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ESL is committed to the success and growth of our community. A major part of that growth is continuing education. With cost for a college education continuously on the rise, ESL is passionate about providing opportunities for individuals to pursue their dreams by helping alleviate the burden of college costs.

ESL is proud to offer two scholarships to individuals in the Rochester area.

ESL College Scholarship

Offered to Greater Rochester area high school seniors who will be attending an accredited college in the fall. Ten students will be chosen by ESL to receive a $2,000 scholarship to apply toward college costs. Recipients are selected based on their applications.

ESL/MCC Scholars

Earn while you learn! ESL has partnered with Monroe Community College to create a unique employment pathway opportunity. This workforce development program will provide a college scholarship ($2,000* to five individuals), exposure to careers in the banking industry, professional development, and mentoring, while promoting academic success and degree completion.

Urban League Black Scholars

The ESL Charitable Foundation recently recognized four outstanding Black Scholars and awarded them each with a college scholarship. The Black Scholars program through the Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc., provides academic recognition, college readiness assistance, and scholarship incentives to students who maintain a “B” average or better. Learn more about the Black Scholars program and other opportunities.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, ESL supports a variety of different scholarship programs for the Greater Rochester community. Learn more about these programs in the links below.


NYSCUA Rochester Chapter Scholarship (PDF)
Update: Please submit applications via email to:

OR mail to:

The Summit FCU
100 Marina Drive
Rochester, NY 14626