Rochester Telecommunications Scholarship
Purpose of Scholarship
To support local college students interested in the fields of telecommunications and technology who have a strong desire to attain an education and need financial assistance.
November 1 to February 1
Number and Size of Awards
One award of $8,000; divided into equal annual installments paid over four consecutive years of undergraduate study. Award may be split between two or more recipients and is paid in the Fall and divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters. Minimum award $4,000; paid as $1,000 per year for up to four consecutive years.
Allowed Use of Award
Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education.
For graduating seniors who:
- Are from a public, private, or parochial school in the eight-county area surrounding Rochester (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties);
- Will be attending a college in the eight-county area;
- Are pursuing an undergraduate degree in in telecommunications, computer science, information systems, network engineering, telecommunication engineering, broadcast engineering technology, information or data technology, or a related program;
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.5;
- Are active in community service activities; and
- Have financial need.
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, check the status of your application, or accept and release a scholarship you have been awarded, click here and go to the My Applications tab.
The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee of Community Foundation staff and community representatives reviews applications and selects the recipients.
Award Announcement and Payment
The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient in April. Payment is made to the school for the recipient’s account in one lump sum in the Fall and split between the Fall and Spring semesters once required documentation is received.
To release the initial scholarship payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying pursuit of a degree in telecommunications, technology, information or data technology, or a related subject at a college or university in the eight-county region to the Community Foundation’s online Consolidated Scholarship Application between July 1 and August 15.
To release subsequent scholarship payments, upload the requested and required information including your unofficial transcript, class schedule, tuition bill, and the Rochester Telecommunications Scholarship Renewal Form verifying continued enrollment in one of the listed programs and a minimum 2.5 GPA to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Acceptance and Renewal Form between July 1 and August 15.
Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
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.
A Rochester-based telecommunications business created a scholarship trust with a local bank to assist employees' children with the costs of college education. After the company was acquired, the bank trust was terminated and distributed to the Community Foundation.
Email Scholarships@racf.org or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.
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