Thirteen Awarded WNY Prosperity Fellowships

September 6, 2023

BUFFALO, NY – Thirteen Canisius University students are recipients of the 2023-24 Western New York Prosperity Fellowship. Supported by the Prentice Family Foundation, Western New York Prosperity Fellowships assist graduate students who show entrepreneurial drive and want to make a difference in Western New York.  The fellowship program identifies the most promising talent in the region and engages them in a robust educational and professional development program with the goal of developing economic leaders within the community.  

The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship also combines financial assistance in the form of scholarships with paid, credit-bearing internships to assist fellows acquiring both academic and practical experiences in their intended professions. Fellows intern in their chosen fields of study, where they work alongside and are mentored by leaders in upper-level management. In addition, the fellowship provides a year-long series of events designed to enhance students’ skills and network development.

The Canisius recipients of the 2023-24 Western New York Prosperity Fellowships are:

●    Kiarra Beshaw ’23, MBA ’24
●    Daniel Bowen MBA '24
●    Isabella Chelini ’24, MS '25
●    Angelina Dentice ’23,  MBA '24
●    Grace DeRoo ’23, MS ’25
●    Aspen Flynn MS ’25
●    Zoe Kaminski ’23, MBA ’24
●    David Marotto MBA ’24
●    Nyles Moore MS ’24
●    Thmwee Paw ’23, MBA ’24
●    Andrew Perreault ’23, MS ’24
●    Britney Upshaw ’23, MBA ’25
●    Madison Vanderlip ’23, MBA ’25

The Prentice Family Foundation was established in 2007 by Bryant and Joan Prentice to serve as a philanthropic organization that leverages economic development through scholarship support to make a multi-generational impact on Western New York. You can learn more about the program by visiting Western New York Prosperity Fellowship at Canisius.

One of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders – intelligent, caring, faithful individuals – able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.