Each year, Old Rochester Community Television awards one graduating senior from our Old Rochester Regional High School video production program its “Outstanding Student Award.'” The scholarship is meant to assist the student as they move on to study video production or film upon entering college.
During the summer of 2020, ORCTV’s first president, Ken Souza, passed away suddenly. In addition to having been the station president, Ken was also an educator who taught video production at Bristol Community College. With this in mind, ORCTV decided to honor Ken by naming its annual scholarship the “Kenneth J. Souza Memorial Award for Outstanding Video Production.”
When ORCTV informed Ken’s wife, Margie Souza, of its intentions to name the award in honor of her husband, Mrs. Souza asked if it would be possible to create a process where those who wished to remember Ken could contribute towards the funding of the award.
ORCTV agreed this would be a great way for those in the community to remember Ken and his contributions to the Tri-Town. If you would like to contribute to the Ken Souza Scholarship fund, please send a check to ORCTV at 135 Marion Road, Mattapoisett, MA 02739, and write “Ken Souza Scholarship” in the memo space. ORCTV is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, making all contributions tax-deductible.