The OCSEF Board is happy to announce that despite the recent financial difficulties we have all experienced, we have awarded scholarships to the senior class of 2020 at the same levels as 2019. The generosity of our community coupled with the sound investment strategy of the OCSEF Endowment has left the fund in a strong position to help our children as they start their careers.

The following scholarships awarded to graduating seniors are funded by the investment growth of the OCSEF endowment. In 2020, 21 seniors were awarded a total of $26,250 without spending down the endowment.

A scholarship is given to a senior who is pursuing a Family Consumer Science, Design, or Human Development related career.

2020 Winner:

Trinity Bennett, SUNY Buffalo

A scholarship is given by the family and friends of the Cameron family in memory of Carolyn Cameron Carter, and Kathleen and Gordon Cameron.

2020 Winner:

Morgan Isgar, Onondaga Community College

Given by the family and friends of Jean and Richard Howe, who were firm believers in community involvement.  Jean was instrumental in starting the OCS Education Foundation, and Richard was a great supporter of this work and the school.  These scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors continuing their education full-time in two-year schools.  Preference is given to students who have demonstrated a strong civic commitment with the encouragement that they continue to make the world a better place.

2020 Winners: 

Zahara Almaliki, Onondaga Community College

Danilo Mango, Onondaga Community College

These scholarships are made available through the generosity of Gary and Jean (Delaney) Keehfus, members of Onondaga Central’s Class of 1962.  Two scholarships will be given to students who will be attending four-year colleges and two scholarships will be given to students attending two-year or technical schools.  Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated academic excellence, participated in school activities, and served the greater OCS community.

2020 Winners:

Allee Mack, University of Virginia

Raymond Anderson, Wilkes University

Jordyn Polge, Onondaga Community College

Nathaniel Holl, Clarkson University

A scholarship given to a student who will be furthering his or her education in a technical field of study such as automobile technology, agriculture, nursing, or cosmetology.  This scholarship has been made possible through the generosity of Mr. Wayne L. Fellows (OCS ’65) and his wife Carol Fellows.

2020 Winner:

Jake Massaro, SUNY ESF

A scholarship is awarded from a fund bequeathed by Philip E. Moore, OCS Class of 1975, in recognition of the educational values and careers of his father, Warren E. Moore, who was Onondaga Central School Principal from 1953 to 1958 and Superintendent from 1959 to 1974, and his grandfather, E. Stewart Powlesland, who was Principal of Onondaga Valley Academy from 1925 to 1965.  This scholarship is given to a college-bound senior whose record predicts academic success.  The recipient is an outstanding all-around student as demonstrated by high academic achievement, active participation in extra-curricular activities, a record of service to the community, and a strong work ethic.

2020 Winner:

Samantha Geis, Cornell University

This scholarship is created and funded by generous members of the Class of 1965.  This award is presented to a senior who has demonstrated service to the school and community, a strong work ethic, and promising academic potential.

2020 Winner:

Maia McIntosh, SUNY Cobleskill

The criteria for these scholarships are academic potential, academic record, work record, service to OCS, and service to community.  OCSEF scholarships are funded by its endowment along with donations from District residents, local businesses, and OCS alumni.

2020 Winners:

Zachary Delaney, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Natalie Maiorano, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Lauren Myer, St John Fisher College

Madison Hourigan, Cazenovia College

Gracie Francis, Nazereth College

Camille Mason, James Madison University

Emily Amidon, Keuka College

Aleseia Roach, SUNY Cobleskill

Mikhayla Scott, Lemoyne College

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