Peter A. Ciaccia Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to a LeMoyne College student who is from Monroe County and pursuing a four-year degree in business, finance, or accounting. ***Offered every four years. Accepting applications in 2024.***

Application Period

Contact Financial Aid Office beginning in December to learn more about this scholarship opportunity

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $4,000; paid as $1,000 per year for up to four consecutive years of undergraduate study. Award paid in the Fall semester. ***Offered every four years. Accepting new applications in 2024***

Allowed Use of Award

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

Eligibility Criteria

For a Monroe County high school graduate who:

  • Is an incoming freshman or undergraduate student at LeMoyne College pursuing a four-year degree in the field of business, finance, or accounting;
  • Has a minimum 3.0 GPA; and
  • Has financial need.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated through the Financial Aid Office at LeMoyne College, where application instructions are available.

***Renewals only. Accepting new applications in 2025.***

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Financial Aid Office at LeMoyne College, which selects the recipient(s) and informs the Community Foundation.

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 once required documentation is received. The scholarship is payable once per academic year and can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and August 15) or Spring semester (between December 1 and February 15).

To release the initial scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript to the Community Foundation verifying full-time enrollment at LeMoyne College and a specialization in business administration or finance. To release subsequent scholarship payments, send an un/official transcript or the Peter A. Ciaccia, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation verifying continued full-time enrollment and good standing. Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year 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.

Peter A. Ciaccia, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Renewal Form


If the recipient pursues a master's degree in accounting or business administration at LeMoyne College, he/she may receive one year of graduate-level support as long as it does not exceed the maximum total award.

Donor Information

The Peter A. Ciaccia, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established by Peter's family and friends to honor the memory of a great and compassionate leader in the Rochester business community. Peter strongly believed in the power and importance of education, especially a Jesuit education. Scholarships are awarded to Rochester-area high school students who plan to study at LeMoyne College, Peter's alma mater. Recipients should share Peter's passion for business and volunteerism.


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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