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College News and Merit Scholarships

The college acceptances and merit scholarships have arrived in the mailboxes of our seniors, who have experienced a high level of success in college acceptances this year. Many have received merit scholarships, which are based on a student’s grade point average, recommendations and achievements, rather than on financial need (Please note that many elite colleges do not award merit scholarships and only grant need based aid. These need based offers are not included in the merit scholarships). Scholarship awards at the school the student will attend are listed below per year. Merit award offers totaled nearly $350,000 per year for the Class of 2014!
Students must commit to colleges by May 1st. Their choices are list below. Some intend to take a gap year; we are pleased to share their plans with you as well. We congratulate all our students on their fine work and wish them the very best!

Nicholas Bolger will attend Columbia College Chicago, where he received a $10,000 per year merit scholarship and will pursue his passion for music production. He was also admitted to Lebanon Valley College and Full Sail University.

Benjamin Bowers will attend Alfred University’s Inamori School of Engineering on an $11,500 Dean’s Scholarship. Other admissions include University of Delaware and Dickinson College.

Ella Clee has decided to attend College of the Atlantic, which awarded her a $5,000 Dean’s Scholarship. She was offered a Triad Scholarship to Warren Wilson College, a generous Ursinus College Scholar award, a Dean’s Scholarship to Eugene Lang/The New School, and an Alumni Scholarship to Goucher College. She will take a gap year before beginning her studies.

Logan Diven will work for a year to earn money towards her studies. She plans to attend Butte College in California.

Cheyenne Flores is on her way to the Big Apple and New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she received a $30,000 Academic Scholarship award. She was also admitted as a Martin Luther King Scholar to Ithaca College.

Maggie Hite received a $21,000 President’s Scholarship to Wagner College, where she will pursue her studies in music performance.

Shay Inkpen will attend Kutztown University. He was also accepted to Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal School of Art and Design in the graphic design program.

Ryan Lewis plans to take a gap year and work.

Mitchell Martin will attend Pennsylvania College of Technology, where he is interested in
machining technology. He was offered a Board of Trustees Merit Scholarship as well as an additional DVC Scholarship at Delaware Valley College.

Samantha Martin is looking forward to attending Penn State University Park College of Engineering. She was also accepted into Alfred University’s School of Engineering, where she was offered a Dean’s Scholarship. She was offered a Trustee Scholarship to Allegheny College, a Founder’s Scholarship to Temple, and at Ithaca College Sam was the recipient of the Shirley Hackett Scholarship for the Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Sciences.

Hannah Sicherman will go south to Elon University in North Carolina, where she received a $6,000 per year Elon Engagement Scholarship. She chose between Sarah Lawrence College and Christopher Newport University,  both of which offered her merit scholarships: an SLC scholarship and the Smithfield Scholarship.

Areeya Vasikachart plans to enroll in a French immersion program at the Alliance Francaise de Lyon, and a Political Science program through Stamford International University (Thailand). She will then pursue music and film studies.

Evalyn Way is delighted to attend Goucher College, where she received a $15,000 Dean’s Scholarship. She was offered admission and comparable merit scholarships at Guilford College (Eugene Thompson Scholarship), Warren Wilson College (Warren Wilson College Scholarship), Ithaca College (John B. Harcourt Scholarship), and Kutztown University (Golden Bear/Platinum Award).

Emily Zegel will attend Guilford College, where she received a $10,000 Guilford College Performance Award. She also was admitted to McDaniel College, where she received the McDaniel Award, Lesley University School of Art (Lesley Scholarship) and Juniata College.

Some recent alumni have news to share as well. Marta Zarzeka (KWS ’13) will attend Ithaca College in the fall. She is entering their Outdoor Leadership Adventures program.