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.

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 3.0 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

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