College Scholarship Opportunities Through Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union

Every year, Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and St. Lawrence counties.

The Donald DeVirgeles Memorial Scholarships, named for a former board member and president of Adirondack Regional FCU, recognize students who have demonstrated academic success, financial need, and community or extracurricular involvement.

Congratulation to our former scholarship recipients. 2024 scholarship program details will be released in early 2024. 

2023 Scholarship Winners

  • Jamin Whitmore, Tupper Lake High School ($1,000)
  • Isabelle Wylie, Plattsburgh High School ($1,000)
  • Ethan Barnes, Saranac High School ($500)
  • Marley Fay, AuSable Valley Central School ($500)
  • Rachel Letourneau, Northeastern Clinton Central School ($500)
  • Luke Miller, Salmon River High School ($500)
  • Meika Nadeau, Tupper Lake High School ($500)
  • Samuel Sieminski, Canton Central School ($500)
  • Grace Southwick, Clifton-Fine Central School District ($500)
  • Sarah Tansey, Keene Central School ($500)

2022 Scholarship Winners

In 2022, a record 142 students applied for the Donald DeVirgeles Memorial Scholarships. Of the 10 recipients, seven came from Clinton County, two from Saint Lawrence County, and one from Franklin County.

  • Jenna Stanley, Ausable Valley High School ($1,000)
  • Elisabeth Prairie, Northeastern Clinton Central School ($1,000)
  • Madalyn Fuller, Plattsburgh High School ($500)
  • Sophia Brown, Massena Central High School ($500)
  • Eli Douglas, AuSable Valley High School ($500)
  • Benjamin Welch, Beekmantown High School ($500)
  • Rhett Ashley, Norwood-Norfolk Central School ($500)
  • Dawson Miletich, Franklin Academy High School ($500)
  • Rhyann King, Plattsburgh High School ($500)
  • Molly Lynch, Saranac High School ($500)

2021 Scholarship Winners:

  • Madeline Brown, Massena Central High School.
  • Jay Christopher-Gagnon, Tupper Lake High School.
  • Emma Crowningshield, Ausable Valley High School.
  • Haley Dennis, Tupper Lake High School.
  • Lauren Duchscherer, Massena Central High School.
  • Jamie Everritt, Saranac Lake High School.
  • Angelena Fay, Saranac High School.
  • Bryn Reynolds, Peru Central High School.
  • Samantha Rose Higgins, Tupper Lake High School.
  • David Scovil II, Norwood-Norfolk Central High School.


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Youth Savings Accounts

A youth savings account can help teach the importance of saving money earned from chores, babysitting, or even mowing the lawn at an early age. Why wait until you’re older when you can start saving today for that first car, college, or the latest video game. It’s all about taking the right steps to achieve financial maturity.

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Charitable Giving

At Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union, we are committed to helping our communities thrive. We strive to give back as much as possible! That is why each year we select several non-profits and charitable organizations right here in the North Country that align with our community values and interests.