Joel Ayite Ajavon Memorial Scholarship
Purpose of Scholarship
The Scholarship was established by friends and family to honor the life of Joel Ayite Ajavon who left this world far too early. To be awarded to graduating high school seniors with a primary interest in studying science, technology, engineering, math, nursing, or trades at a two-year community college in Western New York.
November 1 to March 4
Number and Size of Awards
One award of $3,000; paid in one-half the total award in both 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 graduating high school seniors in Monroe County who:
- Plan to attend a two-year community college in Western New York;
- Have a primary interest in studying science, technology, engineering, math, nursing, or trades;
- Will be enrolled full time;
- Have financial need; and
- Meet the school’s academic, citizen, and attendance policies.
To begin or continue your application, click here.
This scholarship is one of dozens connected to our Consolidated Scholarship Application. Applying for this scholarship means you’ll be considered for any other relevant opportunities within the Consolidated Application.
The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee comprised of Community Foundation, community, and family representatives 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 school for the recipient’s account in two equal installments for the Fall and Spring semesters once required documentation is received.
To release the initial Fall semester payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying full-time enrollment in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics program to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Portal between July 1 and August 15.
To release the Spring semester payment, upload the requested and required information including your unofficial transcript, class schedule and tuition bill to verify continued full-time status, enrollment in at least one science, robotics, or engineering class, and a minimum 2.0 GPA to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Portal between December 1 and February 15.
Scholarships not claimed within the assigned semester will be forfeited. Email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
This scholarship is a one-time renewable award in the same academic year.
This scholarship was established in memory of Joel Ayite Ajavon, who was actively pursuing a college degree in electrical engineering and robotic studies before his untimely death in August 2013.
To learn more about Joel, click here.
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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