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Local residents receive Presidential Scholarships at SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO, NY – SUNY Oswego has awarded merit scholarships to more than 600 incoming students, including $18,800 Presidential Scholarships to the following local residents.

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

Nellie K. Owens of State Route 370 in Cato (Cato-Meridian High School)

Margaret T. Farragher-Gnadt of State Route 3 in Fulton (Mexico Academy and Central School)

Ashley A. Waring of Kimball Avenue in Fulton (G. Ray Bodley High School)

Brooke A. Wiggins of Wiltsieville Road in Hannibal (Hannibal Central School)

Ben Gilmore of P.O. Box 1 in Lycoming (Mexico Academy and Central School)

John L. Goodnow of Risley Drive in Mexico (Mexico Academy and Central School)

Danielle A. Benigno of East Utica Street in Oswego (Oswego High School)

Joseph A. Bertonneau of West Third Street in Oswego (Oswego High School)

Allison N. Burnett of West Utica Street in Oswego (Oswego High School)

Joshua Costo of Valley View Drive in Oswego (Oswego High School)

Vincent P. Debiase of East Eighth Street in Oswego (Oswego High School)

Holly Reitmeier of Leavitt Road in Oswego (Mexico Academy and Central School)

Kaela R. Towne of East Utica Street in Oswego (Oswego High School)

Nicholas M. Williams of County Route 1 in Oswego (Oswego High School)

Mariya L. Pawlikowski of County Route 58 in Parish (Mexico Academy and Central School)

Cody R. Doran of Oneida River Road in Pennellville (John C. Birdlebough High School)

Julia M. Brennan of County Route 6 in Phoenix (John C. Birdlebough High School)

Nicole C. Stephenson of Greenleafe Drive in Phoenix (Charles W. Baker High School)

Outstanding first-year students entering Oswego are offered Presidential Scholarships ($4,700 a year for up to four years), $6,000 Deans’ Awards ($1,500 a year for up to four years) or $3,000 Merit Awards ($750 a year for up to four years).

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. Students receiving the $18,800 scholarships have average high school grade averages of 94 and average SAT scores of 1240.

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