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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 school athletic director or sports coach for nomination information. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis; applications are due March 4.

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. Once nominations are collected, the Community Foundation sends an email to the nominator to share an access code for applicants to complete the online application.

Interested Students: Please see your athletic director, coach or counselor to learn more about this scholarship.

Nominators: Please contact the Community Foundation at to learn more about the nomination process.

Nominated students: An invitation to complete the application will be shared to you. Applications are due by March 4.

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).

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 college 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 Scholarship Portal between July 1 and August 15.

To release subsequent “winner” scholarship payments, upload the requested and required information including your unofficial transcript, class schedule and tuition bill verifying continued enrollment and a minimum 2.5 GPA to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Portal 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.

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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