Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), awarded five college-bound high school seniors $500 John Powers/Jean Pasco Memorial scholarships at their recent annual meeting, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO.
The winners included: Ruth Salvetti, Fulton, who will be attending SUNY Oswego to major in Applied Mathematics; Tarissa Atkinson, Pulaski, who will attend Nazareth College to major in Occupational Therapy; Tayler Bowman, Oswego, who will attend Towson University as a Psychology major; Steven Watros, Mexico, who will attend Harvard University and major in Economics; and Tyler Virkler, Phoenix, who will attend Nazareth College as an Engineering major.
“We’re delighted to offer these scholarships in support of our future leaders and stewards of our community,” Carhart said. “OCFCU offers these scholarships in partnership with the New York State Credit Union League, Inc. (NYSCUL) and the Syracuse Chapter of Credit Unions. Each winner submitted an application, essay and test transcripts in late winter. There is no fee to submit an application, but applicants must be members of OCFCU and be heading to college for the first time to either a two- or four-year accredited educational institution. Applications were judged against others submitted from all over the state by the NYSCUL.
“We wish them every success as they embark on their college careers.”
Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 6,300 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.
OCFCU has two offices in Oswego and an office in Mexico. The Mexico office is at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) and can be reached at 963-2722. In Oswego, the 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the 175 E. 7th St. office can be reached at 343-7822. Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.org.