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Supporting Future Generations

What could be more important for the future of the Adirondack region than to educate our children? As one of five key interest areas for what we fund, creating educational pathways helps to ensure all students in the Adirondacks have meaningful opportunities to pursue post-secondary education, career training, and pathways to gainful employment and fulfilling lives. Scholarships can play a pivotal role in helping students better themselves, no matter their life stage or path. 

Scholarship funds at Adirondack Foundation have been created to benefit specific educational institutions or fields of study. The most common way we distribute scholarships is in partnership with schools across our region that manage scholarship committees that select recipients based on guidelines set forth by fundholders. We also have some scholarship funds to which students can apply directly for support. All scholarship funds use a competitive application process to make decisions.

  • Description: The Allen Family Career Advancement Grant (AFCAG) 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 NY looking to further their career ambitions.

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  • Description: The fund is available to a graduating senior at either Willsboro Central School or Boquet Valley Central School attending an accredited two-or four-year college, university, technical or trade school.

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  • Description: The fund is available to non-traditional students attending an accredited college, university, trade school or certification program in the US (including online programs). The scholarship will support applicants from Tupper Lake or its immediate surrounding area (e.g. Piercefield, Conifer) wishing to pursue an educational experience that allows them to “re-invent” themselves and their future.

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  • Description: This fund provides 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 print journalism.

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  • Description: For outstanding graduating seniors from any New York State Section VII high school that plans to continue their education at the college level. Applicants must be a member of their school track team, embody school spirit, demonstrate academic strength, dedication, competitive spirit, and good leadership skills. Students must be nominated by their track coach. There is no student application for this scholarship.

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  • Description: For residents of either the Adirondack Park, St. Lawrence, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, or Clinton counties of New York State, or who have lived in one of these locations for at least two years who have been accepted by or are enrolled in an accredited Medical School in the US or Canada. Must be willing to return to the North Country to practice for two years, or in a remote part of the US or another country where doctors are needed.

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AuSable Valley Central School
  • Frank Besau and Pauline Besau Wamsganz Scholarship Fund
  • Henry Caito Family Fund
  • Wilmington Fire Department - Shawn Coarding Memorial Scholarship
Beekmantown Central School
  • Lynn G. & Alice W. Palmer Scholarship Fund
Boquet Valley Central School
  • Allen Family Scholarship 
Brushton-Moira Central School
  • Brushton-Moira Central School Scholarship Fund
Johnsburg Central School
  • James and Pauline McSweeney Murphy Memorial Fund
Lake Placid Central School
  • Gerald K. Douglas Scholarship Fund
  • Nash Williams/Founding Families Scholarships
  • Wilmington Fire Department - Shawn Coarding Memorial Scholarship
Lake Pleasant School District
  • George and Doris Sherman Scholarship Fund
Long Lake School District
  • Will Geiger Academic Scholarship Fund
Malone Central School - Franklin Academy
  • Craig T. Chisum Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Matamek Scholarship Fund
  • Franklin Academy Class of 1967 Scholarship Fund
North Country Community College
  • Alice C. Agnew Scholarship Fund
  • Helen and Ralph Arnold Scholarship Fund
  • Julie Lamy Memorial Scholarship Fund
Plattsburgh Central School
  • Jennifer Welch Memorial Scholarship Fund
Saranac Central School
  • J. Kellum Smith Jr. Scholarship Fund
Saranac Lake Central School
  • Tyler Leidig Summer Basketball Camp Scholarship
  • Howard V. Littell Scholarship Fund
  • Brian Muldowney Memorial Scholarship Fund
Tupper Lake Central School
  • Pearl Ness Clements Scholarship Fund
  • Mary Cote Humanitarian Scholarship Fund
  • Erin Farkas Dewyea Scholarship Fund
  • Ginsberg Family Fund
  • Alice and Paul Grulich Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • George C. and Helen W. Macro Memorial Scholarship
  • Alberta P. Moody Scholarship Fund
Willsboro Central School
  • Allen Family Scholarship 
  • We prefer that applications be submitted online when this submission option is available via Online Grants Manager. For paper applications, we will accept completed PDF applications via email. Please contact us with questions or to discuss further.

  • No, it needs to be postmarked by the due date. We are unable to accept late applications.

  • No. Please review specific scholarship application requirements carefully. 

  • If you follow the guidelines carefully, you will be in great shape.

  • No. Out of fairness to all applicants, applications are reviewed only after the deadline has passed. If you have questions about any of our guidelines, you can certainly call or email us at any point while completing your application. 

  • This will depend on the scholarship. Some accept multi-year applications and others do not. If you received a scholarship last year and you are eligible for renewal, you will need to submit another application, proof of enrollment, and grades.