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The Skilled Career Training Scholarship Fund

In the spring of 2020, Ti-Alliance awarded the first Ti-Alliance Career Training Scholarships. In partnership with the Tony and Jean DiFebbo Educational Foundation, we provided three Ticonderoga High School graduates with more than $25,000 in tuition funding and mentorship to realize their dreams.


Our goal is to encourage people in our community to pursue careers in skilled trades, remove the financial barriers to the education needed for these careers, ensure student success, and hopefully have these students live and practice their trades in our community.


Invest in the future of our community.  DONATE to the Scholarship Fund today. It's 100% tax-deductible!

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Eligibility & How to Apply

The Ti-Alliance Career Training Scholarships will be available to residents of Hague, Ticonderoga, or Putnam. Applicants can be a graduating senior from Ticonderoga High School, a GED graduate, or a post high school graduate that wants a career in a skilled trade and plans to work in the Ticonderoga area after receiving their degree or certification. There is no age limitation.


Eligible programs include (but are not limited to) Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Occupational Science, and certificate programs including:


Culinary Arts, Fire Science & Paramedic, Construction Management, General Construction (all trades), HVAC/Plumbing, Electrical, Welding, Automotive, Marine/Sport Vehicle repair, Renewable Energy Technology, Environmental Technology, Mechanical & Industrial Technology, Facility Maintenance/Mechatronics, Dental & Medical Assistants, Nursing, Elder and Hospice Care, and other health industry programs. All programs must be certified by NY State or other governing board.

Scholarships will be able to cover the costs of outstanding tuition (after other financial aid) and non-tuition costs such as room and board, transportation, books/tools/supplies, certification or other exam fees, and child-care costs.

Don't let finances keep you from attaining your dreams. CLICK HERE to download an application, or contact Donna Wotton at 518-543-6782 or

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Financial Elements of the Fund

The Skilled Career Training Scholarships are funded by diversified financial elements. These include donations from generous scholarship fund donors, the Tony J. and Jean H. DiFebbo Educational Trust, and Ti-Alliance. Our goal is to build the fund so it can be self-sustaining for years to come.

Realize your dream of owning your own business. 

Donations from our generous scholarship fund donors

Up to $20,000 in 5-year very low-interest loans.

Contributions from the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance

Easy, flexible terms to help you get started or expand your business.

The Tony J. and Jean H. DiFebbo Educational Trust

One-on-one entrepreneurial mentorship.

The George C. Singer Scholarship Endowment Fund

Past Recipients

Since 2020, Ti-Alliance has awarded over $100,000 in Skilled Career Training Scholarships to more than 10 local students. Past recipients have pursued skilled careers through a variety of programs, including welding, nursing, forestry, applied arts, and more.

Make an Impact on Local Students

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"Ti-Alliance has done so much to help me pursue my lifelong dream of becoming one of the few NYS forest rangers. They not only helped me financially, but they have also gone beyond that with their great team of employees checking in on me throughout every step of my education at the Wanakena Ranger School. They provided me with a mentor who has a degree in forestry and was there any time I needed advice on my studies or when I just needed someone to talk to. It was very comforting to know there was always someone there when I needed it. The Alliance has inspired me in so many ways."

- Brett Moore, 2-time Skilled Career Training Scholarship recipient

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