Four Fisher Students Receive Italian Women’s Civic Club Scholarships
The Italian Women’s Civic Club (IWCC) recently selected four St. John Fisher College students as scholarship recipients. This year’s Dante Scholarship recipients include Dina Bartlett, Marissa Canori, and Morgan Martin. Graduate student Meggan Blanchard received the Philip J. San Filippo Memorial Scholarship. An awards dinner was held on November 6 at Midvale Country Club.
Dina Bartlett is entering her junior year at Fisher. Her major field of study is chemistry, with a minor in biochemistry. She is the president of the Chemistry and Biology Clubs, vice president of the Math Team, and has served as advisor to the Italian Club. Her scholarship awards include the St. John Fisher College Science Scholarship and a Wegmans Scholarship. In addition, she has volunteered for St. Lawrence and St. John Churches.
Senior Marissa Canori is an accounting major. She has volunteered for the Special Olympics and the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, and is a student representative of the St. John Fisher College Student Conduct Committee. In addition, she served as a team captain of the St. John Fisher College Relay for Life. Her scholarships include the St. John Fisher College President’s Scholarship, the Frank Stotz Accounting Scholarship, and the CSEA George M. Growney Scholarship.
Morgan Martin, a graduate student, is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in International Studies. Her awards include the St. John Fisher College Academic Award and the Phi Theta Award (MCC) and Arcadia High School’s Academic Scholarship. Martin’s volunteer activities include Colleges Against Cancer, Teddi Dance for Love, and Students With A Vision. She has also served as an assistant teacher for an English class in Spain. Morgan was a promotional leader for an American Cancer Society event and is a trainer at the Fleming Point Retirement Home.
Meggan Blanchard received her undergraduate degree from Fredonia State University, and is currently in the graduate program in Fisher’s School of Education, pursuing a master of science degree in Childhood/Special Education. She is a past recipient of the Dr. Katherine E. Keough Award, and has been a member of the Golden Key Honor Society since 2004. Her volunteer activities include the Obama Campaign, Woman’s Student Union, and Campus Climate Change. While at SUNY Fredonia, Blanchard participated in the Faculty Student Association.
The Italian Women’s Civic Club is an organization that has conducted philanthropic activities in the Greater Rochester Area for over 90 years. The IWCC administers the Dante Scholarship Program for undergraduate and graduate students at area colleges and universities. Dante Scholarship recipients are selected based on criteria set by the Dante Scholarship Committee, including academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, community service, and personal identification with Italian-American heritage. The Philip J. San Filipo Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of San Fillipo, who was a teacher in the Rochester City School District. For more information about the IWCC or the Dante Scholarship Program, please visit www.iwccinc.org.