Charles S. Thomas Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Charles S. Thomas was more than a science professor. He played the organ for both the Presbyterian and Episcopalian congregations in Brockport. He was a good friend and very well liked, and each year he created new varieties of irises. Dr. Thomas, known as Chuck, found joy in his work and encouraged students to pursue careers in science.
A graduate of Fitchburg (MA) Teachers College, Dr. Thomas earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees from Cornell University. He passed away in 1977 when he was 47 years old. In establishing the scholarship in his memory, his widow, Priscilla Thomas, hoped to help students experience the joy of living through the study of life.
Eligible applicants should have completed the basic biology courses during the semesters preceding the award. The student with the highest grade in the biology classes will receive the award.