HFHS Junior Scholarship Awards

RIT  Computing Medal and Scholarship Program       

Recipients: Caleb Koutrakos and Victoria Sullivan                                                   

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RIT  Innovation and Creativity Award and Scholarship Program  

Recipient: Nathaniel Stickney

RIT is pleased to offer two award programs, the Computing Medal and Scholarship Program, and the Innovation and Creativity Award and Scholarship program. These two programs recognize outstanding high school students for their leadership, service, and achievements in computing or creativity and innovation. All approved nominees will have their application fee waived and will receive a $32,000 scholarship ($8,000 annually) if they are admitted and enroll at RIT in the fall immediately following their graduation from high school.

University of Rochester  (4 different awards)                                         

Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award

Recipient: Isaac Kwasniewski

Recipients of the University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award display high achievement and rigor in science classes, high PSAT Math and/or SAT Math scores, and positive contributions to their school and within the larger community. All recipients will have their application fee waived and will be eligible to be considered for merit scholarships worth at least $10,000 per year.

George Eastman Young Leaders Award

Recipient: Mackenzie Pisani

Recipients of the University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award show strong leadership experience at school and in the community, high grades in challenging courses, and extensive involvement in extracurricular activities. All recipients will have their application fee waived and will be eligible to be considered for merit scholarships worth at least $10,000 per year.

Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award

Recipient: Dylan Morton

Recipients of the University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award demonstrates a commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues, show leadership and dedication to community action, and earn strong grades in rigorous courses taken in the humanities and social sciences fields. All recipients will have their application fee waived and will be eligible to be considered for merit scholarships worth at least $10,000 per year. 

Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology

Recipient: Tyler Weaver 

Recipients of the University of Rochester Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology have a strong interest in innovation and/or information technology and a high level of achievement in this area, exposure to new technologies outside of school, such as pursuing serious work opportunities in local laboratories or industry, and lead other students to new approaches to old problems (e.g., business plans for fundraising, innovative community service, after-school activities, and best uses of internal communications tools such as chat and blogs) All recipients will have their application fee waived and will be eligible to be considered for merit scholarships worth at least $10,000 per year.

Elmira Key Award   

Recipients: Elizabeth Maranvile and Sarah Webster

The Elmira College Key Award, sponsored by the Elmira College Alumni Association, has been awarded to students since 1935. An award of merit, the Key Award is presented to outstanding students in their junior year of high school or preparatory school. The Key Award winner receives an $80,000 scholarship over a four-year period, $20,000 per year, upon enrolling at Elmira College. 

Clarkson University Leadership and Achievement Awards 

Achievement Recipient: Jack Hogan

Leadership Recipient: Andrew Hogan

These awards are designed to recognize junior students who demonstrate strong leadership qualities, positively impact their high school and local community, and have a proven academic record. The recipients of the Clarkson Leadership and Achievement Awards receive a certificate of recognition and receive a $15,000 or $12,000, prospectively, annual scholarship if accepted and enrolled full time at Clarkson.

Le Moyne College Heights Award 

Recipient: Patrick Mercure

This award is to recognize high school juniors who are “reaching for the

Heights” in the classroom and in service to their school and community. The LeMoyne College Heights Award provides a certificate of recognition and a $13,750 annual scholarship to LeMoyne College if the student is accepted and enrolls at LeMoyne following graduation. 

Saint Michael’s College Book Award

Recipients: Paris Hernandez and Mikayla Varney

The Saint Michael’s College Book Award is intended to highlight individuals who exhibit the characteristics of an ideal Saint Michael’s student.  Award recipients will be presented with the autobiography, First They Killed My Father, written by Saint Michael’s alumna, Luong Ung ’93. Book Award nominees who apply to Saint Michael’s College for one of our non-binding Early Action deadlines (and are admitted) will be considered for a Saint Michael’s College Book Award Scholarship (ranging from $16,000 to full tuition). 

State of NY Office of Attorney General Triple “C” Award

Recipients: Christopher Petteys and Kassandra Chaidez

Attorney General Letitia James is pleased to continue the Triple C Awards program to recognize the courage, character, and commitment of New York State’s outstanding students. Whether succeeding in academic pursuits, participating in community service, displaying leadership skills, or overcoming personal obstacles, these students provide us with hope for a brighter future. This award was established to honor these student leaders.

The Rensselaer Medal Award for Outstanding Math and Science Students        

Recipient: Logan Tyler

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 value of $30,000 per year, is guaranteed for four years (five years for the B.Arch. program or the Co-Terminal Program) for each Medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer. 

Student Sage Award 

Recipients: Ora Plude, Hannah Strong, Jack Repsis, Carter Lewis, and Neavah Hernandez

The Student Sage Award is a recognition program that honors outstanding students from our school community who embody Sage’s motto of “To Be, To Do, To Know.”  Recipients of the award will receive a merit scholarship of at least $60,000 over the course of four years ($15,000 per year) to attend Russell Sage College.

Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award

Recipients: Eric Purdy and Hayleigh Girard

This award honors top academic performers who have the passion and integrity needed to become successful leaders. Recipients of the award receive $10,000 per year if accepted to Wells College. By continuing to improve their performance in academic and extracurricular activities during their final year of high school, students can increase their chances to qualify for other Wells College merit-based scholarships upon submission of a completed application for admission.

St Lawrence Book Award

Recipient: Shane Madaio

In recognition of the value that the St. Lawrence community places on service to others, St. Lawrence would like to recognize a junior at our school who has displayed a significant commitment to community service. The selected recipient will receive a book as a gift from the college, as well as a $4,000 merit scholarship ($1,000 per year for four years) if admitted to St. Lawrence. 

Comptroller Student Achievement Awards

Recipients: Stephen Currier and McKayla Prouty

The New York State Comptroller’s Student Achievement Awards are presented each year to students who have excelled academically and have also shown leadership potential by volunteering their time to serve the school or the community. Comptroller DiNapoli sends his sincere congratulations to Stephen Currier McKayla Prouty and his best wishes to the graduating class of 2020.

UVM Citizen Scholar Award

Recipient: Emmalee Stark

Putting knowledge into action for the betterment of humanity is at the foundation of a University of Vermont education. The Citizen Scholar Award celebrates high school students around the US who demonstrate that spirit of citizenship and scholarship. They may have campaigned for a cause, founded a community action group, or conducted research aiding social progress. These students are the movers, shakers, and change-makers of the world. Each Citizen Scholar will be presented with a congratulatory letter recognizing their accomplishments within their schools and their communities. Scholars will also be gifted a book that speaks to the themes of citizen engagement, the power of individual voices, and the importance of democracy.