Armenian Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Value: $4,000
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: Feb 1, 2024

To provide financial assistance to graduating seniors of Armenian heritage pursuing careers in medicine, science, or music.

Application Period

November 1 to February 1

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $4,000; paid as $1,000 per year for up to four consecutive years of undergraduate study. Award paid in the Fall and divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters.

Allowed Use of Award

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

Eligibility Criteria

For a graduating high school senior of Armenian heritage who:

  • Resides in and is graduating from a school in the eight-county area surrounding Rochester (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties);
  • Is pursuing a degree in the field of medicine, science, or music; and
  • Has financial need; and
  • Has a minimum B average/3.0 GPA.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated through the Community Foundation, and this scholarship is grouped with other scholarships in our Consolidated Scholarship Application. This means that by completing this one application, you will automatically be considered for any and all other scholarships connected to the Consolidated Application.

To apply for this scholarship and more, complete the Consolidated Scholarship Application.

To continue working on the Consolidated Application or another application you have already started, check the status of your application, or accept and release a scholarship you have been awarded, check the status of your application, or accept and release a scholarship you have been awarded, go to the My Applications tab online.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee comprised of Community Foundation and community representatives reviews applications and selects recipients.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient in April. Payment is made to the school for the recipient’s account in one lump sum in the Fall and split between the Fall and Spring semesters once required documentation is received.

To release the initial scholarship payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying enrollment and pursuit of a degree in medicine, science, or music to the Community Foundation’s online Consolidated Scholarship Application between July 1 and August 15.

To release subsequent scholarship payments, upload the requested and required information including your unofficial transcript, class schedule, tuition bill, and the Armenian Scholarship Renewal Form verifying continued enrollment in a medical, science, or music program and a minimum 3.0 GPA to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Acceptance and Renewal Form between July 1 and August 15.

Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited. Email scholarships@racf.org with any questions or concerns.

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