DANSVILLE—Those who remember Quentin Masolotte remember him as an infectious and warming history teacher in the Dansville district. A well-liked teacher who enriched the lives of students and the community alike.
Which is why four Dansville natives set up a scholarship in his honor after his passing. The Quentin Masolotte Scholarship Fund is available to Dansville school district seniors who plan to study education in college. The fund provides money for the students first year of college.
Jon Shay, one of the founders of the Quentin Masolotte Scholarship, said the scholarship was set up because Masolotte was such an impact on the community.
“Masolotte had an impact on the community,” Shay said. “Not only as an educator but serving as village historian for many years.”
Shay said when the scholarship was set up contributions came from not only members from the community but former students from all over the country.
The scholarship is still available this year and applications can be picked up in the guidance counselor’s office. After applying, students will meet with the founders of the scholarship to discuss their college plans.