Freshman Scholarship Applications Now Due May 1; Evergreen STEM June 1
WATERTOWN — The Northern New York Community Foundation has extended 2020-2021 filing deadlines for its Freshman Scholarship and a handful of others to accommodate students and school officials working through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The deadline to submit completed applications for the Community Foundation’s 2020-2021 Freshman Scholarship is now Friday, May 1. All students who have reliable Internet access are encouraged to complete their applications through the Foundation’s online portal, access to which can be found at www.nnycf.org/scholarships/applications.
The online portal streamlines the application process for the Community Foundation’s Freshman Scholarship. Students may access the application portal, create a user account, and begin an online application by clicking on 2020-2021 Freshman Scholarship Application. High school seniors from Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties who will be enrolled as full-time undergraduates this fall may apply for a one-year, freshman scholarship. Students pursuing technical, trade or vocational school may also apply and should complete the same application.
Students with limited access to the Internet due to the COVID-19 health pandemic may use a paper application, which can be downloaded at www.nnycf.org/scholarships/applications, or obtained from any high school guidance counselor. All schools in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties have been sent updated paper copies to distribute to students as needed.
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. Only those students who cannot complete an online application should file a paper application.
Additional Deadlines Extended
Two scholarship opportunities the Community Foundation administers have extended application deadlines to Friday, May 15. They are:
- 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.
- North Country Goes Green Irish Festival Scholarship awards — The J. Richard Gaffney & William K. Archer Academic Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors or any students presently enrolled in a college degree program from Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence counties. One scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a career in education. The J. Richard Gaffney & William K. Archer Career and Technical Education Scholarship is awarded to any high school senior from Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence counties pursuing an advanced technical program or any student presently enrolled in an advanced technical program. Students must be accepted into an advanced technical program starting in the fall of the upcoming year.
Evergreen STEM Scholarship
The deadline to submit complete applications for the Evergreen STEM Scholarship is now Monday, June 1. This opportunity is open to high school juniors who live in St. Lawrence County only. Ten, $3,000 scholarships are awarded annually to juniors 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.
All students who have reliable Internet access are encouraged to complete their applications through the Foundation’s online portal, access to which can be found at www.nnycf.org/scholarships/applications.
Students with limited access to the Internet due to the COVID-19 health pandemic may use a paper application, which can be downloaded at www.nnycf.org/scholarships/applications, or obtained from any high school guidance counselor. All schools in St. Lawrence County have been sent updated paper copies to distribute to students as needed.
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. Only those students who cannot complete an online application should file a paper application.
Since 1980, the Community Foundation has provided more than $18 million in scholarship awards to students who live in the tri-county region. The Community Foundation annually administers nearly 400 restricted scholarships established by individual donors as well as scholarship funds on behalf of 28 school districts throughout Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.
Students should thoroughly read all application instructions. Completed packets must be returned or postmarked by the deadline to the address specified in each application. Students must include a complete, signed application, an essay, appraisal forms, references and transcripts.
Contact Mary Perrine, coordinator of partnerships, 315-782-7110 or firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions about Community Foundation scholarships. Visit www.nnycf.org, or to learn more about scholarships and to download applications.
About the Northern New York Community Foundation
Since 1929, the Northern New York Community Foundation has invested in improving and enriching the quality of life for all in communities across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
Through partnerships with businesses and organizations, charitable foundations, and generous families and individual donors, the Community Foundation awards grants and scholarships from an endowment and collection of funds that benefit the region. Its commitment to donors helps individuals achieve their charitable objectives now and for generations to come by preserving and honoring legacies of community philanthropy while inspiring others.
The Community Foundation is a resource for local charitable organizations, donors, professional advisors and nonprofit organizations. It also works to bring people together at its permanent home in the Northern New York Philanthropy Center to discuss challenges our communities face and find creative solutions that strengthen the region and make it a great place to live, work, and play.