Elmer W. Schwittek Free Enterprise Scholarship
Purpose of Scholarship
To provide financial assistance for the expenses associated with higher education for a student who possesses a spirit and aptitude for understanding and appreciating the free enterprise system that allows private philanthropy to exist.
November 1 to February 1
Number and Size of Awards
One award of $4,000; paid as $1,000 per year for up to four consecutive years of undergraduate study. Award paid in the Fall and divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters.
Allowed Use of Award
Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education.
For a graduating high school senior who:
- Resides in the eight-county area surrounding Rochester (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties);
- Plans to attend a two- or four-year college in the eight-county area surrounding Rochester;
- Plans to matriculate into a business management program;
- Has a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA;
- Demonstrates financial need; and
- Possesses a spirit and aptitude for understanding (and appreciating) the free enterprise system that allows private philanthropy to exist.
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, check the status of your application, or accept and release a scholarship you have been awarded, click here and go to the My Applications tab.
The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee of Community Foundation staff and community representatives reviews applications and selects recipients.
Award Announcement and Payment
The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient in April. Payment is made to the school for the recipient’s account in one lump sum in the Fall and split between the Fall and Spring semesters once required documentation is received.
To release the initial scholarship payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying enrollment in a four-year college or university specializing in business management to the Community Foundation’s online Consolidated Scholarship Application between July 1 and August 15.
To release subsequent scholarship payments, upload the requested and required information including your unofficial transcript, class schedule, tuition bill, and the Elmer Schwittek Scholarship Renewal Form verifying continued enrollment in a business management program at a two- or four-year college or university and a minimum 3.0 GPA to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Acceptance and Renewal Form between July 1 and August 15.
Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited. Email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
This scholarship is renewable up to three times for a total of four awards in four consecutive years.
Elmer Schwittek Scholarship Renewal Form
This scholarship was created by Elmer Schwittek to promote understanding and appreciation of the free enterprise system.
To make your own gift to this fund, click here.
Email Scholarships@racf.org or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.
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