TOWNSHIP – Ten St. Lawrence County seniors were recently honored as recipients of the Northern New York Community Foundation Evergreen STEM Fellowship.
According to the Community Foundation, students were awarded the scholarship because of their interest and intention to study in any science, technology, engineering, or math field while in college. Recipients will receive a one-year scholarship of $ 3,000 for their first year of university.
The Evergreen STEM Scholarship, a permanent fund of the Community Foundation, is made possible through the generosity of Charles Owens and his late wife, Higouhi “Hi” Owens.
The scholarship provides $ 30,000 per year to high school students who live in St. Lawrence County. Since its inception, 50 students have received Evergreen STEM scholarships totaling $ 150,000 in educational support, according to the Community Foundation.
“This scholarship continues to represent a significant investment in the future of St. Lawrence County students and is of great importance to the Owens family beyond financial support,” said Rande Richardson, executive director of Northern New York Community Foundation. “It is a collective manifestation of support for students interested in STEM fields and a source of inspiration for their educational aspirations. “
Mr. Owens and his wife established the Community Foundation Scholarship in 2014 to inspire high school students to pursue post-secondary education and careers in STEM.
The 2020-2021 Evergreen STEM Fellows are as follows:
– Corryn Canell, Governor Central School, biochemistry / pre-med
– Skye Crocker, Potsdam Central School, physics / astrophysics
– McCaleb Earle, St. Lawrence Central School, Theater Production Design / Technology
– Abigail Hughes, Potsdam Central School, environmental engineering
– Jordan Kloepping, Hammond Central School, animal sciences
– Connor McRoberts, Hammond Central School, computer science
– Samuel Moses, Hugh C. Williams High School, Canton, biology / pre-med
– Samantha Munson, Norwood-Norfolk Central School, biology / pre-med
– Kailey Peets, Massena Central School, psychology
– Phoebe Zagrobelny, Madrid-Waddington Central School, materials engineering
This year’s students are interested in pursuing careers in animal science, computer science, environmental engineering, materials engineering, medicine, physics, psychology, and theatrical technology.