Livingston Resident Receives Prestigious Scholarship

Steven Orciuoli with his mother, Deena Orciuoli, at the Oakwood Worldwide scholarship luncheon Credits: Oakwood Worldwide

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Recent Livingston High School graduate Steven Orciuoli, was recently awarded the top scholarship, valued at $6000, from Oakwood Worldwide’s Howard F. Ruby Scholarship.  

Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartments, awarded six scholarships to “dedicated and exemplary students” for the upcoming school year. According to Oakwood, the scholarship may be renewed annually for up to four years.

The program awarded more than $168,500 in scholarships to children of Oakwood Worldwide associates. Alongside Orciuoli, this year’s recipients hailed from Malibu, CA; San Diego, CA; Lynn, MA; and Northridge, CA.

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“The Howard F. Ruby Scholarship program is a wonderful way to honor our founder and recognize the scholastic achievement of our associates’ children,” said Chris Ahearn, chief executive officer (CEO), Oakwood Worldwide. “The students we selected for these scholarships and awards exhibit a strong work ethic demonstrated by their ability to achieve high grades while balancing challenging class schedules and a wide variety of extracurricular and volunteer activities. I know their parents are proud of their accomplishments and their extended Oakwood Worldwide family celebrates them as well.”

Orciuoli will be entering Texas A&M University in the fall where he will major in mechanical engineering, according to Oakwood Worldwide. His long-term ambition is to become a Navy SEAL.

In preparation for that vocation, Orciuoli constantly challenges himself academically and athletically. Additionally, he has joined the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, where he is a Petty Officer 1st Class and a company leader.

Orciuoli has a passion for robotics, participating on his school’s robotics and academic team and winning the FIRST Technology Robotics state, national and world championship. He also founded the FAWKES Robotics team, which enables students not selected for the school’s team to still pursue their interest in science and technology.

Recipients of the Howard F. Ruby scholarship awards are recognized for academic achievement and community involvement through volunteer work in the areas of health and human services, education, arts and culture, civic life, community service and environmental preservation.

According to Oakwood Worldwide, Orciuoli was eligible for the scholarship because his mom, Deena Orciuoli, is an account executive with the company. He is pictured above with his mother at the scholarship luncheon, courtesy of Oakwood. 

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