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.
November 1 to February 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 and divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters. Minimum award $1,000.
Allowed Use of Award
Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education.
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.
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.
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 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 email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
This scholarship is not renewable; however, students may reapply each year they are eligible.
This scholarship was established by the wife and family of William Jackson Hawley.
To make your own gift to this fund, click here.
Email Scholarships@racf.org or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.
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