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CCMO Alumni Memorial Scholarship

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The Scholarship:

Each year, for over 20 years, our Cornell Club of Monmouth Ocean awards a $1,500 scholarship to a local Cornell student who is entering his/her senior year, has substantial financial need, and has done well academically. We want to reward a student who has done well while handling a large need. The award helps offset self help (loans and on campus jobs).

The Students:

Past awardees have included a physics major who was headed to grad school to eventually work in energy alternatives, an engineering major who wants to start his own business, and an economics major who is interested in international relations. The list below of awardees from the last 14 years illustrates their diversity in high schools and majors.

All of the past awardees have been extremely appreciative of the scholarship support, especially since it comes from local Cornellians. Some comments taken from their thank you notes:

..."how much I appreciate this award; ...it is hard to believe how much I've accomplished and learned both academically and about myself as a person"

..."the scholarship helps ease the burden on my family after all the sacrifices my mother has made for both my brother and me."

..."I grew up in a family where money was always tight; ...your award helps me afford Cornell which has given me a shot at upward mobility.

The Funds:

We fund the scholarship through two sources: raffles at CCMO events, and through individual donations. You can donate the same way you can give to the Cornell Annual Fund, same tax deduction, same gift matching if you have it--just designate the donation to the "Cornell Club of Monmouth/Ocean Alumni Memorial Scholarship".

The Background:

The award is named in honor of four local deceased alumni leaders:
Ann and Bob Ready, both '49, served in leadership roles but, beyond that, their spirit and energy encouraged other alumni to take on active roles.
Pat Fontecchio '63 served as CCMO president and organized our local Cornell Fund Phonathon for many years.
Peg McNulty '51 served as our first CCMO president and put in place 30 years of Club success.

The Awardees (since 2001-02) :

Year Sex Division Major Home HS
2016-17 F ILR ILR Leonardo Middletown HS North
F Arts Neuroscience Middletown Middletown HS South
2015-16 F Engr Mech Eng Marlboro High Tech
2014-15 F Arch Fine Arts Allentown Peddie
2013-14 M CALS Plant Sci Farmingdale Biotech
2012-13 M HumEc Policy Anal & Mgt Howell Howell
2011-12 M Arts Econ Morganville Marlboro
F CALS Bio Sci Morganville Freehold Boro
2010-11   NO AWARD    
2009-10 F ILR Labor Relations Howell Howell
2008-09 F Engr Mech Eng Eatontown High Tech
2007-08 M Engr Elec & Comp Engr Hazlet High Tech
2006-07 M Arts Philosophy Ocean Ocean Twp
2005-06 M Arts Physics Freehold Manalapan
2004-05 F Arts Econ Oakhurst Ocean Twp
2003-04 M Arts Math Middletown Middletown North
2002-03 F Arts Psychology Manalapan Manalapan
2001-02 M Engr Comp Sci Colts Neck Holmdel
Names are omitted to protect awardees' privacy