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The Lois Elaine Rochford Scholarship Award

This scholarship is awarded in honor of the memory of the late Lois Elaine Rochford, a woman of love, compassion, humility and exquisite style. Born and raised in Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood, Lois believed in giving back to the community and she had a passion for empowering and encouraging young people. This scholarship will be awarded to college bound young people who reside in the Brownsville or East New York neighborhoods in Brooklyn. 

SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA or 80 average (Please provide an official transcript) 

  • Recipients MUST currently reside in Brownsville or East New York, Brooklyn. (Must provide proof of residency.)

  • Must be enrolled full-time in an associate's/bachelor’s/vocational program at an accredited higher education institution in Fall 2022. (Must provide proof of enrollment, i.e. school ID or letter of acceptance)

  • A 200-300 word essay answering this question,
    “How do you plan to use your education to give back to your community?”

  • 1 Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or academic advisor

  • This scholarship is open to any major.

  • All supporting documents (letter of recommendation, transcript, school enrollment) can be emailed to mel@loisrochfordfoundation.org by the deadline of 6/17/22 at 11:59pm.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022
The application will be reviewed and the winners will be announced in July 2022.


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