Greater Rochester Spelling Bee Award

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide a college scholarship to each of the four winners ( grades 3, 4, 5, and 6) of the annual spelling bee competition organized, hosted and run by the 19th Ward Community Association, Rochester City School District and University of Rochester.

Application Period

Annual spelling bee is typically held in April

Number and Size of Awards

Four awards of $500 each

Allowed Use of Award

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

Eligibility Criteria

For of the annual spelling bee competition organized, hosted and run by the 19th Ward Community Association, Rochester City School District and University of Rochester.

Application Process

NA

Committee/Selection Process

The spelling bee and determination of the winners is coordinated by the 19th Ward Community Association, Rochester City School District and University of Rochester.

Award Announcement and Payment

Winners of the annual spelling bee are provided with an award packet at the conclusion of the spelling bee. The Community Foundation then mails a copy of the spelling bee certificate to each winner.

After graduating from high school or completing a High School Equivalency program, winners provide documentation to release the scholarship to support higher education expenses. The scholarship is payable once per academic year and can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and August 15) or Spring semester (between December 1 and February 15). Payment is made to the school for the recipient’s account once required documentation is received.

To release the scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript verifying enrollment to the Community Foundation. Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.

Renewability

This scholarship is a one-time award and is not renewable; however, some students may win the spelling bee multiple years in a row and receive more than one scholarship.

Other

For questions related to releasing the spelling bee scholarship, email Scholarships@racf.org.


Questions?

Email Scholarships@racf.org or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.


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