OSWEGO, NY - SUNY Oswego has awarded Austin R. Springer of Chatham, who is majoring in meteorology, a Destination Oswego Scholarship, which goes to high-achieving students from outside New York state.

Destination Oswego awards are worth from $20,000 to $36,000 over four years. SUNY Oswego honored more than 850 incoming students with merit scholarships. Outstanding first-year students are offered Presidential Scholarships of $20,000 ($5,00 a year for up to four years), $6,000 Deans' Awards ($1,500 a year for up to four years), $3,000 Merit Awards ($750 a year for up to four years) and, for outstanding students from outside New York state, Destination Oswego scholarships of $5,000 to $9,000 a year.

The awards are part of about $6 million in merit scholarship money offered at SUNY Oswego. These funds are in addition to approximately $90 million in need-based grants, loans, work-study and scholarship awards that SUNY Oswego students receive annually.

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Admission to SUNY Oswego is competitive. U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2018, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2018 college guidebook "The Best Northeastern Colleges" and in its national list of "Green Colleges."

A 156-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.