In 2001, the Keith W. Fengler Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of this former Cicero-North Syracuse High School student who achieved success in life and his career by constantly striving to “think different”. Through hard work and dedication, Keith forged a successful career in graphic design and computer programming that was marked by a love of Apple computers.
Each year, the foundation seeks to identify graduating C-NS seniors that share Keith’s values and interests. To aid in this process, the scholarship utilizes a project-based application process. Applicants choose from a variety of projects on a given theme that represent typical real-world applications of graphic design, computer programming, and video production.
To encourage the pursuit of computer-related careers, the foundation awards scholarship winners an Apple computer. To date, computers have been presented to over 100 exceptional CNS students. In 2008 the Keith W. Fengler Mac Media Lab was created and in 2011 a second lab was created. The hope is that with these labs the Keith W. Fengler Memorial Scholarship can promote and enhance the teaching of computer classes at C-NS.
The scholarship is sponsored by Rampage Systems, a company to which Keith made great contributions.