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Rotary Offers Enhanced Scholarships

OSWEGO – The Oswego Rotary Club announced it will be able to enhance its scholarship and award offerings this year as the result of financial commitments from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation and Pathfinder Bank, as they join with the Tarandi Foundation and Oswego Rotarians to support the awards.

Karen Goetz, executive director of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Danielle Hayden, Oswego Rotary Club President; and James Dowd, chief financial officer of Pathfinder Bank gather recently to mark their collaboration to enhance the scholarships and awards given to distinguished students of the Oswego City School District.
Karen Goetz, executive director of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Danielle Hayden, Oswego Rotary Club President; and James Dowd, chief financial officer of Pathfinder Bank gather recently to mark their collaboration to enhance the scholarships and awards given to distinguished students of the Oswego City School District.

“This additional support for our students is a dream come true for Oswego Rotarians,” said Danielle Hayden, Rotary Club president.

There will be a new $2,000 scholarship in memory of Dr. Richard S. Shineman, long-time Rotarian.

Three scholarships historically offered by the club in memory of Charles E. Riley, Anthony J. Murabito, and Ralph and Dorothy Faust will be increased to $2,000 each.

The occupational education award will be increased from $500 to $1,000.

It is for a graduating student who has completed an occupational education program in preparation for gainful employment.

Selection will be based on demonstrated skill in the chosen field of work and demonstrated leadership.

Students graduating from Oswego City School District in 2017 are invited to apply for scholarships or the occupational education award.

Applications are available at the Oswego High School Guidance Office or at the Student Services Office of Oswego County Center for Instruction, Technology, and Innovation.

Completed applications must be postmarked by March 31.

The college scholarships will be paid in two checks upon successful completion of full-time study in the first and third semesters of college.

The principal criterion for the scholarships is need for financial assistance in meeting college expenses, but consideration will also be given to high school academic record, school activities, community activities, academic honors and awards, quality of a written essay, and likelihood of success in college.

Applications may be requested or questions answered by calling 315-343-9692.