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Joseph M. Yacono Memorial Award

Purpose of Scholarship

For graduating seniors from East Rochester High School who have been diligent in their studies and, preferably, active in athletics.

Application Period

Contact school counselor beginning in January to learn more about this scholarship opportunity

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $1,000; paid in one lump sum 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 a graduating senior from East Rochester High School who:

  • Is diligent in academic courses;
  • Is, preferably, active in athletics; and
  • Has financial need.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated by the East Rochester High School Counseling Office, where application instructions are available if applicable.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through East Rochester High School. A committee comprised of counselors, teachers, the principal, and the vice principal reviews applications, selects the recipient, and informs 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 in the Spring. 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 scholarship payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying enrollment 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.


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

Donor Information

This scholarship was established to memorialize Joseph M. Yacono by his mother, father, and friends.

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


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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