The Thousand Islands Foundation, a component fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation, has scholarships available for eligible students. Students from Alexandria, LaFargeville, Lyme, and Thousand Islands Central schools are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Applications must be received in the office of TI Central no later than 5:00 pm on May 11, 2018 to be considered.
The Thousand Islands Foundation was established in 2002 to provide college and trade school scholarships for qualified individuals. In 2014, the Foundation became a component fund of The Northern New York Community Foundation. The Thousand Islands Foundation exists to raise and distribute resources to create, enrich, and expand scholarship opportunities to maximize success for Thousand Islands area students and graduates. The Foundation is led by a volunteer advisory board representing the communities of the Thousand Islands. The Thousand Islands Foundation has awarded over $252,000 in scholarships since its inception.
“We are grateful for the ability to continue to work with the donors and TI Foundation advisory board to assist more students and also work with donors to grow the number of scholarships awarded. We want to continue to build upon the vision and generosity of the Lechler family and all those who have helped make the TI Foundation what it is today and protect that legacy for generations to come,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community Foundation director. In recent years, donors have established new scholarships to add to the TI Foundation family of funds.
Applications may be obtained from the school counselor’s office of Alexandria Bay, LaFargeville, Lyme, and Thousand Islands Centrals schools, or on the web at www.thousandislandsfoundation.org or http://www.nnycf.org/scholarships/scholarships-available/.
The Northern New York Community Foundation makes grants to support the work of non-profit organizations and provides scholarships to individuals in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. The Foundation has been built and added to from gifts (both while living and through their legacy plans) by individuals and organizations committed to meeting the changing needs of Northern New York, as well as supporting specific charitable interests and passions.