Other Scholarship and Award opportunities

The application process for these awards is not the same as for other FLCC Foundation scholarships. Students who will graduate in May or summer 2019 or who will return to FLCC for the 2019-2020 academic year may be eligible for one or more of the awards on this list. If you meet the criteria for any of them and are interested in applying, contact the FLCC department or individual or the outside organization listed or follow the process that is outlined.

Canandaigua Fire Department Student Firefighters Award

  • Amounts vary: The Canandaigua Fire Department has been awarded Federal grant funds to assist volunteer firefighters with college education costs during the 2019 fall semester and the 2020 spring semester.
  • In exchange for 360 hours of station duty, up to three FLCC students will be awarded up to $2,500 per semester for tuition, fees and books. Award funds will be issued to the student's account at the FLCC bursar's office, and distributed upon successful completion of academic and station duty requirements.
  • For the 2019 fall semester, students will be required to meet the station duty requirement between May and December 2019. For the 2020 spring semester, students will be required to meet the station duty requirement between December 2019 and May 2020.
  • Station duty can be performed in 6 or 12-hour blocks and will be scheduled prior to the start of the performance period for each semester. Students will not be scheduled for more than 24 hours of station duty per week.
  • To be considered for the program, a student must be a volunteer firefighter in good standing with their home department, hold Firefighter I certification from the State of New York or nationally-recognized certification (ProBoard or IFSAC), and have completed one semester of college-level coursework with at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • To participate, volunteer firefighters from the Canandaigua Fire Department will be required to take a leave of absence during the performance period for each semester.
  • Students who desire to participate in the program must submit the following documents to Amy Pauley (room 1410 or foundation@flcc.edu) at FLCC: a letter of interest; an essay of 500 words or less that answers the question, "What do I have to offer the Canandaigua Fire Department in terms of skills, teamwork and dedication?"; copies of all fire and EMS certifications; names and contact information for five references and for the fire chief of their home department.
  • For more information contact Frank Magnera, Fire Chief, City of Canandaigua Fire Department, FMagnera@canandaiguanewyork.gov or 585.396.5050.

Farash Foundation First in Family Scholarship

  • Eligible students must be the first in their family to attend college. The Farash Foundation defines First in Family as a student whose parents and siblings have never attended any college.
  • Students must be residential (College Suites or nearby housing)
  • Students must fulfill a community service requirement
  • Students must be willing to have their name and image used for publicity purposes
  • The scholarship allows the student to graduate debt-free and supplements a student's financial aid. The scholarship covers tuition, room and board, textbooks, and mandatory fees not covered by financial aid. If the recipient transfers to a local (Monroe or Ontario County) four-year college, the scholarship continues.
  • Applications must be submitted by June 15 to scholarships@flcc.edu, mailed to FLCC Foundation, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr, Canandaigua, NY 14424 or dropped off to Room 1414.

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. Brendan McGrath Memorial Scholarship

  • Candidate must be a 1) current or former customer (or child, step-child or grandchild including legal guardianship arrangement of a current or former customer); 2) a current employee of the Agency; or 3) a child, step-child or grandchild (including legal guardianship arrangement) of a current employee of the Agency
  • Candidate must be a legal resident of Cayuga or Seneca County (unless employed by CSCAA)
  • Candidate must be enrolled in one or more courses at a 2 or 4-year institution or within a certificate or degree program of study (including BOCES programming) designed to upgrade skills or start a new career
  • Award decision is based on a combination of factors including financial need, community service, personal achievement and academic goals
  • Applications available at Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency or www.cscaa.com/mcgrath.html
  • Check website for application due date

Noyce INSPIRE Scholarship

  • Noyce INSPIRE Scholars will receive a scholarship of up to $21,750 per year during their junior and senior year at St. John Fisher College to cover attendance. Over a five-year period, a total of 20 Scholars will be selected to participate in this competitive program. After graduation, INSPIRE Scholars will be required to work in a high-need school district (with rural districts strongly encouraged) for two years for each year of the scholarship received, to be fulfilled within eight years after completing the program.
  • Candidates must be current U.S. citizens, permanent residents, nationals, or refugees
  • Candidates must be enrolled in both the Inclusive Adolescent Education B.S. degree program and B.A. major a STEM discipline B.A./B.S. degree program at St. John Fisher College.
  • Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 in science and education courses and submit a transcript.
  • Candidates must provide a letter of recommendation from a STEM faculty member.
  • For more information visit www.flcc.edu/noyce
  • Check website for application due date

