Austin Narewski ​Scholarship Fund

Helping Austin's Memory Live On Through Others!


Anyone who knew Austin understood his love to "fix" things. The combination of his gift for understanding how things went together, inquisitiveness, determination to make things work, and skills and knowledge gained during this high school Electrical Trade program made him everyone's 'go-to' person when something needed to be fixed or 'wired.' There are too many people to count who will look around their homes today and see an electrical or home project that Austin helped with.


The Austin Narewski Electrical Trade Scholarship Fund will allow Austin's passion for the trades to continue to be shared with others! Each year one, two, or even three students from specified vocational high schools will be selected, based on criteria that represents Austin's character, drive, and dedication to the trades.


The first recipient of each school must be graduating from the Electrical Trade program. If more than one scholarship per school is being awarded,t hen the additional recipients may have completed any of the following programs: Electrical Trade, Construction, Auto Mechanic, or Auto Body.


Scholarship Criteria


The student shall:

  • Have completed the required number of years of study at the technical center in the Electrical Trade program. If more than one scholarship, per selected school, is being awarded, the additional recipients may have completed any of the following: Electrical Trade, Construction, Auto Mechanic, or Auto Body.
  • Have graduated the program in good standing, with a good attendance record and a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Have the intention of pursuing the field of one of the above trades and/or Business.
  • Demonstrate pride in his/her program.
  • Demonstrate good citizenship both in school and in the community.
  • Demonstrate genuine respect for supervisors, teachers and peers.


​The scholarship is for additional study, including college, trade school, and/or continuing education course(s). FLACE will write a check to the recipient and school.

FLACE (Finger Lakes Area Community Endowment) is the financial organization, through Canandaigua National Bank, that is responsible for distributing all scholarship funds for the Austin Narewski Electrical Trade Scholarship Fund.

"We all have the power to make a difference in whatever way we can."
​~ Marcus Mitchell

Support the scholarship and donate to the Austin Narewski Electrical Trade Scholarship!