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Lorraine Halsch Memorial Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to college-bound students who have overcome adversity (i.e., family tragedy, illness, etc.).

Application Period

November 1 to March 4

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $6,000; divided into equal annual installments paid over four consecutive years of undergraduate study. Award may be split between two or three recipients and is paid in the Fall and divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters. Minimum award $4,000; paid as $1,000 per year for up to four years.

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education.

Eligibility Criteria

For college-bound Monroe County high school seniors who:

  • Reside in Monroe County;
  • Have academic accomplishment;
  • Have faced and overcome adversity; and
  • Have financial need.

Application Process

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.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee comprised of Community Foundation staff, community members, and family representatives reviews applications and selects the 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 one lump sum in the Fall and split between the Fall and Spring semesters once required documentation is received.

To release the initial scholarship payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying enrollment to the Community Foundation’s online Consolidated Scholarship Application between July and August 15.

To release subsequent scholarship payments, upload the requested and required information including your unofficial transcript, class schedule, tuition bill, and the Lorraine Halsch Memorial Scholarship Renewal Form verifying continued enrollment and good standing 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.


This scholarship is renewable up to three times for a total of four awards in four consecutive years. Please see the Award Announcement and Payment section above for more information.

Lorraine Halsch Memorial Scholarship Renewal Form

Donor Information

The Lorraine Halsch Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of the Fairport resident who died from the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. Lorraine was a devoted mother and wife. Before her death Lorraine had placed her career as an elementary special education teacher on hold to be a stay-at-home mom. Lorraine’s unique compassion, devotion, and caring touched the lives of her family, friends, pupils, and all who knew her.

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


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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