Grindstone Island Scholarship Program
The GIRHC board is very pleased to offer scholarships every year to high school graduates who are going on to higher education through college or technical school. Do you have someone in your family with ancestral ties to Grindstone who might apply for a GIRHC scholarship?
The GIRHC’s scholarships are administered by the Thousand Islands Foundation, an affiliate of the Northern New York Community Foundation. Students may apply through the high school counseling office in northern New York high schools, or they can access the application through the foundation web site at www.thousandislandsfoundation.org and clicking on the Scholarship Tab. Select the Traditional Scholarship header in the drop-down box. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the 2017 application download. Anyone seeking further information may call Brenda Patch, Chairman of the GIRHC Scholarship Committee, at 315-523-0672.
The Heritage Scholarship
Heritage Scholarship candidates must be a direct linear descendant of a full time resident (past or present) of Grindstone Island and live within a thirty five mile radius of the island. Candidates may attend a school outside of the Thousand Islands area. Since the year 2000 thirty-four scholarships have been awarded.
The Mary Lou Nunn Rusho Memorial Scholarship
Mary Lou Nunn Rusho Scholarship candidates must be a direct linear descendant of a full-time resident (past or present) of Grindstone Island OR the direct linear descendant of a multi-generational summer family. Candidates are NOT required to live within a thirty-five mile radius of Grindstone Island, and they may attend a school outside of the Thousand Islands area. Since the year 2011 six scholarships have been awarded.
All applications are due to the Northern New York Community Foundation by May 13, 2017. Scholarships are announced by the Foundation in early June. The Board of the GIRHC asks that scholarship recipients attend the annual Schoolhouse Picnic and Auction at the Heritage Center on Grindstone the second Sunday of August, to be formally recognized by the Board and Island residents.
2016 Heritage Scholarship Recipients
Mikayla L. Peters
2016 Mary Lou Nunn Rusho Memorial Scholarship Recipient