The Virgil C. Crisafulli Scholarship for leadership and service in the spirit of the AAUP was awarded to Rhiana Marie Wojcik, nominated by Professor Kirstin Walker.
The Robert W. Millett Scholarship for Academic Achievement was awarded to Alexandra (Lexi) Lumley, nominated by Professors Sarah Keesom & Adam Pack.
Thanks also to the 2023 AAUP-Utica Scholarship Committee members, Dan Tagliarina and Ari Gratch
About AAUP-Utica Scholarships
Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually at the AAUP-Utica spring luncheon. AAUP-Utica members are invited to nominate worthy Utica University students who:
- Are in at least their second semester at Utica University, and
- Have not yet completed their undergraduate degree, and
- Need to complete at least 12 credits after the spring semester to earn their undergraduate degree, and
- Have not already been awarded a scholarship by the AAUP-Utica.
While any nominee should have both an outstanding academic record and an interest in service to the community, the emphasis is different, with the Millett scholarship highlighting the academic and the Crisafulli highlighting service. A subcommittee of the governing board reviews the nominations and determines the winners of the scholarships.
The Virgil C. Crisafulli Scholarship is awarded each year to a student for demonstrated outstanding leadership in regard to at least one of the AAUP’s core values such as academic freedom, professional responsibility, civic service, humanitarian concern for others, and solidarity with those who share the common goals of equity and voice for all.
The Robert W. Millett Scholarship is awarded each year to a student for academic excellence reflecting the values of the AAUP: respect for open dialogue and the free exchange of ideas; the right to self-expression; integrity in scholarly endeavors; and support for academic freedom.