The Joan Grishkot Memorial Foundation Scholarship

The Application Window for 2024 Has Closed

The Joan Grishkot Memorial Scholarship provides funding for residents of New York State who reside in Warren, Washington or Saratoga county to pursue the study of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and other related medical support fields.

Undergraduate premedical and graduate medical studies are excepted.

Non-traditional students pursuing nursing as a second career are paricularly encouraged to apply.

The scholarship is given in memory of Joan Grishkot of Glens Falls, a long-time nurse, public health executive and community leader, and co-organizer of the Adirondack Balloon Festival.

At least two scholarship awards of at least $2,500 per year, for up to four years, depending on the number of qualified applicants in any given year. Additional one year scholarships may be awarded, depending on available funding.

Scholarship renewals are contingent on the recipient remaining in the applicable program and being in good academic standing.

The Grishkot Foundation, a 501(c)(3) volunteer nonprofit organization, conducts the scholarship program in collaboration with the Glens Falls Kiwanis Foundation.

Please read all information and instructions before completing this application.

Failure to follow these instructions may impact your chances to receive consideration.


To be eligible for the Grishkot Foundation’s Joan Grishkot Memorial Scholarship, the applicant must:


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of $2500 per year, for up to 4 years of school, assuming the award winner meets the necessary criteria each school year: the recipient continues in studies of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy or other related fields and is in good academic standing.  

Presentation & Payment of Awards

The Foundation will present the scholarship award in a check made payable to the recipient in late June 2024.

Additional Information

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to: The Grishkot Foundation President Maury Thompson at