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Wayne Resource Guide College Bound/Loans/Scholarships

Lions Club International
Scholarships and financial support to various county organizations.

Rochester Area Community Foundation
500 East Ave., Rochester
Thanks to generous donors, the Community Foundation administers more than 100 different scholarship funds to help students further their education. The Community Foundation's scholarships focus on the region surrounding the greater Rochester area. Many of the scholarships we offer have very specific requirements established by the people or organizations that created them, while others are more general interest. For a complete listing of scholarships available to Wayne County students visit website, click on Scholarship, click on Wayne County.

Rotary International
Call your local club for more information or to locate your club visit website. Foreign exchange programs and scholarships available to area students. Restrictions and eligibility vary from club to club.

Wayne Action for Racial Equality
Application process for scholarships available by calling W.A.R.E.

Wayne CAP AmeriCorps
7190 Ridge Rd., Sodus
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a difference in your life and the lives of those around you by "getting things done" for Wayne County. All AmeriCorps placements provide an Education Award upon successful completion of service. Many placements also provide a living stipend.

ruralhealthbanner.jpgWayne County Rural Health Network
Box 111, Newark
Nursing Scholarships. Program graduates must work full-time at participating Wayne County employer for a minimum of two years after graduation. Resources and referrals available to other scholarship programs.

Boces150Ad.jpgWayne Finger Lakes BOCES
131 Drumlin Court, Newark
Employer Tuition Reimbursement is available by a number of local heath facilities and unions provide financial assistance for tuition and educational expenses. The best place to start is the facility's Human Resources Department.

Tuition Assistance Program
TAP helps eligible New York residents attending in-state postsecondary institutions pay for tuition. TAP grants are based on the applicant's and his or her family's New York State net taxable income. New York's TAP can help you pay for college. The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Depending on the academic year in which you begin study, an annual TAP award can be up to $5,000. Because TAP is a grant, it does not have to be paid back.

New York Higher Education Loan Program
The New York Higher Education Loan Program (NYHELPs) gives New York State students and families a low-cost way to make up the difference between the cost of college and available financial aid. Student Loan Payment Problems? You are responsible for repaying your student loans, even if you don't graduate, can.t find work or become unemployed. There are several options to help you avoid defaulting on your student loan, including deferments, forbearances and loan consolidation. Contact a HESC Advocate Counselor to review your options at or 888.215.0196. Loan Default Center: Even if you have defaulted, there is still help available.