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County residents receive SUNY Oswego scholarships

OSWEGO, NY – SUNY Oswego has awarded merit scholarships to more than 600 incoming students, including $5,000 Deans’ Awards to the following local residents.

They are, with high school name in parentheses, if applicable:

Alyssa Scruton of Emery Street in Fulton (G. Ray Bodley High School).

Sarah Brown of West Mohawk Street in Oswego (Oswego High School).

Alejandro Lara of Hart Street in Oswego (Oswego High School).

Stefan Mazuroski of County Route 20 in Oswego (Oswego High School).

Sean McCauley of County Route 89 in Oswego (Oswego High School).

Benjamin Wallace of Forest Drive in Pulaski (Sandy Creek Central School).

All of the scholarship recipients have reserved a place in Oswego’s incoming freshman class for the fall semester. Classes will begin Aug. 27.

The awards recognize students’ past academic achievements and potential for success. Outstanding first-year students entering Oswego are offered $17,600 Presidential Scholarships ($4,400 a year for up to four years), $5,000 Deans’ Awards ($1,250 a year for up to four years) or $2,000 Merit Awards ($500 a year for up to four years).

The awards are part of more than $3 million in merit scholarship money offered at SUNY Oswego. These funds are in addition to the more than $75 million in need-based grants, loans and work-study awards that SUNY Oswego students receive annually.

Admission to SUNY Oswego is competitive. U.S. News named it among the “Top Public Regional Universities in the North” for 2012, the Princeton Review and USA Today named SUNY Oswego to their 2012 list of 150 “best value” colleges and universities in the nation, and the Princeton Review included Oswego in its 2012 college guidebook “The Best Northeastern Colleges.”

A 151-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls more than 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.