Rodney B. Janes Business, Vocational, or Technical Award

Purpose of Scholarship

This need-based scholarship provides educational assistance to young adult students up to age 30 who are residents of Monroe County, NY; have financial need; and are attending or entering post-secondary business, vocational, or technical schools or programs in Monroe County.


April 15

Number and Size of Awards

Two awards of up to $2,000 each; award may not exceed cost of tuition/program/course.

Allowed Use of Award

Award may be used for tuition, books, and course-related material. It may not be used for exam or certification fees or as reimbursement for course expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

For students between the ages of 16 and 30 whose permanent address is in Monroe County and who:

  • Are no more than 30 years old at the time of application;
  • Are accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited business, vocational, or technical post-secondary program in Monroe County that prepares the student for immediate entry into a career field upon completion; and
  • Meet the program’s academic, attendance, and professional standards and requirements.

Applicants do not need a high school diploma or GED to be eligible to apply.

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).

Application Process

The application process is coordinated through the Community Foundation.

To begin a new application, click here.

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Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation mails a letter with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient. The scholarship can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and September 15) or Spring semester (between December 1 and March 15). Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient’s account once required documentation is received.

To release the scholarship payment, complete and return the Rodney B. Janes Vocational, Technical, or Business Award Proof of Enrollment Form to the Community Foundation verifying current or upcoming enrollment. Scholarships not claimed by March 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.

Scholarships must be used to pre-pay for a course or pay for a course in progress and cannot be used to reimburse a student for a class that has already been taken or for exam or certification fees.


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

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