Tomaino Family Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide financial support to students at Aquinas Institute of Rochester, McQuaid Jesuit High School, and Our Lady of Mercy High School.

Application Period

Contact school business office in January. Nominations are due February 1; applications are due May 15.

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $1,000 to a recipient at each school; paid in one lump sum in the Fall.

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with private school.

Eligibility Criteria

For students at Aquinas Institute of Rochester, McQuaid Jesuit High School, and Our Lady of Mercy High School who:

  • Are currently enrolled in grades 8 through 11;
  • Participate in community service activities;
  • Demonstrate academic achievement; and
  • Have financial need.

Preference may be given to students who previously attended Rochester City School District.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. The Community Foundation invites Aquinas Institute of Rochester, McQuaid Jesuit High School, and Our Lady of Mercy High School to nominate three students to complete an application. After all of the nominations are collected, the Community Foundation sends an email inviting students to complete the online application.

Interested Students: Please see your counselor in January to learn more about this scholarship.

Counselors: Nominations are accepted in February/March. Please contact the Community Foundation at scholarships@racf.org to learn more about the nomination process.

Nominated students: To begin an application or continue working, log in to your account.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee comprised of Community Foundation staff, community members, and family representatives reviews applications, interviews applicants, and selects the recipients.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails an award notification to the recipient. Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account.

Renewability

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


Donor Information

This scholarship was established by the Tomaino Family to honor the memory of Rosemary and Joseph M. Tomaino.


Questions?

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


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