Local residents receive Merit Awards at SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO, NY – SUNY Oswego has bestowed $1,000 Merit Awards on a select group of transfer students starting at the college this fall.

Local residents receiving the awards, with their last school in parentheses, if applicable, include:

Joshua D. Martin of Bernhards Bay (SUNY Fredonia)

Sarah A. Flaherty of Central Square (Onondaga Community College)

David A. Merrow of Central Square (Cayuga Community College)

Nicole M. Tritten of Constantia (Cayuga Community College)

Bryan M. Apa of Fulton (Cayuga Community College)

Sarah Bunnell of Fulton (Cayuga Community College)

Jessica A. Gilbert of Fulton (Buffalo State College)

Joann R. Lacey of Fulton (Cayuga Community College)

Mary Lenhart of Fulton (Herkimer Community College)

Evelyn E. Schwartz of Fulton (Cayuga Community College)

Andrew Best of Hannibal (Onondaga Community College)

Andrew R. Kyle of Hannibal (Onondaga Community College)

Chad M. Grevelding of Hastings (Onondaga Community College)

Jared J. Downing of Martville (Cayuga Community College)

Kristan L. Marino of Minetto (Cayuga Community College)

David S. Di Salvo of Oswego (Genesee Community College)

Paul A. Esden of Oswego (Cayuga Community College)

Tyler J. Kranz of Oswego (Rochester Institute of Technology)

James A. Ouderkirk of Oswego (Cayuga Community College)

Moriah Parkhurst of Oswego (Cayuga Community College)

Roy Pringle of Oswego (Cayuga Community College)

Lauren L. Gregory of Pulaski (SUNY Morrisville)

Kelli Smith of Richland (Cayuga Community College)

Oswego’s merit awards recognize students’ past academic achievements and potential for success. A select group among the more than 700 transfer students received the awards. The awardees have a collective college grade-point average of 3.6 on the 4.0 scale.

The awards are part of about $4 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.

Admission to SUNY Oswego is competitive. U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2013, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2013 college guidebook “The Best Northeastern Colleges,” as well as its 2013 list of “best value” colleges and universities nationally.

A 152-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