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Scholarships available through ACT

LAKE PLACID - The Adirondack Community Trust (ACT) is accepting applications for a number of scholarships established to benefit students from the region.

Applications are available by contacting the Adirondack Community Trust at 523-9904 or via download from www.GenerousACT.org. As dates vary, for information about application deadlines please call or check the ACT website.

The Dr. U. R. Plante Medical Scholarship awards an annual $10,000 scholarship to a student attending medical school, who has lived in either the Adirondack Park, or Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton or St. Lawrence Counties for at least two years. Grants are restricted to students studying to obtain an MD and are willing to return to the North Country or another rural area to practice medicine for two years. The Plante family established the scholarship in honor of Dr. U.R.Plant, stating, "May the students receiving this scholarship have the same compassion for their patients that Dr. Plante had for his."

The Sean McCullough Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior from Clinton or Essex County with strong academic skills and competitive spirit who wishes to continue their education at the college level. It was established in 2005 in honor of Sean McCullough, a Plattsburgh High School student who died tragically on May 14, 2005. Sean was a gifted student, talented leader and dedicated athlete who cared deeply about friends and family. Successful candidates are members of the track team nominated by his or her track coach for their leadership and dedication to the team.

The Essex County Bar Association Scholarship was established in 2005 by the Essex County Bar Association in an effort to support the next generation of law professionals in Essex County. Any full-time residents who are attending an accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for this $500 annual scholarship. Recipients of this award my also reapply annually.

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