NCCC Distinguished Student Scholarship Recipients Announced

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 13, 2011 at 6:27 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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(Left to Right) 2011 Distinguished Student Scholarship Recipients Chelsea Callari, Holly Zuch, Jeffrey DiMayo, Christina DeVantier and Jessica Scherrer.

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 13, 2011 at 6:27 PM EDT

Sanborn, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Five 2011 Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients were selected to receive the most prestigious scholarship offered by the Niagara County Community College Foundation.

The 2011 Distinguished Student Scholarship Recipients are Chelsea Callari, Culinary Arts (North Tonawanda High School); Jeffrey DiMayo, Computer Aided Drafting Design (Royalton-Hartland High School); Christina DeVaniter, Baking and Pastry Arts (Starpoint High School); Jessica Scherrer, Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science (Niagara-Wheatfield Senior High School); Holly Zuch, Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science (Starpoint High School).

The five recipients were introduced to the NCCC Foundation Board of Directors at their June board meeting and will be honored at the NCCC Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Gala on October 15.

In the past year, nearly $200,000 in scholarships, through the NCCC Foundation, has been awarded to deserving students. The annual Scholarship Gala is the single largest fundraiser supporting student scholarships.

The Distinguished Student Scholarship award is the most prestigious scholarship offered by the NCCC Foundation to incoming freshman and provides two years of tuition free education. The students were selected based on their academic excellence, service to the community, ability to define goals and execute them with a strong follow up.