This Holiday Season, we are raising funds to ensure that Rochester College students have access to much-needed scholarship dollars.
More than 40% of our students last year were PELL grant eligible, which is an indicator of highest financial need. To make certain that students can access a Rochester College education regardless of financial hardship, we are focusing our efforts on raising money to more generously scholarship students who will benefit from it most.
Each one of Rochester College's six academic schools is participating in the Holiday Challenge. Every dollar raised in this challenge will go directly into our general scholarship fund. The school that raises the most money by January 2, 2019 will earn one $5,000 institutional scholarship to be awarded to a current student pursuing that discipline in the coming 2019-2020 school year. The scholarship recipient will be chosen by the Dean of the winning school and Rochester College's Vice President of Admissions.
In addition, the more money that is raised for student scholarships overall, the higher Rochester College's chances are for earning one of GoFundMe's Holiday Challenge prizes!