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

December 1 to March 1

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $12,000; paid in equal annual installments over four consecutive years of undergraduate study. Award may be split between two or three recipients and is paid 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 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

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, 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. 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 initial scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript to the Community Foundation verifying enrollment. To release subsequent scholarship payments, send an un/official transcript or the Lorraine Halsch Memorial Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation verifying continued enrollment and good standing. Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.


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.


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