Almost $35,000 was Awarded at this Year's Awards Night June 5!

Gananda Dollars for Scholars recenty awarded scholarships totaling $34,800 to 32 students from the school district's Class of 2017 and 16 from the Class of 2016. Read more...



News from Gananda Dollars for Scholars:

Gananda Dollars for Scholars Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Gananda Dollars for Scholars is celebrating 25 years of awarding scholarships to students with a strong work ethic who contribute to their community. Since 1991, Gananda Dollars for Scholars has awarded over $500,000 to over 800 students. One recent recipient, Madeline Donegan, showed her appreciation for her scholarship awards by including an illustration in her thank you note. Members of Gananda Dollars for Scholars liked her idea so much, they asked her create another illustration based on her idea that will be used on social media and promotional materials. More




"I am grateful to live in a community that has a program like this to support its seniors. I appreciate all the GDFS volunteers do to make this possible."

-- Amy T., recipient of 2017 Foundations of the Future Award


"Thank you for putting me closer to my dreams. The Phone-a-thon was a really fun activity to be a part of...I  loved being involved in the activity. The event was even greater since it was for a good cause, our success".

-- Tom K., recipient of 2017 GDFS Phone-a-thon Award


"I'm grateful for the opportunities the scholarship will open up for me and my education, I'm thankful that GDFS has taken me into consideration when awarding these scholarships. I am looking forward to continuing my education at SUNY Geneseo".

-- Sarah S., recipient of 2017 GDFS Phone-a-thon Award


Financial Aid Information:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

NY State Higher Education Services Corporation

Rochester Community Foundation Scholarships

Ruben A. Cirillo HS Guidance Department

Scholarship Coach from Scholarship America

Scholarship America Collegiate Partner Directory

Fastweb Scholarships

Gananda Rotary Scholarship

Scholly scholarship search

Good Call Scholarship search

Gananda Dollars for Scholars is a United Way donor designated organization.

Our ID# is 3323.

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Gananda Dollars for Scholars is a community-based, nonprofit organization that raises scholarship funds for qualified Gananda graduates. These scholarships help to further the education of students who have a strong work ethic and contribute to the community. GDFS is supported by local individuals, organizations and businesses, and is a part of Scholarship America. We offer students and parents a resource to locate local and national scholarship opportunities. Gananda Dollars for Scholars is a  501(c)(3) non-profit, which means your donation is tax deductible.