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Room C231
One College Rd
Batavia, NY 14020
P: 585-345-6900
F: 585-343-6726


Genesee Community College offers institution based scholarships.  Students are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships as they qualify for.  Students must have their scholarship applications in by January 1st for preference for the upcoming academic year.

President's Scholarship

The faculty and staff of Genesee Community College are committed to recognizing and encouraging academic excellence at Genesee by attracting outstanding local students who exhibit exceptional talent and leadership potential. The President's Scholarship provides full tuition at Genesee after all other financial assistance with a minimum award of $1,000. The scholarship is open to high school students from Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, and Orleans counties.

Applications for this scholarship are accepted January 1st through March 1st for primary consideration.

Apply for a President's Scholarship

Foundation Scholarships

Through the generosity of the many supporters of the Genesee Community College Foundation, the College offers various scholarships that promote study in fields, critical to the well-being of our communities, as well as many need and merit based scholarships.

Applications for Fall/Full Year scholarships are accepted October 1st - January 1st for primary consideration.  (Please note: applications received after this date may be held until Spring for consideration.)  Applications for Spring scholarships are accepted September 1st - November 1st

View Available Foundation Scholarships

Apply for a Foundation Scholarship

Citizenship Scholarship

The Genesee Community College Foundation, College Village Citizenship Scholarship is designed to attract exemplary students to the residence life facility. The scholarship is open to older students who wish to live in high-quality student housing while studying at Genesee. Students must be nominated for this scholarship.

Apply for a Citizenship Scholarship

Challenge Scholarship

The Challenge Scholarship is designed to address an emergency financial hardship faced by new and continuing Genesee students.  Funding for this scholarship is provided by the Genesee Community College Foundation.  A student must be nominated for this scholarship which is a one-time award not to exceed $500.  Helping students stay in school is the key focus for Challenge Scholarships.

Apply for a Challenge Scholarship

Honors Program

Students accepted to the Honors Program are eligible for an additional financial aid award.  Contact the Honors Award Program for more information.

Honors Program

Genesee Promise Plus

Genesee Promise Plus is a special program designed specifically for high school students who are graduating from a high school located in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties (GLOW) in New York State.  Under Genesee Promise Plus, every GLOW area high school graduate will receive a scholarship covering the cost of tuition for one or two GCC summer courses. 

Genesee Promise Plus

Fast Web

Fast Web is a free scholarship search engine.  Students can log on to to search for scholarships that you may qualify for both locally and nationally.  

Please use caution when providing personal information online. 

Finger Lakes Hired Employment Program

The Finger Lakes Hired Employment Program is a $5.2 million U.S. Department of Labor Ready to Work grant that provides full tuition, books, required fees and some transportation costs through grants and scholarships for students entering local, in-demand careers.

To be eligible, students must have been out of work for six months or more, or currently underemployed; Be pursuing an academic program in Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care or Information Technology (see link below for a complete list of approved programs offered at GCC); Currently reside in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming or Yates County. This grant is available to enrolling and current students. Click on the link below for more information and to schedule an application appointment.

Finger Lakes Fact Sheet