Adirondack Community Trust (ACT) Scholarships

The Adirondack Community Trust offers many scholarships to students living in their area of service of upstate New York.  The majority of the scholarships are for high school seniors.  The scholarships range from $500 to $10,000.  Deadlines range from April to June.

Individuals have established these funds in honor or memory of specific people and they have defined guidelines for eligibility. Applicants are selected on a competitive basis.
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors, college or graduate students from the Tri-Lakes (Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, NY) and Watertown, NY areas who have an interest in newspaper journalism as a career. Summer internship and special projects in journalism will also be considered for support.
  • Grant Range: Up to $2,000
  • Interest Area: Newspaper journalism
  • Application Deadline: April 11th.
  • Eligibility: High school graduating seniors from Plattsburgh City School District who wish to pursue college studies in journalism, English or teaching.
  • Grant Range: $1,000-$3,000
  • Interest Area: Journalism, English, teaching
  • Deadline: April 15th.
  • Eligibility: An outstanding graduating senior 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.
  • Grant Range: $1,000
  • Interest Area: Track and field sports, leadership, academics
  • Deadline for track coaches: May 15th.
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors of Beekmantown Central School who demonstrate an active school, sports, family and/or work commitment and participation in the community.
  • Grant Range: $500
  • Interest Area: Family, school, sports, community participation
  • Deadline: June 1st.
  • Eligibility: A resident 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.
  • Grant Range: $10,000
  • Interest Area: Medicine (MD)
  • Deadline: April 9, 2012
  • Eligibility: A resident of Essex County who is attending an accredited law school in the United States.
  • Grant Range: $500
  • Interest Area: Law
  • Deadline: June 1st.
Check these funds to see if your school is listed here:
  • Frank Besau and Pauline Besau Wamsganz Scholarship Fund
  • Wilmington Fire Department - Shawn Coarding Memorial Scholarship
  • Brushton-Moira Central School Scholarship Fund
  • Walter & Lois Thomas and Lyndon & Barbara Drake Scholarship Fund
  • James and Pauline McSweeney Murphy Memorial Fund
Lake PlacidCentralSchool
  • Alice C. Agnew Scholarship Fund
  • Gerald K. Douglas Scholarship Fund
  • Nash Williams/Founding Families Scholarships
  • Wilmington Fire Department - Shawn Coarding Memorial Scholarship
Lake Pleasant School District
  • George and Doris Sherman Scholarship Fund
LongLakeSchool District
  • Will Geiger Academic ScholarshipFund
MaloneCentralSchool - FranklinAcademy
  • Craig T. Chisum Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Matamek Scholarship Fund
  • Franklin Academy Class of 1967 Scholarship Fund
North CountryCommunity College
  • Helen and Ralph Arnold Scholarship Fund
  • Julie Lamy Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Jennifer Welch Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • William T. Lowe Scholarship Fund
  • Tyler Leidig Summer Basketball Camp Scholarship
  • Howard V. Littell Scholarship Fund
  • Brian Muldowney Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Ticonderoga Community Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
  • Pearl Ness Clements Scholarship Fund
  • Mary Cote Humanitarian Scholarship Fund
  • Alice and Paul Grulich Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Alberta P. Moody Scholarship Fund
  • Patrick E. and Louise M. Quinn Scholarship Fund