NORTHERN NEW YORK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC.

HSBC Building - Suite 400, 120 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 782-7110
web: www.nnycf.org   email: info@nnycf.org

2009-2010 NON-TRADITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants must be residents of Jefferson or Lewis Counties.
  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students. Graduate study is not funded.
  • Students who will be attending technical schools are eligible to apply.
  • New applications are accepted from high school seniors for the freshman year, from college sophomores for the junior year, and from non-traditional students for any year in college or technical school. High school juniors in an early graduation program may also apply.
  • Selection for Freshman and Junior scholarships is based upon academic achievement and personal data. Any unusual hardships and special family or personal circumstances should be described in the application.
  • Scholarship amounts are based upon unmet financial need as determined by the student's college and could total $12,000 over four years for freshman, $6,000 over two years for junior applicants, and varying amounts for non-traditional students depending on need.
  • Students selected for a freshman or junior scholarship who have no unmet financial need will receive a one-time merit award of $500.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Read all materials completely so that you understand what is available, the criteria, and what is expected of you. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Complete the application (page 4) and personal data sheet (page 5).
  • Give the applicant appraisal form (page 6) to someone at your school or place of employment. Please note that you are responsible for making sure that they complete and return it to the Foundation by April 1.
  • Write your essay, answering the questions listed on the first page of the application, and include it with your application.
  • Request that your high school or any colleges you have attended send the Foundation an official transcript of your grades to date.
  • Proofread your application and check it for completion. Mail or hand deliver your application, including your essay, to the Foundation at the address listed above.

Applications must be received or postmarked by April 1, 2010.
Applications postmarked after that date will not be considered.
Notification of decisions will be mailed to all applicants by June 1, 2010.

NORTHERN NEW YORK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC.
Scholarship Requirements and Criteria

Freshman Applicants: High School Seniors for the Freshman Year

Selection Criteria
Selection is based on Scholarship America criteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Regents scores, SAT or ACT scores, rank in class, personal data and the essay, and applicant appraisals are combined by computer to produce a numerical ranking for each freshman scholarship program.
  • Scholarship selections are made on the basis of this ranking.
  • Interviews may be required when there is no appreciable difference in scores.
  • Amount of award is based on unmet financial need as determined by your college.
  • Students selected for a freshman scholarship who have no unmet financial need will receive a one-time merit award of $500.

Junior Applicants: College Sophomores for the Junior Year

  • Must have a 3.00 GPA or better to apply (Transcript required).
  • Selection will be based on GPA, personal data, applicant appraisal and essay.
  • Interviews may be required.
  • Amount of award is based on unmet financial need as determined by your college.
  • Students selected for a junior scholarship who have no unmet financial need will receive a one-time merit award of $500.

Non-Traditional Students: For any year in college or technical school

  • High school or college transcripts will be required.
  • Interviews will be required.
  • Selection will be based on educational objectives, ability to meet them and financial need.
  • Amount of award is based on financial need.

All applicants must be full-time undergraduate students and residents of Jefferson or Lewis Counties.


NORTHERN NEW YORK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC. 2009-2010 Scholarship Awards
Students will be selected for the following programs:

  • Northern New York Community Foundation Scholarships - awarded to students in the liberal arts.
  • Herring College Scholarships - awarded to students in engineering, sciences, mathematics and related fields.
  • Visiting Nurse Association Scholarships - awarded to students in nursing and health related fields.
  • Special Needs - one-year scholarships awarded to students who have experienced personal or family hardships.
  • Designated Scholarships - awarded to students in specific school districts: Alexandria, Beaver River, Belleville-Henderson, General Brown, Indian River, Lowville Academy, South Jefferson, Thousand Islands, Watertown; and students in the towns of Rutland, LeRay, Pamelia and the Village of Black River.
  • Catherine C. Johnson Scholarships - one-year scholarships awarded to students attending Clarkson University, Jefferson Community College, St. Lawrence University, SUNY College of Technology at Canton or SUNY Potsdam.
  • North Pleasant Street, Watertown Scholarships - separate application required one-year scholarships awarded to residents of North Pleasant Street, Watertown.
  • Rotary Purple Heart Scholarships - separate application required
    one-year scholarships awarded to recipients of the Purple Heart Award, or their dependents (spouse or child). Applicants must be residents of Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence County.

    DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS

    The Northern New York Community Foundation is affiliated with Scholarship America's Dollars for Scholars program. Community Foundation scholarship recipients who attend colleges participating in the matching grant program may be eligible for additional funding from their college. For more information, see our website, www.nnycf.org.
    Applications must be received or postmarked by April 1, 2010.
    Applications postmarked after that date will not be considered.

    Northern New York Community Foundation, Inc. Application

 

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