Adirondack Trust Company
The Adirondack Trust Company Scholarship
With gratitude to Charles Wait, Jr. and The Adirondack Trust Company.
The Adirondack Trust Company Scholarship was established by the Adirondack Trust Company to provide scholarships for students residing in New York’s Capital District. Under the philosophy of community development, Adirondack Trust was founded in 1901 in Saratoga Springs, NY to finance ventures in Upstate New York. Its leaders were visionary and wanted a strong, locally owned Bank. In 1937, they took the initial steps toward automation and opened the region’s first drive-up window for banking. The Adirondack Trust Company was instrumental in the rebirth of Saratoga Springs, leading the building of a modern, stock-holder-owned hotel, financing the construction of the Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center and supporting expansion throughout the region. Leaders of Adirondack Trust hold leadership roles and volunteer positions in numerous civic, government and community organizations.