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Thank You 

When you support Onondaga Community College, you are making a statement that you believe in the importance of a quality, affordable education for everyone. Your contribution directly impacts the lives of our students and plays an essential role in our ability to fulfill our mission. Students today are the architects, nurses, musicians, and educators of tomorrow.

Hassina A.

Scholarship 1

"By granting scholarships to students such as me, you provide us with a starting point which we in turn utilize to the best of our abilities to excel and become self-sufficient. I am truly grateful for the assistance you have given me. Thank you!"

Natalia M.

Scholarship 2 

"The financial support I received was so important. Without it, I would have had to pay out of pocket for summer classes and would not have been able to afford books in the fall. I really appreciate it.

Eduardo P.

Scholarship 3 

"True happiness doesn’t cost a penny. Earning a college degree will make my parents ten times happier than me making a million dollars. They invested so much in their kids so they would have a better life. I don’t know how they did it but I owe everything to them."

Alena C.

Scholarship 4 

"I want to personally shake the hand of the person responsible for creating this scholarship. I'm so grateful to the OCC Foundation for all of its help."

Student Engagement & Philanthropy Month

Teaching Students about the Power of Collective Philanthropy


Our goal, during Student Engagement & Philanthropy Month, is to teach students the power of collective philanthropy. Students can earn ‘Lazer Tokens’ throughout Philanthropy Month by attending the Spring Transfer Fair (February 15th) and/or completing a tutoring session(s) at the Learning Center or participating in one or more workshops at Career Services. Each ‘Lazer Token’ represents one employee dollar contributed on National Philanthropy Day.  

Students – here’s how to WIN $250:

The Student Association and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society have each chosen a priority project for you to vote on and support.

Choose between PTK’s ‘Completion and Transfer Fund’ or Student Association’s ‘Semester Start-up Fund’ and deposit your LAZER tokens, when you visit the Learning Center, Career Services, or attend the spring Transfer Fair. PTK and Student Association can also collect your tokens. Be sure and write your Student ID# on the reverse of the LAZER token(s) to become eligible to WIN a $250 LAZER Card grant. Be one of 10 students who will WIN.  Winners names will be drawn On March 1, on Show Me The Money Day during College Hour at Gordon.  Check your email for updates.

‘We thought about how much more could be done to inspire students to learn the value of philanthropy – not only as recipients of, but also from the satisfaction of being able to give themselves,’ said Lisa Moore, Vice President, OCC Foundation. ‘We realize Student Engagement & Philanthropy Month is the perfect time to build up an OCC core of future philanthropists.’ 

Visit our student website to learn more.

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