NORWICH — The Greater Norwich Foundation is pleased to announce The John M. Endries Scholarship to be awarded for the first time in 2023. This will be a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually to a worthy, solid student with a financial need as determined by the Foundation’s scholarship committee and the school together.
The scholarship has been created by John M. Endries, a 1960 graduate of Norwich High School. John states that “Throughout my personal life and professional career, I have often thought about my fortunate upbringing with my family, friends, schooling and living experiences in my hometown community of Norwich, NY. The guidance to act responsibly, work to the best of my ability, and give back to the community in volunteer positions and financial support, were all ingrained in those formative years.
"Education was encouraged and Norwich schools offered a wide variety of academic and extracurricular experiences. Teachers and coaches were very positive influences. In addition to college preparatory classes, I participated in band, orchestra and a student-led jazz band playing the trumpet and joined the golf team in what turned out to be a lifelong pastime. I was also honored to be elected our class president.”
After graduation in 1960, John attended the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Accounting, and became a CPA employed by Price Waterhouse, an international accounting firm, first in New York City and later transferring to their Syracuse, NY office. It was there that he met his wife, Anne. They married in 1967, and raised two children.
Subsequently, he was offered a financial position with Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation in Syracuse, leading to general executive positions, including President and a member of the Board of Directors.
John goes on to say “In all, it has been a wonderful life, filled with interesting experiences, starting with growing up in my hometown of Norwich. I am very grateful for that and happy to endow this scholarship to assist a fellow graduate.”
We are fortunate to have individuals such as John endow a scholarship for our students here in Norwich.
Other scholarships administered by the Foundation include the Clara Robbins Memorial Scholarship, the Marcia Stewart Memorial Scholarship, the Esther C. Flanagan Scholarship, the Thomas H. Ivory Scholarship, the Greater Norwich Foundation Technical Scholarship, the Robert N. Endries Scholarship, the Edward J. Lee Law Scholarship and some additional unspecified grant money.
The Robbins Scholarship gives preference to applicants pursuing careers in medicine, nursing or the legal field. The Stewart Scholarship, The Flanagan Scholarship, The Ivory Scholarship, and the Endries Scholarship have no career limitations. The Lee Law Scholarship applicants must have received their bachelor’s degree and been accepted or presently attending law school to qualify. The other grant money is primarily available to help current high school students to take college-level or other accredited courses while still in high school.
The completion of one application will entitle the applicant to be considered for all The Greater Norwich Foundation scholarships with the exception of the Lee Law Scholarship.
Applications for the scholarships may be obtained from the Norwich High School Guidance Office with exception for the Lee Law Scholarship, which can be acquired through the NBT Bank Wealth Management Division. The application deadline for scholarships is April 1.
-Information provided by the Greater Norwich Foundation