WHAT’S NEW: Scholarship 2021


The Wendy Repass Suozzo Memorial Award Scholarship was created by the Repass Suozzo family in memory of the beloved Wendy Repass Suozzo. Wendy was a lifelong educator with a deep and heartfelt passion for nature. She was known for her compassionate spirit, cheerful attitude and for the positive impact she had on all those whose lives she touched.

Wendy’s love of nature led her to a long and productive career as an environmental educator at Cape Cod (MA) National Seashore, Sharon (CT) Audubon Center, Capital Region (NY) BOCES, and Five Rivers Environmental Education Center.  As program coordinator for Friends of Five Rivers, Wendy shared that love of nature with children and adults alike. Devoting tremendous energy and displaying her skill as a fine teacher, she inspired her students to wonder at the mysteries to be found all around them.  Wendy’s dedication and respect for the natural world serves as a worthy model for all of us.

The $2,000 Memorial Award will be granted to a graduating senior from Albany High School (AHS), Bethlehem Central High School (BCHS), Guilderland Central High School (GCHS), Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School (RCS), or Voorheesville Central High School (VCHS) who will be attending college for environmental studies or a closely related field including, but not limited to, biology, chemistry, geology, or environmental law. Applicants are evaluated based on interest and commitment to the environment as demonstrated by involvement with environmental education, volunteering and helping environmental organizations achieve their missions.


Eligible applicants are invited to submit applications by Friday, July 9, 2021 to:

Email: smaes@FriendsofFiveRivers.org

or mail to:  Friends of Five Rivers

56 Game Farm Road

Delmar, NY 12054-9776



56 Game Farm Rd., Delmar, NY 1205

For Program Information email:  gsp5rivers@outlook.com

For General Information email: info@friendsoffiverivers.org

Phone: (518) 475-0295
Fax: (518) 475-0293

Charitable Tax ID# 23-7309978