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Kathleen McElligott Hall Memorial Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to students in upstate New York State to continue their education in the field of nursing.

Deadline

May 31

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $1,000 per year; renewable annually for a maximum total award of up to $3,000. See the Renewability section below for more information. 

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education.

Eligibility Criteria

For a student who:

  • Has completed at least one semester of a nursing program, and
  • Has financial need.

This award is not intended for the student with the highest GPA, but for an average student who works hard and is ambitious to excel in the nursing field.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated through the Community Foundation.

To begin a new application, click here.

If you have already started an online application and would like to log in to your account to continue working, click here.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Kathleen McElligott Hall Scholarship selection committee. The committee, comprised of two family members, an academic coordinator from Rochester Institute of Technology, and three citizens of the greater Rochester area, reviews applications, selects the recipient(s), and informs the Community Foundation.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation mails a letter with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient. The scholarship is payable once per academic year and can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and September 15) or Spring semester (between December 1 and March 15). Scholarships not claimed by March 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.

To release the initial scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript to the Community Foundation verifying full-time enrollment at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational/technical school. To release subsequent scholarship payments, send an un/official transcript and tuition bill or the Kathleen McElligott Hall Memorial Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation verifying continued enrollment in a nursing program and good academic standing. 

NOTE: Award recipients are responsible for completing the Kathleen McElligott Hall Memorial Scholarship Expense Report Form that details purchases made using the scholarship funds. This completed form is due to the Community Foundation no later than March 15.

Renewability

This scholarship is renewable for a total of up to three awards. Award renewability varies per recipient:

  • College freshmen receive awards that are renewable for a total of three awards in three consecutive years;
  • College sophomores receive awards that are renewable for a total of two awards in two consecutive years; and
  • College juniors receive one-time awards that are not renewable.

Please see the Award Announcement and Payment section above for more information.

Kathleen McElligott Hall Memorial Scholarship Renewal Form


Donor Information

This scholarship was established as a tribute to Kathy after her untimely death from cancer at the age of 50. A graduate of Mercy High School, Kathy went on receive a degree in nursing. She was a member of the Legal Nurses Association, employed by the New York State Health Department, and provided medical consultations to many local attorneys. In addition to being an excellent nurse, Kathy was a devoted wife and mother, and a true friend to all who knew her.



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