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.

Application Period

December 1 to March 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

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, 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. The scholarship is payable once per academic year and is split equally between the Fall and Spring semesters. Payment is made to the school for the recipient’s account once required documentation is received.

To release the first annual payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript between July 1 and August 15 to the Community Foundation verifying full-time enrollment in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics program at a two- or four- year college or university.

To release subsequent annual payments, send an un/official transcript or the Martin Zemel and Laura Fulton Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation 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. Scholarships not claimed in the assigned semester will be forfeited.

Renewability

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.


Donor 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.


Questions?

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


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