Alfred University recently awarded $24,000 in scholarships to three western New York high school students who participated in the University’s annual Engineering and Materials Science Day.
Anna Wray, a student in the Portville Central School District, in Cattaraugus County, won first place in the competition and a scholarship of $2,500 per year for four years.
MacKenzie Curtin, a student in the Steuben County Wayland-Cohocton school district, took second place in the competition, worth $2,000 per year for four years.
Quintin Evans, a student at Bloomfield High School, in Ontario County, won third place and $1,500 per year for four years.
Alfred University hosts Engineering and Materials Science Day each fall, with area high school students invited to send up to 10 students to the event. Students take the exam and then are treated to lunch and a tour of the AU science and engineering labs. High school teachers and guidance counselors are also welcome to attend.