Students Have More Opportunities for Educational Support Than Ever Before
WATERTOWN — High School seniors in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties have three weeks remaining to apply for Community Foundation scholarships.
Members of the graduating class of 2023 who plan to enroll in post-secondary programs this fall must complete their applications through the Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal by Wednesday, March 15. The application portal may be accessed at bit.ly/nnycf-scholarships.
Tri-county high school seniors who will enroll as full-time undergraduates this fall may apply. Students pursuing technical, trade or vocational school may also apply and should complete the same application. All students should thoroughly read all application instructions.
Since 1980, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $21 million in scholarships to students who live in the tri-county region. In addition to its own scholarship awards, the Community Foundation annually administers nearly 450 scholarships established by individual donors, business and organizations as well as scholarship funds on behalf of 32 school districts across the three counties.
“It is important to know that there are a wide range of scholarship opportunities for all types of students and educational interests. There is more assistance overall, and, increasingly, donors have been looking to help those who may not receive support from other sources,” said Rande Richardson, Community Foundation executive director. “While many are based primarily on academic achievement, some focus on other criteria. All students are urged to apply so that we can maximize our annual investment in education in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.”
Contact Mary Perrine, coordinator of partnerships, 315-782-7110, or firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions about Community Foundation scholarships. Visit nnycf.org, to learn more about scholarships and to access the application portal.
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.