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New York Student Earns Top Award at Scholarship Competition Day

For the third year in a row, Cedar Crest College held Scholarship Competition Day and awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in academic scholarship to high school seniors with outstanding academic achievements and potential. This year’s top qualifier, Alexis Malone of Jamaica, N.Y., earned a full, four-year scholarship which will begin with her studies this fall.

Alexis Malone

“This year’s pool of Scholarship Day competitors was very strong, and we’re thrilled to offer our top scholarship to a hard worker and high achiever like Alexis,” said Vice President for Enrollment Mariea Noblitt. “The young women who participated in this competition are the leaders of tomorrow, and we hope to see many of them at Cedar Crest in the fall.”

Malone said she was surprised and excited to learn that after four online tests, an essay and interviews, she emerged with the top scholarship. She looks forward to joining Cedar Crest in a few short months.

“Just going on campus, it was beautiful and I loved it. They have what I want to study, which is forensic science. I don’t just want to get my bachelor’s degree, and they have a master’s in forensic science so I can keep going,” said Malone, who has career aspirations to become a medical examiner. “I like how the professors who I talked to were very friendly and it was nice to be able to sit down and talk to them about the opportunities at Cedar Crest.”

Malone attends Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary, where she is a regular member of the honor roll. She enjoys playing the piano and running cross country, and she has been a Girl Scout for several years. Her English teacher and assistant principal offered this insight about Alexis: “I think this young woman has a lot to offer.”

Malone’s mom, Gitana Robertson, added: “I’m very proud of her. We were pleasantly surprised. We have two other girls who are also in college right now, so this will help out a lot.”

In addition to Malone, 58 young women earned scholarships for meeting eligibility requirements and participating in Scholarship Competition Day.