Three Fisher Students Receive Scholarships from Italian Women's Civic Club
The Italian Women's Civic Club (IWCC) has awarded scholarships to St. John Fisher College seniors Ashley Basso and Luke Lennox, and junior Marissa Rose Canori. Basso and Lennox are recipients of Dante Scholarships, while Canori received the Philip J. San Fillipo Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships are given to students in recognition of their academic achievement, and in order to promote pride in Italian American heritage.
Basso is a childhood education and special education major. On campus, she is involved in Colleges Against Cancer and the Relay for Life. After graduation in May, Basso hopes to do something she is passionate about, which is to help others. Her goal is to teach children and watch them achieve and grow in all aspects of their lives.
Lennox is a psychology and pre-medicine major with a minor in biology. This is the second year that he has received the Dante Scholarship, as he was also a 2008 recipient. At Fisher, he has also received the Merit Scholarship each of the last three years. Lennox is a member of the St. John Fisher College Cardinals men's soccer team, and was named an Academic All-American in 2008. After graduation, Lennox aspires to become a medical doctor because he believes that medicine will give him the ability to utilize his skills with people, continue to develop his interest in science, and allow him to contribute to society.
Canori is an accounting major. As a Team Leader for the College Orientation Team, she was also a student representative for the College Conduct Committee. Canori's scholarship awards include the Frank Stotz Accounting Scholarship, CSEA George M. Growney Award, and the Faculty Accounting Award. She volunteers for the Rochester Special Olympics and Relay for Life, and has also assisted with the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation Baseball Tournament.
Dante Scholarship recipients are full-time undergraduate or graduate students at St. John Fisher College, the University of Rochester, and Nazareth College. They 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 Fillipo 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.
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