Female Onondaga County High School Seniors Eligible for Scholarship

Applications for the Data Key Communications - Vera House scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year are now being accepted through May 1. Together with all available federal and state grants-in-aid, the scholarship covers the full cost of tuition and fees, on campus room and board, as well as books and supplies for one full academic year. It is renewable for a second year of study. 

The award was established in 2007 by Data Key Communications, Inc. of DeWitt, in collaboration with Vera House to empower women living in a world impacted by domestic violence to live safe, self-sufficient lives through higher education at Onondaga Community College. The scholarship is funded by Data Key Communications. Judy Flanagan, president and CEO, serves on the OCC Foundation Board of Directors. 

"This scholarship is so important to Onondaga because it carries out one of our core values of transforming the lives of our students," said Thomas A. Burton, Executive Director of the OCC Foundation, Inc. "Thanks to Judy Flanagan and Data Key Communications, we are able to put an education into the hands of those who need it most." The OCC Foundation administers more than one hundred scholarships that directly support Onondaga students.

Applicants must be female high school seniors, attending any public, private, or parochial high school in Onondaga County. In addition to applying for admission to Onondaga Community College, applicants must also submit an essay on what domestic violence and/or sexual abuse means to them or how it has affected their lives. 

Applications are available at high school guidance offices, at Onondaga Community College's Student Central, Vera House or at www.sunyocc.edu. Click “Admissions” and then “Financial Aid” to learn more about scholarships. For more information, contact in the Financial Aid office at (315) 498-2291.

Applications are due May 1 and should be sent to:

Onondaga Community College
Financial Aid Office: Attn: Nancy Connery
4585 West Seneca Turnpike 
Syracuse, NY 13215