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

November 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 and divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters.

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 in the Spring. 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 information including your class schedule and tuition bill to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Acceptance and Renewal Form 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 Sally Gordon Memorial Scholarship Academic Verification/Renewal Form verifying continued full-time enrollment and good standing 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 scholarships@racf.org with any questions or concerns.

Renewability

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.

To make your own gift to this fund, click here.


Questions?

Email Scholarships@racf.org or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.


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