HERKIMER, N.Y. — The Herkimer County College Foundation has created a scholarship specifically for veterans who enroll in the social science program at Herkimer College.
The Raymond J. Lenarcic and Gary W. Ruff Veterans Scholarship will award $500 annually to a qualified veteran of the United States military.
Lenarcic and Ruff were both professors at the college for more than 30 years. Ruff passed away in March, and Lenarcic is retired.
Both men helped establish the Save-A-Vet and Veterans Rights Coalition groups at the college, encouraging students to advocate for veterans’ rights.
“This scholarship recognizes Professor Lenarcic’s and Professor Ruff’s lifelong dedication to veterans’ rights and causes. Monuments honoring Vietnam veterans located in Herkimer, Little Falls, and Frankfort, along with Veterans Memorial Park on the Herkimer College campus, remain testaments to their belief that our veterans’ sacrifices must never be forgotten,” said Rob Palmieri.
For more information, contact the HCC Foundation via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.