The Charles B. Decker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 upon the death at age 34 of Charles B. Decker, an enthusiastic journalist from Saranac Lake, then an Assistant Managing Editor of the Watertown Daily Times.
Selection of grantees will be made weighing these basic criteria:
- Need, to a degree suggesting that the intended education, project or internship cannot be undertaken without financial assistance
- A tangible demonstration of interest in journalism; such as special journalism courses, articles, internships or work on their school paper
- Preference will be given to those students with a concentration in print journalism
Download an application for 2012-2013 school year at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Download an application for 2013 if you're from the Tri-Lakes and attending school for journalism.