Greece Community Partners Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To recognize and provide financial support to graduating high school students who are residents of Greece.

Application Period

December 1 to March 1

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $1,000; paid in one lump sum 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 graduating high school seniors who:

  • Are residents of the Town of Greece;
  • Are students in the following high schools/school districts: Arcadia, Athena, Odyssey, or Olympia in Greece, Hilton High School, Spencerport High School, Allendale Columbia, Aquinas Institute of Rochester, Bishop Kearney, McQuaid Jesuit, Our Lady of Mercy, Northstar Christian Academy, or Villa of Hope;
  • Have a current minimum average of 80 percent (B or 3.2 GPA); and
  • Have demonstrated continual and significant improvements in their GPA from 9th through 12th grade OR have had a single notable increase in GPA from one year to the next (such as recovery from an observable dip in GPA due to a difficult academic year or individual circumstances).

Preference is given to those who participate in school and/or community service projects.

Students whose permanent address includes the 14606, 14612, 14615, 14616, or 14626 ZIP code may be eligible. Refer to the Town of Greece map.

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 Greece Community Partners, Inc. A committee comprised of two representatives from Greece Community Partners, Inc. (or its successor) and three community members reviews applications, selects the recipient(s), and notifies 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 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 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.


Donor Information

This scholarship was established by the Greece Summerfest '99 Committee, now known as Greece Community Partners, Inc.


Questions?

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


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