History of J. Raymond Quinn Jr. Award

This award, given by the Schenectady Chapter of the College of Saint Rose Alumni Association, is 
given in memory of J. Raymond Quinn, Jr., the son of Winifred McGowan Quinn '24.  Winifred was 
a member of the first graduating class of the College of Saint Rose and author of the "Alma Mater." 
Winnie was a chapter member of the Schenectady Chapter and actively supported it until her death.
The award established in 1984 is presented to a senior from a school in Schenectady County who 
would be entering the College of Saint Rose the following September. The original award was for 
$250.00.  The initial money to fund the award came from Silver Teas. Over the years, individual 
memorial donations, Chinese Auction and the Chapter's honoring of "Golden Roses" with a $50.00 
donation in their name have helped to build up the fund to reach that point. Through donations 
and careful investing in mutual funds, it is now self-sustaining. This enabled us in 2015 to 
increase the award to $1500.00. 

The schools eligible are: Duanesburg, Mohonasen, Schenectady, Niskayuna, Burnt Hills, Scotia/Glenville,
Notre Dame/Bishop Gibbons, Schalmont and Schenectady Christian. Applications for the award are available
at the guidance office or by clicking on the form below.

The recipient is selected by a committee who goes over all the information received: grades, SAT scores,
class standings, Regent's scores, essays and participation in school and community activities. The 
recipient and their parents are invited to the June Brunch as our guests. The award is presented at that 

Application Form