Professional Women of the Finger Lakes

  • Multiple opportunities available: Rebecca Burgess Memorial Scholarship, Juanita Handley Memorial Scholarship, Sue Adkins Memorial Scholarship, Margaret and Randy Farnsworth ATHENA Scholarship
  • Amounts vary from $750 to $1,000 depending on the award
  • Must be a woman returning to school and a resident of Ontario County
  • Information and applications are available at www.pwflnys.org/scholarship.
  • Application due date - March 31, 2019

The Reh Family Foundation Excellence Scholarship

  • Amount: Based on full-time tuition for the 2019 - 2020 academic year, that amount is divided over four semesters
  • The Reh Family Foundation in Fishers, N.Y. awards this scholarship to two Victor High School graduates through the Dollars for Scholars program at Victor Central High School.
  • The recipient must demonstrate academic excellence, school, and community involvement, and have financial need. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for second year renewal.
  • Contact Victor High School Guidance Office

"Study Abroad with World Languages @ FLCC" Scholarship

  • Each semester in which this course is offered, FLCC will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to be applied directly towrad the course cost.
  • Must be in good academic standing and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be full-time at FLCC unless in the last semester of study
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Student has not received a previous "Study Abroad with World Languages @ FLCC" Scholarship award
  • Applications accepted from students in any discipline at FLCC
  • Preference is given to students who have completed/are in the process of completing language study at FLCC.
  • Must write an essay detailing personal and financial circumstances
  • Scholarship application deadline is the same as the deadline for receipt of general application packet and the initial deposit for the course.
  • Contact Professor Barbara Kruger (barbara.kruger@flcc.edu), 585.785.1309

SUNYFAP Aspirations Scholarship

  • Scholarship is intended for DACA students. Amounts vary.
  • Graduation from a U.S. High School, completion of a GED Certificate, or status as an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
  • Intention to be enrolled full-time at a SUNY College or University for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • Eligibilty for in-state tuition SUNY College or University for the Fall 2019 semester. (Please refer to https://www.suny.edu/attend/get-started/undocumented/faq/ for information on resident tuition eligibility).
  • If enrolled in a two-year (associate) degree program, have complete one semester of study prior to the end of December 2019;
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 based on a scale of 4.0;
  • Have significant unmet financial need and are not eligible for Federal Student Aid.
  • Detailed eligibilty information and application can be found at http://sunyfap.org/scholarships-awards/. Application for Fall 2019 will be posted soon. See website for the deadline to return completed applicaton materials.

Tillman Military Scholars Program

  • Amounts vary based on financial need and application merit
  • Must be an active or veteran service member or the spouse of an active or veteran service member
  • Must be transferring to a 4 year institution in the U.S as a full-time student (can be attending online, if status is full-time)
  • Apply between January 14 - February 15
  • Review criteria and details at www.pattillmanfoundation.org

Zonta Club of Geneva

  • Female high school senior residing in the following school districts: Geneva, Midlakes, Romulus, Seneca Falls, Waterloo or FLCC.
  • Female resident of Geneva, Midlakes, Romulus, Seneca Falls, Waterloo or those general areas
  • Must be accepted at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher learning and attending full or part-time during the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Must demonstrate goals and ideals similar to those stated in Zonta's objectives
  • Application due date - contact Zonta Club of Geneva
  • The application packet should also include: high school transcript, essay (limit two-pages) stating your current goals and career plans and highlights of your community services, letter of recommendation from a teacher(s), one page resume if available
  • Applications should be sent to Kelly D. DeMay, 670 Claybourne Road, Rochester, NY 14618.
  • Contact Kelly DeMay at 315.945.4224 or kellyddemay@gmail.com

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