FLDC Scholarship

FLDC Scholarship
In 2015, we offered the first-ever Finger Lakes Dental Care academic scholarship to three loyal patients. Contestants were asked to submit an application, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and most importantly a video telling us why they should be considered for the scholarship. After evaluating numerous applicants, judges awarded three $1,000 scholarships for contestants to put towards their academic endeavors.

Recognizing that the costs for higher education keeps rising, we feel this scholarship is an easy way to give back to the community that has welcomed us with open arms. We feel so blessed to be a part of this community, and it just seems like the right thing to do. Plus, I hope that this money can play a small part in growing future leaders in our community.

The criteria for the scholarship is pretty simple and straight forward. I don’t want to create an over burdensome application process. Instead, simply answer a few questions, submit academic transcripts, and shoot a short video….that’s it! 


2017 Application

 2016 Scholarship Winners


Emily VanDerEems

Emily is a senior at Canandaigua Academy, and is active in many extracurricular activities while maintaining high academic standards. Including cross country, indoor & outdoor track, choir, jazz choir, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the National Honor Society. Additionally, she is a member of the Key Club and WYFY, which are focused on helping others in the community. In the Fall, Emily is scheduled to attend SUNY Geneseo majoring in sports psychology in hopes of helping other athletes.

Tyler Boseck

Tyler is a senior at Canandaigua Academy, and will be attending Duquesne University majoring in pharmacy. While at the Academy, Tyler was very active in sports, musicals, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and other service organizations. It was while participating in these organizations that Tyler refined her enthusiasm to help others. Tyler’s passion for science and biology are the origin for her seeking a degree in pharmacy. Upon graduating, she is weighing options to help others through mission work, or seeking an advanced degree in pediatric pharmacy.

Markell Reid

Markell attends Syracuse University, and this fall she will be a junior majoring in nutrition and minoring in public health. She was inspired to help others while participating in the Flower City Work Camp where she helped rebuild homes in Rochester. Markell is eager to travel across the world to help the undernourished and disadvantaged. Also, she aspires to give back to her local community by using her education in helping others live healthy and vibrant lives.

Aubrey O’Connor

Aubrey is a senior at Marcus Whitman, and plans to attend Keuka College in the fall majoring in occupational therapy. While at Marcus Whitman, Aubrey was a member of the Entrepreneurship Club, Drama Club, Ski Club, track & field, and the National Honor Society. She has given back to her community while volunteering at the ReStore on weekends and helping out at various assisted living homes in the area.

 2015 Scholarship Winners


Genevieve Rotz

Genevieve graduated from Canandaigua Academy this year. Inspired from her time volunteering at Thompson Hospital, she developed a deep passion for the healthcare field. Starting this fall, she will start her journey to become an RN, and touch people’s lives by helping them during their time of need.

Patricia Loiacono

Patricia is a caring, generous, and dependable young woman with a strong sense of family. The resiliency of her character is best illustrated in the way she balances multiple jobs, while attending classes at Finger Lakes Community College. Her strong passion for the culinary arts motivates her, and she aspires to transfer to a four-year college in pursuit of her dreams.

Andria Denome

Andria has been described as reliable, hard-working, motivated, and caring. She will go out of her own way to help others, and is selfless with her time. Currently, Andria is attending the University of Vermont where she continues to apply her enthusiasm and dedication for learning. Staying true to her character, Andria always goes above and beyond in everything she does. This is evident in the time she put into her video submission below.
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