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Northern New York Community Foundation Scholarship Program – Jefferson and Lewis County
Since 1980, the Foundation has awarded more than $14.5 million dollars in scholarships to students of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students (12 credits per semester). Graduate study is not funded. Students who will be attending technical schools are eligible to apply. New applications are accepted from high school seniors for the freshman year, from college sophomores for the junior year, and from non -traditional students for any year in college or technical school. High school juniors who are in an early graduation program may also apply. Selection for Freshman and Junior scholarships is based upon academic achievement and personal data. Any unusual hardships and special family or personal circumstances should be described in the application. Scholarship amounts are based upon unmet financial need as determined by the student’s college and could total $12,000 over four years for freshman, $6,000 over two years for junior applicants, and varying amounts for non-traditional students depending on need. Students selected for a freshman or junior scholarship who have no unmet financial need will receive a one-time merit award of $500.
- Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, residing in either Jefferson or Lewis counties, enrolled in 12 credits per semester.
- Graduate study is not funded.
- Students who will be attending technical schools are eligible to apply.
- Application packets are accepted from high school seniors for freshman year of college.
- Selection for freshman scholarships is based upon academic achievement and personal
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,
Type: Needs Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: 500
Max Award: 12000
How to Apply:
Application packets are available in February each year, and can be downloaded at that time as a PDF (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader ). Application packets will also be available through high school guidance counselors or at the Community Foundation office. Completed packets must be returned to the Foundation by April 1, by mail or hand delivered. They may not be submitted by e-mail.
Deadline: February each year,
Sponsoring OrganizationNorthern New York Community Foundation
HSBC Building, Suite 400 120 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601