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Patrick J. Kelly II Memorial Award

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide an award for graduating seniors of Webster Thomas High School who exemplify the characteristics of Patrick Kelly and who plan to go on to college.

Application Period

Contact Webster Thomas High School College and Career Center beginning in November to learn more about this scholarship opportunity

Number and Size of Awards

$4,000, split between two or more recipients; paid in one lump sum in the Fall and divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters. Minimum award $500.

Allowed Use of Award

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

Eligibility Criteria

For a Webster Thomas High School graduating senior who:

  • Exemplifies leadership in high school;
  • Shows consistent academic accomplishment and/or improvement;
  • Is involved in extracurricular activities or athletic endeavors;
  • Participates in volunteer or community service activities; and
  • Displays good character (integrity, credibility, respect, good citizenship, and ethics).

Application Process

The application process is coordinated by the Webster Thomas High School College and Career Center, where application instructions are available for eligible students.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through Webster Thomas High School. A committee comprised of one member of the Kelly family, two representatives from the Webster Central School District, and two citizens of the greater Rochester area reviews applications, selects the recipient(s), and informs the Community Foundation.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails a certificate to the high school for presentation to the recipient and emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient in the Spring.


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

Donor Information

This scholarship was established to memorialize Patrick J. Kelly II, who succumbed to cancer in March 2003 at too young an age. He was a person of great integrity, giving 100 percent to everything he did - school, football, work, and play. Webster Thomas High School in Webster, NY played a major role in Pat's development and preparation for his years at Syracuse University and beyond. After his death, family and friends established this fund to provide scholarships to Webster Thomas High School graduates who exemplify his characteristics.

To learn more about Patrick, click here.

To make your own gift to this fund, click here.


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