The Ollie Mae Peterson Education & Community Service
Memorial Scholarship

The Ollie Mae Peterson Education & Community Service Memorial Scholarship was created to honor her zeal for knowledge and the contributions made to her community.

Ollie Mae Mayo-Peterson graduated high school in 1950 at the age of 16, two years ahead of her class. She was married from 1952-1967 to Leonard John Mayo, during which time she had three children. Ollie strived to make life better for her children by simultaneously working and attending college. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree and was certified with the Registry of Medical Technologist of the American Society of Clinical Pathologist and awarded the distinction of Medical Technologist before completing her college courses in 1966. Education was important to Ollie, and she always engaged young people concerning their performance in school.

Ollie married David Peterson in 1974 and while employed as a Medical Technologist at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Ohio, Ollie and her husband established a restaurant in 1976 which served those in the community. Soon after, Ollie pursued a career in real estate, passing the Ohio Real Estate Agent Exam. Ollie was extremely instrumental in assisting those in the community in purchasing their first home.

After retiring from St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Real Estate became Ollie's focus. She utilized her knowledge as a realtor to purchase homes and founded A1 School of Carpentry and Apprentice. Ollie continued to "pay it forward" by assisting young men in learning a trade and gain employment repairing homes which were later sold to those in the community for a modest price.

Ollie always had a desire to create a scholarship in her name to support young people in their pursuit of knowledge. Therefore, the board of Mpact Outreach is honored to announce, "The Ollie Mae Peterson Education & Community Service Memorial Scholarship Fund". For more information concerning the scholarship fund, please use the form on our Home Page to send an email.

If you would like to contribute towards the Ollie Mae Peterson Education & Community Service Memorial Scholarship, please fill in the information below. All giving is tax-deductible.
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Community Service 2024 Scholarship Award Guidelines

1. Participants must live in the town of Westbury or Salisbury, New York, and be in grades seven through and including grade 12.

2. All participants must either be a member of the Westbury Jr. ROTC/ROTC, the Westbury Junior Firefighters, or participate in the VolunTEEN program at the Westbury Memorial Library. Participants can only log hours for one of the following: Westbury Jr ROTC/ROTC, Westbury Junior Fire Fighters, or the Westbury Memorial Library VolunTEEN program.

3. The community service scholarship award contest will begin April 1, 2024, at 12:01AM, and end August 30, 2024, at 12:00 PM.

4. All participants must register on the Mpact Outreach website which you can access by googling or Mpact Outreach sponsored by R.G.W.C. and click the heading, “Scholarship” in the menu section. Then scroll to the application section. All completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM, March 31, 2024, for participants to enter contest. Each organization will be given the participants names, weekly, who have entered the contest.

5. Each organization will receive an Mpact Outreach Data Form and will be responsible for logging the volunteer information and HOURS for each participant, onto the form. At the end of each month, the completed forms will be collected on the following dates: April 30th; May 31st; (June) July 1st; July 31st; August 30th.

6. All awards will be given on Friday, September 6, 2024, at the Westbury Memorial Library. Time will be determined. Award Amount - $400/Organization Winner.

7. All participants must also follow the guidelines set forth by the organization they are affiliated with.

Scholarship Application