Bullis Family Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To promote post-secondary education among residents who attended school in the Palmyra-Macedon School District for at least four years.

Application Period

December 1 to February 28

Number and Size of Awards

Number of recipients varies; $4,000 each. Award paid as $500 per semester for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study. Note: 2018 or earlier Undergraduate awards paid in one lump sum in the Summer.

Allowed Use of Award

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

Eligibility Criteria

Students graduating in 2022 are eligible if they:

  • Were enrolled in the Palmyra-Macedon School District for four years (including the year of graduation), or resided in school district boundaries and attended private/parochial school before entering and graduating from Palmyra-Macedon High School;
  • Have a cumulative 2.0 GPA;
  • Are planning to attend a two- or four-year undergraduate school; and
  • Are planning to enroll as a full-time student.

Recipients who graduated in 2019 or later remain eligible as long as they continue full-time enrollment in undergraduate school and maintain a 2.0 GPA. After initial payment is released, no further action is required except to inform the Community Foundation of any change in your enrollment status including your school of attendance.

Students who graduated in 2018 or earlier are eligible if they:

  • Were enrolled in the Palmyra-Macedon School District for nine years (including the year of graduation), or resided in school district boundaries for nine years and attended private/parochial school before entering and graduating from Palmyra-Macedon High School;
  • Are attending a two- or four-year undergraduate school;
  • Have maintained a 2.0 GPA for the most recent Fall semester; and
  • Are enrolled full-time for both the most recent Fall and current Spring semesters.

Application Process

***NEW FOR 2021*** The application process is coordinated through the Community Foundation, and this scholarship is grouped with other scholarships in our Consolidated Scholarship Application. This means that by completing this one application, you will automatically be considered for any and all other scholarships connected to the Consolidated Application.

To apply for this scholarship and more, complete the Consolidated Scholarship Application.

To continue working on the Consolidated Application or another application you have already started, click here and go to the My Applications tab.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. Note: The Palmyra-Macedon High School Guidance Office forwards a list of eligible graduating seniors to the Community Foundation each year.

Award Announcement and Payment

For graduating seniors, the Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient. Scholarships not claimed by in the assigned semester will be forfeited.

For 2018 graduates or earlier, applicants will be contacted by email in April, should additional information be required. Scholarship payments will be mailed in July.Please contact scholarships@racf.org with any questions, concerns, or updates.

Renewability

Students who graduated in 2019 or later: Awards are renewable for a total of four awards and paid over eight semesters.

To release the initial Fall semester payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript verifying full-time enrollment for 12 or more credits at a two or four-year undergraduate school AND the completed Scholarship Acceptance Agreement between July 1 and August 15 to the Community Foundation. The first disbursement is sent to the student and requires the completion and submission of the Expense Report by December 1 verifying that the scholarship was used toward higher education expenses. Receipt of the completed expense form prompts the disbursement of the initial spring payout,

No action is required to release the subsequent semester payments unless the recipient changes schools. Should the recipient change schools, email scholarships@racf.org to prevent delays in processing payments.

For the initial spring ans subsequent disbursements, the Community Foundation will mail the scholarship to the college on record to be applied to your account a few weeks before the semester begins. To remain eligible for the scholarship, the college will be required to verify that you received a minimum 2.0 GPA for the previous semester and that you are enrolled in the upcoming semester for a minimum of 12 credits each semester.

Students who graduated in 2018 or earlier: This is a one-time award and is not renewable; however, students may reapply for a total of four awards in five consecutive years.


Donor Information

This scholarship was established in 1982 through the estate of Nettie A. Bullis, a fourth-generation resident of Macedon who was vitally interested in the area’s young residents.


Questions?

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


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