben Franklin Scholarship selection criteria. Awardees must be involved in a volunteer fire or ambulance department for at least one year, or be the immediate family member of a volunteer who has been active for more than one year. Scholarship applications are available online at www.genesee.edu/foundation/programs.cfm.

This event will take place at the Batavia Campus in the Clock Tower Plaza, weather permitting. In the case of inclement conditions, the location will be moved to the North Lobby of the Conable Technology Building. For further information, please contact Richard Ensman, director of Development and External Affairs at 585-343-0055 x6534.
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