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Rochester Cavalry Troops Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide scholarship support to people connected to units, detachments, and elements of the New York Army National Guard located in Monroe County, New York.

Deadline

June 01

Number and Size of Awards

Number of awards and amounts may vary; historically up to $8,000 and not to exceed tuition costs.

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

For current National Guard members connected to Patriot Way, as well as their spouses and dependent children. Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate financial need, scholastic merit (2.0 GPA or higher), and a good record of military proficiency and conduct;
  • Be accepted by a school, college, or university; and
  • Be enrolled in full- or part-time study (minimum six credit hours per semester).

Application Process

The application process is coordinated through the Community Foundation.

IMPORTANT: This scholarship is only for current National Guard members connected to Patriot Way, their spouses, and dependent children. Please read the Rochester Cavalry Troops Scholarship Guidelines before completing the online application.

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 Community Foundation. A committee comprised of Community Foundation staff, New York Army National Guard representatives, and community members reviews applications and selects the recipient(s).

NOTE: Late or incomplete packets will not be reviewed. Satisfactory applicants will be invited in writing to interview with the committee during the summer months.

Award Announcement and Payment

An award letter with instructions to claim the award is sent to the recipient. Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account in two equal payments for the Fall and Spring semesters. Scholarships not claimed within the assigned semester will be forfeited.

To release the initial Fall semester payment, send the following documentation to the Community Foundation between July 1 and October 1: a class schedule or un/official transcript verifying enrollment with a minimum of six credits; tuition bill showing all costs and financial aid; and the acceptance form.

To release the Spring semester payment, send an un/official transcript to the Community Foundation between December 1 and March 15 verifying enrollment with a minimum of six credits and minimum 2.0 GPA; also include a tuition bill with all costs and financial aid.

Renewability

This scholarship is not renewable; however, students may reapply each year they are eligible.


Donor Information

The Rochester Cavalry Troops Corporation established this program in memory of Major General Kenneth C. Townson.



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500 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

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500 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

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