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Annual RCS Foundation Scholarship Program

Dear Graduating RCS High School Senior,

First and foremost, congratulations on your journey thus far!

The annual Rochester Community Schools (RCS) Foundation Scholarship Program was created to provide scholarships to any eligible RCS high school senior wanting to continue their education after high school.

Scholarships are based on criteria developed by the donors which may include academic promise; extracurricular activities; community service; musical, artistic and dramatic talent; work ethics and leadership. Some awards may consider financial need. Scholarship awards are based on the funds availability and may not be awarded every year.


The deadline to submit a completed scholarship packet for the 2021-2022 school year is January 21, 2022.

Available Scholarships

To access descriptions, criteria and eligibility requirements for all scholarships awarded through the Rochester Community Schools Foundation, click the following:

All RCS high school seniors are eligible to apply including RCS students attending International Academy (IA).

Instructions and Submission

One application packet submission allows you access to all the scholarships offered through the RCSF Scholarship Program. Each interested student is asked to submit one Scholarship Application Packet with the following three documents.

*All three documents listed below will need to be attached to your scholarship application packet to be considered a "complete packet". Any incomplete packets will not be considered or returned.*

A complete packet includes: 1. Application, including general information and an essay 2. At least one Appraisal Form, including a letter of recommendation and 3. High School Transcript.

Please take a moment to review the scholarship descriptions, complete and gather all three required documents and attach to the section below labeled "Final Step".

All questions, signatures and essay must be answered to the best of your knowledge.

Please download the 2 page appraisal form and send to your appraiser. The appraiser can upload in the section below or give the form back to you to upload with your submission.

An unofficial copy of your high school transcript from Parchment is acceptable.

FINAL STEP - Submission of Scholarship Application Packet

Once you have completed and gathered all the required documents listed above, click here to submit your Scholarship Application Packet .

Confidential Appraisal Upload

This section is for the Appraiser ONLY. If you are a student and need to upload your appraisal, please follow the instructions above.

Please contact the RCS Foundation office at (248) 726-3190 if you encounter a problem completing the application, need help, or have a question.

For additional scholarship opportunities, visit the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester website: