The Down Syndrome Parent Support Group of Genesee County, Inc The Down Syndrome Parent Support Group of Genesee County, Inc. is a non-profit organization consisting of parents of persons with Down syndrome, professionals, and other interested parties.
This year our organization will be awarding two $500.00 scholarships to two high school students.
These scholarships are available to students residing or attending high school in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. To qualify for the scholarship, the student must be a graduating senior who intends on declaring a college major that will involve working with persons with developmental disabilities (special education teacher, P.T., O.T., speech, music therapy, and developmental pediatrician).
An application must be completed, accompanied with two letters of recommendation, and an essay of at least 250 words. The contents of this essay must include why they have chosen to become a professional in a field relating to developmental disabilities. The essay must be typed and double-spaced. No handwritten essays will be accepted.
All applications must be postmarked by May 10, 2013. Any application received after this date will not be eligible. Applications are available on the table located outside of Mrs. Rogers’ office.
Scholarship Program for High School Seniors The Genesee County Farm Bureau (“GCFB”) is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior in 2013. The award will go to a Student member or to the son or daughter of a Regular or Associate member of the Genesee County Farm Bureau.
Eligibility- Eligible students must be continuing their education beyond high school through a trade-school or two-year/four-year collegiate program.
Application Forms & Deadlines- Scholarship application forms are available from the Genesee County Farm Bureau office by calling 585-343-3489 or by going to the GCFB website at www.geneseecountyfarmbureau.com. The award decision will be based on: involvement in agriculture and the applicant’s stated intentions to remain involved in agriculture; scholastic participation; activities; application responses and essays. The GCFB Scholarship Committee will review all applications and make a final decision about the award recipient.
Completed applications must be returned to the GCFB office no later than April 30, 2013. Interviews will be held if necessary. The award recipient will be notified by June 1st.
Award Details- The $1,000 award will be provided in two payments: the first will be awarded on September 1st and the second will be awarded upon receipt of the first semester grades. A copy of the first semester transcript must be sent to the GCFB office for review. The student must obtain a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher to receive the second scholarship payment.
Applicant must be a graduating female high school student entering college or a current college student continuing her education at an accredited college in the U.S. The scholarship is being offered to those pursuing a degree in construction; construction management; architecture, civil, mechanical, and structural or electrical engineering. 2013 APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN April 26, 2013. Applications are available on the table located outside of Mrs. Rogers’ office.
The Traveling Cabaret of Irondequoit will be awarding scholarships to college-bound high school seniors pursuing the arts upon graduation. The arts include, but are not limited to: music, drama, art, writing, technical and all other arts related areas. Applications will be accepted from students throughout the greater Rochester area and surrounding communities. Awards will be determined on a talent and need basis. APPLICANTS MUST BE MAJORING IN THE ARTS.
Applications available on the table outside of Mrs. Rogers’ office. Application deadline is April 12, 2013.
New York State Association of Agricultural FairsandNew York State Showpeople’s Association Scholarship
The NYSAAF and NYSSA offer an annual scholarship program which is available to students who are New York State residents, who currently are (or have previously been) active in a fair that is a member of the NYSAAF and who plan to attend (or already attend) college in pursuit of a degree in a field related to agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business. The fair where you have been active must endorse your application and will submit it for you.
Purpose- To provide financial assistance to those high school and college students who have been active in their local fairs and who intend to pursue or who are pursuing higher education in a field related to agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business.
Awards - Up to ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually.
Eligibility- Applicant must be in his/her senior year of high school in New York State or be a New York State resident already attending college and planning to pursue or already pursuing at an accredited institution of higher learning a degree in a field related to agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business.
Deadline – April 12, 2013
Application – applications available at http://www.nyfairs.org/scholarship.htm
Genesee Valley Federal Credit Union will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior within our field of membership of Livingston or Wyoming Counties.
To be considered for the scholarship, a graduating senior must have:
Their own GVFCU account in good standing.
Application is completed by the graduating high school senior.
Plan to attend an accredited college, university or community college as a full-time student 2013/2014.
Submit a completed application and two letters of recommendation from instructors or employers, postmarked by Friday, April 26, 2013. No late entries
Applications are available at anyone of our branch locations or download at www.geneseevalleyfcu.com it here to print it off. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lori Standish at 585-243-1500 ext. 302 for more details.
The Community Foundation has more than 100 scholarship funds and distributed almost $500,000 in scholarships last year. See what scholarships are available by visiting the Community Foundation website at www.racf.org/Scholarships.
Safari Club International Scholarship The Western and Central New York Chapter of Safari Club International, is seeking applicants for the SCI scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to seniors who are planning to major in:
Fisheries and Wildlife Management
Applications are available at www.wnysafariclub.com Application deadline is April 12, 2013 ******************************************************************************
AKOMA African American Women’s Gospel Choir Scholarship AKOMA African American Women’s Gospel Choir is pleased to begin the application process for our annual Nona Patterson Chambers Scholarship. We provide scholarship assistance to deserving college-bound young African American women graduating from an accredited high school in the Greater Rochester area. These young women must be attending college in September 2013.
