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.

If you will be receiving an outside scholarship, be sure to mail the check to the Bursar’s Office, not the Financial Aid Office. Their address is as follows: Bursar’s Office, P.O. 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.

March Deadlines

March’s Top Scholarships

Galorath College Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a graduating high school senior, or college freshman, sophomore, or junior
    • Must be between the ages of 16 and 22
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

 MaverickLabel.com Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a graduating high school senior, or college freshman, sophomore, or junior
    • Must be between the ages of 16 and 22
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Exabeam Cyber Security Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a legal resident of the United States
    • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited US university
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Fabriele Disability Awareness Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be intending to be enrolled in an institution of higher education in Fall 2017
    • Must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 1 2,017

ReviewDot Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in or accepted into a US college for the upcoming semester
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 15, 2017

NPCA Foundation Scholarship:

  • Eligbility:
    • Must be enrolled in a certificate program, or two- or four-year degree program
    • Must be pursuing an academic field related to building, constructions, or precast concrete industries
    • Must make a connection with NPCA member and obtain a recommendation from them
    • Must submit a brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 20, 2017

Jan Egerton & Don Smitely Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate in a college or university in the 50 United States or D.C.
    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 25, 2017

SeniorHomes Caregiver Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in a US university or college in spring 2017
    • Must be continuing to provide care to an elderly relative or loved one while in school
    • Must submit essay or video project in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 30, 2017

Aquant Annual Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in any architecture or interior design class during the current academic year
    • Must submit design project and accompanying video in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

Bay Alarm Medical Seniors Helping Seniors Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be either involved in community service/volunteer efforts working with the elderly, or participating in caregiving duties for an elderly relative living in your home
    • Must be a graduating high school senior, or currently enrolled undergraduate student for the 2017-2018 academic year
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

Consumer Essentials Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program in business or information technology
    • Must be between the ages of 18 and 25
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

Corporate Finance Institute Business Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must have demonstrated financial need or hardship incurred to attend college
    • Must have interest in finance and improving the lives of others through their chosen career
    • Must respond in writing to several brief prompts
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

David Benowitz Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must have a demonstrated interest in public service as evidenced by volunteer, professional, and educational experiences
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

General Education and Mental Health Education Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled student in a accredited college or university
    • Must be intending to pursue education in the mental health field
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

Jason Kalafat Make A Difference Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled student at an accredited US college or university, or a current high school senior or GED holder who plans to enroll as a first-year student
    • Must possess interest in social justice as evidenced by past and present volunteer, academic, and professional experiences
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

Mister Products Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in college or university, or applying for enrollment in the 2017-2018 academic year
    • Must be a legal resident and citizen of the United States
    • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Must be at least 18 years of age, or have parental permission to apply if younger
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

OppU Achievers College Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled full-time in high school, or part-time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must be a US citizen
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

The Pearl Source Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be must be currently enrolled in, or an applicant to a college or a graduate/professional program
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

Shawn Sukumar Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited US community college, undergraduate, or graduate program
    • 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: March 31, 2017

Tragos Write Your Own Law Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited US community college, undergraduate, or graduate program
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

TravelWithSmile Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in high school or college
    • Must be at 18 years of age or older
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

April Deadlines

April’s Top Scholarships:

Always Training Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a fitness-minded current or prospective college student
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017

Bluehost Internet in Education Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate-level program at an accredited college or university
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017

Cohen & Cohen Civil Justice Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited US undergraduate or graduate program, including income first-year 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 experience
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017

Fronks, Koenig & Neuewlt Advocate for Civil Justice Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited US undergraduate or graduate program, including income first-year 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 experience
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017

HomeLight Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a legal US resident
    • Must be in high school or college and planning to attend an accredited college or university in Fall 2017
    • Must be studying an area related to home ownership and purchase; see list in link for specific eligible areas of study
    • Must submit brief essay in response to one of three prompts
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017

Study.com College Success Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university for the 2017-2018 academic year
    • Must have a minimum of 30 credit hours remaining to be completed for degree
    • Must respond to brief prompts in application
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017

Becker Law Office Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a college or student or high school student planning to enroll in college for the 2017-2018 academic year
    • Must submit essay in response to one of three prompts
  • Deadline: April 15, 2017

BHW Women in STEM Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a woman pursuing a degree in science, technologoy, engineering, or mathematics
    • Must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited US college or university
  • Deadline: April 15, 2017

Historic Pittsford – Jean France Historic Preservation Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a resident of Pittsford, NY
    • Must be currently enrolled or accepted into a college program which may lead to a career in historic preservation, architectural history, cultural landscape protection, preservation planning, or related field
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 15, 2017

Runabees Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in any high school, trade school, college or university
    • Must submit essay on the topic of your choice related to running, fitness, or sports
  • Deadline: April 15, 2017

Surgent CPA Review Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a current student at an accredited US college or university
    • Must be studying to become an accountant
    • Must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 15, 2017

BloomsyBox Growing Together Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be or enrolled in or planning to attend a college or university in 2017
    • Must have demonstrated commitment to community service as evidenced by past and present activities
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt, including information on community service activities
  • Deadline: April 16, 2017

HonorsGraduation.com Multimedia Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in or an applicant to an accredited US college or university
    • Must submit creative media project in one of five listed media, in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 16, 2017

Scrub Shopper Greta James Memorial Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a legal resident of the US attending an accredited US college or university
    • Must be enrolled in a medical-related degree seeking program
    • Must submit 2 essays in response to prompts
  • Deadline: April 18, 2017

Rosen & Ohr Law Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
    • Must have suffered injury from an accident, or have a family member or close friend impacted by an accident
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 21, 2017

Sleep Ridiculously Well Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a college, university or trade school
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 21, 2017

Izenda Embedded Business Intelligence & Analytics Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited US college or university
    • Must be interested in pursuing a career that uses analytics
    • Must submit creative project in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 30, 2017

John W. Tumelty Aspiring Attorney Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a law school student, or high school senior or undergraduate intending to pursue a law degree
    • Must be a US citizen
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 30, 2017

Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a US citizen
    • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited US university
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 30, 2017

Mattress Clarity Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be current high school senior, or enrolled in college, university or trade school
    • Must upload creative video project to YouTube in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 30, 2017

NewACUnit.com Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 30, 2017

North Coast Financial Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled full-time pursuing a degree in real estate, finance, or other business related field
    • Must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 30, 2017

Slickdeals Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a US citizen or legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C.
    • Must be 17 years of or older
    • Must be currently accepted to a full-time undergraduate or graduate program for Fall 2017
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 30, 2017

Yorkville Blankets Autism Spectrum Disorder Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must have ASD or have an immediate family member who has ASD
    • Must have completed high school or earned GED
    • Must have been accepted to and enrolled in a college, trade school, or vocational training program
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: April 30, 2017