One of more than 60 applicants, Maya Powers of Worcester was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Elmira College. The class valedictorian will major in political science and legal studies at Elmira and has set her sights on becoming a Civil Rights lawyer. Anna Hooper of Fultonham was a finalist.

According to a media release, five full-tuition scholarships are awarded per year to first-year, full-time students through an application and interview process. A grade-point average of 3.7 to 3.9 is required as well as a score of 1,300 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test or 28 on the American College Test composite. A committee of college faculty and administrators reviewed high school transcripts, academic profiles, letters of recommendation, personal statements and video essay.

The scholarship is renewable at the level of the entering year for up to four years, upon enrollment at Elmira College. Runner-up finalists will receive a $25,000 Trustee Scholarship, the highest merit scholarship offered at Elmira College.

More than 600 students were awarded scholarships at SUNY Oneonta. According to a media release, the college’s scholarship funds total more than $60 million and are the result of contributions from donors, corporations and foundations. It is the largest endowment among SUNY comprehensive four-year colleges.


Lila Oursler of Cooperstown received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva during commencement ceremonies held on May 16. Oursler graduated cum laude and studied abroad in Queensland, Australia.


Wriley Nelson of Cooperstown was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Hamilton College in Clinton.


Zeyneb Henderson of Milford was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Ithaca College.


The following area students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the College of St. Rose in Albany. Kameron Kelly of Sharon Springs, Katelyn Kwiatkowski of East Worcester and Meghan Saggese of Laurens.

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