Saturday, April 6, 2024

Adirondack Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities

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Lake Placid, NY – The Dr. U.R. Plante Medical Scholarship program at Adirondack Foundation is accepting applications now through May 15. The Plante Scholarship at Adirondack Foundation is awarded annually to medical students who have resided in the Adirondack Park — or in St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex or Hamilton counties — for a minimum of two years. Successful candidates must be willing to return to one of these locations, a rural community elsewhere in the U.S. or an area where there is a shortage of doctors.

Interested applicants must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in, an MD or DO program. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded annually. Applications must be submitted through Adirondack Foundation’s Online Grants Manager. More information can be found at adirondackfoundation.org/granting/apply-scholarship/plante-medical-scholarship.

For more information about the Dr. U.R. Plante Medical Scholarship and other scholarship and education programs at Adirondack Foundation, visit adirondackfoundation.org or email leslee.mounger@adkfoundation.org.

Grants, scholarships available for journalists, students

Saranac Lake, NY — The Charles B. Decker Memorial Scholarship Fund at Adirondack Foundation is currently accepting applications from aspiring and working journalists.

The scholarship fund — founded in memory of Charles B. Decker — was established in 1991 to provide financial assistance to college and graduate students from Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake or Lake Placid who are attending a college or university full time to pursue a career in journalism. Decker was an enthusiastic journalist from Saranac Lake, who was the assistant managing editor of the Watertown Daily Times when he passed away at the young age of 34.

The Decker Fund also provides support to working journalists on special assignments and to internship programs. Criteria for applicants includes:

  • Financial need, to a degree, suggesting that the intended education, project or internship cannot be undertaken without assistance.

  • A tangible demonstration of dedication to journalism, such as special journalism courses, articles, internships or special assignment opportunities for working journalists.

  • A history of school grades and other previous accomplishments that demonstrate the candidate’s ability to handle college or graduate work or to carry out the project outlined.

  • Applicant has submitted all proper documents on time, to the satisfaction of the committee.

The deadline to apply is May 15. Interested candidates must submit a request for an application via email. To learn more and request an application, visit adirondackfoundation.org/granting/apply-scholarship/decker-memorial-scholarship.

To learn more about grants and scholarships at Adirondack Foundation, visit adirondackfoundation.org or email leslee.mounger@adkfoundation.org.

Educational scholarships, career advancement grants available to residents of Essex, Willsboro

Essex, NY— Adirondack Foundation is now accepting applications to the Allen Family Scholarship and Career Advancement Grant, which provides support for higher education and career advancement.

The Allen Family Scholarship awards a $5,000 annual academic scholarship to a graduating senior at either Willsboro Central School or Boquet Valley Central School to provide financial assistance toward attending an accredited two or four year college, university, technical or trade school. The scholarship may renew each year, for up to three years, provided the recipient can provide evidence of working diligently, earning grades that reflect that effort, and making steady and satisfactory progress toward a degree or appropriate certificate.

The Allen Family Career Advancement Grant is an award for specific credentialing, licensure, internship, degree or certificate program in a chosen field of work. It is available to assist working residents of Essex, Elizabethtown, Lewis, Westport or Willsboro looking to further their career ambitions. The grant may be renewed for the curriculum sought — at a potentially altered amount — provided the recipient furnishes evidence of satisfactory progress in their program’s learning objectives. Grant awards may range between $250 and $3,000 annually.

The deadline to apply for both programs is May 20. Interested applicants of the Allen Family Scholarship may obtain forms from guidance counselors at Willsboro or Boquet Valley central schools. To request an application to the Allen Family Career Advancement Grant, please email info@adkfoundation.org.

For more information about the Allen Family Scholarship and Career Advancement Grant, contact Leslee Mounger at leslee.mounger@adkfoundation.org. To learn more about Adirondack Foundation, visit adirondackfoundation.org.

Aseel Legacy Scholarship program accepting applications through June 1

Tupper Lake, NY – The Alfred M. Aseel Legacy Scholarship at Adirondack Foundation is now accepting applications from non-traditional students from the Tupper Lake area.

The scholarship — named in honor of Alfred Aseel’s parents, Alfred Abraham and Fadwa Khechen Aseel — supports continuing education for individuals from Tupper Lake, Piercefield, Conifer and other nearby communities. It’s awarded to one recipient annually. The deadline to apply is June 1.

The scholarship is available to non-traditional students attending an accredited college, university, trade school or certification program in the U.S. — including online programs — wishing to pursue an educational experience that allows them to “re-invent” themselves and their future. Demonstrated integrity and good character will be guidelines for selection.

Personal commitment and potential will also be considered as key characteristics allowing the students to succeed. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher to be eligible. The award is up to $5,000 and eligible students may reapply for up to four years. Renewal applicants will be required to complete agreement forms and must submit documentation certifying their GPA and enrollment status each year.

Applications must be submitted through Adirondack Foundation’s Online Grants Manager. To learn how the grants manager works and how to get started on an application, visit www.adirondackfoundation.org/granting/online-grants-manager.

Alfred Aseel passed away at age 78 in April 2017. Before his death, he left a bequest with Adirondack Foundation to support non-traditional students from the Tupper Lake area who wish to reinvent their lives through education, just as Aseel did after two tours in the U.S. Army. His bequest also promotes sustainable projects that enhance and improve the Tupper Lake community and lifestyle of its residents.

To learn more, visit adirondackfoundation.org or email leslee.mounger@adkfoundation.org.

Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region accepting grant applications

North Creek, NY-  The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) at Adirondack Foundation is accepting applications from area schools, municipalities, nonprofit and community organizations for its 2024 grant cycle.

CFGMR was established in 2005 and offers grants to organizations in the towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva, and Schroon. Grants will support community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation and programs for youth, seniors and veterans.

Grant requests are limited to $1,000; the deadline to apply is May 31. Decisions will be made in July and successful applicants will be awarded grants at a ceremony in August.

All applications must be submitted online through Adirondack Foundation’s Online Grants Manager at adirondackfoundation.org/granting/online-grants-manager. For questions and more information, email leslee.mounger@adkfoundation.org.

For more information about community funds at Adirondack Foundation, visit adirondackfoundation.org.

Photo at top courtesy of the Adirondack Foundation.

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