William and Irene Rolfe Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to town of Rose residents who plan to attend college full time.

Application Period

Contact school counselor beginning in December to learn more about this scholarship opportunity

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $8,000; paid as $2,000 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 graduating seniors from North Rose-Wolcott High School who:

  • Reside in the town of Rose for at least two years prior to graduation;
  • Demonstrate scholastic, athletic, and social achievement; and
  • Are accepted by an accredited four-year college.

Financial need is not a consideration.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated by the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District, where application instructions are available if applicable.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District. The school's awards committee, which is comprised of class advisors, faculty, and staff, reviews applications, selects the recipient, and informs the Community Foundation.

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 payable once per academic year and 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 made to the school for the recipient's account once required documentation is received.

To release the initial scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript to the Community Foundation verifying enrollment in a four-year college. To release subsequent scholarship payments, send an un/official transcript or the William and Irene Rolfe Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation verifying continued enrollment in a four-year college 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.

William and Irene Rolfe Scholarship Renewal Form

Donor Information

This scholarship was established in 1996 as a testamentary gift from the estate of Irene M. Rolfe, a long time resident of the Wayne County town of Rose.


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

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