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Con Edison Celebrates First Stem Scholarship Winners

Students at 14 Local Colleges Honored for Outstanding Academics -- Students from 14 local colleges are being awarded Con Edison STEM Education Scholarships, a new scholarship and endowment program by the company to honor students with outstanding academic achievement in science, technology, engineering and math

Con Edison has pledged more than $1.5 million in academic scholarships to college students in New York City and Westchester County, awarding up to $5,000 to each recipient. The endowment itself amounts to a grant of $110,000 to each college over two academic years. Besides the individual scholarship, the gift sets aside $50,000 each year towards the endowment fund.

"We want to play a key role in educating the next great workforce, and we are now committing longstanding support for schools and students in our service area with these STEM scholarships," said Frances A. Resheske, senior vice president of Public Affairs at Con Edison. "We want to help develop young minds devoted to STEM subject areas, which offer the promise of strong job opportunity in diverse settings, and are essential to the country's competitiveness and economic growth."

The initial group of scholars was honored this week at a special ceremony at Con Edison's headquarters in Manhattan.

The Con Edison Endowment Fund will benefit the following public and private colleges. The names of the 2016 STEM scholarship winners are listed next to their college:

Afito Djokoto Bronx Community College Senior
Alison Musselman Brooklyn College Sophomore
Nia Brown Columbia College Senior
Uman Shazad Hunter College Junior
Tatiana Taran Hunter College Junior
Patrick Kasprzyk Iona College Sophomore
Raphael Colon Lehman College Junior
Kimberly Larosiliere LIU - Brooklyn Campus Junior
Carmen Chen LIU - Brooklyn Campus Senior
Ruslan Valeev NYC College of Technology Sophomore
Ali Moshan NYC College of Technology Sophomore
Christopher Anastacio Queensboro Community College Freshman
Alexandra Ramirez St. John's Staten Island Junior
Michael Rassi St. John's Staten Island Senior
Michael Cancellari Wagner College Sophomore
Ruby Asomaning Westchester Community College Sophomore
Bebi Rajandra York College Lower Senior
TBD TBD The City College of New York TBD
TBD TBD NYU Tandon School of Engineering TBD


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Con Edison ( supports hundreds of nonprofit organizations in New York City and Westchester County to strengthen neighborhoods, sustain communities and improve lives. These philanthropic efforts support the arts, environment, and important educational initiatives in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Many of Con Edison's 14,000 employees share a personal commitment to the region's vitality through their own volunteer efforts and also choose to support education by utilizing the company's matching gifts program.