Enclosed is a copy of our scholarship application. Applications are available at www.akoma.org. All parts of the application must be completed and the essay must be typewritten. All documents, the application form, essay, reference letters and the official high school transcript must arrive on or before the postmark deadline of April 26, 2013. The documents for the scholarship may be mailed separately, but they must all meet the April 26, 2013 postmark deadline.
The young ladies will also have a personal interview Saturday, May 11, 2013, with our scholarship committee as part of the application process. All young ladies with complete application packets will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Applications are available on the table outside of Mrs. Rogers’ office.
All documents should be mailed to the following post office box:
AKOMA - Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 19627
Rochester, NY 14619
If you have questions or would like additional information, please call Ms. Rita P. Mitchell at (585) 260-5838.
Dana Fry Scholarship Fund – Vietnam Veterans of America The members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 193 are offering two scholarships of $500.00 each. Being a child of a veteran, or having military ambitions is helpful but not necessary.
Applications available at vva193.org. An essay about the Vietnam area is required. Some suggested topics are listed below but needn’t be restricted to these subjects:
Livingston County Chamber Makes $2,000 Available in Scholarship Program - Six $500 awards available to graduating High School Seniors
Livingston County Chamber of Commerce/LCEA (Livingston County Education Alliance) will award up to four $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors attending college in 2012. The Chamber's scholarship program is now accepting applications.
Applications are available at the Chamber website, www.livingstoncountychamber.com
Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2013. Recipients will receive a cash award to be used for their college or technical career expenses.
Livingston County Education Alliance (LCEA) 2013 High School Scholarship Award The Chamber of Commerce/LCEA (Livingston County Education Alliance) will have up to four $2,000.00 awards for graduating seniors who reside in Livingston County. Two of the scholarships,funded in part by New York State Department of Labor JSEC (Job Service Employer Committee), Genesee Valley Motors, the Livingston County Chamber Agricultural Committee and LCEA will be awarded to vocational students chosen primarily on the basis of a project or demonstration. Vocational students should contact the Genesee Valley Partnership, C.G. May Center office at (658-7900) for application and details.
Two scholarships, funded by LCEA, will be awarded to students chosen on the basis of an essay of their choice outlined on the application.
Essay must be a minimum of three complete, typed, double-spaced pages with one-inch margins, and written specifically for this application. Times New Roman 12pt. font must be used. All pages must be numbered, preferably in the footer, and include your name and the date.
• Selection will be based on financial need and the following: (a) essay content (including addressing all elements of the topic selected), (b) writing skills (presentation and articulation of topic, grammar, spelling and sentence structure), (c) citation of sources of quotations and facts by footnotes or a bibliography (if appropriate) and (d) adherence to the above requirements.
• Scholarships are limited to graduating high school seniors residing in Livingston County who have been accepted at and have committed to attending an institution of higher education in the fall of 2012.
• A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or school administrator is required.
• Acceptance letter from the applicant’s school of choice, financial aid package (complete with estimated cost of attendance and financial aid award, if any) and commitment letter/form to attend the school with student’s signature must be submitted with the essay.
• No contact is to be made with the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce office. Team entries arenot permitted.
• The Chamber reserves the right to award fewer than two scholarships, if the committee feels there arenot two worthy applicants.
Applications are available on the table located outside of Mrs. Rogers’ office.
Application and essay must be postmarked on or before Wednesday, May 1, 2013 and sent to: Helen Zamboni, Scholarship Chair, Livingston County Chamber of Commerce/LCEA 4635 Millennium Drive, Geneseo, New York 14454
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are renewing the scholarship for 2013.
Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please read through the information on the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.
Karl Szulgit Memorial Scholarship 2013 The Karl Szulgit Memorial Scholarship will be awarding up to $5,000.00 in higher education scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year to the candidates selected by the Scholarship Committee.
Eligibility: Each applicant must have an account and be in good standing with a Federal Credit Union within the Rochester Credit Union District, be enrolled as a high school senior at the time of application, and be accepted at a College or University for the 2012-13 school year.
Selection process: Scholarship recipients will be selected based on an overall review of their academic performance, financial need, extracurricular activities, community involvement and essay response.
Applications are available on the table outside of Mrs. Rogers’ office. Application must be postmarked by April 30, 2013. ******************************************************************
The Harvey E. Schultz and Esther M. Schultz March of Dimes Health Education Scholarship Submission Deadline: April 15, 2013 (for the 2013-14 academic year) For more information about the March of Dimes and its mission, please visit the website at:
Established in 2006, the Harvey E. Schultz and Esther M. Schultz Health Education
Scholarship provides an educational scholarship to eligible candidates who are starting
their health related studies at an accredited post-secondary school located in Livingston,