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.

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. One-time scholarships may also be awarded and are paid in one lump sum.

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.

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 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.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient. Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient’s account 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 August 15 verifying enrollment in the Fall semester.

To release the Spring semester and subsequent semester payments, send an un/official transcript or the Nautilus Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation between December 1 and February 15 verifying continued enrollment.

Scholarships not claimed in the assigned semester 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.

Nautilus Scholarship Renewal Form

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.


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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