ONTARIO SCHOOL DISTRICT

We're O Positive.

O Positive is more than a slogan for us.
It's our way of telling a story of the many
successes that are deserving of Ontario's pride.
Are you ready to be a part of our story?

The OHS Class of 1965 has established a scholarship fund, which will provide multiple scholarship opportunities to OHS students. The goal of this fund is to assist chosen students in meeting their educational and career goals.

Board Members

Kerry Iseri - President
Jodie Glore, Vice - Pres
Mike Blackaby - Treasurer
Patti Mays Saunders - Secretary
John Gentry & Skip Bicknese - Board Members

Current scholarships are managed by the foundation and include:

  • Ken and Carol Glore Memorial Scholarship (established in 2002 and renewable). Available to a student pursuing a major that honors teaching, counseling and/or school administration.
  • Foundation general scholarship (discontinued in 2014)
  • Kelly Ogawa Memorial Scholarship (Foundation managed since 2002 and renewable). Awards are now $500 annually each to a boy and girl. (Kelly was a member of our class)
  • Mary Gail Blackaby Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006
  • Malheur County Farm Labor Sponsoring Assoc. Agricultural Scholarship - established in 2013.
  • Bob Kudrna Memorial Scholarship - established in 2013.(Bob was a founding member of our foundation)
  • Josh Keele Memorial Music Scholarship -established in 2003 non renewable.

History of the Foundation

The Foundation was started in 2002 by several members of the class of 1965 and has 501(c)3 non-profit corporation status. As of June 2015, the foundation has provided scholarships with a total commitment of $672,750. In addition, the foundation has assisted the Ogawa Memorial Scholarship in providing students with $56,000. in assistance.

The initial idea for the foundation arose from informal discussions among several classmates, who recognized the need for assisting Ontario High School students, and with a strong desire to give back to the community where they were raised.

The foundation also welcomes other classes and individuals to use the foundation to award their own scholarships.