Louis P. and Betty A. Iacona Nursing Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to students in Monroe County pursuing a career in nursing.

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 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 students in Monroe County who:

  • Are planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in a two- or four- year college nursing program;
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA; and
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Relevant volunteer or community service experience is a consideration.

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 the recipient(s). Recipients should be of diverse ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient. The scholarship is payable once per academic year and 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 made 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 in a nursing program at a two- or four-year college or university. To release subsequent scholarship payments, send an un/official transcript or the Louis P. and Betty A. Iacona Nursing Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation verifying continued enrollment in a nursing program at a two- or four-year college or university and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.

Renewability

Beginning 2021: This scholarship is renewable up to three times for a total of up to four awards in four consecutive years. Award renewability varies per recipient:

  • Graduating high school seniors receive awards that are renewable for a total of four awards in four consecutive years;
  • College freshman receive awards that are renewable for a total of three awards in three consecutive years;
  • College sophomores receive awards that are renewable for a total of two awards in two consecutive years; and
  • College juniors receive one-time awards that are not renewable.

Please see the Award Announcement and Payment section above for more information.

Louis P. and Betty A. Iacona Nursing Scholarship Renewal Form


Donor Information

Louis and Betty Iacona were inspired to create a scholarship to help students pursuing a career in nursing after witnessing the patience, understanding, and compassionate care provided to a loved one during a difficult time. The scholarship is an expression of gratitude for the nurses who gave of themselves so selflessly and was established to provide assistance and encouragement to nursing students who exhibit the qualities Mr. and Mrs. Iacona so admired and appreciated during their loved one's illness.


Questions?

Email Scholarships@racf.org or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.


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