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07-03-2001

Clarkson Student Named One Of 15 GE Fund Scholars

POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Jarell T. Hutton of Syracuse, N.Y., an engineering studies major at Clarkson University, was recently named a GE Fund Scholar. Hutton, who will be a sophomore this fall, is one of only 15 students nationwide to receive the honor.

GE Fund Scholars are high-achieving students from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds enrolled in business or engineering programs who are nominated by their universities in the spring of their freshman year. Scholars at private institutions receive $10,000 per year and those at public institutions receive $6,000 per year for their sophomore, junior and senior years in college, contingent on continued academic performance.

“Our hats are off to these terrific students who have already achieved great accomplishments,” said GE Fund President Joyce Hergenhan. “We’re proud to support these future leaders.”

As of fall 2001, the GE Fund will be supporting a total of 44 GE Fund Scholars at 28 universities.

The GE Fund, the philanthropic foundation of the General Electric Company, invests in improving educational quality and access and strengthening community organizations in GE communities around the world. All told, GE, the GE Fund and GE employees and retirees contributed $100 million to community and educational institutions last year. For more information on the GE Fund, visit www.gefund.org.

Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  The University has 2,877 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in programs in its schools of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science, and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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