Scholarship Information

  • Scholarships (see list below)

    There are several scholarship opportunities to assist students and their families with educational expenses. Check this page often for updates.

    Many of the scholarship announcements received at the beginning of the school year tend to be more regional and national in scope. As the year progresses, more and more of the scholarship opportunities become locally focused. Students can fill out a questionnaire at FastWeb to be matched up with possible scholarship opportunities. There are also ways to receive emails when new scholarship information and deadlines become available.

    Be wary of any scholarship service that requires a fee. There is a wealth of information that is available free-of-charge. Many of the services that require a fee are nothing more than scams. When in doubt, check with your child's counselor. 

    Financial Aid

    Early planning is helpful in navigating the vast amounts of information associated with the financial aid process. Students and parents should make financial preparations for college as early as possible, but keep in mind that financial aid is based on numerous factors (such as need, academic ability, special talents, etc.). It's never too late to get started. Although a crucial piece of the college selection process, financial considerations should not be the paramount factor when initially considering college choice. The actual cost of attending a particular college can only be realized after going through the entire financial process.

  • Local Scholarships (Updated April 2, 2019)

    Compiled by the Midlakes Pupil Support Office. Deadlines for local scholarships indicates when information is due to Mrs. Leverty. Applications are available in the Pupil Support Office.







    Student Association of the Geneva Experiment Station (SAGES)

    • Pursuing a Degree in Agricultural Sciences;
    • Academic Achievement; and Leadership Experiences.

    Ralph W. Jerome Agricultural Memorial Scholarship & The Agricultural Citizenship Scholarship



    • Scholarship Achievement;
    • Extra Curricular Activities;
    • Citizenship at school & community;
    • Short Essay;
    • Farm Bureau Membership (Agricultural Scholarship only)



    Chad Pappert Memorial Scholarship 

    • High school senior pursuing a degree in education
    • Essay

    Delta Kappa Gamma Omega Grant in Aid Scholarship
    (Female Senior)

    • Female senior majoring in Education – Early Childhood


    Ontario Children’s Foundation (Student/Parent Loan)



    • Student application for School Expenses
    • Personal Reference
    • Financial Information/need 


    The James Rice Memorial Scholarship

    $1,000 (2) 


    • GPA minimum of 3.3 or higher
    • Two letters of reference
    • Leadership experience
    • Community Service
    • Essay on “Why you are interested in the major you selected?”
    • Offered to Ontario, Seneca & Yates County high school seniors

    2019 Ontario County – Casella Waste Management Scholarship

    $2,500 (8) 


    • Pursuing college study in Environmental Science, Agriculture or Related Businesses Including Waste Management;
    • Ontario County Resident
    • Academic Proficiency    



    Mary Hicks and Ralph T. Preston Scholarship

    • Demonstrate community involvement;
    • Academics;
    • Financial need;
    • Expressed interest in College and/or trade school or military. 

    Mary Hicks and Ralph T. Preston Scholarship


    • High school senior pursuing a degree in Education;
    • Essay

    Jessica Anne Willett Scholarship

    • Where a friend, neighbor and/or family member’s cancer has touched their lives yet have continued to thrive with determination:
    • Hardworking college-bound student;
    • School/Community Involvement;
    • Interests/plans for the future; and Why you feel you deserve this award. 


    4/5/2019 American Legion Auxiliary
    Seeley B. Parish, Unit 457
    • 300-word essay on "Why you are making application for this scholarship?"
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Grades & Class Rank
    • Female Senior 


    4/5/2019 John Loveless Memorial Rotary Scholarship  $2,000
    • A scholastic average for college success
    • Service to school and community
    • Devotion to the cause of international understanding 
    • Work experience


    4/12/2019 John Loveless Memorial Rotary Scholarship  $500
    • Grade Point Average
    • Community activities
    • Essay: "Serving Your Community" 


    3/22/2019 Phelps Clifton Springs Faculty Association  $1,000
    • Pursuing higher education
    • GPA at or above 2.75


    4/12/2019 Griswold Telephone Scholarship $1,000, $2,000 and $3,000
    • Financial need
    • Pursuing a degree in Engineering, IT or Telecommunications
    • School/community activities


    4/12/2019 Leon Adams Memorial Scholarship  $1,000
    • Financial Need
    • Pursuing a degree in agriculture 
    • School/community activities


    4/12/2019 Rotary Interact Scholarship $1,000
    • Scholastic average to predict college success
    • Evidence of "Service Above Self" in school, community and the world


    4/12/2019 Heather Allen Memorial Scholarship  $1,000 (2)
    • School/community involvement
    • College-bound student, preferably pursuing a medical career
    • Plans for the future
    • School spirit/Caring attitude
    • /Why you are pursuing a medical career
    • Essay on why you feel you deserve this award


    4/12/2019 Shawn Middlebrook Memorial Scholarship  $500
    • GPA average of 2.5 or better
    • Music major (i.e. instrumental, vocal, songwriting, etc.
    • Community/school activities
    • Essay on why you have chosen this field of study



    Sons of the American Legion – Heath McMillin Americanism Scholarship

    • Grade/average;
    • Community/School service
    • Essay of Americanism 



    Ontario Children’s Foundation
    (Student/Parent Loan)

    $500 to

    • Student application for School Expenses;
    • Personal Reference; Financial Information/Need.

