William and Sheila Konar Foundation Scholarship Program

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The William and Sheila Konar Foundation Scholarship program was establlished by the William and Sheila Konar Foundation, a New York not-for-profit corporation, and UNCF to provide need-based scholarships to students from East High School (Rochester, NY) and Monroe Community College (Rochester NY) who are planning to attend an accredited four-year HBCU commencing fall 2022.

Eligibility Requirements 

Applicants for the William and Sheila Konar Foundation Scholarship program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Complete a  Free Application for Federal Student Aid ("FAFSA") form and have a demonstrated, unmet  financial need  as verified  by their college or university.
  3. Be a graduating senior from East High School (Rochester, NY) or a Monroe Community College (Rochester, NY) student planning to attend a UNCF member HBCU or any other accredited, four-year HBCU beginning fall 2022.

Application Requirements 

For consideration, applicants for the William and Sheila Konar Foundation Scholarship program must submit the online application complete with the following required application materials by the  June 1, 2022 deadline.

  1. Current academic transcript. 
  2. One letter of recomendation from a non-relative.
  3. A 250 word essay on personal statement of career interest.

 Letter of Recommendation/Reference 

A letter of recommendation/reference from a non-relative is required to complete this application. The letter of recommendation/reference must be completed through the online application system by the application due date of  June 1, 2022. Emailed letters of recommendation will not be accepted. 

Applicants should give the recommender ample time to complete the letter of recommendation by entering all recommender information (name and email address) as early as possible. The recommender will be sent automated instructions at the email address provided to submit the letter of recommendation in the Application System. Should the recommender not receive the automated instruction through their email address, they can follow the attached instructions, on the right hand side, under supporting documents, to write and submit the letter of reference.

Applicants will receive an "Invite References" reminder, until a recommender is invited. 

Winners of the William and Sheila Konar Foundation Scholarship program will receive a one time, need-based award up to $5,500 during the 2022-2023 academic year.

For additional questions, please contact DeAndre' Elerson 


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