The 2019 Thomas G. Welch Scholarship was awarded to Jadyn Rittenhouse (pictured above with Sarah Welch).
“Hi everyone!! This is how my first semester at FLCC went and how I feel it was starting college. Hope you all are doing well, Happy New Year!!
Going from High School to college can be overwhelming. It was all new for me and I didn’t really know anyone. I am a little on the shy side, so because of that college was not an easy transition for me, however once I got use to all of my classes and the campus it got a lot better. I was fortunate to get my classes so I only have to go two days a week. There is a lot of work involved but so far it has been manageable. I have enjoyed going out of my comfort zone a little and meeting new people. So far, I have had a great time at college. I commute home and don’t live on campus. I think there are a lot of positives and a few negatives to this. I like commuting because I enjoy being able to see my family and be a part of family functions still, which is very important to me. It is also nice because I am still able to work at Wegmans in Geneseo on the days I don’t have school. I sometimes feel I miss out on some of the social aspects that college has to offer being I don’t live on campus, however this didn’t keep me from making new friends. I ended my 1st semester at FLCC with three A’s and one B, my overall GPA was a 3.67. I am excited to see how my second semester goes, and hope it goes as well as my first. “
The scholarship was presented to Jadyn by Sarah Welch at a ceremony at Dansville High School.
About the Scholarship
The Tom Welch Scholarship will award up to $1,000 per year for four consecutive years of college. Only Dansville High School graduates interested in pursuing an education in engineering, information technology, or other technology field are eligible.
How to Apply
If you are interested in pursuing an education in engineering, information technology, or other technology fields and are active in sports, please write an essay about how you strive to be like Tom and why you deserve the scholarship.
To apply, visit the Dansville High School guidance counselor. Applications and information are available through the school or download the application at the link below:
Thomas G Welch Scholarship Application 2020 due 5/31/20