Oishei High School Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 8, 2021
Dear Potential Oishei High School Scholarship Candidate, Parents/Guardians:
The John R. Oishei Foundation is among the largest foundations in Western New York and was established in 1940 by Mr. John R. Oishei, founder of Trico Products. Mr. Oishei’s generosity continues to benefit the people who live and work in Western New York.
Due to Mr. Oishei’s interest in the youth of his community, in 1998 the Board of Directors established, in partnership with the Education Collaborative of WNY (EdCo), The John R. Oishei Foundation High School Scholarship (the “Oishei High School Scholarship”). The mission of the scholarship is to:
Provide financial assistance (through FULL tuition scholarships)* to economically disadvantaged students of color who plan to attend one of the current EdCo member private schools.
In addition, the scholarship attempts to increase the community outreach and diversity of these private high schools. The scholarship offers students financial and social support in achieving their academic goals while helping the participating schools prepare all students for life in a multi-cultural society.
The Oishei High School Scholarship is a highly competitive, sought after scholarship. Please be aware, to be eligible for consideration students must take an entrance exam and meet all scholarship requirements*, including financial qualifications. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must have a documented total gross household income of $65,000 or below.
If a student is not selected to receive the Oishei High School Scholarship for attendance to their first choice school, they may attend any other school as a non-scholarship recipient. To maintain the scholarship, the student and their guardian must sign a contract annually and abide by the contract’s terms. In order to remain in good standing, students must maintain an overall B Average.
As you consider this scholarship opportunity, please work directly with the Admissions Director from the EdCo school you consider to be your first choice. We wish you all the best and continued success as you prepare for high school.
*The Gow School Oishei High School Scholarship is funded in part by the Oishei Foundation and in part by the Gow School.