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Rodney B. Janes Award for Private or Parochial High School

Purpose of Scholarship

This scholarship is a need-based award that provides tuition assistance for high school students who are residents of Monroe County and entering or continuing study in a private or parochial high school in Monroe County, NY.

Application Period

November 1 to March 4

Number and Size of Awards

Number of recipients and award amounts vary; average award $500 to $1,000. Award paid in one lump sum in the Fall.

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition assistance only.

Eligibility Criteria

For high school students whose permanent address is in Monroe County and who:

  • Are accepted to or currently enrolled in a participating accredited private or parochial high school (grades 9 to 12);
  • Demonstrate financial need to pay tuition; and
  • Meet the school’s academic and attendance policies.

Application Process

To begin or continue your application, click here.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee comprised of Community Foundation staff and community representatives reviews applications and selects the recipient(s).

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient in April. Payment is mailed 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 scholarship payment, upload the requested and required documentation including your class schedule verifying enrollment to the Rodney B. Janes Award for Private or Parochial High School Scholarship Application between July 1 and August 15.

Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited. Email with any questions or concerns.


This scholarship is not renewable; however, students may reapply each year they are eligible.

Donor Information

A former trust established this fund to benefit secondary school students and students pursuing training at business, vocational, or technical schools.


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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