The Character Council of Western New York
in collaboration with Harvest Time Partners Foundation
Announces our 2016 Character Excellence Scholarships Recipients

Scholarship Winners ($1000)

Angela Van Buskirk
Whitesville Central School,  Allegany Co.

Yaling Chen       
Grand Island Senior High School, Erie Co.

Olivia Aire Nickerson-Koons
Panama Central School, Chautauqua Co.

Lindsey Robinson
Ellicottville Central Middle/High School, Cattaraugus Co.


Merit Scholarship Winners ($250)

Anthony DiLeo
Kenmore West High School, Erie Co.

Jacob Maley
Amherst Central High School, Erie Co.

Kiley Stoj
Orchard Park High School, Erie  Co

Sarah Wie
Williamsville East High School,  Erie Co.



Rebekah Allen -Oakfield-Alabama High School, Genesee Co.

Kennedy Cymerman -Lake Shore High School,  Erie Co.

Alexandra Wolfe -Clarence Senior High School, Erie Co.

Luca Zambito -Notre Dame High School, Genesee Co.


The Council and Foundation would like to thank our panel of selectors for their dedication, diligence and decisiveness in selecting our recipients.

Bruce Mitchell (Chairperson)
Suzanne Bracci
Marianne Chiumento
Colleen Collins
Clare Ennis
Ann Heraty
Sally Mitchell
Gina Paolini
Matt Smith
Sarah Smith
Doug Steyer
Allison Wilson

Harvest Time Partners, in collaboration with The Character Council of Western New York, is pleased to award $1000 cash scholarships to high-school seniors who exemplify character in their daily lives and who will be attending a college or trade school post-graduation. 

The scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors from public, private, parochial, or home schools, enrolling full-time in a college or trade school the Fall following graduation.
Students must be current residents of Allegheny, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie,  Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, or  Wyoming or counties to be considered.
The scholarships will be made payable directly to the chosen post-secondary institutions.

Scholarship applications can be submitted any time during the student’s graduating year.  

Download fillable PDF Application

Application Postmarked: Will be considered for award:
October 1, 2016 to February 1, 2017 May 2017
October 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018 May 2018