JCC Students Receive Clarkson Transfer Scholarships

Jefferson Community College computer science major, Josiah M. Hamilton (left), of Carthage, and liberal arts and sciences- mathematics and science major, Robert J. Henry (right), of Henderson, received transfer scholarships totaling $27,000 from Clarkson University.

Henry, of Henderson, is the recipient of the Clarkson University Leadership Award. The $15,000 scholarship is awarded to a transfer student who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities. Holding a grade point average of 3.42, Henry is a member of the JCC Tau Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for community colleges, and the JCC Engineering Club. Active on campus, Henry served as a volunteer at the Science Division’s annual Super Science Saturday event, Spaghetti Bridge Building competition for high school students and is an academic peer tutor in computer aided design. Before Henry started taking classes on campus, he earned 15 college credits through the JCC EDGE Concurrent Enrollment Program for high school students. He anticipates a May 2013 graduation from Jefferson earning an associate of science degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences- Mathematics and Science. In the fall, he plans to transfer to major in engineering management.   

Hamilton, of Carthage, received the Clarkson University Achievement Award. The $12,000 scholarship is awarded to a transfer student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement. With a 4.0 grade point average, Hamilton has earned President’s List honors every semester at Jefferson and is a member of the JCC Tau Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. On campus, Hamilton has fundraised for the American Heart Association and volunteered for the Science Division’s annual Super Science Saturday event. Hamilton is active in his church, Fellowship Baptist Church, volunteering at adult socials and events for youth. Hamilton anticipates a May 2013 graduation from Jefferson earning an associate of science degree in computer science. He plans to transfer to Clarkson University in the fall to continue his education in computer science.