Four scholarships were awarded to students connected to members of St. Davidís Society of Utica according to President Linda Walters. She noted that there was an outstanding group of applicants this year. According to Walters, the understanding, promotion and perpetuation of the Welsh-American culture is a primary mission of St. Davidís Society. Awarding scholarships to those who appreciate their Welsh heritage is a means for accomplishing this goal.
Scholarships of $700 went to each if the following individuals:
Sydney R. Gape, daughter of William and Annette Gape, has been attending Nazareth College of Rochester in the art history program. She is the granddaughter of Serafina and William Gape Sr.
Brandon T. Pugh, son of Nora and Mark Pugh, will begin his third year at Clarkson University with a major in Electrical Engineering. He resides in Whitesboro. He is the grandson of Leonard and Delores Pugh.
Emily J. Rhoades will begin her fourth year at Siena College with a major in English literature and writing as well as communication. She is the daughter of Laura and William Rhoades of New Hartford and the granddaughter of Cynthia and Jon Gilbert. A portion of the award for Emily J. Rhoades was funded through the L. John Blumberg Fund for excellence in journalism and music.
Rebecca G. Williams of Clinton will be starting her fourth year at Hamilton College with a major in History and minors in Education and Russian studies. She resides in Clinton and is the daughter of Jay G. Williams III and Lillian V. Williams. Her grandparents are Jay and Hermine Williams.
According to St. Davidís Society Scholarship Chair
David Dudgeon, donations to the scholarship fund may be sent to
St. Davidís Society Trust Fund
c/o Cindy Gilbert, Treasurer
3 Woodstock Court,
New Hartford, NY 13413.