Policy

The strength of the candidates who apply to the University often makes our applicants excellent candidates for outside scholarships. The amount of the outside scholarships received will reduce the work-study and loan awards before reducing university need-based grants. The combination of outside awards and Rochester-packaged awards may not exceed a student’s institutional need or cost of attendance.

When you receive your award letter from the agency providing your outside scholarship, you need to forward a copy to the Financial Aid Office.  You can email it directly to your counselor

Scholarship checks need to be mailed to the Bursar’s Office, not the Financial Aid Office. Their address is as follows: Bursar’s Office, PO Box 270037, 330 Meliora Hall, Rochester, NY, 14627.

Search Engines

Be sure to look to family employers, local foundations, clubs, and community agencies for outside scholarship opportunities. Listed below are links to several search engines and other online resources that you might find helpful.

May Deadlines

May’s Top Scholarships:

Remote DBA “Experts to Students” Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university, OR a graduating high school senior
    • Must be interested in pursuing a career in database administration, data management, and data science
    • Must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher if in college, OR 3.0 or higher if high school senior
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 1, 2017

Hairspiration Organic Hair Products Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited U.S. university or college
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 1, 2017

HALO Scholarship Contest:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in or accepted to a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited U.S. university or college
    • Must be a legal U.S. resident
    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 1, 2017

HealthGrad.com Healthcare Leadership Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral level health related program at time of application
    • Must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 1, 2017

LRW Law Firm Scholarship for Children of Police Officers:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be the child of a police officer
    • Must be enrolled in a U.S. college, university, or technical school
    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 1, 2017

Weiss & Paarz Rising Star Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a graduating high school senior, or a college freshman, sophomore, or junior
    • Must be between the ages of 16 and 22
    • Must submit personal statement demonstrating your qualifications
  • Deadline: May 1, 2017

StudySoup Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a female student planning a career in computer science and/or computer programming
    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited university or college, OR a currently enrolled high school senior attending college in the next year
  • Deadline: May 5, 2017

Annual MLD Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must a U.S. or Canadian citizen
    • Must be currently enrolled, planning to enroll, or have completed a degree program in the last 12 months at an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution of post-secondary education
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
    • May be selected for a one-hour phone interview
  • Deadline: May 10, 2017

Citrix RightSignature Signature Stories Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college, university, or trade school
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 15, 2017

HiLine Coffee Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently attending or planning to attend college or university in fall of 2017
    • Must be currently residing in the United States or Canada
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 15, 2017

Student Award Search Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in any institution of post-secondary education, OR a high junior or senior
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 22, 2017

Academic Achiever Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a high school senior or current college student attending or planning to attend a 4-year college or university
    • Must have a GPA of 3.75 or higher
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

AdoreMe Magazine Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be high school or college student accepted to or enrolled in an accredited 4-year U.S. undergraduate institution of post-secondary education
    • Must be a female student enrolled in or planning to major in a business course of study
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

Ampronix College Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a resident of the United States
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at university or college at the time of application
    • Must be actively involved in community volunteer work, with a minimum of 20 hours of community service from May ’16-May ’17
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

AWeber Developing Futures Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled at a college or university for the Fall 2017 semester
    • Must be majoring in a business/marketing/communications field
    • Must submit written OR video essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

Azazie Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be graduate high school senior accepted to, or currently enrolled freshman or sophomore in an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

Baron Defense Firm Win Back Your Life Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. community college, undergraduate, or graduate program, OR incoming first-year college student with a high school diploma or GED
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

David Benowitz Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. community college, undergraduate, or graduate program, OR incoming first-year college student with a high school diploma or GED
    • Must possess an interest in public service, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

Encore Protection Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a victim of, or the child or spouse of a victim of a drunk driving accident
    • Must be currently attending or accepted to an accredited U.S. college or university
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

Gaining Power Over Life Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a legal resident of the U.S., or hold a valid student visa
    • Must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

Jason Kalafat Make a Difference Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. community college, undergraduate, or graduate program, OR incoming first-year college student with a high school diploma or GED
    • Must possess an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

Kuzyk Law Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be currently enrolled in college or junior college and still enrolled by December 1, or a high school junior or student
    • Must be interested in legal studies
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

Moneybanker Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in or planning to attend college or university during the Fall 2017 semester
    • Must have parent or guardian’s consent if under 18 years or age
    • Must submit essay OR Instagram post in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

Personal Injury Law Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
    • Must be a high school senior or current college student attending or planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university, or 2-year community college in Fall 2017
    • Must have been involved or had family involved in a personal injury accident
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

The Power of Reading to Transform Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who will be enrolled full-time in accredited not-for-profit 4-year university or graduate school during the 2017-2018 academic year
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

SCW DREAMers Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a United State DREAMer as defined by the requirements of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act
    • Must have entered the United States before age 16, and have lived continuously in the country for at least five years
    • Must be a high school senior or currently enrolled undergraduate attending college in Fall of 2017
    • Must be 25 years of age or younger
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit video project in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

Vimbly Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled at any accredited 2- or 4-year U.S. college
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

June Deadlines

June’s Top Scholarships:

Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville Child Empowerment Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be currently enrolled, or an applicant to an undergraduate college or university for the 2017 academic year
    • Must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 1, 2017

Dwyer Child Advocate Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be currently enrolled, or an applicant to an undergraduate college or university for the 2017 academic year
    • Must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 1, 2017

Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a current law student at an accredited U.S. law school, or a current undergraduate planning to attend law school
    • Must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 1, 2017

MyCoy & Heinstein Better Chance Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. community college, undergraduate, or graduate program; OR an incoming first-year college student with a high school diploma or GED
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 1, 2017

Strong Data Science Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student at a U.S. or Canadian college or university
    • Must create a programming/data analysis project and accompanying presentation in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 1, 2017

Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a legal U.S. resident
    • Must be a current undergraduate college or student; OR a current high school student that will be enrolled in college or university in 2017
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 15, 2017

Lucidchart Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be current or incoming undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in 2017
    • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Must submit creative flowchart in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 17, 2017

Laser Spine Institute Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at a university or college for the current and upcoming academic year
    • Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Must be seeking a degree in a health- or science-related program, with an interest in pursuing a career in health care
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 15, 2017

The Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a female undergraduate rising junior or senior who has completed at least two and half academic years of full-time study at an accredited U.S. college or university
    • Must be interested in pursuing a career in the aerospace field, and be working towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering, math or science
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 21, 2017

Typology Central Personality Type Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student attending an accredited university or college
    • Must have completed at least 15 credit hours of degree program
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 23, 2017

Action Behavior Centers Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university 2017
    • Must be pursuing a focus in psychology, applied behavioral analysis, early education, secondary education, sociology, biology, and other natural or applied sciences related to autism
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 30, 2017

Eisenberg Gilchrist & Cutt Women in Law Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a female student enrolled at an accredited college, university or law school interested in pursuing a career in law
    • Must have a GPA of 3.04 or higher
    • Must submit video project in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 30, 2017

Luna Regina Healthy Eating Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in a two- or four-year college program
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 30, 2017

Mattressify Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a student at any accredited U.S. college or university
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 30, 2017

The University Network #ShareTheGoals Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a current college student or high senior attending school in the U.S.
    • Must submit essay or creative project in response to prompt
  • Deadline: June 30, 2017