St. Lawrence County high school students awarded Northern New York Community Foundation Evergreen STEM Scholarships
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:32 am

Pictured are this year’s recipients, from left, front, Meggan Barlow, Norwood-Norfolk Central School; scholarship founders Charles and Higouhi Owens, Allison Hockey, Morristown Central School; back, Elisa Sergi, Hugh C. Williams High School, Canton; Sabrina Ciambra, Gouverneur Central School; Hunter Dean, Hugh C. Williams High School, Canton; Audrey Higginson, Madrid-Waddington Central School; and Olivia Brown, home-schooled in Heuvelton. Not pictured are Allexa Hooper, Ogdensburg Free Academy; Emily Lasher, Edwards-Knox Central School; and Sadie McGay,Massena Central School.

Ten St. Lawrence County high school students were recently awarded Northern New York Community Foundation Evergreen STEM Scholarships.

Students received the award due to their interest in studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics when attending college.

This year’s recipients are interested in careers such as astrophysics, veterinary medicine, engineering, STEM education, medical and environmental science, and healthcare.

This year’s recipients are Meggan Barlow, Norwood-Norfolk Central School; Olivia Brown, home-schooled in Heuvelton; Sabrina Ciambra, Gouverneur Central School; Hunter Dean, Canton Central School; Audrey Higginson, Madrid-Waddington Central School; Allison Hockey, Morristown Central School; Allexa Hooper, Ogdensburg City School; Emily Lasher, Edwards-Knox Central School; Sadie McGay, Massena Central School; Elisa Sergi, Canton Central School.

Students apply for this scholarship during their junior year in high school. Selection is held over the summer. Recipients receive a one-year $3,000 scholarship toward their freshman year of college.

The Evergreen STEM scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Gouverneur residents and Massena natives Charles and Higouhi Owens.

This scholarship, in its second year, is a permanent component fund of the Community Foundation, which will provide a total of $30,000 each year for high school students residing in St. Lawrence County.

“This scholarship continues to help encourage interest in the pursuit of careers in the STEM fields,” said Rande S. Richardson, Northern New York Community Foundation executive director. “It is a wonderful program for St. Lawrence County students as they narrow in on an academic major for their future and our community’s future.”

A recognition dinner was held at Clarkson University in October. Joining them were their parents/guardians, guidance counselors, principals, superintendents and tutors.

Students had the opportunity to meet and personally thank Mr. and Mrs. Owens and their family.

The Northern New York Community Foundation makes grants to support the work of non-profit organizations and provides scholarships to individuals in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. The Foundation has been built and added to from gifts, both while living and through their legacy plans, by individuals and organizations committed to meeting the changing needs of northern New York, as well as supporting specific charitable interests and passions.