The Essex Community Fund at Adirondack Foundation is pleased to announce that the Lawson and Clint Allen Scholarship and Educational Program Fund for the 9th year is accepting applications from graduating students from Essex and Willsboro enrolled in a public, private or home school and planning to pursue post-secondary education at a four- or two-year college or through a trade certification.
The Allen Scholarship awards one new $5,000 scholarship each year with the possibility of annual renewals at the same level for recipients making steady progress toward a degree or professional certification. In 2019, Ben Jackson of Essex received a $5,000 scholarship to attend University of Vermont. Warren Jackson of Essex, attending SUNY Albany, and Darian Sweat of Willsboro, attending Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, will be eligible to renew their scholarships for a second and third year respectively.
Lawson and Clint Allen established and endowed the scholarship in 2012 because of their deep passion and commitment for higher education and their love of Essex, which is rooted in more than one hundred years of family ties. They expect the “Allen scholars” to “pay it forward” through a lifetime of contributions to their communities, the state, and the nation.
“Education is where our hearts are and the focus of our philanthropy,” Lawson Allen explained. “We are pleased to provide financial assistance to help local young men and women reach for the stars. They inspire us.”
Applications are due May 31, 2020. Students may request an application from the guidance counselor at Willsboro Central School or Boquet Valley Central School, or by contacting Nick Muller, Essex Community Fund, at 518.963.8188, firstname.lastname@example.org, or P.O. Box 101, Essex, NY 12936.
Adirondack Foundation enhances the lives of people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy. Our vision for a thriving Adirondacks is a region of unparalleled scenic beauty, where communities are strong, just and inclusive, human wellbeing, education, and economic vitality are supported, nature is protected and cared for, and arts and cultural opportunities are available to all. As the community foundation serving the Adirondack region of northern New York, Adirondack Foundation awards more than $3 million in grants annually and works with generous people from all walks of life to support nonprofits, schools, and towns. For more information, visit www.adirondackfoundation.org or call (518) 523-9904.
Essex Community Fund, established at Adirondack Foundation in 2003 by Essex residents dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Town of Essex, supports community beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, and programs for youth and senior citizens. To date, the fund has awarded more than $228,000 to local organizations, projects and causes. It has sparked the creation of the Charlie Goff Memorial Fund and the Allen Scholarship and Education Program Fund. To contribute or learn more, contact Nick Muller at 518.963.8188 or email@example.com, or visit www.essexfund.org.