Applications for Several Other Unique Educational Opportunities Also Due Next Week
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 Wednesday, 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 must be made through the Foundation’s online scholarship portal accessed at nnycf.org.
Next Wednesday is also the deadline for a handful of unique scholarship opportunities at the Community Foundation, including:
Evergreen STEM Scholarship — Members of the class of 2023 — 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.
Jefferson County Sons of the American Legion Brian A. L’Huillier Memorial Scholarship — Established by his family, this scholarship honors the life and legacy of Brian A. L’Huillier, who was a General Brown Central and BOCES graduate. He was an adult education instructor for many years at BOCES. Brian passed away unexpectedly 1999 at the age of 40. Applicants must be Jefferson County residents who are either a child, grandchild, stepchild or adopted child of a current or deceased member in good standing of the Jefferson County Sons of the American Legion, American Legion or Auxiliary. Jefferson County students are encouraged to apply through the Foundation’s online scholarship portal.
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.
Timothy F. Wright Memorial Scholarship — Established in 2011 after his sudden passing, this scholarship honors Tim’s legacy of positive community giving through educational support. It is awarded annually to graduating seniors from Carthage, Copenhagen, or Lowville high schools who plan to attend Jefferson Community College and major in business and or technology.
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 for all available opportunities using the same 2022-23 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 $21 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 email@example.com, 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.