Scholarships awarded

PRESS RELEASE

The Margaret A. McGrath Charitable Foundation Awards

$75,000 in Scholarships to 13 Local Students for 2024-2025

            The Margaret A. McGrath Charitable Foundation announced the awarding of 13 scholarships totaling $75,000 to local students for the 2024-2025 academic school year. The Foundation has provided scholarships for over 119 students in the Towns of Sweden and Hamlin since its inception.

            The Foundation offers two types of scholarships to residents of the Towns of Sweden and Hamlin. The Philip and Margaret Dollard Business Scholarship is awarded to those majoring in Business and the Marie Dollard McGrath Elementary Education Scholarship is awarded to those majoring in elementary education.  Scholarships are for Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees.

This year’s recipients of the Philip and Margaret Dollard Business Scholarship are:

  • Christopher Benedict (Sweden) – Nazareth University
  • Hayden Cook (Sweden) – St. Bonaventure University
  • Jenna Cring (Hamlin) – SUNY Brockport
  • Owen Gardner (Sweden) – St. John Fisher University
  • Jenna McNulty (Hamlin) – RIT
  • Jordan Miller (Sweden) – Indiana University East
  • Nathan Parker (Sweden) – St. Vincent College
  • Gregory Rightmyer (Sweden) – Genesee Community College
  • Torin Salvati (Sweden) – Buffalo State College
  • Andrew Wilson (Sweden) – Finger Lakes Community College
  • Jerry Zhang  (Sweden) – Northeastern University

The recipients of the Marie Dollard McGrath Elementary Education Scholarship are:

  • Cora Rose (Hamlin) – University of Rochester
  • Alexander Stoker (Sweden) – SUNY Geneseo

      Margaret A. McGrath established the Foundation in 2004 under her will to provide scholarships to residents of the Towns of Sweden and Hamlin who have chosen to pursue a degree in either Business or Elementary Education.  The Foundation has awarded $1,134,000.00 in scholarships since its formation.

     Qualifying 2025 graduating high school seniors and current college students should submit applications for the 2025– 2026 academic year by March 1, 2025. For further information, contact Richard J. Dollard, Executive Director and Trustee at 585-637-7170.  Web site www.frontiernet.net/~mcgrathfound

Submitted by:  Richard J. Dollard

                        Executive Director and Trustee          May 21, 2024