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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Local college students earn merit scholarships at Baldwin Wallace University

All WNY News     Tuesday, October 10, 2017    

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BEREA, Ohio -- Nearly two dozen students from Western New York were among more than 400 first-year students welcomed to the Baldwin Wallace University campus this fall who claimed $6.1 million in merit scholarships for their outstanding high school achievements. BW's merit scholarships are awarded to full-time students and are renewable up to four years with good academic and social standing. BW grants a wide range of scholarships to current students each year. Including merit and need-based scholarships, BW students received over $45 million in financial support from the University for the 2017-2018 academic year. The following local students were awarded merit scholarships:

  • David Arlington of Lockport, a graduate of Lockport High School, earned a $12,000 Deans Scholarship.
  • Jenna Coffey of Spencerport, a graduate of Spencerport High School majoring in arts management and entrepreneurship and theatre stage management, earned a $12,000 Deans Scholarship.
  • Donovan Ersing of Eden, a graduate of Eden Jr. Sr. High School majoring in computer network security, earned a $12,000 Deans Scholarship.
  • Owen Feeley of Elma, a graduate of Iroquois Central High School majoring in health care management, earned a $12,000 Deans Scholarship.
  • Cassandra Girzone of East Amherst, a graduate of Williamsville High School South majoring in music education, earned a $14,000 Trustees Scholarship.
  • Nicholas Harwas of East Amherst, a graduate of Clarence Central High School majoring in music education, earned a $16,000 Presidential Scholarship.
  • Ashleigh Hildreth of North Tonawanda, a graduate of Sweet Home High School, earned a $12,000 Deans Scholarship.
  • Katherine Jefferis of Fairport, a graduate of Fairport High School majoring in voice performance and music education, earned a $16,000 Presidential Scholarship.
  • Bridget Kline of Henrietta, a graduate of Rush-Henrietta Senior High School majoring in theatre design and technical studies, earned a $16,000 Presidential Scholarship.
  • Katherine Kovacs of Grand Island, a graduate of Grand Island Sr. High School majoring in instrumental performance, earned a $12,000 Deans Scholarship.
  • Ian Lacroix of Webster, a graduate of Webster Thomas High School majoring in history, earned a $12,000 Deans Scholarship.
  • Nicholas Maddalina of Fairport, a graduate of Fairport High School majoring in acting, earned a $16,000 Presidential Scholarship.
  • Julia Morreale of Hamburg, a graduate of Hamburg Senior High School majoring in music education, earned a $16,000 Presidential Scholarship.
  • Sienna Oliver of Rochester, a graduate of Bishop Kearney High School majoring in sustainability, earned a $12,000 Deans Scholarship.
  • David Peita of Lancaster, a graduate of Lancaster Central High School majoring in music therapy, earned a $16,000 Presidential Scholarship.
  • Erin Pelletier of Fairport, a graduate of Fairport High School majoring in theatre stage management and English, earned a $14,000 Trustees Scholarship.
  • Matthew Rodenhouse of Pittsford, a graduate of Pittsford Mendon High School majoring in biology, earned a $16,000 Presidential Scholarship.
  • Lesley Rudin of Buffalo, a graduate of Kenmore West Sr. High School majoring in instrumental performance, earned a $16,000 Presidential Scholarship.
  • Samuel Sommer of Grand Island, a graduate of Grand Island Sr. High School majoring in acting, earned a $12,000 Deans Scholarship.
  • Noah Steele of Lancaster, a graduate of Lancaster Central High School majoring in instrumental performance, earned a $12,000 Deans Scholarship.
  • Hanna Walker of Orchard Park, a graduate of Orchard Park High School majoring in English, earned a $16,000 Presidential Scholarship.
  • Haley Wieszczecinski of Orchard Park, a graduate of Orchard Park High School majoring in communication sciences and disorders, earned a $12,000 Deans Scholarship.
  • Emma Wilson of Derby, a graduate of Nardin Academy majoring in history, earned a $16,000 Presidential Scholarship.

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 4,000 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in more than 80 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.

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