Plante scholarship supports North Country med students

Date: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Adirondack Foundation is now accepting applications to the Dr. U.R. Plante Scholarship Fund.

The Plante Scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Plante, who practiced medicine in Massena from 1916 to 1972. Dr. Plante came from a poor family and attended medical school at the University of Vermont thanks to the generosity of his sister, a school teacher. It was that spirit of generosity that led his daughter, the late Annette Plante, and her husband, the late James Canning, to establish the scholarship fund at Adirondack Foundation in 2002.

Over the last 16 years, 19 students have received a total of $160,000 to support their educational endeavors.

A $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student attending medical school who is a resident of either the Adirondack Park, St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex or Hamilton counties, or has lived in one of these counties for at least two years. The successful candidate must be willing to return to one of the above locations or to a remote part of the U.S., or where doctors are needed to practice medicine. Interested applicants must be accepted to or currently in a MD program only.

The deadline to apply is April 30. Applications must be submitted through Adirondack Foundation’s Online Grants Manager. More information is available at www.adirondackfoundation.org/granting/apply-scholarship/scholarship-applications/dr-ur-plante-medical-scholarship-fund.

Applicants with questions can contact Program Officer Andrea Grout at (518) 523-9904 or andrea@adkfoundation.org.

To learn how Adirondack Foundation works with generous people to give back to the things that are important to them, visit www.adirondackfoundation.org.