More than 165 high-achieving high school seniors nominated to compete for prestigious Trustee Scholarships participated in Daemen College’s 16th annual Scholars Day held on Feb. 8. Students from across New York State, as well as California, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Texas, and several other states were in attendance.
“It was a great pleasure to welcome these academically talented students to our campus for the opportunity to be considered for our top scholarship,” said Dr. Greg Nayor, vice president for strategic initiatives. “Trustee Scholars represent the highest caliber of students and we are proud to have them join our college community.”
To be eligible for the scholarships, prospective first-year students must be accepted into the college and nominated by Daemen’s Trustee Committee and then may apply for the awards. Students attending Scholars Day were interviewed on campus by Daemen faculty, staff, and alumni, and area high school counselors.
Selection for Trustee Scholarships is based on academic achievement, vision for self and society, enthusiasm and inspiration, academic and personal discipline, and leadership ability. Both intellect and character are considered and selected scholars are those who have potential to make a difference in their careers and in the Daemen community.