Oswego State Fall Classic to support Presidential Scholarships

scene from '05When the 17th annual Oswego State Fall Classic tees off Sept. 8 at the Oswego Country Club, it will mean more than just fun for participants in the event. The Fall Classic brings together college and community partners to support scholarships for Oswego State students.

Constellation Energy and the New York State Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust Fund will once again serve as Presidential Sponsors, lending their support at the highest level to the effort to raise funds for the Presidential Scholars program at the college.

Since its inception in 1990, the Fall Classic has raised more than $3.1 million to help support students, especially through the Presidential Scholars program.

The Presidential Scholars program is an initiative designed to attract academically accomplished students—ranking in the top 10 percent of their high school classes—to SUNY Oswego.

In the 2005-06 academic year, Oswego awarded 170 Presidential Scholarships of $4,400 per year for four years to students with a high-school grade average of 93 and an average SAT score of 1227. The program supported another 90 Deans’ Scholarship recipients, who receive $1,250 per year for four years.

Since the fall semester of 1997, the Fall Classic has provided over $1.6 million in scholarship money for more than 1,000 Presidential Scholarships.

To participate in or sponsor the Fall Classic, call SUNY Oswego’s Office of Development at 312-3003 or visit the Fall Classic Web site at www.oswego.edu/giving/fall_classic/.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Festive fundraiser—Presidential Scholars welcome a team of golfers at each hole to thank them for their support at last year’s Oswego State Fall Classic. This year’s edition will take place Sept. 8.

(Posted: Aug 22, 2006)