Available Scholarships


RWIFO Scholarship

The Rochester West Indian Festival Organization, Inc. was founded in 1984 to preserve cultural heritage among Caribbean people and their descendants, and to share this culture with the Greater Rochester community. The RWIFO, Inc. owes its existence to the community support. The Organization will share its success by offering $500 scholarships to deserving minority graduating high school seniors of the Greater Rochester area. One $700 scholarship will be given in memory of Mary Thompson, founding member and first RWIFO president, to a student with outstanding community service.

Application Form

Due Date: Feb18, 2018


Applicants must have applied to an accredited institution of higher learning.
Applicants must provide an official high school transcript.
Applicants must provide an official copy of SAT and/or ACT scores.
Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation:
One from a high school counselor or current teachers.
One from a community leader, former teacher, minister, employer or mentor.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average. 


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