Overview

This scholarship fund was created in memory of Connor Arthur Lynskey (18 years old) of Hinckley, New York. Connor aspired to be a rural physician and attended premedical school at Siena College. His dream was to practice medicine in an underserved area in order to help residents receive adequate health care.

Connor had an extraordinary way about himself for someone his age. He was God-inspired, loved everyone as he loved himself, and cared deeply about his family and friends. He had a mysterious ability to consistently make lemonade out of lemons. Everyone loved him when they met him. He was truly an inspiration to friends, family and clergy members alike, who now all suffer an enormous heart-wrenching void due to a careless and reckless drunk driver that took his life on August 11, 2018.

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Scholarship Info

Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Academic Award for Holland Patent

Established in memory of Connor Arthur Lynskey, a special young man who was active in his community, excelled academically, was sports-minded and had an extraordinary way about himself. Connor was a graduate of Holland Patent Central School District in 2017. He aspired to be a physician and was attending premedical school when a drunk driver took his life on August 11, 2018.

  • Be a graduate of Holland Patent Central School

  • Be continuing their education at an accredited institution of higher education

  • Have an average of 85 or above

  • Be pursuing a career in the medical field (preferred)

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates that demonstrate qualities that Connor exemplified, including leadership qualities (preferred)

Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Academic Award for Oneida/Herkimer Counties

Established in memory of Connor Arthur Lynskey, a special young man who was active in his community, excelled academically, was sports-minded and had an extraordinary way about himself. Connor was a graduate of Holland Patent Central School District in 2017. He aspired to be a physician and was attending premedical school when a drunk driver took his life on August 11, 2018.

  • Be a graduating senior residing in or attending high school in Oneida or Herkimer counties

  • Be continuing their education at an accredited institution of higher education

  • Have an average of 85 or above

  • Be pursuing a career in the medical field (preferred)

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates that demonstrate qualities that Connor exemplified, including leadership qualities (preferred)

Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Athletic/Character Award for Holland Patent

Established in memory of Connor Arthur Lynskey, a special young man who was active in his community, excelled academically, was sports-minded and had an extraordinary way about himself. Connor was a graduate of Holland Patent Central School District in 2017. He aspired to be a physician and was attending premedical school when a drunk driver took his life on August 11, 2018.

  • Be a graduate of Holland Patent Central School

  • Be continuing their education at an accredited institution of higher education

  • Have an average of 75 or above

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates that demonstrate qualities that Connor exemplified, such as love of sports, being a “team player,” inclusiveness, helping others discover their own strengths, giving 100% in every endeavor, leading by example, being kind, being a leader on and off the field/court, and treating everyone with respect (preferred)

Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Athletic/Character Award for Oneida/Herkimer Counties

Established in memory of Connor Arthur Lynskey, a special young man who was active in his community, excelled academically, was sports-minded and had an extraordinary way about himself. Connor was a graduate of Holland Patent Central School District in 2017. He aspired to be a physician and was attending premedical school when a drunk driver took his life on August 11, 2018.

  • Be a graduating senior residing in or attending high school in Oneida or Herkimer counties

  • Be continuing their education at an accredited institution of higher education

  • Have an average of 75 or above

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates that demonstrate qualities that Connor exemplified, such as love of sports, being a “team player,” inclusiveness, helping others discover their own strengths, giving 100% in every endeavor, leading by example, being kind, being a leader on and off the field/court, and treating everyone with respect (preferred)

Joey R. Ventura Tradesman Award

Established in memory of Connor Arthur Lynskey, a special young man who was active in his community, excelled academically, was sports-minded and had an extraordinary way about himself. Connor was a graduate of Holland Patent Central School District in 2017. He aspired to be a physician and was attending premedical school when a drunk driver took his life on August 11, 2018. This award is also given in loving memory of Joey R. Ventura (1992-2021), an accomplished welder and welding instructor who unexpectedly passed in July of 2021 at the age of 28 years old.

  • Be a graduating senior residing in or attending high school in Oneida or Herkimer counties

  • Be continuing their education at an accredited institution of higher education

  • Be pursuing a degree or certificate in welding, the trades or related fields

  • Have an average of 75 or above

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates that demonstrate qualities that Connor exemplified, such as love of sports, being a “team player,” inclusiveness, helping others discover their own strengths, giving 100% in every endeavor, leading by example, being kind, being a leader on and off the field/court, and treating everyone with respect (preferred)

Connor’s Way 5 Mile Memorial Run/Walk

Come follow in Connor’s footsteps on a beautiful scenic five-mile wooded trail in the foothills of the Adirondacks. Celebrate the beauty of nature as you run or walk through five miles of seasonal roads and trails. Follow in the shadow of the young man who loved to run around the lake and the woods of Hinckley for the love of running. Celebrate life, nature and community as you help fund a memorial and scholarship in Connor’s name, touching lives of future local doctors. This is “Connor’s Way”…

All proceeds will go to the scholarship and memorial fund created in memory of Connor Arthur Lynskey, who aspired to be a physician and his dream was to practice medicine in an under-served area in order to help residents receive adequate health care.

Date
September 18, 2022
Time
10:00 a.m.
Location
Hinckley, NY
Email Call
Community Foundation
2608 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

Hours

Mon
8 AM - 5PM
Tue
8 AM - 5PM
Wed
8 AM - 5PM
Thu
8 AM - 5PM
Fri
8 AM - 5PM
Sat
8 AM - 5PM
Sun
8 AM - 5PM