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Congratulations 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2015 scholarship recipients. As you prepare for the upcoming school year, don’t forget to send in the documentation needed to claim your scholarship. Most scholarships require proof of enrollment. Please be sure to check your award letter or the Award Announcement and Payment” information for your scholarship on the web for further details.

It is never too early to begin thinking about scholarships for the 2016-17 school year. Start your search by clicking on your county in the map below to find college scholarships available to students in that area. If you would prefer to review all available scholarships, click here. These are in alphabetical order (based on the first letter of the first word in the scholarship title) or type in a key word to look for a scholarship in an area that interests you (food, agriculture, medical, etc.). You also can download a PDF of the 2015-16 Scholarship Booklet outlining all of our scholarships. Please be advised that over the summer, scholarships are under construction and some information may change. The scholarship information will be updated by January 1.

Please note that each scholarship has unique eligibility criteria and application process established by the individuals, groups, or organizations that created them, while others are more general interest.

Rochester County Map Orleans Monroe Wayne Genesee Livingston Ontario Seneca Yates

SPECIALTY SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are also available outside of the eight-county area and for high school, private/parochial school, summer programs and vocational/technical schools. Be sure to review the Frequently Ask Questions and Resources sections for more information.

BULLIS SCHOLARSHIPS: Palmyra-Macedon High School graduates may quickly learn if your Bullis Family Scholarship application has been processed.



Lori Banning  

Contact Scholarship and Grants Associate Lori Banning at (585) 341-4357 to find out more about scholarship funds. The Scholarship Office fax number is (585) 271-4295.

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Impact of Scholarships 

The Community Foundation has more than 120 scholarships for high school, college and adult students as well as youth searching for assistance with the cost of special programs. During our 13-14 fiscal year, 463 scholarships totaling $673,710 were awarded from our scholarship funds to help students in the greater Rochester region reach their academic goals.

Scholarship Stories

Hear from scholarship recipient Julius Peterson  about why it's important to apply for scholarships.

It's worth your while to apply for scholarships, says scholarship recipient  Allyson DiMagno.

Joseph McClaney received a scholarship that sent him on a trip to China. 


For Sharing

Below are scholarship-related documents for school counselors or staff, community organization representatives, students, and parents. These documents can be reprinted for distribution.

2015-16 Scholarship Booklet

2015-16 Scholarship Program Brochure

2015-16 Scholarship Posters 

For Scholarship Selection Committees

Below are scholarship-related documents for scholarship selection committee members. These documents can be reprinted.

Scholarship Caretaker Toolkit.pdf

Scholarship Recipient Noticifation Form (Interactive PDF)