The 2022 application for Rome Dollars for Scholars scholarships is now available and can be accessed online at rome.dollarsforscholars.org.
The application must be completed on line. Students who will graduate in June from Rome Free Academy or the New York State School for the Deaf are eligible to apply. Instructions for filling out the application are available on the website or in the guidance offices at RFA and NYSSD.
Dollars for Scholars will distribute between 65 and 70 scholarships this year. Scholarships range from $500 to $3000. Most of the scholarships are one time distributions but several are renewable.
Scholarships will be distributed to students going to four year schools, two years schools and vocational schools. Criteria for the scholarships is varied. All graduating seniors are strongly encouraged to apply.
Rome Dollars for Scholars scholarships are funded by endowments and by annual donations from individuals and community organizations. Operating costs and additional scholarships are supported by fundraising conducted by the all-volunteer board.
Rome Dollars for Scholars primary fundraiser is a chicken barbecue that will be held on April 26 at Rome Alliance Church. Anyone wishing to support Dollars for Scholars can send donations to Rome Dollars for Scholars PO Box 173 Rome NY 13440 or through Venmo at @Rome-DollarsforScholars.