Hundreds of Opportunities for Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence County Students
The Northern New York Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from students in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties who plan to enroll as freshmen this fall.
A new online portal launched this week to streamline 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 2019-2020 Freshman Scholarship Application. All Community Foundation freshman scholarship applications are due Monday, April 15, through the online portal.
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.
Since 1980, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $17 million in scholarship awards to students living in the tri-county region. The Community Foundation annually administers nearly 400 restricted scholarships established by individual donors and scholarship funds on behalf of 28 school districts throughout Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.
“Providing support to North Country students remains a core component of the Community Foundation’s annual investment in the tri-county region. Opportunities for students continue to grow as many new individuals, organizations and school districts have partnered with the Community Foundation in the past year to provide generous financial awards and support,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community Foundation executive director. “We look forward to helping all applicants on their paths to achieving educational goals again this year.”
Several scholarships require students to complete application packets that can be downloaded and printed from the Community Foundation’s website at www.nnycf.org/scholarships/applications and www.nnycf.org/scholarships/scholarships-available. Deadlines for scholarships that require unique applications vary. The first deadline is Friday, March 15, for the North Central Zone New York State Retired Teachers’ Association Scholarship, followed by Wednesday, March 27, for the North Country Goes Green Irish Festival Scholarship awards.
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.
Additional programs, opportunities
The Community Foundation also administers the following scholarship funds and programs with applications available for download from www.nnycf.org/scholarships/applications:
- Nontraditional Student Scholarship — Awarded to applicants who live in Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence counties. Eligible applicants may be enrolled full- or part-time in college or a technical, trade or vocational school. Completed packets for this program are due by Saturday, June 1, 2018.
- Evergreen STEM Scholarship Fund — Awards ten, $3,000 scholarships annually to St. Lawrence County high school juniors who plan to pursue studies in STEM-related fields — science, technology, engineering and math.
- Jefferson-Can Community Scholars Program, in partnership with the Jefferson Community College alumnus Stephen H. Can and the Jefferson Community College Foundation. This merit-based award is offered to high school seniors in the top 15 percent their class who plan to attend Jefferson Community College.
- Herring College Memorial Scholarship — Awarded to students in engineering, sciences, mathematics and related fields, as well as the Visiting Nurses Association Scholarship for students pursuing continued education in nursing or health-related fields.
- Rotary Purple Heart Scholarship — Available to residents of Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence County 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.
- George C. Boldt Scholarship — Available to Jefferson County residents for full-time undergraduate study. Graduate study is not funded. Students who will be attending technical, trade or vocational schools are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted from high school seniors or nontraditional students who have had a break in their studies. This scholarship is a one-year award.
- 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.
- North Pleasant Street (Watertown) Scholarship — Available to current residents of Watertown’s North Pleasant Street whose families have lived on North Pleasant Street for at least five years. The North Pleasant Street Scholarship is open to students enrolling in their first year of college as well as nontraditional students.
Contact Mary Perrine, coordinator of partnerships at 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 strategic partnerships with businesses and organizations, charitable foundations, and generous individual donors, the Community Foundation awards grants and scholarships from an endowment and collection of funds that benefit the community. Its commitment to donors helps individuals achieve their charitable objectives now and for generations to come by preserving 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.