High School Scholarships

In keeping with the Adirondack Mountain Club's (ADK) dedication to the conservation and preservation of New York State's parks, preserves and wild spaces, each year the Schenectady Chapter of the ADK offers two (2) High School scholarships.  Each scholarship, worth $500, is awarded to a High School senior in the Schenectady area who shows an interest in the preservation and protection of the environment and will be pursuing, in September of the upcoming academic year, a course of study in a field such as, but not limited to, forestry, marine biology, conservation or environmental science.  
Please share this with any and all High School students you know who are showing an interest in studying any of those areas in the upcoming year.  This is open to all area HS students, not just ADK members and their children.  

To apply:
Interested candidates should submit an essay describing their motivation for pursing their particular course of study, their future goals and any current or past activities that show their commitment to protecting the environment.

Submissions should include the following information (Please send in either word or pdf format):

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact number and email address
  • Parent's Name(s)
  • Name of High School
  • Name of College attending in September
  • Reference: Please also include the name, phone number and/or email of a reference we may contact who is able to validate the commitment described.

Send submissions, no later than April 13th, 2018 to:

jeve3@aol.com (Subject Line: ADK HS Scholarship)
Schenectady Chapter ADK
PO Box 733
Schenectady, NY  12301-0733

Questions?  Call Jacqueline McGinn, HS Scholarship Project Coordinator at 518-281-3673 or email her at jeve3@aol.com.