October 10 2016
Elmira College recognized many of its most promising new students with the 81st awarding of the Elmira College Key on Friday, October 7 at an afternoon reception in Hamilton Great Hall.
Presented by the Alumni Association, the Key Award recognizes students for high scholastic achievement, leadership, citizenship, and participation in extracurricular activities. More than 200 Key Award recipients are currently enrolled at the College, including 89 freshmen. The event was held during Family Weekend, allowing many students’ families to attend the event.
“The Elmira College Key Award is a long-standing tradition at the College,” said Michael Rogers, Vice President of External Affairs. “Since 1935, the Alumni Association has presented the Elmira College Key to deserving students, and thereby recognizing the significant potential in each recipient. It is with great pride that we continue this important tradition from year-to-year."
The Elmira Key Award is a merit award bestowed upon one outstanding man and woman in their junior or senior year of high school or preparatory school at each participating school. Each Key Award winner receives an $80,000 scholarship over a four-year period, $20,000 per year, upon enrolling at Elmira College.