Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship
The Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship provides two $500.00 awards to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 and be actively involved with a Fisher club or organization whose programs reflect a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice.
2014-15 Diversity Scholarship Winners
As part of its Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Coexistence Dinner on Monday, January 19, St. John Fisher College announced the 2014-2015 recipients of the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship: Niecy Cameron ’15 and Lindsey Michaud ’17.
Niecy Cameron '15
Niecy Cameron, a biology major with a chemistry minor, has been involved with a variety of diversity clubs and organizations during her time at Fisher. She has served as the Vice President of Black Student Union where she co-founded their annual HIV/AIDS Fashion Show. She was also an Executive Board Member of Arts in Motion, and was selected by her peers to serve as the Diversity Senator. In this position, she served as a liaison between the Student Government Association and the various multicultural student organizations through the Diversity Coalition Committee.
In addition to her involvement, Cameron held a position as a work study student with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs. Her focus is to continue to spread diversity in the health industry by becoming a physician assistant. Off campus, she has strived to make a difference in healthcare as a volunteer at Cerebral Palsy of Rochester. Cameron is currently working as a support specialist at the Arch of Monroe and a medical scribe for Unity Hospital.
Lindsay Michaud '17
Lindsay Michaud, a nursing major who recently achieved the Dean’s List, earned a 4.0 the spring semester of 2014. She is a class representative for the First Generation Scholarship Program, and had the opportunity to participate in the Emerging Leaders Program, a program in which potential leaders on campus are nominated by staff and faculty to participate. Through her experiences as a Fisher student, she has been able to learn a lot about herself as a leader during her freshmen year. Last summer, she was a Great Beginnings Ambassador and helped introduce the incoming freshmen to the college, a Peer Advisor, and Co-President of the Colleges Against Cancer student organization. Michaud also serves as a tutor in the Rochester community.
As a pharmacy technician at Wegmans Pharmacy, she learned about the essentials of communication, teamwork, and organization, and was responsible for communicating not only with customers, but insurance companies, pharmacists, and fellow co-workers. Through her volunteer work at Unity Hospital, she has gained essential knowledge for her future career as a nurse.
Students Lindsay Michaud '17 and Niecy Cameron '15 received the 2014-15 Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Diversity Scholarship. Pictured here with Ms. Nicola Boroughs of Excellus.