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Local residents receive SUNY Oswego merit scholarships

OSWEGO, NY – SUNY Oswego has awarded merit scholarships to more than 600 incoming students, including $2,000 Merit Awards to several local residents.

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

Julia Lippert of Southard Road in Cato (Cato-Meridian High School).

Maggie Burtch of Factory Road in Fulton (Mexico Academy and Central School).

Rebekah Colling of State Route 49 in Fulton (John C. Birdlebough High School).

Danielle Gillett of Old State Road in Fulton (G. Ray Bodley High School).

Maggie Ryan of Dann Road in Fulton (G. Ray Bodley High School).

Tiffany Simko of County Route 45 in Fulton (Mexico Academy and Central School).

Anthony Torrese of Highland Street in Fulton (G. Ray Bodley High School).

Melinda Fatiga of West Stone Road in Mexico (Mexico Academy and Central School).

Ian McAuslan of State Route 104 in Mexico (Mexico Academy and Central School).

Matthew Watters of Pulaski Street in Mexico (Mexico Academy and Central School).

David Capone of Stanley Avenue in Oswego (Oswego High School).

Ashli Deming of Third Avenue in Oswego (Oswego High School).

Riley Flynn of Southeast Eighth Street in Oswego (Oswego High School).

Naomi Greco of West Fifth Street Road in Oswego (Oswego High School).

Nathan Krocke of Sabin Road in Oswego (Oswego High School).

Andrew Maczonis of West Fifth Street in Oswego (Cicero-North Syracuse High School).

Mackenzie Oatman of State Route 104 in Oswego (Oswego High School).

Jack Tovey of Lathrop Street in Oswego (Oswego High School).

Zachary Bartell of U.S. Route 11 in Parish (Mexico Academy and Central School).

Michael Peters of Kipp Road in Parish (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High 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.