Rochester Community Schools Foundation


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The 2019 Scholarship Reception
Monday, April 22, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. at Rochester High School
All recipients will be notified by mail the week the week of March 11, 2019.

Community Scholarship Program

Scholarships are an investment in our community’s future. By connecting donors, nonprofit organizations and leaders to philanthropic opportunities, we can work together to strengthen the Greater Rochester area.

The Rochester Community Schools Foundation and the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Rochester and the Rochester Rotary Club, provide area students with a vast array of scholarships to promote continuing education. Last year, nearly $100,000 scholarships were awarded.

2017 Scholarship Recipients

To view more photos of prior years’ Scholarship Recipients please click below.

Rochester Support Personnel Association (RSPA) Scholarship

The RSPA Scholarship was established in 2003 in partnership with the Rochester Community Schools Foundation. The scholarship is available to all RCS students who demonstrate a need for assistance and a desire to participate in school and/or community educational activities.  These activities include but are not limited to tutoring services, field trip payments, intramural registration/fees and after-school care.  Any RCS employee or parent may nominate a student for the award.

The RSPA Committee will review and determine the number of recipients to  award based on availability of funds every year. An application can be downloaded by clicking on the form to the right or be available in all school buildings. Applications must be submitted by mid-May to be considered for the following school year. Reimbursement for past activities is not eligible. Payment will be made directly to the organization/individual providing the service.