Tri-County Students Have More Opportunities for Foundation Support Than Ever Before
WATERTOWN — High School seniors in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties have less than a week remaining to apply for Community Foundation freshman scholarships.
Members of the graduating class of 2022 who plan to enroll in post-secondary programs this fall must complete their applications through the Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal by Tuesday, March 15. 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.
Tri-county high school seniors who will enroll 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. All students should thoroughly read all application instructions.
Since 1980, the Community Foundation has provided more than $20 million in scholarship awards to students who live in the tri-county region. The Community Foundation annually administers nearly 450 restricted scholarships established by individual donors as well as scholarship funds on behalf of 32 school districts across the three counties.
“If there is one message we want to convey it is that due to increased interest of donors, there is an expanded variety of scholarships available; something to help just about every type of student,” said Rande Richardson, Community Foundation executive director. “While there will always be competitive, merit-based scholarships, there is now more assistance for students who are not as likely to receive scholarships from other sources. For these reasons, we are hopeful that we have a record number of applications this year.”
Students can now apply online using the same 2022 Scholarship Application for several scholarships that previously required unique applications, including: 10th Mountain Division (Light) Scholarship; George C. Boldt Scholarship; Vici and Steve Diehl Foundation Graduate Scholarships; Frances Anderson Luck Foundation Scholarship; North Country Goes Green Irish Festival Scholarship; North Pleasant Street (Watertown) Scholarship; Northpole Fire Company Inc. Scholarship; North Side Legacy Fund Scholarship; Rotary Purple Heart Scholarship; Michelle D. Salisbury Scholarship; Shaw Harbor Foundation Scholarship; and all Thousand Islands Foundation scholarships.
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.