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Do The Right Thing scholarship recipients

Each year, all previous Do The Right Thing Award winners who are currently high school seniors may apply for a scholarship to be applied towards the payment of their college or trade school tuition and/or expenses. 

A selection committee reviews all applications, and the number of winners selected each year is determined by the amount of program funding available. Since 1997 our program has awarded 112 recipients $114,000 in college and/or trade school scholarships!

At the May 2023 Do The Right Thing award ceremony, we announced that effective that year and until further notice, The Summit Federal Credit Union will be partnering with the Do The Right Thing awards program and pledging matching funds to support our annual Do The Right Thing Scholarship Program. To acknowledge this partnership, the scholarship will now be named the Do The Right Thing / The Summit Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program.

Winners are awarded a scholarship that is paid directly to the institution the student is attending, and may be applied towards a one-time payment towards their college or trade school tuition or expenses. Typically each winner is awarded $1,000, but with our partnership with The Summit Federal Credit Union, winners are now awarded $2,000.

Each year, any Do The Right Thing Award winner who is currently a high school senior may apply.

Scholarship applications will be sent to students in the spring of their high school senior year. All winners must ensure a current address is on file with the Do The Right Thing office in order to receive an application.

Call our office at 585-428-7863, or email us at for questions, or to update your contact information. 


Scholarship Year AwardedNameGraduated FromCollege
2022-2023Morgan GrandberryWilson Magnet High SchoolUniversity at Buffalo
2022-2023Jamie KostenMcQuaid Jesuit High School
Canisius College
2021-2022Jahleeya RobertsWorld of Inquiry School #58Monroe Community College
2021-2022Caleb ShepardWorld of Inquiry School #58Rochester Institute of Technology
2020-2021Jaeden CortesWebster Schroeder High SchoolUniversity of Rochester
2020-2021Rose PalmerGreece Olympia High SchoolState University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
2019-2020Lauren ChapellFairport High School University of Denver
2019-2020Christian, ‘CJ’, LeonardoGates Chili High School St. John Fisher College
2018-2019Shahia Matthews-AndersonRochester Prep High SchoolUniversity at Buffalo
2018-2019Mikah McDonnellWebster Thomas High SchoolThe College of William and Mary
2017-2018Kaori-Mei StevensHarley SchoolPepperdine University
2017-2018Morgan StewartPenfield High SchoolDuquesne University
2017-2018Tegan YoungBishop Kearney High SchoolSt. John Fisher
2016-2017Ann HeyenBishop Kearney High SchoolMarywood University 
2016-2017Steven HolkoSpencerport High SchoolUniversity of Texas at Austin
2016-2017Selin KahyaogluSpencerport High SchoolMonroe Community College
2015-2016Emily DeFilippoGates Chili High SchoolMonroe Community College
2015-2016Marie DeFordBishop Kearney High SchoolCanisius College
2015-2016Julia DeWeeseWebster Schroeder High SchoolMercyhurst University
2015-2016Lucky EdwardsUniversity Prep Charter School for MenSt. John Fisher
2014-2015Emily BuchbinderJohanne Perrin Middle School FairportUniversity of Vermont
2014-2015Justin RuffellWilllink Middle SchoolRochester Institute of Technology
2014-2015Jackson McDonnellLongridge ElementaryUniversity of Massachusetts 
2014-2015Jacob CardinalOdyssey AcademyNiagara University
2013-2014Natalie HoppePenfield High SchoolCornell University
2013-2014Stefano DazaMcQuaid Jesuit High SchoolUniversity of Rochester
2013-2014Tayanna ChandlerVanguard High SchoolSUNY Brockport
2012-2013Marisa DeLeonSchool Without WallsMonroe Community College
2012-2013Conrad ZiarniakAquinas Institute Eastman School of Music
2012-2013Mark PriceEast High SchoolMonroe Community College
2012-2013Julie CarusoGates Chili High SchoolNiagra University
2012-2013Qwaheem MarshallWilson Magnet High SchoolGannon University
2012-2013Dazia AndrewsWilson Magnet High SchoolFinger Lakes Community College
2012-2013Jarek WierzbaRush Henrietta High SchoolClarkson University
2011-2012David Britt Coleman IIINorthstar Christian AcademyRochester Institute of Technology
2011-2012Cecelia MariniOur Lady of MercyCanisius College in Buffalo
2011-2012Tatiana WilliamsSchool of the ArtsSyracuse University
2011-2012Geoffrey JameleBrockport Central High SchoolBinghamton University
2011-2012Aviva GomesSchool of the ArtsPoint Park University 
2011-2012Valeria DelgadoWebster High SchoolUniversity of Buffalo
2011-2012Joel Garcia Northeast College Preparatory Monroe Community College
