North Country Scholarships


Scholarship Opportunities

Most colleges offer a handful of scholarships, but your local community probably has a few to consider as well.  Locally based scholarships offer the benefit of less competition, the ability to communicate with the donating organization, and the opportunity for ADK dollars to benefit ADK teens.  See below for our growing list of scholarships that are unique to the North Country.  


With all your other demands of homework, sports, and possibly even work, finding time to fill out scholarship applications can be daunting.  Here are some tips to help manage this extra task.


Starting at the beginning of senior year gives you more time to work.  Some scholarships even let you apply before that. 


Maybe complete one scholarship per month, or two before winter break, whatever.  You know your schedule, so make it realistic.  Just remember to check the deadline dates! 


Find references early.   You can use teachers, co-workers, coaches, or club sponsors...but not friends.  Make sure they know you are applying for several scholarships, so they can make their letters more general or easy to tweak.  And give your references a deadline. 

the scholarship list

North Country Scholarships

Adirondack Foundation - Offers several scholarships focused on New York State or ADK applicants pursuing various fields of study. 

Adirondack Health - College scholarships for health care careers.

Bruce L. Crary Foundation Scholarship - Founded in Elizabethtown, NY and available to Northeastern New York State applicants.

North Country Community College - Offers and promotes several scholarships for students planning to attend/attending community college.

Northern New York Scholarship Foundation - Working with donors to benefit the community through grants and scholarships since 1929.  Long list of available scholarships.

St. Lawrence Augsbury/North Country Scholarship - Available to applicants from over 100 high schools in the North Country and parts of Canada.  Visit the website to see qualifying high schools.

SUNY Adirondack Scholarships - Various scholarships categories.  Available to applicants from select high schools as well as open to the public.  Visit the website to learn more about the multiple options.

SUNY Plattsburgh Scholarship - Available to graduates from a high school in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence County.

High school 


Adirondack Central High School - Khan Academy tutorial video, big list of schools, college tours, NCAA Eligibility Center and the Common App.

Ausable Valley CSD- Scholarships from outside agencies, applications, deadlines and a good list of reminders.

Clifton Fine CSD - Listing of local and regional scholarships.  Be sure to open up pdf for listings and more information.

Indian Lake CSD - Information on financial aid, SUNY Statewide student financial aid days, and college admission timeline.

Keene Central School - Local scholarships, contests and beyond.

Lake George Jr. Sr. High School - Financial aid and scholarships.  Check out the left side bar for several good links:  senior scholarship packet, Hannaford scholarship, and scholarships for excellence.

Moriah Central School - Scholarships and financial aid.

North Warren Central School - List of many websites that explain college choices, available scholarships, financial aid process and more.  Check out local scholarship list in right hand column.

Saranac Lake CSD Financial Aid - Local scholarships, contests and beyond.

Ticonderoga High School - Available scholarships

Whitehall CSD - Super list of scholarships which includes amount of scholarship, due dates and descriptions.

Willsboro Central School - Checkout right hand bar for more information on college process, financial aid, and college programs at WCS.

New york state 


New Visions For Public Schools - Scholarships for Students with Disabilities/Ailments

NYS Student Financial Aid Programs and Students with Disabilities - The Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards Programs.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 mandate equal access to postsecondary institutions for students with disabilities.  

Tuition-Free Degree Program: The Excelsior Scholarship - Application, awards and toolkit.  



College Express - By just entering your email you might win $10,000.  Here you'll find a scholarship search, college search, summer programs and lists & rankings.

College Covered - Discover Bank is offering a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship.  Plus a scholarship search engine and articles about financial aid, colleges and college life.

Fastweb - Create a profile and you'll have access to Fastweb's database.

FastwebCollege Scholarships: 2019 Edition

StudentScholarships - Largest collection of scholarships on the web.

Unigo - College scholarship directory.  Athletic, college-specific, and company sponsored scholarships.

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