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Area students earn Presidential Scholarships at SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO, NY — SUNY Oswego has awarded Presidential Scholarships to a select group of students who are starting at the college in fall 2015.

The scholarships are $18,800 over four years for students residing on campus. Off-campus Presidential Scholarships are $2,350 a year. For non-New York state students, the total award can increase to as much as $50,800 in combination with a Destination Oswego scholarship.

First-year students who have completed the strongest academic programs with the highest grade averages and standardized test scores are invited to become Presidential Scholars.

Area students include:

Catherine R. Choquette of Kelly Drive in Central Square, majoring in creative writing. She last studied at Paul V. Moore High School.

Alexia C. Abelgore of Highland Street in Fulton, majoring in broadcasting and mass communication. She last studied at G. Ray Bodley High School.

Alexis M. Hanna of Meaney Circle in Oswego, majoring in undeclared undergraduate. She last studied at Oswego High School.

Bradley M. Lupien of Woodbine Drive in Oswego, majoring in public justice. He last studied at Oswego High School.

Vanessa E. Wiltsie of West Schuyler Street in Oswego, majoring in chemistry. She last studied at Oswego High School.

Michael R. Doran of Oneida River Road in Pennellville, majoring in computer science. He last studied at John C. Birdlebough High School.

Mary A. Young of Halsey Road in Pulaski, majoring in chemistry. She last studied at Pulaski Junior-Senior High School.

Leah C. Wolf of Pinnacle Road in West Monroe, majoring in journalism. She last studied at Paul V. Moore High School.

Timothy Gass of County Route 11 in West Monroe, majoring in software engineering. He last studied at Onondaga Community College.

Alyssa L. Facteau of Albright Road in Mexico, majoring in marketing. She last studied at Mexico Academy & Central School.

Alexander R. Chambers of Wood Ridge Lane in Fulton, majoring in electrical and computer engineering. He last studied at Faith Baptist Academy.

Julia J. Lavery of County Route 4 in Oswego, majoring in business administration. She last studied at Oswego High School.

Lauren E. Hardy of Stevens Road in Martville, majoring in zoology. She last studied at Red Creek Central School.

Kylie A. Jacklett of Walradt Street in Fulton, majoring in computer science. She last studied at G. Ray Bodley High School.

Andrew K. Smith of Gilbert Mills Road in Phoenix, majoring in electrical and computer engineering. He last studied at Cayuga Community College.

SUNY Oswego honored more than 800 incoming students with merit scholarships. Outstanding first-year students are offered Presidential Scholarships of $18,800 ($4,700 a year for up to four years), $6,000 Deans’ Awards ($1,500 a year for up to four years), $3,000 Merit Awards ($750 a year for up to four years) and, for outstanding students from outside New York state, Destination Oswego scholarships of $5,000 to $8,000 a year.

The awards are part of about $5 million in merit scholarship money offered at SUNY Oswego. These funds are in addition to the more than $80 million in need-based grants, loans, work-study and scholarship awards that SUNY Oswego students receive annually.

About SUNY Oswego

Admission to SUNY Oswego is competitive. U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2015, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2015 college guidebook “The Best Northeastern Colleges,” as well as its 2015 list of “best value” colleges and universities nationally. Kiplinger’s also named SUNY Oswego a 2015 Best Value College.

A 154-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.

Visit oswego.edu for more information.