Josh Ogunsanya flanked by his parents, Demoda and Peter.

Josh Ogunsanya, an Oak Park and River Forest High School class of 2020 graduate, is one of 63 graduating seniors who received scholarships from the OPRFHS Scholarship Foundation last spring. In addition to his academic achievements, Ogunsanya won a State championship in wrestling as an OPRF senior and helped start OPRFHS’s History Club.

In recognition of his many accomplishments, Ogunsanya was awarded two scholarships, including the Dr. Gerald L. Clay Scholarship. Donor Evelyn Clay, who worked with the Scholarship Foundation to create this scholarship in honor of her husband, Dr. Gerald L. Clay, said “Josh is an outstanding student and has accomplished so much already. Gerald would be so proud of him.”

Ogunsanga is now thriving as a freshman at Columbia University in New York City.  While he still plans to wrestle for the Columbia team, wrestling is currently on hold due to COVID-19.

“Your support and investment in my education has made the financial toll on my family less burdensome,” says Ogunsanya. “I do not take your contribution lightly and aspire to continue giving my best effort.”

We hope you will join us by investing in the future of OPRFHS students like Josh and make a tax-deductible donation to the OPRFHS Scholarship Foundation. Please visit our website at and make a gift to our General Fund or any specific Scholarship Fund, including the College Knowledge Project (CKP) Scholars Fund that supports our CKP alumni, many of whom are first generation college students.

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