Community Foundation accepting scholarship applications from St. Lawrence County students
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 5:26 pm

The Northern New York Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from students in the North Country who plan to enroll as freshmen this fall.

An online portal streamlines 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 2020-2021 Freshman Scholarship Application. All Community Foundation freshman scholarship applications are due Wednesday, April 15, through the online portal.

High school seniors 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.

Several scholarships require students to complete application packets that can be downloaded and printed from the Community Foundation’s website at and Deadlines for scholarships that require unique applications vary.

The Community Foundation also administers the following scholarship funds and programs available to St. Lawrence County students with applications available for download from

• 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 Monday, June 1, 2020

• 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.

• 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 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.

• Frances Anderson Luck Foundation Scholarship — For 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 — For students pursuing graduate degrees in environmental studies or music. Applicants must have graduated from a high school in Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence county.

• Michele D. Salisbury Memorial Scholarship — Available to one graduating high school senior in each of the 33 public and three private school districts in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties as well as the Pulaski and Sandy Creek school districts. Completed applications are due by Friday, May 1, 2020.

• North Country Goes Green Irish Festival Scholarships — The J. Richard Gaffney and William K. Archer Academic Scholarship is available to graduating seniors or any students enrolled in a college degree program. One scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to become an educator. The J. Richard Gaffney and William K. Archer Career and Technical Education Scholarship is available to a high school senior pursuing an advanced technical program or any student currently enrolled in an advanced technical program.

Contact Mary Perrine, coordinator of partnerships, 315-782-7110 or [email protected], with questions about Community Foundation scholarships. Visit, or to learn more about scholarships and to download applications.