North Salem Improvement Society offers scholarship opportunity for high school students

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The North Salem Improvement Society is accepting applications for its NSIS Scholarship, an award that recognizes North Salem high school students who share the organization’s ideals for creating a positive impact on the town and community. The winning applicant will demonstrate that their activities have, in some way, improved life in North Salem.

The North Salem Improvement Society was founded in 1931 and over the years has sponsored town-wide clean ups, the annual Christmas eve celebration, and e-waste disposal. Most recently, the organization has taken strides to educate town residents on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Any junior or senior year high school students who reside in North Salem and/or attend North Salem High School are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Each submission must include the student’s name, email and phone number as well as that of at least one adult supervisor as a reference. Applications should be sent via email to northsalemimprovementsociety@gmail.com by May 15. Students whose essays are chosen for a monetary award will be notified on or before June 15.


Applications must include the following information

  • Student name, address, school, and graduation year
  • What is it that makes North Salem special to you?
  • What community and/or volunteer activities have you been involved in as a high school student? Write a sentence or two on each and include how much time you spend on these activities and when or what year(s)
  • Describe in 250 to 500 words how you have had a positive impact on North Salem and what you have done to improve the community. Please include when/what year
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