PLEASE READ ALL APPLICATION NOTES BELOW CAREFULLY AS SOME DEADLINES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED DUE TO THE COVID-19 HEALTH PANDEMIC.
See below for college freshman, nontraditional students, Rotary, 10th Mountain Division (Light), the St. Lawrence County Evergreen STEM Scholarship for high school juniors in St. Lawrence County. All other available application packets may be found on our “Scholarships Available” page.
Applications for academic year 2020-2021 Freshman Scholarships will be accepted through and EXTENDED DEADLINE of Friday, May 1, 2020. To access the online application, click on the link and scroll down until you find the 2020 Freshman Scholarship Application for the Northern New York Community Foundation.
ATTENTION SCHOOL OFFICIALS — Students with limited access to the Internet due to the COVID-19 health pandemic may use a paper 2020-2021 Freshman Scholarship application found here. Instructions to submit a paper application are contained within it. The deadline is the same as an online application — received at the Community Foundation or postmarked by Friday, May 1, 2020.
Applications for academic year 2020-2021 Nontraditional Scholarships will be accepted through June 1, 2020. Click on each link below one to access the respective application and learn more; updated applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be posted as they become available.
Freshman Scholarship Application — An online application for high school seniors in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties who are applying for freshman year admission to a two- or four-year college or technical school. Check back for a link to our new online application portal, which will be released soon for the 2019-2020 season.
George C. Boldt Scholarship — Application Deadline Friday, May 1, 2020
Nontraditional Scholarship Application Deadline for 2020-2021 is June 1, 2020. Non-traditional students from Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence County who are applying for admission in any year or study to a two- or four-year college or technical school, either part-time or full-time. Current high school students should NOT complete the non-traditional scholarship application.
Rotary Purple Heart Scholarship Application Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence County residents who were awarded a Purple Heart by the U.S. armed forces or are a dependent — spouse or child — of a U.S. military member or veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart. Purple Heart Scholarship applications are reviewed throughout the year until all available funds for the academic year are awarded.
10th Mountain Division (Light) Scholarship Awarded to active or former 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) members or family members — spouse or child — of an active or former 10th Mountain Division soldier. The applicant or their military sponsor must also be a member of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division. Scholarship applicants may live anywhere and be in any year of full-time undergraduate study. Apply no later than Friday, May 15, 2020 — EXTENDED DEADLINE
Evergreen STEM Scholarship Application High School Juniors who live in St. Lawrence County only. Awarded to high school juniors in St. Lawrence County who plan to study and work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields only. Scholarships will be awarded in the summer 2020, however actual award checks will not be presented until summer 2021 as students head to college. Apply no later than Monday, June 1, 2020 — EXTENDED DEADLINE — ATTENTION SCHOOL OFFICIALS — Students with limited access to the Internet due to the COVID-19 health pandemic may use a paper 2020-2021 Evergreen STEM Scholarship application found here. Instructions to submit a paper application are contained within it. The deadline is the same as an online application — received at the Community Foundation or postmarked by Monday, June 1, 2020.
Michelle D. Salisbury Memorial Scholarship Northern Credit Union, in partnership with the Northern New York Community Foundation, awards the Michelle D. Salisbury Memorial Scholarship upon high school graduation to one student in each of the school districts in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties as well as the Pulaski and Sandy Creek school districts. The scholarship is in memory of Michelle D. Salisbury, a Northern Credit Union team member and Jefferson County native who passed away in 2009. — Application Deadline Friday, May 1, 2020
North Side Legacy Fund Scholarship The North Side Legacy Fund was established in 2019 as a permanent fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation to forever honor and perpetuate the history and heritage of the North Side Improvement League. Scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors who are City of Watertown residents and who plan first-time enrollment in the fall as full-time undergraduate freshman students. Students who plan to attend post-secondary technical, trade or vocational school are also eligible and encouraged to apply. — Application Deadline Friday, June 5, 2020
Frances Anderson Luck Foundation Scholarship A component fund of Northern New York Community Foundation offers scholarships to students accepted to or enrolled in American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or veterinary technician programs with a focus on small animals, especially canines.
Vici and Steve Diehl Foundation Graduate Scholarships A component fund of Northern New York Community Foundation offers scholarships to students pursuing graduate degrees in Environmental Studies or Music. Applicants must have graduated from a high school in Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence county. Please refer to application for specific programs of study. Click on the respective link to access each scholarship application:
Environmental Studies or Music
Completely read all materials and understand what is available, the criteria and expectations. Materials must be submitted as a complete packet to be considered for a scholarship. Packets must be received by the deadlines outlined in each scholarship application.
Packets MUST include the following items:
- Signed application — Do not forget to sign your application before submission.
- Personal essay — Do not forget to edit and proofread before submission.
- Appraisal forms
- Official transcript
Incomplete application packets will not be considered.
Mail or hand-deliver your packet to the Community Foundation by the date listed above.
DO NOT e-mail or fax your application.
Northern New York Community Foundation
Northern New York Philanthropy Center
131 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Unless noted otherwise on a specific application, packets must be received or postmarked by May 1, 2020, or June 1, 2020, for nontraditional scholarships. Application packets postmarked after the deadlines will NOT be considered. Notification of decisions will be mailed to applicants by mid-July 2020.