2024 High School Scholarship

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 will award scholarships ranging between $500 and $1,500, along with a one-year membership to the ADK Schenectady Chapter, to High School seniors in the Schenectady area who show an interest in the preservation and protection of the environment.

Requirements: Eligible candidates are seniors who will be 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.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit an essay describing their motivation for pursuing 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 (and must be submitted in either Word or pdf format):

-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 16, 2024 to: jeve3@aol.com (Subject Line: ADK HS Scholarship)

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