Anna and Lester Swang and Margaret Swang Scholarship
Purpose of Scholarship
To provide scholarship support to graduating high school seniors planning to attend and undergraduate students attending SUNY Potsdam.
November 1 to February 1
Number and Size of Awards
One award of $10,000; paid as $2,500 per year for up to four consecutive years of undergraduate study. Award paid in the Fall and divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters.
Allowed Use of Award
Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education.
For graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who:
- Are planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in SUNY Postdam;
- Demonstrate scholastic ability; and
- Have financial need.
Preference may be given to students from Ogdensburg, New York.
The application process is coordinated through the Community Foundation, and this scholarship is grouped with other scholarships in our Consolidated Scholarship Application. This means that by completing this one application, you will automatically be considered for any and all other scholarships connected to the Consolidated Application.
To apply for this scholarship and more, complete the Consolidated Scholarship Application.
To continue working on the Consolidated Application or another application you have already started, check the status of your application, or accept and release a scholarship you have been awarded, click here and go to the My Applications tab.
The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee comprised of various community members, including representatives of the fields of golf and education, reviews applications and selects the recipients.
Award Announcement and Payment
The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient in April. Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient’s account in one lump sum in the Fall and split between the Fall and Spring semesters once required documentation is received.
To release the initial scholarship payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying full-time enrollment in a two- or four-year college to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Acceptance and Renewal Form between July 1 and August 15.
To release subsequent scholarship payments, upload the requested and required information including your unofficial transcript, class schedule, tuition bill, and the Gay R. Maney Reach for the Green Scholarship Renewal Form verifying continued full-time enrollment and a minimum 2. 5 GPA to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Acceptance and Renewal Form between July 1 and August 15.
Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
This scholarship is renewable up to three times for a total of up to four awards in four consecutive years. Award renewability varies per recipient:
- Graduating high school seniors receive awards that are renewable for a total of four awards in four consecutive years;
- College freshman receive awards that are renewable for a total of three awards in three consecutive years;
- College sophomores receive awards that are renewable for a total of two awards in two consecutive years; and
- College juniors receive one-time awards that are not renewable.
Please see the Award Announcement and Payment section above for more information.
A bequest from Margaret Swang created this SUNY Potsdam scholarship, with preference for students from Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County.
Email Scholarships@racf.org or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.
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