Applications for Several Other Unique Educational Opportunities Also Due June 1
WATERTOWN — Students from Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence counties who have had a break in post-secondary education and are returning to school should apply by next Tuesday, June 1, for the Northern New York Community Foundation’s Nontraditional Student Scholarship.
Eligible students include all who are enrolling in academic study at a two- or four-year college or trade, vocational, or technical school, either full or part time. Applications may be made through the Foundation’s online scholarship portal accessed at nnycf.org.
Next Tuesday is also the deadline for a pair of unique scholarship opportunities at the Community Foundation for current Jefferson and St. Lawrence county students pursuing studies in a STEM field, including:
Rebecca Rhodes Memorial Scholarship — Established by her family, this scholarship honors the life and memory of Rebecca A.G. Rhodes, a gifted geology student who, at the time of her passing, was graduating with an advanced degree in geological engineering. Jefferson County undergraduate students pursuing studies in the STEM sciences, especially geology, are encouraged to apply through the Foundation’s online scholarship portal.
Evergreen STEM Scholarship — Members of the class of 2022 — current high school juniors — who live in St. Lawrence County and plan to study and work in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields must complete applications through the Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal by Tuesday, June 1, for the Evergreen STEM Scholarship. Ten scholarship recipients will be named this summer and presented with the scholarships upon graduation from high school as they head to college.
Students pursuing graduate studies focused on the environment and music are also reminded to apply by June 1 for the following opportunities:
Vici and Steve Diehl Foundation Graduate Scholarships — This Community Foundation affiliate fund 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 and should apply through the Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal.
Students can apply online using the same 2021-22 Scholarship Application. The application portal may be accessed from the Foundation’s home page at nnycf.org by clicking on the scholarship button, which directs users to the application portal. Students should thoroughly read all application instructions.
Since 1980, the Community Foundation has provided more than $19 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 32 school districts throughout 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.