Shaw Harbor Scholars: ‘Find your one thing and thrive’

Scholarship Founder John McNeely Deepens Support for Educational Pursuits

Summer 2022

Ten members of the class of 2022 were recently awarded scholarships from the Shaw Harbor Foundation, a charitable fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation.

In June, $23,000 in scholarships were awarded to 10 graduating seniors — seven from Jefferson County, one from Lewis County, and two from St. Lawrence County.

Two Class of 2021 Shaw Harbor Scholars and a Class of 2020 Shaw Harbor Scholar were also named 2022 recipients of the Distinguished Undergraduate Award. They are: 

  • Briar Schweinsberg ($1,500), Siena College Class of 2025, business;
  • Alexander Truesdell ($1,000), SUNY Potsdam Class of 2025, biology; and
  • Cole Bennett ($1,500), Clarkson University Class of 2024, engineering and management, respectively.
  • Class of 2020 Shaw Harbor Scholar Noelle Dutch, Binghamton University Class of 2024, received the 2022 Student Leadership Award ($500) in recognition of her service on the Shaw Harbor Foundation Scholarship Steering Committee.

Shaw Harbor Leadership Scholars

  • Jackson Gaffney, Diversity and Inclusion Award ($2,500); Thousand Islands Central; University at Albany, psychology
  • Jayla Hall, STEM Award ($3,500); Harrisville Central; University of Rochester, data science
  • Zachary Sullivan ($4,000), World- Changer Award; South Jefferson Central; University of Southern California, communications
  • Cody Wade ($2,500), Power of Perseverance Award; Indian River Central; Syracuse University, biology

$1,000 Shaw Harbor Scholarship recipients

  • Hailyn Buker, South Jefferson Central; Clarkson University, environmental engineering
  • Andrew Franklin, Edwards-Knox Central; Le Moyne College, business management
  • Benjamin Maurer, Belleville-Henderson Central; SUNY Maritime College, engineering
  • Trinity Sampson, Belleville-Henderson Central; SUNY Oswego, biology
  • Jade Stevenson, Hugh C. Williams High School, Canton; Stony Brook University, business
  • Grace Timerman, LaFargeville Central; University of Rochester, political science

Study Abroad Challenge Award

  • Cody Wade was also named the first recipient of the Shaw Harbor Study Abroad Challenge Award. ($2,500) He will spend his fall semester studying in Florence, Italy, with Syracuse University’s Discovery Florence Program.