131 West Broad Street

Rochester, NY 14614

Rochester Children's Scholarship Fund (RCSF)

“The Rochester Children’s Memorial Fund” when it was founded during WWI. Its goal was to help keep students in school rather than have them leave to go to work to help support their families. This not-for-profit organization (incorporated in 1919) has evolved and today serves urban youth in a unique way. Today, the organization’s name is Rochester Children’s Scholarship Fund, Inc. (RCSF). We provide monetary scholarships to students in grades 9 – 12 who have achieved scholastic excellence (3.25 gpa minimum),exhibit good citizenship, and whose families have substantial financial need (based upon the Federal Poverty Guidelines). RCSF helps academically promising city high school students reach their potential. RCSF’s focus is to keep students in school despite the daily emotional financial burdens they encounter. Over 92% of our students remain with us from ninth grade through graduation. Of those students, over 98% attend college. Our “long suit” is that the young adults we support graduate. Our “long suit” is that the young adults we support graduate. Anecdotal evidence from teachers and school counselors tells us that this direct cash payment to the students makes a material difference in their lives and to their families. Please Support Us! Thank you.

We focus on: Education, Human Services

Where we are: Monroe

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