Apply for a Scholarship

Many scholarship funds at Adirondack Foundation were created to benefit a field of study where the donors established an advisory committee, defined guidelines for selecting recipients and award use. Each of these scholarship funds has unique interests, from supporting aspiring journalists to assisting future doctors to return to the region to practice medicine. These scholarship funds use a competitive application process to make decisions.

Please see the table below for a complete breakdown of available scholarships, including deadlines, instructions on how to apply and a brief description of each program.

Grant NameHow to ApplyDeadlineRegionDescription
Alfred M. Aseel Legacy ScholarshipOnline Grants Manager  May 15, 2020 Tupper Lake or Immediate surrounding area (e.g. Piercefield, Conifer) The fund is available to non-traditional students from Tupper Lake attending North Country Community College, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Plattsburgh, or SUNY Canton or Clinton Community College. The scholarship will support one student wishing to pursue an educational experience that allows them to “re-invent” themselves and their future.
Dr. U.R. Plante Medical ScholarshipOnline Grants Manager May 15, 2020Adirondack RegionFor residents of either the Adirondack Park, St. Lawrence, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton or Clinton County of New York State, or have lived in one of these locations for at least two years. Must be accepted by an accredited Medical School in the U.S. or Canada. Must be willing to return to the North Country to practice for two years, or in a remote part of the U.S. or another country where doctors are needed.
Essex County Bar Association ScholarshipDownload Application
June 1, 2020Essex CountyResidents of Essex County, NY, who are attending an accredited law school in the United States.
Lynn G. & Alice W. Palmer ScholarshipDownload ApplicationJune 1, 2020BeekmantownFor graduating seniors of Beekmantown Central School who demonstrate an active school, sports, family and/or work commitment and participation in the community.
Sean P. McCullough Memorial ScholarshipNomination FormMay 22New York State Section VIIFor outstanding graduating seniors from any New York State Section VII high school that plans to continue their education at the college level. Student must be a member of the school track team, must embody school spirit, must 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.
Charles B. Decker Scholarship Fund Application May 15 Adirondack Region The income from this fund will be used to provide financial assistance to college and graduate students from Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake or Lake Placid NY who are attending a college or university full time to pursue a career in print journalism.