In 2012, the First in Family Scholarship Program began providing scholarships for students at institutions of higher education in Monroe and Ontario Counties:
Finger Lakes Community College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Monroe Community College,
Nazareth College, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher
College, SUNY College at Brockport, and University of Rochester.
Supplementing the financial awards to each student from his or her institution, the Foundation is supplying all additional funds needed
to completely pay for the Farash Scholar’s tuition, room and board, textbooks, and mandatory fees. The Foundation’s support continues over the course of the students’ college careers, up to five years.
Farash Scholars are given opportunities to interact with each other;
as a group, they have met on a rotating basis at area campuses for performances and lectures. In addition, the Scholars are asked to undertake community service with local nonprofit organizations.
Farash Scholars’ Community Service Venues
Geneva Girls’ Varsity Basketball
Rochester Urban League
Habitat for Humanity
Boy Scouts of America
Mary’s Place Outreach Center
Living & Learning Communities
FIRST Robotics Team
University Preparatory School for Young Men
Roc E6 Youth Lacrosse
True Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