Foundation Sponsored Scholarships

SUNY Adirondack Foundation Sponsored Scholarships

AES Academic Excellence Scholarship    

In order to initially qualify for an Academic Excellence Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year, a student must be nominated from their High School guidance counselor because they meet the following criteria:

1. Graduate from one of the participating North Country high schools (see list below).
2. Meet ALL three of the following academic requirements:
    a) rank in the top 10% of his/her high school class at the end of his/her junior year
    b) have an SAT or PSAT score of at least 1200 (Math/Critical Reading) or 1800 (Writing, Math
        and Critical Reading) or an ACT score of at least 26
    c) have a high school average of at least 90 at the end of his/her junior year *

3. Enroll as a full-time student in the Fall semester immediately following graduation.    
4. Inform the Foundation by May 1 of student’s intention to accept this award for the Fall semester. No applications will be accepted after this deadline.
* Note: Students who rank first or second in their class at the end of the junior year are automatically eligible.

General Conditions

1. In order to qualify for the maximum award of full-tuition, students should apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The maximum AES award for students who do not file the FAFSA is $500 per semester.  All FAFSA forms must be submitted by July 1.
2. Students must apply for admission to SUNY Adirondack by July 1.
3. Students must enroll and register for classes by August 1.
4. Students who maintain their eligibility will receive the scholarship for four consecutive semesters, with no deferments.
5. If a recipient is deemed ineligible, based on extenuating circumstances, an appeal in writing to the Executive Director of the SUNY Adirondack Foundation may be considered.
6. Students must adhere to all deadlines in order to receive the scholarship.

Maintaining Eligibility

In order to maintain eligibility, a student must:        
1. Maintain full-time (12 credits or more) enrollment.
2. Earn a 3.0 minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) during the first semester and thereafter maintain a 3.2 Cumulative Quality Point Average (CQPA) or higher.  

Eligible high schools: Guidance Counselors from the high schools listed below may nominate students for the AES scholarship:

 

Eligible High Schools (listed by county)

Warren

Washington

Saratoga

Hamilton

Essex

Bolton
Glens Falls
Hadley-Luzerne
Johnsburg
King's School
Lake George
North Warren
Queensbury
Warrensburg
Argyle
Cambridge
Fort Ann
Granville
Greenwich
Hartford
Hudson Falls
Salem
Whitehall
Ballston Spa
Corinth
Galway
Saratoga Central Catholic
Saratoga Springs
Schuylerville
South Glens Falls
Stillwater
 
Indian Lake
Long Lake
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mountainside Christian Academy
Minerva
Newcomb
Schroon Lake
Ticonderoga
 
 

The award process

1. In January, the SUNY Adirondack Foundation sends a letter accompanied by a nomination form to guidance counselors at each  eligible  school asking them to submit the names of seniors who meet the established  criteria for the  AES scholarship.
2. In March, students are notified of their nomination by the SUNY  Adirondack Foundation President.  Students are advised to complete and return the  scholarship acceptance form by May 1st indicating their desire to take advantage of the  scholarship offer.
3. Confirmation letters are mailed to students who accept the nomination.
 

SUNY Adirondack Foundation Scholarships

These scholarships have been established by the Foundation in order to provide financial assistance to students who have financial need but do not qualify for federal or state assistance through either the Pell or TAP programs.

Award: The Foundation provides $14,000 per semester annually, which supports 28 individual awards of $500 per semester. Students who maintain their eligibility in the Fall semester receive the same $500 award for the Spring semester.

Requirements: To be considered for the SUNY Adirondack Foundation Scholarship, applicants are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, the SUNY Adirondack Financial Aid Supplement form, and submit some additional information as requested by the Financial Aid Office.

General Conditions: To maintain this scholarship, recipients are required to:

1. Maintain a 2.5 GPA.

2. File the FAFSA each year.

Award process: The Office of Financial Aid decides on the eligibility of candidates and selects recipients based on unmet financial need.

 

The Working Scholars Scholarship

The Working Scholars Scholarship is intended to make a college education financially possible for individuals who are employed either on a full or part-time basis.

Award: The Foundation makes funds available annually to support this scholarship, which provides individual awards of up to $500 for full-time students (12 credit hours per semester) and a minimum of $75 per semester for part-time students (three credit hours per semester).

Requirements: To be eligible for the Working Scholars Scholarship, individuals  must be:

* gainfully employed a minimum of 20 hours per week
* be a minimum of 24 years old
* enroll in at least 3 credit hours per semester

* have demonstrated financial need

Award process: Candidates are required to complete an application form and submit their application to the SUNY Adirondack Foundation. The Foundation’s Scholarship and Awards Committee will select recipients based upon the criteria listed above.

 

Scholarships Sponsored by other Foundations and/or Trusts

Glens Falls Foundation Scholarships – These annual scholarships are in Nursing and the Arts are provided by the Glens Falls Foundation and are supported by the proceeds from an endowment established by Mrs. Lennetta Pesquera.  A separate review process is administered for consideration.

William and Elsie Hill Scholarship – Established by the Hill Family, half-tuition scholarships are awarded to graduates of Fort Edward High School with a minimum GPA of 75.  A separate review of applications is performed each year with additional requirements for maintaining eligibility. 

William and Elsie Hill Returning Adult Scholarship - Established by the Hill Family, $500 awards each semester for full-time students (pro-rated for part-time students) who are graduates of Fort Edward High School with a minimum GPA of 75.  Students must be at least 22 years of age on January 1 of the academic year to which they are applying.  A separate review of applications is performed each year with additional requirements for maintaining eligibility. 

Evelyn and Paul Robinson Memorial Award for Engineering – two $1,200 scholarships for a student in engineering.  A separate review process is administered for consideration.

Evelyn and Paul Robinson Memorial Award for Nursing – two $1,200 scholarships for a student in nursing.  A separate review process is administered for consideration.