St. Lawrence University has awarded its Presidential Diversity Scholarship to first-year students Taulant Bici and Tomas Cespedes. Both boys attended Greenwich High School and are members of the Class of 2019 at St. Lawrence.
The Presidential Diversity Scholarship was first awarded in 2000-2001 to encourage further diversity in the student body and enhance educational benefits for all students. The program, which pays a substantial portion of a student’s costs four years, has since expanded to include students of any racial background who have demonstrated commitment to, and appreciation for, racial and ethnic diversity.
Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
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