Joseph Delibert Memorial Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To help academically talented students graduating from Rochester City School District's James Monroe High School attend a two- or four-year public college or school.

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 seniors from Rochester City School District's James Monroe High School who have:

  • High academic achievement (at least a B average or 3.0 out of 4.0 cumulative GPA);
  • Financial need to attend college;
  • Good character (integrity, compassion, and commitment); and
  • Plans to attend a public (i.e., community or state-run) college or school.

Selection is based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need. Preference is given to someone with economic hardship.

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 Community Foundation staff and community 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. 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 full-time enrollment to the Community Foundation. Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.


This scholarship is a one-time award and is not renewable.


When considering need, other factors may include, but are not limited to, whether or not a student is eligible for free- or reduced-price lunch programs at school or has extenuating family or personal circumstances.

Donor Information

This scholarship was established by Joseph Delibert's two sons as a way to honor their father and remember the important role that education played in his life. Joseph Delibert was a successful graduate of the old Monroe High school in the 1920s. He was a good student and because of a scholarship, he was able to attend and graduate from Cornell University.


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