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  Partnerships, Scholarships, Service, and Recognition

The Rome College Foundation (RCF) is committed to serving the Rome New York community's needs by promoting and enhancing improved higher educational opportunities for our local students ... building a better workforce for the future.

With grants from the Sears Family Foundation, the Foundation co-sponsored several programs administered by the Chamber's Education Committee, including: Sophomore Mentoring Program for students at RFA, RCS, and NYSSD; College Night at RFA; the "Be Cool" substance abuse education program in cooperation with Rome Memorial Hospital for fifth graders; the "Starting Off On The Right Foot" program for college-bound high school graduates; and the traveling art exhibit by elementary school students.

College Night at RFA

Every October, over 180 colleges, military representatives, and technical schools attend Rome Free Academy's College Night. The event is open to students of Rome, Oneida, Holland Patent and other surrounding schools. The Rome College Foundation distributes information about the Foundation's many offerings to students and parents.

Shown with the Foundation's October 2021 display is Suzanne Carvelli, President of the Foundation. Seniors graduating from RFA and the New York State School for the Deaf are eligible to apply for several scholarships. Applications are available at the Guidance offices and at: How to Apply.

Another New Scholarship For Graduating Seniors

The Rome College Foundation has added another scholarship available to graduating seniors: the Rick Platis Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a Rome Free Academy senior who is active in band/music, sports (school or recreational), and church, and will be attending a 4-year school (any major) in the amount of $1,000.

2022 Scholarships, Awards, and Grants

To see all the details about the awards and scholarships for the past year, download:
    2022 Scholarships, Awards, and Grants. (pdf)

2021 Quarterly Report

To see Foundation news and activities, download:
    2021 Quarterly Report (pdf)

The Board of Trustees appreciates the support from the business community and the recognition provided by elected officials.

Make Your Donations Online

You can now make donations online using PayPal — to donate, visit the How to Donate page. For other ways to donate or to set up a Scholarship or Award Program, visit the How to Establish a Scholarship page.

For more details on these scholarships (and all the Rome College Foundation opportunities), visit the How to Apply page.