William Jackson Hawley Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To help a student whose parent has recently died from cancer — or who is undergoing cancer treatment — remain in school and obtain a bachelor's degree. This need-based scholarship provides support when family finances experience a drastic change due to medical bills or reduced income as a result of cancer.

Application Period

December 1 to March 1

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $3,000; may be split between two or three recipients. Award paid in one lump sum 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 a student residing in Monroe County who:

  • Is attending college full-time in Monroe County or graduating from a Monroe County high school and continuing on to college;
  • Has a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0; and
  • Has financial need as a result of a parent's battle with cancer.

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 staff and community 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 scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript verifying enrollment to the Community Foundation. Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.

Renewability

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


Donor Information

This scholarship was established by the wife and family of William Jackson Hawley.


Questions?

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


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