Two Watervliet High School juniors have received science scholarships to distinguished colleges in New York state!
Steffanie Mammoser has been awarded the Rensselaer Medal, a scholarship opportunity through Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) that recognizes successful high school students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.
Steffanie is eligible for the $30,000 per year merit scholarship, which is guaranteed for four years. The purpose of the Rensselaer Medal, first presented in 1916, is to motivate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and to recognize superlative academic achievement of young women and men. Steffanie will receive the award should she decide to apply to RPI and be accepted.
Morgan automatically qualifies for the Bausch + Lomb Science Scholarship—which provides outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to receive $10,000 per year (totaling $40,000 over four years)—should she decide to enroll at the University of Rochester.
Students are selected for the Bausch + Lomb scholarship based on the following criteria:
- High achievement and rigor in science and math classes
- Positive contributions to their school and within the larger community.