Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station Proudly Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners

SCRIBA, NY – Exelon Generation’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station announced its 2014 educational scholarship awards for employees on Wednesday, one of many ways the station supports the Oswego community.

This year’s scholarship recipients are Rebecca Hall, Sarah Tomlinson and Adam Clawson.

“Giving back to our community is a major focus for us,” said Chris Costanzo, site vice president. “I’m very impressed with the quality of this year’s applications and the students’ commitment to our community.”

Hall is the daughter of NMPNS employee Daniel Hall and her application essay reflected a deep and abiding moral commitment to her community and those in need. She has spent many years involved with a non-profit food co-op called Angelfood. She has attained high honor roll for four years and has been a member of the National Honor Society for one year.  By teaching Sunday school, tutoring her peers in school and acting as a People to People Student Ambassador for two summers, she has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to helping and teaching other individuals. She is active in high school soccer and track, band/marching band/jazz band and DJ club, and also helps with drama productions in her school. She is a person of strong moral character and personal integrity who is deeply committed to making a difference.

Tomlinson is the daughter of NMPNS employee John Tomlinson. She has attained an extraordinarily high level of academic success while maintaining constant involvement in her community and school activities. She was inducted into the National Honor Society in her junior year of high school and has been involved in her student government organization for three years, organizing school activities such as spirit week, dances and fundraisers for local charities. She has also been a member of the Fowler Exchange Program and Special Friends, both school run programs that provide a learning experience and assist other students. In her community, she has been involved in the United Way Youth Allocation Program. This program involves high school students from Cayuga County who evaluate non-profit organizations and grant money for those most in need. In addition, she has been very active in three sports throughout high school. She was captain of her varsity softball and basketball team, and played soccer for two years. She espouses the principles of caring for others, making a difference in life, and sincere respect for all individuals in deed and attitude, regardless of life circumstances.

Clawson is the son of NMPNS employee Scott Clawson. He is currently a senior at SUNY Oswego majoring in psychology. He plans on attending a master’s or Ph.D. graduate program to reach his goal of becoming a school psychologist. He anticipates using his future profession to work in the Central New York schools and he recognizes the benefits of school psychology are immeasurable with the many cognitive and academic challenges that students face today. He will work with children to heighten functioning in many aspects of their lives. He has participated in multiple projects during his undergraduate studies. His efforts as one of the lead intervention/prevention specialists in a project promoting positive social-emotional adjustment and resilience in young children in Oswego County were highlighted as part of the project’s overall success. He is currently completing an independent, experimental research project on the effects of social support and cognitive orientation among collegiate athletes. He is also involved in a study working with other students to evaluate the effectiveness of and students’ satisfaction with the SUNY Oswego Counseling Services Center. He presented his findings at the annual Quest student research day and is presenting additional findings at regional conferences.

Based on scholastic achievement and aptitude, as well as such personal qualities as character and leadership ability, NMPNS awards two undergraduate scholarships annually, each valued up to $6,000 over four years, and one graduate fellowship biennially, valued up to $3,000 over two years. We are pleased to announce the winners of Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station undergraduate and graduate level scholarships.

A scholarship review committee from SUNY Oswego selected the finalists from a pool of 28 applications.