Oneonta High School Alumni Association distributes five $500 scholarships annually, two publication awards, and eight other scholarships/awards to graduating seniors. The association also awards money to fund underclassmen awards to the high school every year.
Check with the OHS Guidance Office or Naviance for applications and more information.
Oneonta High School Alumni Association Student Publications Awards – $50 each
These awards are presented to the students who in the opinion of the publication advisors have made the greatest contribution to The Echo and The OHSan.
The Carmen Caiazza Instrumental Award – $100
This award is made available in memory of the instrumental instruction given by Carmen Caiazza to students who have been in the music program for four years. The funds are made available by their former students through the Oneonta High Alumni Association.
The Robert C. White Scholarship – $500
This scholarship is given in memory of Robert C. White by his children to a graduating senior who has excelled in science.
The OHS Class of 2022 Memorial Scholarship – $500
This scholarship is presented to a student selected by the senior class officers based on daily observations/interactions with their classmates. This student will have demonstrated care, concern and service for others which resulted in the betterment of the school and the community at large, during their high school career.
The Wells Family Scholarship in Memory of Marilyn Wells Gerowe ’70- $2000 yearly
This scholarship is presented to a graduating senior with monetary needs, possessing passing grades, and who wishes to pursue a degree/career in the nursing field. The recipient can attend a BOCES program or a 2 or 4 year college or university. This scholarship is a 4 year scholarship.
The Bruce Jester Baseball Scholarship – $500
The scholarship is presented to a student athlete who was a member of the Varsity Baseball Team and has been accepted at an accredited institution where baseball will be part of the students program where the student will be drafted as a professional player.
The Oneonta Italian-American Club Scholarships (For College) – $500
This scholarship is presented to a graduating senior planning to attend college who has a parent, grandparent or great-grandparent who was 100% Italian and who has a grade average of 80 or above.
Play It Forward Award- $500
This award is presented to two seniors who have shown artistic and musical growth. The students must be planning to pursue a career in the music industry, either through performance, education or music therapy.
OHS Class of 1979 Memorial Scholarship – $500
This scholarship is presented to a student selected by the principal who is hardworking, with at least a B average, and has demonstrated perseverance, forward thinking, vision and commitment to their community.
5 Oneonta High School Alumni Scholarships
These scholarships are being made available to graduating seniors whose parents or grandparents graduated from OHS and whose academic growth, personal achievement, future plans and contributions to Oneonta High School are in the best traditions of the school and as are, thus, especially worthy of alumni support.