TUCKAHOE – Twenty area students recently received scholarships from the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association, a program started by the GTAMA in 1998 that has thus far given kids more than $185,000 to further their educations.

Several programs, along with private donors and two main fundraisers, the canoe, kayak and poker run in August and the professional craft show in November, drive the scholarships.

A 1980s bequest in the will of James and Martha Owens, along with the money donated in memory of Alex and Virginia May have been the mainstay of the program for years, according to a release from the association.

A new program added is the B and G scholarship, given to one male and one female high school senior each year. The B and G scholarship is $2,000.

Another new program, offered by LC equipment, is for students entering a trade, who has been accepted into a technical program or trades journeyman.

A third program added is $1,000, provided by Marjorie and Stoddard Bixby for a student enrolled in a S.T.E.M. discipline.

James and Martha Owens scholarship – Christian Adams $250; Kimberly Brown $250; Michael Saul $250; Alexandria Sharp $250; Jack Crowell $750.

LC Equipment scholarship – James Jones $250.

B and G scholarship – Brooke Handley $2,000; Jared Schiavone $1,000; Jason Schiavone $1,000.

Marjorie and Stoddard Bixby scholarship – Stephen Palmer $1,000.

Alex and Virginia May scholarship – Ambrosia Gibboney $1,000.

Post-secondary students receiving $600 scholarships include: Elena Bonner, Ed Carter, Kyle Conrad, Fiona Devine, Madeline Crowell, William Eisele, Emily Grant, Ashley Surran, and Devon Terwilliger.

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