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Harvey E. Anderson Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To be awarded to students who participate in Section V sports, have been diligent in academic and athletic endeavors, and exhibit self-motivation and extraordinary effort.

Application Period

Contact sports coach in October/November. Nominations are due December 1; applications are due February 1.

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $4,000 each to both a male and a female athlete; paid as $1,000 per year for up to four consecutive years of undergraduate study. Additionally, one non-renewable award of $1,000 to both a male and a female runner-up. 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.

Eligibility Criteria

For college-bound graduating seniors who have participated in athletics at Section V schools. Each school in Section V may select one male and one female student to complete the application. Applicants need not be the best natural athletes or scholars, but should demonstrate “110 percent” effort in studies and chosen sports. Financial need may be considered, but is not a determining factor.

Application Process

This scholarship accepts nominations from Section V schools only.

The application process is coordinated through the Community Foundation and Section V. Each eligible school nominates one male and one female to complete the application. After all of the nominations are collected, the Community Foundation sends an email inviting students to complete the online application.

Interested Students: Please see your counselor in October or November to learn more about this scholarship.

Counselors: Nominations due November 15. Information about the nomination process is mailed to your school in late October or Early November. Contact the Community Foundation at if you have not received the nomination instructions or to learn more about the nomination process.

Nominated students: An invitation to complete the application will be mailed to you in early to mid-December. Applications due February 1.

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, 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.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through Section V. A committee comprised of Section V representatives and other community members reviews applications and selects recipient(s). Finalists may be interviewed by the committee.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient in April.

Payment is mailed 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 “winner” or one-time “runner-up” (when applicable) scholarship payment, upload your class schedule and tuition bill verifying enrollment to the Community Foundation’s online Consolidated Scholarship Application between July 1 and August 15.

To release subsequent “winner” scholarship payments, upload the requested and required information including your unofficial transcript, class schedule, tuition bill, and the Harvey E. Anderson Scholarship Renewal Form verifying continued enrollment and a minimum 2.5 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 with any questions or concerns.


The “winner” scholarship is renewable up to three times for a total of four consecutive annual awards.. Please see the Award Announcement and Payment section above for more information. Note: Runner-up scholarships are a one-time awards and are not renewable.

Harvey E. Anderson Scholarship Renewal Form

Donor Information

This scholarship was established in 1987 by Harvey E. Anderson, former president of the Rochester Coca-Cola Bottling Company and longtime supporter of local sports activities, to reward young people’s good citizenship, self-motivation, achievement, and concern for others.

To make your own gift to this fund, click here.


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