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: Tory Jaskula, who will be attending Skidmore College majoring in Physics; Leah Weiss, who will attend Western New England College of Pharmacy; Jacob Annal, who will attend the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and major in General Studies; Liam McMahon, who will attend SUNY Alfred to major in Engineering Science; and Emily Henderson who will be attending RIT and majoring in Medical Illustration.
“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.”
OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.
Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,000 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’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822. The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. . Further information on the credit union can be found online at www.oswegofcu.com.