Oswego's Fall Classic to support scholarships

golf meetingWhen the 18th annual Oswego State Fall Classic tees off Sept. 14 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 students.

Constellation Energy and the New York State Laborers’ Employers’ Cooperation and Education Trust Fund will 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.

This year, Oswego has awarded 160 Presidential Scholarships of $4,400 per year for four years to freshmen whose high-school grades average 94 and SAT scores average 1235. The program supports another 79 Deans’ Scholarship recipients, who receive $1,250 per year for four years, as well as smaller merit awards to another 323 freshmen and transfer students.

Since the fall semester of 1997, the Fall Classic has provided over $1.7 million in scholarship money for more than 1,000 Presidential Scholarships.

To participate in or sponsor the Fall Classic, call 312-3003.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Classic support—At last year’s Oswego State Fall Classic, from left, Steve Doty, Tom McNamara and Ray Dea of Constellation Energy were welcomed by SUNY Oswego students Ryan Woodward and Tony DiNunzio. Oswego Presidential Scholars and athletes welcome golfers and thank Fall Classic sponsors throughout the course. This year’s event is set for Sept. 14 at the Oswego Country Club.

(Posted: Sep 05, 2007)