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The Henry and Lorraine Brierly Memorial Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide scholarships to graduating students from the Massena Central High School in St. Lawrence County.

Application Period

Contact school counselor beginning in November to learn more about this scholarship opportunity

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $1,000. Award paid in one lump sum 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.

Eligibility Criteria

For graduating Massena Central High School seniors who:

  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university;
  • Will be enrolled full time; and
  • Are planning to major in education.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated by Massena Central High School, where application instructions are available.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is handled by Massena Central High School. A scholarship selection committee reviews applications, selects a recipient, and informs the Community Foundation.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails a certificate to the high school for presentation to the recipient and emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient in the Spring. 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 scholarship payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying enrollment 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 with any questions or concerns.


This scholarship is a one-time award and is not renewable.

Donor Information

This scholarship honors Henry and Lorraine Brierly, who met at SUNY Plattsburgh and shared a love of teaching and serving the community. Both taught in the Massena Central School District for many years, where they created warm, safe, and nurturing classrooms for their students.

To learn more about Mr. and Mrs. Brierly, click here.

To make your own gift to this fund, click here.


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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