Aseel scholarship supports non-traditional students

Thursday, April 12, 2018

TUPPER LAKE —  A new scholarship established to honor the memory of Alfred Aseel’s parents, Alfred Abraham and Fadwa Khechen Aseel, will support non-traditional students from the Tupper Lake area.

The Alfred M. Aseel Legacy Scholarship Fund at Adirondack Foundation supports continuing education for non-traditional students from Tupper Lake, Piercefield, Conifer, and other nearby communities, and is awarded to one recipient annually. To qualify, the recipient must attend North Country Community College, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Canton, or Clinton Community College.

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. Student must have a 2.5 GPA or higher to be eligible. The award is $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. Learn how the grants manager works and how to get started on an application here.

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 stints in the U.S. Army. His bequest will also promote sustainable projects that enhance and improve the Tupper Lake community and lifestyle of its residents.

Learn more about leaving a legacy of generosity for the things you love here.