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Local residents receive Merit Scholarships from SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO, NY – SUNY Oswego has awarded $3,000 Merit Scholarships to a select group of students who are starting at the college this fall.

Shelby Roach of Fulton (Mexico Academy and Central School)

Christopher Prell of Hannibal (Hannibal Central School)

Zoe Calabrese of Hastings (Paul V. Moore High School)

Katherine Jensen of Mexico (Mexico Academy and Central School)

Lucy Rombough of New Haven (Mexico Academy and Central School)

Brandon Canale of Oswego (Oswego High School)

Emily Canfield of Oswego (Home Schooled)

Michael Crisafulli of Oswego (Oswego High School)

James Dillon of Oswego (Oswego High School)

Joshua Jasewicz of Oswego (Oswego High School)

Lauren Peel of Oswego (Oswego High School)

Rebecca Smith of Oswego (Oswego High School)

Macauley Wadas of Oswego (Oswego High School)

Elizabeth Warner of Oswego (Mexico Academy and Central School)

Samantha Decker of Pennellville (John C. Birdlebough High School)

Madison Beckley of Phoenix (Charles W. Baker High School)

Libbie Wansink of Pulaski (Pulaski Junior-Senior High School)

Alaina Perkins of Williamstown (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School)

SUNY Oswego honored more than 600 incoming freshmen with merit scholarships. Outstanding first-year students are offered $18,800 Presidential Scholarships ($4,700 a year for up to four years), $6,000 Deans’ Scholarships ($1,500 a year for up to four years) or Merit Scholarships ($750 a year for up to four years).

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.