SUNY Potsdam Student Honored with 2019 Rebecca R. Pratt Scholarship for Excellence in Politics
Brandon Coombs has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Rebecca R. Pratt Scholarship for Excellence in Politics from SUNY Potsdam.
The Rebecca R. Pratt Scholarship was established in memory of Becky Pratt, a 1997 graduate of SUNY Potsdam who passed away on September 28, 2001. Every year, one new scholarship is awarded to a current sophomore majoring in politics. The award is renewable; that is, the recipient will receive the award again the following year (for his or her senior year), as long as he or she continues to be in good academic standing.
Becky Pratt was a politics major who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease during her senior year. She underwent a long period of difficult treatment, went into remission several times, and all the while continued work on her degree. To exemplify Becky's spirit and to keep her memory alive, her parents made a very generous gift to the College in her name, part of which went to the construction of Becky's Place at Pratt Commons.