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.

July Deadlines

July’s Top Scholarships:

Schwartzapfel Lawyers Humanitary Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled undergraduate in any college or university
    • Must be pursuing a career centered on helping others and improving the world around them
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: July 1, 2017

Trinity Spine Center Road to Recovery Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university, OR an incoming first-year 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: July 1, 2017

Promo Code It Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a resident of the fifty United States
    • Must be thirteen years of age or older
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university for the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 academic year
    • Must create a creative video project in response to prompt and upload it to YouTube
  • Deadline: July 12, 2017

Christensen Law Distracted Driving Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university
    • Must submit essay or creative writing piece in response to prompt
  • Deadline: July 15, 2017

Creative Safety Supply Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must be currently enrolled in college or university
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit two essays in response to prompts
  • Deadline: July 15, 2017

Sunesta Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. undergraduate student pursuing a degree in business, management, marketing, or a related field
    • Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: July 15, 2017

Judge Bill Higgins Public Service Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university, OR an incoming first-year 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 completed at least five hours of community service and be able to demonstrate such service
    • Must have GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Deadline: July 21, 2017

Quit Smoking Community Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be eighteen years of age or older
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently residing in the fifty United States
    • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: July 21, 2017

ELG Law Scholarship:

  • Eligibility: 
    • Must a U.S. citizen
    • Must be eighteen years of age or older
    • Must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must have a close family member who has battled or is battling cancer
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: July 31, 2017

FurnaceCompare.com Climate Change Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in or accepted to an undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university for the 2017-2018 academic year
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: July 31, 2017

Redfin Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a legal resident of the United States
    • Must be a graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college
    • Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: July 31, 2017

SportFact Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. resident
    • Must be a graduating high school senior, OR a currently enrolled freshman, sophomore, or junior in college
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher if in high school, OR 3.0 or higher if in college
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: July 31, 2017

Whirlwind Steel Buildings Scholarship: 

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in or accepted to an accredited university as a full-time student
    • Must be pursuing a degree in engineering or architecture
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit brief essay AND brief video project in response to prompts
  • Deadline: July 31, 2017

August Deadlines

August’s Top Scholarships:

Bohn & Fletcher Law Firm Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be an accepted or currently enrolled undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
    • Must submit brief video to supplement essay
  • Deadline: August 1, 2017

Christensen & Hymas Law Firm Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled or have been accepted to a U.S. college or university
    • Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: August 1, 2017

ERC Environmental Scholarship Program:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled part- or full-time in an accredited college or university, or an accepted high school graduate planning to attend an accredited college or university
    • Must be interested in pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in an Environmental Science discipline
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: August 1, 2017

LongLiveBowling.Net Business Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in college, university, high school, or trade school
    • Must have an interest in business, advertising, online marketing, and ecommerce
    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must submit brief essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: August 1, 2017

Mesothelioma Attorneys Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in an accredited college in a 2- or 4-year undergraduate program, or a graduate program
    • Must submit essay/presentation in response to prompt
  • Deadline: August 1, 2017

Brown Tax National Founder’s Graduate Business Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a current U.S. graduate student in business school with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate coursework
    • Must submit cover letter in response to prompt
  • Deadline: August 7, 2017

Brown Tax National Founder’s Undergraduate Business Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a current U.S. undergraduate student earning a bachelor’s degree in business with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must submit cover letter in response to prompt
  • Deadline: August 7, 2017

Crescent Electric Sustainability Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a graduated high school senior, or a college freshman, sophomore, or junior
    • Must be between the ages of 16 and 22
    • Must share Twitter photo representing how you reduce your carbon footprint
  • Deadline: August 8, 2017

Mesothelioma.Net Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled full-time at a two-year, four-year, community, or junior college, or in a graduate degree program
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must have either personally experienced or have a family member or close friend who has experienced a battle with cancer
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: August 15, 2017

ZendyHealth Med Tech Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be an enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program in Pre-Med, Computer Science/Engineering, Information Technology, Public Health, Nursing, or Psychology
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: August 15, 2017

Enjuris Essay Contest:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be registered for coursework at a U.S. college or university
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
    • Must submit photo and brief bio of yourself
  • Deadline: August 20, 2017

Tweaked SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Scholarship:

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian post-secondary institution
    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • Must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Must submit essay in response to prompt
  • Deadline: August 31, 2017