Martin Zemel and Laura Fulton Scholarship
Purpose of Scholarship
To provide need-based financial assistance to a RCSD graduating senior planning to pursue a degree in a STEM program at a two- or four-year college or university. Preference may be given to an East High student. ***Not accepting applications in 2023***
November 1 to February 1
Number and Size of Awards
One award of $4,000; paid as $500 per semester for up to eight consecutive semesters of undergraduate study.
Allowed Use of Award
Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education.
For a graduating senior from the Rochester City School District who:
- Is planning to attend a two- or four- year college or university,
- Is pursuing a STEM concentration (science, technology, engineering, or math);
- Has a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA with a demonstrated strength in the sciences; and
- Demonstrates financial need.
Preference may be given to students graduating from East High School.
***Not accepting applications in 2023***
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, check the status of your application, or accept and release a scholarship you have been awarded, click here and go to the My Applications tab.
The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee comprised of Community Foundation staff, donors, and community 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 two equal installments for the Fall and Spring semesters once required documentation is received.
To release the initial Fall semester payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying full-time enrollment in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics program at a two- or four- year college or university to the Community Foundation’s online Consolidated Scholarship Application between July 1 and August 15.
To release the Spring semester payment, upload the requested and required information including your unofficial transcript, class schedule, tuition bill and the Martin Zemel and Laura Fulton Scholarship Renewal Form verifying continued full-time enrollment in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics program at a two- or four- year college or university and a minimum 3.0 GPA to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Acceptance and Renewal Form between December 1 and February 15.
To release the subsequent Fall and Spring semester payments, upload the requested and required information including your unofficial transcript, class schedule, tuition bill, and the Martin Zemel and Laura Fulton Scholarship Renewal Form verifying continued enrollment and a minimum 2.5 GPA to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Acceptance and Renewal Form between July 1 and August 15 for the Fall semester and between December 1 and February 15 for the Spring semester.
Scholarships not claimed in the assigned semester will be forfeited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
This scholarship is renewable three times for a total of four awards in four consecutive years of undergraduate education. Please see the Award Announcement and Payment section above for more information.
The founders of this scholarship believe that education can lay the foundations for a life that is both personally and economically satisfying. As educators, they do not want the lack of resources to prevent students with the potential and desire from following this route. It is therefore their desire to provide need based financial assistance to help students achieve their aspirations, one child at a time.
To make your own gift to this fund, click here.
Email Scholarships@racf.org or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.
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