Gay R. Maney Reach for the Green Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide assistance to graduating high school seniors residing in the City of Rochester who will be attending college.

Application Period

December 1 to March 1

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $10,000; 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. One-time scholarships may also be awarded and are paid in one lump sum.

Allowed Use of Award

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

Eligibility Criteria

For graduating high school seniors residing in the City of Rochester who:

  • Are continuing on to a two- or four-year college;
  • Demonstrate scholastic ability with a 2.5 or higher high school GPA;
  • Have golf program involvement or golf-related experience/exposure through employment, community service, or high school sports; and
  • Demonstrate financial need.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must live in the city of Rochester and live within one of the following zip codes:

14604, 14605, 14606, 14607, 14608, 14609, 14610, 14611, 14612, 14613, 14615, 14616, 14617, 14618, 14619, 14620, 14621, 14622, 14623, 14624, 14625, 14626, or 14627

NOTE: Some zip codes listed above are shared between the city of Rochester and surrounding suburbs. Refer to the city of Rochester mapfor eligibility.

Application Process

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. A committee comprised of various community members, including representatives of the fields of golf and education, reviews applications and selects the recipients.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation 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 mailed 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 full-time enrollment in a two- or four-year college. To release subsequent scholarship payments, send an un/official transcript or the Gay R. Maney Reach for the Green Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation verifying continued full-time enrollment and a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.


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. NOTE: Some students may receive a one-time award that is not renewable, but they are invited to reapply for another scholarship in future years.

Gay R. Maney Reach for the Green Scholarship Renewal Form


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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