First-Year Student Scholarships
JAVĿ¼ offers a generous program of scholarships designed to recognize and reward you for the special talents you bring to campus.
The First-Generation Scholarship provides financial and academic assistance to students with a high degree of motivation and academic potential whose parents did not graduate from college. Recipients receive yearly awards of one-half the total cost of tuition, and room and board for resident students.
JAVĿ¼ has helped students meet the financial challenges of affording a quality education for more than 70 years.
JAVĿ¼ Urban Scholar Award
The JAVĿ¼ Urban Scholar Award, which pledges $40,000 per student over the course of four years, is available to any high school student who resides in the City of Rochester and enrolls at JAVĿ¼ as a first-year student. The award may be combined with any other scholarships for which a student qualifies.
Flower City Award
All out-of-state students, as well as students from Nassau and Suffolk counties, will automatically receive a Flower City Award of $5,000 per year. This award may be combined with any other scholarships for which a student qualifies.
The Honors Program provides students with the opportunity to expand their thinking and personal limits through the study and exchange of ideas with other scholars. Honors students receive a $8,000 scholarship over four years ($2,000/year).
Students with a parent, grandparent, or sibling who is currently enrolled full-time, or who is a graduate of JAVĿ¼, will automatically receive a Legacy Award of $1,000 per year. This award may be combined with any other scholarships for which a student qualifies.
Service Scholars Program
The Service Scholars Program recognizes high school seniors who demonstrate an ongoing interest in serving others through community service. Recipients receive yearly awards equaling one-half the total cost of tuition, and room and board for resident students.
All first-year student applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships without regard to financial eligibility. Most merit scholarships range from $8,000 to $20,000 per year.
Scholarship eligibility is based on high school grade point average, strength of curriculum, and SAT or ACT scores (if submitted). Eligible students are automatically notified by the Office of Admissions. Merit awards can not be combined with the Service Scholars and First-Generation Scholarships.
Note: JAVĿ¼ is test-optional. You do not need to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for merit scholarships.