Kathleen McElligott Hall Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $3,000
Awards Available: 1

Purpose of Scholarship:

To provide financial assistance to students in upstate New York State to continue their education in the field of nursing.

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $1,000; renewable annually for a maximum total award of up to $3,000. See the Renewability section below for more information.

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education.

Eligibility Criteria

For a student who:

A) Has completed at least one semester of a nursing program, and

B) Has financial need.

This award is not intended for the student with the highest GPA, but for an average student who works hard and is ambitious to excel in the nursing field.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Kathleen McElligott Hall Scholarship selection committee. The committee, comprised of two family members, an academic coordinator from Rochester Institute of Technology, and three citizens of the greater Rochester area, reviews applications, selects the recipient(s), and informs the Community Foundation.


This scholarship is renewable up to two times for a total of three awards in three consecutive years. Award renewability varies per recipient:

A) College freshmen receive awards that are renewable for a total of three awards in three consecutive years;

B) College sophomores receive awards that are renewable for a total of two awards in two consecutive years; and

C) College juniors receive one-time awards that are not renewable.

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