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Scholarship Application Instructions

Please Note:
Scholarship applications for the 2015-15 academic year will be available on-line after February 1, 2015.

Be sure to read all materials completely so that you understand what is available, the criteria, and what is expected of you. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship applications are due April 1, 2014.

1. Complete the application. - Download the PDF version of the appropriate application (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader ) and print it out. Fill out the application by neatly printing or typing your information (2 pages).

If you have trouble downloading the application, copies will be available at high school guidance offices or you may request a copy from the Foundation office (315-782-7110 or click here).

2. Print and give the applicant appraisal form(s) to someone at your school or place of employment. Two appraisals are required for freshman applicants and one for non-traditional applicants. Please note that you are responsible for making sure that they complete and return them to the Foundation by the deadline.

3. Write your essay, answering the questions listed on the first page of the application, and include it with your application. For pointers on writing an essay, see The College Essay on The Princeton Review web site,

4. Request that your school send the Foundation an official transcript of your grades to date.

5. Proofread your application and check it for completion. Mail or hand deliver your application, including your essay, to the Foundation at the address listed below. Do not email your application.

Northern New York Community Foundation
120 Washington Street � Suite 400
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 782-7110

Your application must be received or postmarked by April 1, 2014.
Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be considered.

Notification of decisions will be mailed to applicants by August 1, 2014.

Rotary Purple Heart Scholarship Applications are reviewed throughout the year until all funds available for the academic year are awarded.

Non-traditional applications are due June 2, 2014 but should follow the above instructions. Notifications to non-traditional students will be mailed by August 1, 2014 as well.






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