2011-2012Yisel RuizHarley School Monroe Community College
2011-2012Evelyn DiCaroGates Chili High SchoolCazenovia College
2010-2011Amy Marie TorresEdison School of Applied TechnologyMonroe Community College
2010-2011Evan Anthony PaceHilton High SchoolMonroe Community College
2010-2011Luke Robert TrowbridgeHilton High SchoolMonroe Community College
2010-2011Stephanie Lynne WierzbaRush Henrietta High SchoolRochester Institute of Technology
2009-2010Rmani CrawfordWebster Thomas High SchoolPepperdine University
2009-2010Patrick Crilly Aquinas Institute Rochester Institute of Technology
2009-2010Nicholas ReissEast Rochester High SchoolSUNY Brockport
2008-2009Elizabeth CelataFairport High SchoolHartwick College
2008-2009Daniel ErneChurchville Chili High SchoolSUNY Oswego
2007-2008Jeffrey AllenHilton High SchoolSt. John Fisher College
2007-2008Candice GriffinJames Monroe High SchoolMonroe Community College
2007-2008David MazzuloChurchville Chili High SchoolSUNY Oswego
2007-2008Vivian ReavesJames Monroe High SchoolMonroe Community College
2007-2008Katrina ThorntonGreece Aracdia High SchoolMonroe Community College
2007-2008Alexis WalkerSchool of the ArtsPolytechnic University
2006-2007Felicia AstacioBrockport High SchoolState University at Brockport
2006-2007Karissa MuratoreAquinas InstituteMonroe Community College
2006-2007Shaniece McClaneyMarshall High SchoolOnondaga Community College
2006-2007Samantha PerezWheatland Chili High SchoolState University of Geneseo
2004-2005Stephanie AlavardoGates Chili High SchoolSt. John Fisher
2004-2005Anthony James CostichSchool of the ArtsNiagara University
2004-2005Rufus Lamar CrawfordWebster Thomas High SchoolCornell University
2004-2005Kelly FoltsGates Chili High SchoolSUNY Brockport
2004-2005Brea JuntunenDansville High SchoolHoughton College
2004-2005Luisito Nunez Jr.East High SchoolRochester Institute of Technology
2004-2005Robert RacicotChurchville Chili High SchoolAlfred State
2004-2005Justin ReidEastridge High SchoolNazareth College
2004-2005Damaris RiveraSchool of the ArtsBerklee College of Music
2004-2005Shana ThorntonGreece Arcadia High SchoolNazareth College
2003-2004Ted CaseBloomfield Central High SchoolSuny Fredonia College
2003-2004Merideth HosenfeldWebster Schroeder High SchoolWheelock College in Boston
2003-2004Johathan MorticelliBishop Kearney High SchoolUniversity of Hartford
2003-2004Christen SpacioGreece Athena High SchoolUniversity at Buffalo
2002-2003 Justine BlahoPenfield High SchoolGeorge Mason University
2002-2003Gabriela FarkasOur Lady of Mercy High School Monroe Community College
2002-2003Jerrel JenkinsWilson Magnet High School University of Rochester
2002-2003Nicloe McCawthanJohn Marshall High SchoolClayton College in Georgia 
2002-2003Danielle SternHilton High SchoolNazerath College
2002-2003Devin TurnerMcQuaid High SchoolAlfred University
2001-2002Greg DonnellanGreece Arcadia High School Baldwin Wallace College
2001-2002Angela GirvinHolley High School Niagara University
2001-2002Danielle SharpArcadia High SchoolSUNY Brockport
2000-2001Sheri Lynn Girvin St. John Fisher
2000-2001Jennifer D. Mantisi Monroe Community College
2000-2001Collin Edward McCormack Meritta College
2000-2001Elizabeth Rebecca Person Roberts Wesleyan College
2000-2001Colista Kearney Turner Cornell University
2000-2001Rachel A. Vail Daemen College 
1999-2000Mark GallaherJohn Marshall High SchoolHilbert College of Hamburg
1999-2000Ashley Hatch Rush Henrietta High School Quinnipiac College of Hamden
1999-2000Sierna JonesJohn Marshall High SchoolMorgan State University of Baltimore
1999-2000Lisa YantzOur Lady of Mercy High School Carnegie Mellon University
1998-1999Joshua ArtusoBishop Kearney High SchoolUniversity of Buffalo 
1998-1999Shawanda BrownSchool of Arts Virginia State University 
1998-1999Daniel JacobGreece Arcadia High SchoolBaldwin Wallace College 
1998-1999Yvonne ParkerBishop Kearney High SchoolMonroe Community College
1997-1998Hoi AuWilson Magnet High SchoolSt. John Fisher
1997-1998Lisa Marie CannonWebster High SchoolSUNY College at Cortland
1997-1998Christopher HarrisJohn Marshall High SchoolMonroe Community College
1997-1998Allison InceJohn Marshall High SchoolPenn State University
1997-1998Carmona RossWilson Magnet High SchoolUniversity of Buffalo
1997-1998Katie SchillerOur Lady of Mercy High SchoolPenn State University
1997-1998Alex WoodsSchool Without WallsMonroe Community College
1996-1997Reginald Cox Jr.Wilson Magnet High SchoolUniversity of Buffalo
1996-1997Rachel GuayWilson Magnet High SchoolRochester Institute of Technology
1996-1997Grabeyl ledsemanWilson Magnet High SchoolArt Institute of Pittsburgh
1996-1997Shamika RutleyWilson Magnet High SchoolSUNY-Brockport
1996-1997William Stubbs Wilson Magnet High SchoolShaw University