BlueShield of Northeastern New York awards scholarships

BlueShield of Northeastern New York honored 110 high school seniors in the Capital Region as 2013 recipients of the 2nd Annual BlueShield Scholars Award, a program that rewards area high school seniors pursuing higher education in the field of health or human sciences.  The is an annual program in which local high schools nominated deserving seniors that represent BlueShield’s core values of respect, personal responsibility, excellence, teamwork, passion, and integrity.

“The greatest investment we can make is in our children,” said Brian O’Grady, vice president, BlueShield of Northeastern New York. “BlueShield works hard to keep them healthy, and our schools strive to guide them to healthy futures.  We are developing young leaders and encouraging their passion for health care through our vision that healthy changes everything.”

Each of the 110 winners receives a $250 scholarship towards his or her continuing education, a certificate of recognition, and a profile published in the Business Review’s 2013 Schools Report, June 28, 2013.  Below are pictures of some scholarships awarded. Extended profiles of each of the recipients are featured at

Kevin Avery presents to Jesus Gomez at Ichabod Crane

Amanda Volk,Scholar


Rokeya Sultana is awarded


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