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SUNY Potsdam Awards Scholarships to Area Undergraduate and Graduate Students

POTSDAM, NY – The State University of New York at Potsdam has awarded scholarships, grants and awards to 998 students for the 2014-15 academic year.

These accomplished SUNY Potsdam undergraduate and graduate students were recognized for their achievements with support for their educational experience.

This year’s recipients included:

Maggie Balles-Clark of Phoenix, NY, whose major is Childhood/Early Childhood Education. Balles-Clark was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Lauren Carlisle of Central Square, NY, whose major is Music Education. Carlisle was awarded the Crane School of Music Scholarship.

Cassandra Chase of Central Square, NY, whose major is Biology (Bachelor of Science). Chase was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Phillip Cherchio of Lycoming, NY, whose major is History. Cherchio was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Leslie Gelnett of Cleveland, NY, whose major is Biochemistry (Bachelor of Science). Gelnett was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Chloe Grab of Fair Haven, NY, whose major is Childhood/Early Childhood Education. Grab was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Catherine Greco of Central Square, NY, whose major is Computer Science. Greco was awarded the CIS Alumni Scholarship and the SUNY Potsdam Transfer Scholarship.

Michael Hale of Williamstown, NY, whose major is Liberal Arts. Hale was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Christopher Halsey of Mexico, NY, whose major is Mathematics. Halsey was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Lawrence Halsey of Pulaski, NY, whose major is Music Education. Halsey was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Karlie Hilton of Pulaski, NY, whose major is Art Studio. Hilton was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Emily King of Oswego, NY, whose major is Music Performance. King was awarded the Crane Youth Music Schaberg Scholarship and the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Joseph Locci of Parish, NY, whose major is Environmental Studies. Locci was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Jordan Smith of Richland, NY, whose major is Psychology. Smith was awarded the Max W. Templeton Memorial Scholarship.

Marcus Wolf of Oswego, NY, whose major is English and Creative Writing. Wolf was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Last year, SUNY Potsdam awarded more than $2.6 million in scholarships to 1,067 students, including $821,000 from donor-funded scholarships through the Potsdam College Foundation.

For more information about how donors impact the SUNY Potsdam student experience, visit http://www.potsdam.edu/giving

SUNY Potsdam offers financial aid to more than 80 percent of students, in the form of federal and state aid, as well as scholarships.

For more information, visit http://www.potsdam.edu/financialaid

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges.

SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students.

Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.

To learn more, visit http://www.potsdam.edu