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Sheldon Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To benefit students graduating from Caledonia-Mumford Central School who are planning to pursue higher education.

Application Period

November 1 to February 1

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 Caledonia Mumford Central School who:

  • Is planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college.
  • Demonstrates good citizenship, dependability, trustworthiness, accomplishment in relation to ability (not necessarily a high GPA), and a sincere interest in furthering his/her education.
  • Has financial need to attend college.

Preference may be given to students planning to major in human ecology or early childhood education.

Application Process

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.

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 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 information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying enrollment to the Community Foundation’s online Consolidated Scholarship Application 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.

Sheldon Scholarship Renewal Form


Questions?

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


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