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Ti-Alliance Announces Three Career Training Scholarship Recipients

The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has announced the first three recipients of its Ti-Alliance and Tony J. and Jean H. DiFebbo Educational Foundation Career Training Scholarships. Makenzie Morrison, David Bechard, and Brett Moore will receive a total of $25,000 from Ti-Alliance over the next two years. The goal of the Ti-Alliance Scholarship Fund is to remove barriers for students looking to pursue training for skilled careers.

Morrison and Bechard are both from Ticonderoga and graduated from Ticonderoga High School on June 27 with the Class of 2020. Morrison will be attending the North Country Community College nursing program and split her $6,000 scholarship between her first and second years of the program. Her goal is to earn her Registered Nurse (RN) credentials.

Bechard will be attending the Hudson Valley Community College Electrical Construction and Lineman Program. He will also be splitting his $12,000 scholarship between the two years of the program.

Moore is from Putnam and graduated from Ticonderoga High School with the Class of 2019. He will be attending SUNY ESF Ranger School at Wanakena and has already completed his first year of general education studies at SUNY Adirondack. He will be using his $7,000 scholarship toward his final year at Wanakena.

“We’re so excited to be awarding our first Ti-Alliance Career Training Scholarships. We are grateful to the school counselors and to our scholarship committee for their hard work in creating this program and we’re excited for our first class of recipients to be able to achieve their dreams,” said Donna Wotton, Ti-Alliance’s Executive Director.

The Career Training Scholarships are 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.

These scholarships are funded by the Ti-Alliance, the Tony J. and Jean H. DiFebbo Educational Foundation, and generous donors to the scholarship fund. Ti-Alliance is now seeking funding to support scholarships for the Class of 2021. More information on how to donate and invest in the future of our students can be found at


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