Continuing Education Scholarships offered

SARANAC LAKE – The Women’s College Scholarship Club is offering three $1,000 Continuing Education Scholarships to adults in the Saranac Lake Central School District (defined by its bus routes).

These scholarships are for adults who wish to return to school after an absence of several years in order to change or enhance careers. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. Part-time students may apply. Adults who have already begun a program are eligible to apply.

Applications, along with instructions for applying, are available at the Financial Aid Office at North Country Community College, the Financial Aid Office at Paul Smith’s College and the Saranac Lake Free Library.

Applicants must submit the following by Friday, May 17:

-The completed application

-A personal letter explaining goals

-Two letters of recommendation

Winners will be notified by May 24. For more information, call Joan Tyler, WCSC Continuing Education Scholarship Committee Chair, at 518-891-1394.

“Continuing education students tend to think they do not have a chance of winning,” explained Tyler, “and so they often hesitate to apply. Since there are three scholarships this year and since they all go to Saranac Lake continuing education students, applicants have a fairly good chance of receiving a scholarship. We encourage you to apply!”

The three Continuing Education Scholarships, along with five Saranac Lake High School Scholarships, are all funded with money club members raised in 2012. Fundraising for 2013 will begin soon with their Taste of the Good Life Raffle.