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Scholarship Applications

Please Note
Scholarship applications for the 2015-16 academic year will be available on-line after February 1, 2015.

Please see below for 2014-2015 freshman, non-traditional, Rotary, 10th Mountain and our new high school junior application. All other available applications may be found on our Scholarships Available page.

Freshman Scholarship Application (Jefferson and Lewis County)
If you are a high school senior in Jefferson or Lewis County applying for your freshman year in college or technical school.

Freshman Scholarship Application (St. Lawrence County)
If you are a student in one of the St. Lawrence County school districts applying for your freshman year in college or technical school.

Non-Traditional Scholarship Application (Deadline for 2014-15 is June 2, 2014)
If you are a non-traditional student from Jefferson or Lewis County, applying for any year in college or technical school either part-time or full-time.

Rotary Purple Heart Scholarship Application
For residents of Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence County who were awarded a Purple Heart, or the dependent of one (spouse or child).

Purple Heart applications are reviewed throughout the year until all funds available for the academic year are awarded.

10th Mountain Division (Light) Scholarship
Awarded to current or former 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) members or the family member of one (spouse or child). The applicant or their military sponsor must also be a member of the 10th Mountain Division Association. Scholarship applicants may reside anywhere and be in any year of full-time undergraduate study.

2014 Jefferson Leadership Institute Scholarship ~ High School Juniors only
High school juniors who are residents of Jefferson County and plan to attend a two or four year college immediately following high school.


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.

1. Complete the application. Fill out the application by neatly printing or typing your information. If you have trouble downloading the application you may request a copy from the Foundation office by calling 315-782-7110.

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
e-mail 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.


Northern New York Community Foundation, Inc.

HSBC Building • Suite 400 • 120 Washington Street • Watertown, New York 13601
 Phone: 315-782-7110 • Fax: 315-782-0047 • Email:

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