NNY Community Foundation now accepting 2019-20 scholarship applications
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 9:16 am

The Northern New York Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from students in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis counties who plan to enroll as freshmen this fall.

A new online portal launched this week to streamline 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 2019-2020 Freshman Scholarship Application link at www.nnycf.org/scholarships/applications. Applications are due Monday, 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.

Since 1980, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $17 million in scholarship awards to students living in the tri-county region.

There are several additional programs and opportunities available, listed at the website.

Several scholarships require students to complete application packets that can be downloaded and printed from the Community Foundation’s website at www.nnycf.org/scholarships/applications and www.nnycf.org/scholarships/scholarships-available. Deadlines for scholarships that require unique applications vary. The first deadline is Friday, March 15, for the North Central Zone New York State Retired Teachers’ Association Scholarship, followed by Wednesday, March 27, for the North Country Goes Green Irish Festival Scholarship awards.

Students should thoroughly read all application instructions. Completed packets must be returned or postmarked by the deadline to the address specified in each application. Students must include a complete, signed application, an essay, appraisal forms, references and transcripts.

“Providing support to North Country students remains a core component of the Community Foundation’s annual investment in the tri-county region,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community Foundation executive director. “Opportunities for students continue to grow as many new individuals, organizations and school districts have partnered with the Community Foundation in the past year to provide generous financial awards and support. We look forward to helping all applicants on their paths to achieving educational goals again this year.”

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