College Book Awards

This year’s college book awards recipients are scientists, humanitarians, environmentalists, leaders and outstanding citizens of the WMS community. Read on for award descriptions and winners.
We are so proud of the accomplishments of these members of our junior class, and we look forward to seeing more of their dedicated work this fall. Congratulations!

The College of the Atlantic Book Award recipient is a community-minded citizen who is a passionate steward of change in our social, economic, and/or environmental systems. Nominees for this award must intuitively grasp the interconnections between these ways of understanding the world. 2014 Recipient: Teresa Scalley

The Clarkson University Achievement Award recipient is a high school junior who demonstrates leadership and outstanding academic achievement. The Achievement Award comes with an annual $15,000 scholarship for each of the student’s four years at Clarkson University. 2014 Recipient: Jerry Li

The Clarkson University Leadership Award recipient is a high school junior who demonstrates leadership and outstanding academic achievement. Award recipients receive $15,000 annually for each of the four years of their enrollment at Clarkson University. 2014 Recipient: Andrew Snead

The Rensselaer Medal is awarded to promising secondary school students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. The Medal was first presented in 1916 with two purposes: to recognize the superlative academic achievement of young men and women, and to motivate students toward careers in science, engineering, and technology. This merit scholarship, with a minimum value of $15,000 per year, is guaranteed for four years (five years for the B.Arch. program) for each medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer. 2014 Recipient: Jiamin Shan

St. Michael’s College Book Award recipients must be in strong academic standing, be members of the National Honor Society or a similar organiztion, and demonstrate social conscience. Recipients must also show a sustained and sincere commitment to community service, issues of peace and justice and concern for others. St. Michael’s College Book Award recipients will also be eligible for scholarships ranging from $5,000 to full tution. 2014 Recipient: Katherine Desimine

Recipients of the Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award must have demonstrated successful completion of freshman and sophomore year science courses and one semester of a junior-year science course. Recipients also prove academic excellence in science and need to be enrolled in a rigorous course load in the sciences. Winners of the Honorary Science Award are automatically considered for the Bausch + Lomb Science Scholarship. 2014 Recipient: Jon Klein-Hall

The University of Rochester honors outstanding high school students who have made a commitment to difficult social issues through study, action, and dialogue, with the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award in Humanities and Social Sciences. Rochester natives Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony led the fight to end inequalities, through dialogue and action. 2014 Recipient: Tyler Randazzo

Candidates for the Eastman Young Leaders Award must demonstrate strong leadership experience at school and in their communities, earn high grades in challenging courses, and be involved extensively in extracurricular activities. This award is accompanied by a generous annual scholarship for each of the four years a student enrolls at the University of Rochester. 2014 Recipient: Lindsay Palya

Candidates for the Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology from the University of Rochester must demonstrate a strong interest in innovation and/or information technology and a high level of achievement in this area. They must seek exposure to new technologies outside of school, such as pursuing serious work opportunities in local laboratories or industries. And they must help lead other students to new approaches to old problems. 2014 Recipient: Ben Ford

Sponsored by the Elmira College Alumni Association, the Elmira Key has been awarded since 1935. This merit award is bestowed upon one outstanding man and woman in the junior year of high school or preparatory school as nominated by the guidance or college counselor. The Key holds a monetary scholarship value of $15,000 per year for a total of $60,000 over a 4-year period. 2014 Recipient: Elizabeth Weed

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