WHS juniors earn awards for academic excellence

Scholarship News

Science department chairperson Walter Bowden and Watervliet High School principal Ryan Groat recently surprised two high school juniors with news that they are eligible to receive prestigious college scholarships.

Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award

Mustafa Raza has earned the Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award in recognition of his exceptional achievement and superior intellectual promise in the field of science.

Mustafa automatically qualifies for the Bausch + Lomb Science Scholarship—which provides outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to receive at least $10,000 per year (totaling $40,000 over four years)—should he decide to enroll at the University of Rochester.

High school juniors may be selected for the Bausch + Lomb scholarship based on the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of freshman and sophomore year science courses and one semester of a junior-year science course;
  • Academic excellence in science;
  • Rigor of courses taken in the sciences;
  • PSAT Math, SAT Math, and/or ACT Science/Math scores.

Congratulations Mustafa!

Rensselaer Medal

WHS junior Waleed Ahmed has been named a Class of 2019 Rensselaer Medalist, which qualifies him for a scholarship to attend RPI.

Waleed Ahmed 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.

Waleed is eligible for the $100,000 scholarship ($25,000 per year) for his outstanding achievement in mathematics and science.

The purpose of the Rensselaer Medal is to motivate students toward careers in science, engineering and technology. Waleed will receive the award should he decide to apply to RPI and be accepted.

To be eligible for the Rensselaer Medal, high school juniors must meet other requirements, including:

  • Demonstrating potential for success in a challenging academic setting
  • Excelling in advanced math and science courses (accepted students have completed chemistry, physics, and a minimum of four years of mathematics through pre-calculus)

Congratulations Waleed on this significant achievement!