Olivia Jarem, Psychology major , is the recipient of the NCAA Women and Ethnic Minority Postgraduate Scholarship. The scholarship is intended for careers in athletics programs. Applicants must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or other graduate program that will assist the applicant in obtaining a career in intercollegiate athletics. Ms. Jarem intends on using the scholarship towards her goal of becoming a sport psychologist. Applicants for the scholarship must have performed with distinction as a student body member at their academic institution.
Ms. Jarem is a senior majoring in psychology with a minor in education and has a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. She is a midfielder on the women’s lacrosse team. In her short time at Albany she has scored three goals in a victory over Temple and two points in a conference road win at Binghamton. Ms. Jarem was a two-time U.S. Lacrosse Academic All American on the high school level while at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park.
In addition to being a full-time student and committing 20 hours a week to lacrosse, Ms. Jarem is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has worked for over a year as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Sharon Danoff-Burg’s health psychology lab on campus. Additionally, Ms. Jarem is an active member in the community, volunteering for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Charity and Afterschool Youth Education Programs, as well as coaching local high school girls in lacrosse. The scholarship is a one-time award of $6,000 and winners have one year to use the award.
It has recently been announced that Ms. Jarem is a recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence as well. This prestigious award recognizes those students in the graduating class who have demonstrated the highest levels of academic excellence and made significant contributions to campus life at the University at Albany.