Stephen V. Ambroselli Scholar Incentive Award
(May 2013) Stephen Ambroselli grew up in Belmont, New York and has fond memories of those years and especially of the dedicated teachers in the community. After high school Mr. Ambroselli attended St. Bonaventure University, where he was commissioned through ROTC, graduating in 1964. He served as an artillery officer with the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment in Vietnam as a ground and air forward observer and a fire direction officer. Since 1969 he has worked as a financial advisor in Buffalo, NY. Stephen and his wife Jean live in Snyder, NY. Mr. Ambroselli enjoys golf, tennis and fly fishing and frequently returns to fish on the Genesee River in Allegany County.
This new endowed fund will provide an annual, $5,000.00 award (one-time per student) to a senior or graduate from Genesee Valley Central School who is enrolled at St. Bonaventure University. In the event there is not a qualifying student from the Genesee Valley school district; a student may be chosen from Allegany County at large. The agreement further identifies Cattaraugus County students as potential candidates if there are no students who meet the initial geographic requirements.
Mr. Ambroselli offered this scholarship with the hope that a deserving student will benefit from his dual objective of providing some financial aid to a Genesee Valley High School student who is serious about pursuing higher education at St. Bonaventure, and encouraging that student to be a contributing member of society. In addition, he wishes to encourage others to consider creating philanthropic gifts for the same purpose. Mr. Ambroselli was on hand to present the first ever Scholar Incentive Award on June 4, 2013 at the Education Reception hosted by the Allegany County Area Foundation.