Dale Lawrence and Rosalie Viener Rockwell Educational Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to students with profound hearing loss for the expenses associated with pursuing higher education.

Application Period

Contact school counselor beginning in December to learn more about this scholarship opportunity

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $20,000; paid in equal annual installments over four consecutive years of undergraduate study. Award may be split between two or more students and is paid in the Fall semester.

Allowed Use of Award

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

Eligibility Criteria

For Rochester School for the Deaf graduating seniors who:

  • Have profound hearing loss, and
  • Are accepted into a four-year bachelor's program by an accredited institution of higher learning.

Preference is given to applicants with financial need.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated by the Rochester School for the Deaf, where application instructions are available if applicable.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Rochester School for the Deaf. A committee of Rochester School for the Deaf faculty and staff reviews applications, selects the recipients, and informs the Community Foundation.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails a certificate to the high school for presentation to the recipient and emails an award notification 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 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 initial scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript to the Community Foundation verifying enrollment in a bachelor's degree program. To release subsequent scholarship payments, send an un/official transcript or the Dale Lawrence and Rosalie Viener Rockwell Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation verifying continued enrollment in a bachelor's degree program and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.

Renewability

This scholarship is renewable up to three times for a total of four awards in four consecutive years. Please see the Award Announcement and Payment section above for more information.

Dale Lawrence and Rosalie Viener Rockwell Scholarship Renewal Form


Questions?

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


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