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Augsbury/North Country Scholarship

What is the Augsbury/North Country Scholarship?
The Augsbury/North Country Scholarship (ANCS) was established in 1974 and serves to recognize academic and extracurricular leadership among designated North Country and Canadian high school students. If you were nominated by your high school and are selected as an ANCS Scholar, you will receive a scholarship of $35,000 for each of your four years at St. Lawrence University ($140,000 total). In order to maintain this merit award, you must maintain a 3.0 minimum GPA. Students nominated by their high schools who are not selected as Scholars but are offered admission to St. Lawrence will receive an annual scholarship of $28,000 for four years ($112,000 total). Self-nominated students are eligible for either of these scholarship amounts, as well as for a smaller annual scholarship of $20,000 for four years ($80,000 total). This scholarship is the first component of a competitive financial aid package, if a recipient has financial need greater than the amount of the scholarship as demonstrated via the need-based financial aid process. Information about applying for need-based financial aid is available at www.stlawu.edu/financialaid.

Who is named an Augsbury/North Country Scholar?
Nominations must be submitted by December 1 of the student's senior year. In past years, we have limited the nomination pool to two students per high school. Starting with the graduating Class of 2021, we are expanding the pool of nominees to include all interested and academically eligible students who attend designated high schools. To be eligible, students must attend a designated high school (the full list is available here) and have earned at least a 90 cumulative GPA at the end of their junior/eleventh-grade year (80 for students attending Canadian high schools) in a challenging curriculum. Whether students nominate themselves or are nominated by their school counselor, they must submit the Common Application or the St. Lawrence Application no later than Tuesday, December 1.

I’m a school counselor at an eligible school. How do I nominate students?
Please visit the link provided to you by the Office of Admissions and complete the form for each student you would like to nominate who meets the above criteria. The counselor nomination form will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, December 1. 

I’m a senior at an eligible school and will graduate next spring. How can I nominate myself?
If you meet the above requirements and are planning to apply to St. Lawrence later this year, please complete the form here. The form requires you to upload a copy of your final report card from junior year/eleventh grade, which must list your cumulative GPA. The self-nomination form will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, December 1.

What is the timeline for the ANCS program?
Summer and Fall: School counselors and students submit nominations.
October 1—December 1: Students submit their Common Application or St. Lawrence Application, along with their financial aid paperwork.
November 7: ANCS Visit Day for nominees
December 1: Deadline for nominations, completed applications, and financial aid paperwork 
Mid-December: We typically mail our decision letters and financial aid awards on or around December 15. 

Who can answer my questions about the ANCS program?
Laurel Brooks, Associate Director of Admissions, is the primary ANCS contact for students and school counselors at eligible high schools in New York. She can be reached at 315-229-5242 or lebrooks@stlawu.edu. Canadian students and school counselors should contact Musa Khalidi, Executive Director of International Admissions, at 315-229-5646 or mkhalidi@stlawu.edu.