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Local Residents Receive Oswego Scholarships and Merit Awards

OSWEGO, NY — SUNY Oswego has awarded merit scholarships to more than 700 incoming students.

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).

Those receiving $17,600 Presidential Scholarships include the following local students:

  • Whitney Bonnie of Cayuga Street in Fulton.
  • Jacob Hepfer of Hurlburt Road in Pennelleville.
  • Nicole Williams of Highland Drive in Oswego.
  • Nickolas Sterio of Gardenier Road in Oswego.
  • Edwin Croucher of Donovan Drive in Oswego.
  • Julie English of Dry Bridge Road in Central Square.
  • Chad Smith of County Route 57 in Fulton.
  • Katherine Van Wert of State Route 104 in Oswego.
  • Samantha Kelley of Old Farm Drive in Constantia.
  • Stephanie Ciesla of Shore Road in Oswego.
  • Michelle Bateman of Olde Maple Avenue in Fulton.
  • Kyle Brayton of Utica Street in Fulton.
  • Chad Brooks of County Route 45 in Central Square.
  • Amara Steele of Fish Road in Mexiso.
  • Jared Raffa of Leavitt Road in Oswego.

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. This year students receiving the $17,600 scholarships have average high school grade averages of 94 and average SAT scores of 1240.

Those receiving $5,000 Deans’ Awards include the following local residents:

  • Sean Evans of Black Creek Road in Oswego.
  • Erica Chetney of Schuyler Street in Minetto.
  • Brian Familo of East Seneca Street in Oswego.
  • Sheila Mogren of State Route 104 in Oswego.
  • Emily Forsythe of Chase Road in Fulton.
  • Anthony Sterio of Gardenier Road in Oswego.
  • Timothy Lamay of County Route 1 in Oswego.
  • Kenneth Bardin of Lakeview Road in Oswego.
  • Melanie Farnham of State Street in Phoenix.
  • Shaughn Perkins of County Route 35 in Fulton.
  • Donald Tyson of Cornell Road in Hastings.
  • Paullette Yablonski of Nine Mile Point Road in Oswego.
  • Frederick Johnson of East 5th Street in Oswego.
  • Juhi Fernandes of Chestnut Street in Phoenix.

Those receiving $2,000 Merit Awards include the following local residents:

  • Tyler Gayne of County Route 62 in Pulaski.
  • Sarah Halstead of State Route 38 in Martville.
  • Danielle Magrisi of State Route 104B in Mexico.
  • Daniel Truong of Harris Hill Road in Fulton.
  • Jessica Tetro of North 7th Street in Fulton.
  • Kasey Timm of Gilbert Mills Road in Phoenix.
  • Samantha Stoughtenger of Martville Road in Martville.
  • Valerie Miller of County Route 20 in Oswego.
  • Brittany McCann of Chipper Drive in Fulton.
  • Frederick Maxon of County Route 25 in Oswego.
  • Lindsey Nelson of County Route 35 in Fulton.
  • Brenden Nollet of Fulton Street in Hannibal.
  • Derek Roth of Mercer Street in Oswego.
  • Jacob Smiedy of County Route 4 in Central Square.
  • Chelsea Sparling of Besaw Road in Phoenix.
  • David Salvetti of Sundown Road in Fulton.
  • Brittani Danquer of Hawthorne Road in Fulton.

All of the scholarship recipients have reserved a place in Oswego’s incoming freshman class for the fall semester. Classes will begin Aug. 31.

In addition about 100 incoming transfer students at SUNY Oswego have received $1,000 Merit Awards, including the following local students:

  • Melanie Putman of Lakeshore Road in Oswego, who last attended Cayuga Community College.
  • Havilah Tyler of East 8th Street in Oswego, who last attended Monroe Community College.
  • Troy VanHorn of Cemetery Road in Oswego, who last attended Bryant and Stratton.
  • Ryan Wood of Jefferson Street in Phoenix, who last attended Onondaga Community College.
  • Stephanie Pomerville of Varick Street in Oswego, who last attended Cayuga Community College.
  • Leanna Reynolds of County Route 51A in Oswego, who last attended Onondaga Community College.
  • Tracy Roach of East 4th Street in Oswego, who last attended Cayuga Community College.
  • Robert Wells of Phinney Road in Hannibal, who last attended Cayuga Community College.
  • Katie Melfi of County Route 3 in Fulton, who last attended Cayuga Community College.
  • Molly Moshier of Birch Lane in Oswego, who last attended Cayuga Community College.
  • Steven Pomerville of Birch Lane in Oswego, who last attended Cayuga Community College.
  • Crystallin Rowland of Main Street in Phoenix, who last attended Onondaga Community College.
  • Patricia Beckley of County Route 45 in Fulton, who last attended Bryant and Stratton.
  • Sara Hartley of East 7th Street in Oswego, who last attended Cayuga Community College.
  • Jennifer Wilber of Academy Street in Fulton, who last attended Cayuga Community College.
  • Joseph Miano of State Route 104 in Oswego, who last attended Cayuga Community College.
  • Megan Oberst of Deer Trail in Oswego, who last attended University of Delaware.
  • Marrissa Worden of Valley Road in Mexico, who last attended SUNY College of Technology of Alfred.

All of the award recipients have reserved places for the fall semester at Oswego as transfer students. Classes will begin Aug. 31.

The awards recognize students’ past academic achievements and potential for success. The transfer students receiving Oswego’s merit awards this year have a collective college grade average of 3.6 on the 4.0 scale.

SUNY Oswego has awarded more than $2.5 million in merit scholarship money to students for this year, including over 700 incoming students. These funds are in addition to the more than $65 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 includes it in “America’s Best Colleges,” and the Princeton Review in its college guidebook “The Best Northeastern Colleges.” A 148-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls over 8,200 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.