Alfred M. Aseel Legacy Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Criteria:

The fund is available to non-traditional students attending North Country Community College, SUNY Potsdam, or SUNY Canton or Clinton Community College. The scholarship will support one student 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.

Demonstrated integrity and good character will be guidelines for selection.  In addition, personal commitment and potential will be considered as key characteristics allowing the students to succeed.

In the event that a student’s cumulative GPA drops below 2.5, he/she will have one semester to raise his/her grade point average. If student becomes ineligible the scholarship will be granted to an incoming freshman in the next Fall semester.


The annual award is renewable if the recipient maintains the eligibility criteria stated above. The Aseel Scholarship Committee would appreciate the student keeping them apprised of their progress and experience.

The candidate and an alternate will be selected by a committee to be named by the fund representative and shall include, (1) An Aseel family member, (2) An employee of the TL School district familiar with the community.  (Guidance, Principal etc.) (3) A community member.  If for any reason the person selected is unable to accept the scholarship, it shall be awarded to the alternate.  The committee will be notified of this change, and when known shall be advised of the reason the primary selection was unable to accept.  If no qualified candidates can be found in a given year, the annual allocation would remain in the fund to be re-invested for another year.