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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 ethic and leadership. Some awards may consider financial need. Scholarship awards are based on the funds available and may not be awarded every year.


The deadline to submit a completed scholarship packet for the 2023-2024 school year has been extended to February 4, 2024.

Available Scholarships through the RCS Foundation

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 the International Academy (IA) and RCS Alternative Center for Education (ACE).

Instructions and Submission



The RCS Foundation has teamed with Kaleidoscope for an easy, user-friendly scholarship submission platform that will allow you access to all the scholarships offered through the RCSF Scholarship Program as well as additional scholarships offered through Kaleidoscope's national database based on your credentials.

A COMPLETE application consists of: A general application with an essay, a reference letter and an official/unofficial copy of your high school transcript.

Once you complete and submit the general application - YOU MUST SELECT 3 or MORE SCHOLARSHIPS THAT YOU BELIEVE BEST FITS YOUR CREDENTIALS.

Please take a moment to review ALL 38 scholarship descriptions above to choose the 3 (or more) scholarships that best fit your credentials. Incomplete packets will not be considered and rejected in the review process.

All questions and essays must be answered and submitted to the best of your ability. Please note that you may save your work and return to the application multiple times.

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

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