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JCC's Emily Bush First to Receive NSLS Academic Excellence Scholarship

Jefferson Community College (JCC) is pleased to announce Emily M. Bush, Gouverneur, is the first JCC student to receive a $3,000 Academic Excellence Scholarship from the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). Bush is one of only twelve students selected nationwide.

Bush graduated from Jefferson in May 2017 with an associate in science degree in mathematics and science. She was recognized by SUNY with the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Allied Health Student Award. She holds a 3.91 GPA and has been named to President’s List each semester at Jefferson. Bush is a member of JCC’s Tau Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She applied classroom instruction to real-world experience as a volunteer for the Center for Community Studies at JCC. She was named 2017 Outstanding Allied Health Student and spent one year on the women’s basketball team and two years on the women’s soccer team. Her career goal is to become a physical therapist. She plans to transfer to Daemen College in the fall.

The NSLS Academic Excellence Scholarship is bestowed to a student who exemplifies leadership accomplishments and holds high academic standing. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.7 and submit a five page essay, or video, describing their most significant accomplishment as a leader; their career plans relating to the sought after degree; or influence of NSLS membership; and two letters of recommendation. NSLS touts more than 670,000 members attending 547 colleges across the country.  

Jefferson’s Sigma Alpha Pi chapter of NSLS has more than 550 members.