Nautilus Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide scholarship support to graduating high school seniors in Monroe County pursuing a degree in architecture, construction, construction management, or a related field, or a program leading to teacher certification in a STEM field.

Deadline

April 15

Number and Size of Awards

One award of up to $1,250, payable as one-half the total award in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Additionally, recipients will be invited to participate in a voluntary and unpaid internship in their field.

Allowed Use of Award

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

Eligibility Criteria

For graduating high school seniors in Monroe County who:

  • Are pursuing architecture, construction, construction management, or a field of education that would lead to supporting the growth of these fields (e.g., math, science, technology, etc.);
  • Plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or university or vocational/technical school;
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA;
  • Have financial need; and
  • Intend to work in Monroe County following graduation from college or vocational/technical school.

Preference may be given to underrepresented students.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Nautilus Scholarship selection committee, which is comprised of representatives from the architecture, construction, and education fields. The committee reviews applications, selects the recipient(s), and informs the Community Foundation of its decisions.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated through the Community Foundation.

To begin a new application, click here.

If you have already started an online application and would like to log in to your account to continue working, click here.

Award Announcement and Payment

Payment is mailed to the school in two equal installments for the Fall and Spring semesters.

To release the initial Fall semester payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript to the Community Foundation between July 1 and September 15 verifying enrollment in the Fall semester.

To release the Spring semester payment, send an un/official transcript or the Nautilus Scholarship Mid-Year Academic Verification Form to the Community Foundation between December 1 and March 15 verifying continued enrollment.

Scholarships not claimed by March 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.

Renewability

This scholarship is a one-time award and is not renewable.


Donor Information

A group of local architects, construction managers, and educators created this scholarship to provide opportunities for the next generation of design, construction, and education professionals.


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