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Post 1619 American Legion Funds CCC Scholarship


Tuesday, November 24, 2009


 L-R: Wallace Hall, Michael Rock, John Rock, Rosa Ganiszewski, Floyd Rock, Steve Frederick

 L-R: Wallace Hall, Michael Rock, John Rock, Rosa Ganiszewski, Floyd Rock, Steve Frederick


Plattsburgh, New York….Several members of Fountain Brothers Post 1619 American Legion were on campus recently to present the Clinton Community College Foundation with their annual check in support of The Crab Island Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2005 to help non-traditional students pursue a degree at Clinton Community College. The scholarship is supported by the Crab Island-Post 1619 American Legion Memorial Fund and was named in memory of the soldiers who lost their lives in defense of our freedoms.


Steven Frederick, associate vice president for institutional advancement, scholarship recipient Rosa Ganiszewski, and Wallace Hall, president of the CCC Veteran’s Club and former U.S. Marine, were there to accept a $3000 check presented by Post 1619 representatives, John Rock, Michael Rock and Floyd Rock.


“This is a gift that will change lives,” said Frederick. “It provides an opportunity to receive a college education for those who may otherwise be unable, and that kind of generosity just can’t be measured.”


The scholarship is awarded annually in the fall and spring semesters. It covers the cost of tuition and books for one academic year, with continued funding for a second year as long as a 2.5 GPA or better is maintained. Candidates must be a resident of Clinton, Franklin, or Essex County. All academic majors are considered and preference is given to family members of Fountain Brothers Post 1619 American Legion and non-traditional adult students.


Details regarding the scholarship are available on the college website or by contacting the Foundation office at 562-4195.

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