Sally Gordon Memorial Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

For a graduating senior of Honeoye Central High School going on to college who exemplifies Sally's qualities of determination, drive, a sense of humor, and a willingness to face adversity.

Application Period

December 1 to April 30

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.

Allowed Use of Award

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

Eligibility Criteria

For a graduating senior from Honeoye Central High School who:

  • Is continuing his/her education;
  • Has a cumulative grade point average of 80 percent (2.7 GPA) or higher; and
  • Has determination, drive, a sense of humor, and a willingness to face adversity.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated by Honeoye Central High School Counseling Office, where application instructions are also available.

Sally Gordon Memorial Scholarship Application

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Honeoye Central High School. A selection committee comprised of at least three members of Honeoye Central High School faculty and staff, and which may include one member of the Gordon family, reviews applications, selects the recipient(s), and informs the Community Foundation.

Interviews may be requested. The selection will not be based on final grades; the 80 percent cumulative grade is for pre-screening purposes only. The essay and interview are weighted equally. The interview questions posed by the scholarship selection committee show the importance of personality in the selection process.

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. The scholarship is applied to the Spring semester (between December 1 and February 15). Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account once required documentation is received.

To release scholarship payments after successful completion of the first, third, fifth, and seventh semesters, send an un/official transcript or the Sally Gordon Memorial Scholarship Academic Verification/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.

Sally Gordon Memorial Scholarship Academic Verification/Renewal Form

Donor Information

This scholarship was established in memory of Sally Gordon, an English teacher and administrator at Honeoye Central High School, by her husband and friends.


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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