Scholarship Award Ceremony
The Rochester West Indian Festival Organization, Inc.(RWIFO, Inc.) is Presenting Scholarships to 6 local Minority Graduating High School Students. RWIFO, Inc. will be hosting its 29th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner to honor and present scholarships to outstanding and academically sound high school students, who will be entering college later this year. This event will be held on Saturday, April 20th, 2013, at The Wishing Well, located at 1190 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY. The ceremony begins at 6:00pm with dinner served at 7:00pm, followed by music, fun, dancing, and lots more. The donation is $40 for adults and $25 for Children 12 and under. Tickets are available in advance by calling 585-234-0909 or email email@example.com. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Data indicate the average tuition and fees at a four-year college is rising year after year, outstripping increases in financial aid and pushing students into more borrowing, every little bit of aid is needed. RWIFO, Inc. wants to help our youth afford and attend college. This year, in celebration of our 29th anniversary, we will be awarding five $500 scholarships and the Mary Thompson scholarship ($800) to minority students with outstanding community service.
RWIFO, Inc. was formed in 1984 as a voice and vehicle for the Rochester Caribbean community. RWIFO, Inc.s primary focus is assisting the young people in our community. To date, $89,800 has been awarded to local area students seeking to continue their academic careers through higher education.
The Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner is sponsored by the Rochester West Indian Festival Organization, Inc. (RWIFO, Inc.). RWIFO, Inc. is a non-profit organization with 501(c) (3) status. Its mission is to promote the Caribbean culture in the city of Rochester, New York and its surrounding areas. RWIFO, Inc. is dedicated to the educational and mental success of our youth, young adults, and adult population. Its goal is to build a stronger, wiser, and successful community: culturally, socially, and financially.
RWIFO 2012 Scholarship Recipients:
Jasmine Williams - Greece Arcadia High School (Mary Thompson Award)
Claire Barnwell - Gates Chili High School
Asante Brown - Hilton High School
Shantinique DePass - Wilson Magnet High School
Camaria Long - Aquinas Institute
Ruth Lopez - Benjamin Franklin High School
Nigel Walker - Hilton High School