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October 19, 2018

New students receive scholarships from SUNY Oneonta


ONEONTA, NY – SUNY Oneonta recently awarded scholarships to 283 freshmen and transfer students who will enroll at the college in the fall 2014 semester.

“SUNY Oneonta scholarships acknowledge the hard work and achievements of incoming students,” said Provost Maria Thompson. “The breadth of our scholarship program demonstrates our commitment to the continued growth of award recipients.”

Among SUNY Oneonta scholarship winners for 2014 are:

Megan Holzwarth of Central Square, who attends Paul V. Moore High School, won the college’s Presidential Scholarship and will receive $6,170 annually to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer art.

Abigail Shatrau of Oswego, who attends G. Ray Bodley High School, won the college’s Catskill Scholarship, and Alan B. Donovan Scholarship and will receive $5,368 annually to pursue a bachelor’s degree in fashion.

Sarah Halstead of Fulton, who attends G. Ray Bodley High School, won the college’s Deans Scholarship and will receive $3,000 annually to pursue a bachelor’s degree in political science.

A liberal arts institution with a strong focus on undergraduate research, SUNY Oneonta consistently gains recognition for delivering excellence and value.

The college has been named to Kiplinger’s list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for eight consecutive years, was ranked No. 2 on the 2014 Kiplinger’s list of “10 Best Public Colleges With Lowest Debt at Graduation” and sits at No. 16 on the 2014 U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region.

Approximately 6,000 students are enrolled in its 70 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs.

Since 2000, the college and its related College at Oneonta Foundation have more than tripled the number of scholarships available to SUNY Oneonta students.

The value of these awards has grown sixfold over that time.

Increasing the impact the scholarships have in the lives of students is a priority of Possibilities Full of Promise, the 125th Anniversary Campaign for SUNY Oneonta.

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