Hartwick Announces New Scholarships for Achievements Outside the Classroom

October 23, 2012

Hartwick College recently announced that it will award special scholarships of up to $4,000 a year for student achievements outside of the classroom in addition to the College's generous academic scholarships. Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, "Ad Altiora Achievement Awards" will be provided for special accomplishments in high school - especially those that show leadership potential. Everything from student government to volunteering, drama to debate, scouting to science fairs and more will be considered when award recipients are selected. Visit the Hartwick College scholarships webpage to learn more about the awards.

All incoming first-year and transfer students are eligible to apply for these awards, answering questions such as: "How has your involvement in extracurricular activities changed you as a person?" and "What can you add to the Hartwick community?"

"Employers, graduate, medical and law schools care about experience, and so do we," said Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing David Conway. "Hartwick is all about students having the courage to get out of their comfort zone, study in another country -- like 62% of our students -- job shadow in a major metropolitan area, conduct research with faculty, perform community service, raise a guide dog and more. That's why we award scholarships for accomplishments both in and out of the classroom."

"The College has long been a national leader in combining traditional liberal arts study with experiential learning, and these new awards reflect that continuing commitment," said Director of Financial Aid at Hartwick College, Melissa Allen. "Our hope is that students and their families will use some or all of these additional funds for study abroad opportunities, research and career internships. Our goal is to make these critically important experiences affordable."

To apply for an Ad Altoria Achievement Award scholarship, simply download, complete, and submit the Award Application.

For additional information, contact Conway at or 607-431-4157.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031