Rochester Education Foundation is pleased to announce four scholarships available for college-bound RCSD and Charter School seniors for Spring 2022.

Scholarship nominations and student forms were due on Friday, April 1, 2022. Applications forms are now CLOSED.

In April, REF will review each application and announce the awardee(s). The awards will be presented to the awardee(s) in May.


Applications must include a counselor or teacher nomination and a student application.

Counselors & Teachers, use the button below for the nomination form:

Scholarship Nomination Form

Students, use the button below for the application form:

Scholarship Application Form


2022 Scholarships: (NOW CLOSED)

  • The Edward Wilson, Sr. Memorial Scholarship will support students of color with college scholarships. Education was instrumental in Mr. Wilson's success and he worked to uplift students and their families, helping them understand their possibilities through schooling. His gregarious personality, nurturing ways, and willingness to elicit laughter made him beloved by many. This scholarship is $1,000.
  • The Pat Braus Founder’s Award Scholarship is provided by REF in honor of REF’s founder, Pat Braus. Applicants for this scholarship should exemplify the values of REF and Pat Braus. A student demonstrates these values through academic excellence and extraordinary service to their school or their community. This scholarship is $750.

  • The Vincent N. Fazio Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of beloved math teacher Vincent N. Fazio. It is intended to provide support for an exceptional Edison Tech (only) senior in their educational and professional development. This scholarship is $1,000.
    • Applicants should demonstrate the qualities that Vincent exemplified; excellence and high achievement in academics, particularly math, service to their community and/or school, and good citizenship throughout their high school career.
  • The Shashi Gholkar Memorial Scholarship is provided by the Gholkar Family, REF, and the Rochester Area Community Foundation, in honor of the memory of Shashi Gholkar. This fund is intended to support a RCSD student who will attend a four year college or university. This scholarship is $1,000.
    • Shashi believed strongly in the power of education and that all children deserve the same opportunities regardless of their financial circumstances.