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Nicholas Roy of Rutland receives $18,800 Presidential Scholarship

RUTLAND - SUNY Oswego has awarded an $18,800 Presidential Scholarship to Nicholas B. Roy of Rutland. The award recognizes past academic achievement and potential for success.

Roy, from Rutland High School, has reserved a place in the freshman class for the fall semester. He is scheduled to begin classes Aug. 26.

SUNY Oswego honored more than 600 incoming students with merit scholarships. 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 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.