    Zonta Club of Geneva Memorial  Fund Scholarship
    (Female Senior)

    $500 (2)
    • Female continuing her education at a 2- or 4-year accredited institution;
    • High level of community service;
    • An essay stating current goals and career plans
    • Financial need. 




    Golden Apple

    $10,000 (3)   
    • High school senior who will be an incoming undergraduate student for the 2019-2020 School year pursuing a degree in education;
    • Scholarship for pursuing that degree in education at Roberts Wesleyan College.

    Young Women of Distinction Award (Female Students)

    $2,500 (4) 


    Professional Women of the Finger Lakes High School Graduate Scholarship
    (Female Students)


    $1,000 (5) 
    • Female senior that has been accepted to a 2- or 4-year college;
    • Reasonably good grades;
    • Community/volunteer involvement;
    • Personal statement;
    • Financial need.


    F.F. Thompson Guild


    $2,000 (5) 
    •  Pursuing a health-related field of study


    Phelps Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Award


    • Grade Point Average
    • Community activities
    • Essay on "Serving Your Community"


    Gerald Benedict Memorial Scholarship


    • Essay "Explain how they fit the criteria for this scholarship"
    • Dedication to running, science and the environment
    • Senior who is attending college with a related major or to run Cross Country
    • Shows dedication through academics and volunteer work in promoting running and science. 


    Goodsell Memorial Fund/Ontario County


    • Education - Good Character and worthy of financial assistance;
    • Not addicted to the use of cigarettes, tobacco or liquor


    Nicole Laraby Memorial Scholarship


    • Community service/volunteer work
    • Extra-curricular activities
    • Essay on why you picked your major


    John Wilbur Memorial Athletic Scholarship


    • Seniors who have played soccer, basketball, baseball or softball may apply
    • Demonstrates positive attributes
    • Involved in community/school activities

    Regional Scholarships

    Compiled by Midlakes Pupil Support Office.

    1/20/19 Filene Music Competition at Skidmore College



    Competition is open to seniors interested in pursuing a liberal arts education at Skidmore. Must meet the criteria for admission. Skidmore application deadline is 1/15/2019. This scholarship does not require that winners major in music. It only requires winners to remain active in its musical life, including participation in appropriate ensembles. For more detailed requirements see www.skidmore.ed/music

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    2/1/19 Polish Heritage Society of Rochester $4,000


    High School senior who is of Polish descent and lives in Monroe County or one of surrounding six counties.  Go to for further information


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    2018-2019 "We the Students" Essay Contest

    Essay contest -- Essay subject:  "What are the essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?" Essay must be done online at the following website then click on tab - Engage.

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    2/25/19 Donald K. Rhine (Reliant
    Community Credit Union) 
    Up to $3,000


    High School Senior who is a member of Reliant Credit Union and will be attending full time at a college/university.  Demonstrate the credit union philosophy of "people helping people".  Play an active role in your community through community service, demonstrate high achievement in your academic performance and provide evidence of the above information. Go to for an application for this scholarship


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    3/1/19 American Legion Auxiliary - Department


    Various Legion Scholarships Available as follows:
    Department Scholarship
    Department District Scholarship
    Raymond T. Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    Past President's Parley Scholarship in Medical Field
    Helen Klimek Student Scholarship
    The Cerulla Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Mary Ann Marth Memorial Scholarship
    Applications are available in the Pupil Support Office.

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    3/1/19 2019 Agricultural Youth Scholarship -
    Farm Bureau of New York
    $1,000 to


    High school senior who will continue their education in the agricultural industry, who live or work on a farm or be involved with agriculture via any avenue.  Family Farm Bureau membership or Student Farm Bureau membership is required and may accompany the application.  Application and information are available at


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    3/15/19 Firemen's Association of the State of New York $1,500

    Scholarship is available for volunteer firefighters. Apply online at

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     N/A Student Scholarship Newsletter
    Various Scholarships
    Various New


    Miscellaneous scholarships available at:


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    Various The Community Foundation Scholarships Various New
    Miscellaneous scholarships available. For more, visit
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