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Wofford College awards Fredonia High grad scholarship

Alec Schrader

SPARTANBURG, S.C.–A Fredonia High School graduate has received Wofford College’s highest honor awarded to an entering first-year student.

Alec Schrader, the son of Philip and Karen Schrader, received the college’s Richardson Family Scholarship. The scholarship covers four years of tuition, fees, room and board. Recipients also receive paid summer internships, opportunities to travel overseas, a January travel experience and many other enrichment activities.

“The Richardson Family Scholarship is a competitive process and students earning the award have demonstrated a strong moral force of character, instincts to lead and scholarly accomplishments,” said Brand Stille, Wofford’s vice president for enrollment. “Alec, his family and all who have supported him along the way should be very proud. We are looking forward to his contributions to Wofford College and the world.”

Schrader finished first in his high school graduating class. He earned a perfect score on the math section of the SAT, and he took eight of the nine Advanced Placement classes offered at his high school. He was active in student government throughout high school, including serving as student body vice president his senior year. He was also a member of his school’s Model United Nations team.

Schrader participated in varsity football, basketball and baseball. He was a captain on the basketball and baseball teams. He was chosen to represent American Legion Post 59 for Boys State New York. He attends St. Anthony’s Church in Fredonia, where he lectors at weekend masses.

Schrader is interested in Wofford’s environmental studies and neuroscience programs. The Richardson Family Scholarship application process includes on-campus interviews with college representatives and members of the Richardson family.

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