Sidney and Carol Aroesty Family Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to East High School graduating seniors planning to pursue a degree in any science discipline at a two- or four-year college, university, or technical school.

Application Period

December 1 to March 1

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $12,000; paid in equal annual installments over four consecutive years of undergraduate study. Award may be split between two or more recipients and is 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 graduating East High School seniors who:

  • Are pursuing an undergraduate degree in any science discipline at a two- or four-year college, university, or technical school;
  • Will be enrolled as a full-time student;
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (B average); and
  • Have financial need.

Preference may be given to a first-generation immigrant applicant.

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, 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, community, and family 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. The scholarship can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and August 15) or 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 the initial or one-time scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript to the Community Foundation verifying full-time enrollment in any science program. To release subsequent scholarship payments, send an un/official transcript or the Sidney and Carol Aroesty Family Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation verifying continued full-time enrollment in any science program and a minimum 3.0 GPA. 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.

Sidney and Carol Aroesty Family Scholarship Renewal Form

Donor Information

This scholarship was created in loving memory of Sidney A. Aroesty, who lived a full and impactful life built on a foundation of scholarship, integrity, and honesty. Sid graduated from East High in 1964 and served as president of his class. With a passion for the sciences and health care, Sid joined the U.S. Air Force in 1967, where he served in the Laboratory at Kinchloe AFB. He went on to become lab supervisor at the University of Rochester's Strong Memorial and Highland hospitals. Sid extended his influence on the field of diagnostic medicine when he joined Diagnostic Products Corporation, headquartered in Los Angeles. His career provided the opportunity to travel to amazing places and meet incredible people, but he always attributed these opportunities to the great fortune, passionate mentors, and help he received along the way. This scholarship was developed with the intent to help other young men and women pursue the "American Dream" of their own.


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