HOW THE PROCESS WORKS
Each application is screened on the basis of financial need, extra-curricular activities, scholastic rating, the student’s career goals, and plans for college. We ensure a conscientious, confidential, and fair assessment of each application.
Amount of Awards:
In general, award amounts are determined by the rating given by the screening committee, based on the need of the applicant and the quality of the application.
Notification & Disbursement of Funds:
Most graduating high school students are notified at their school’s award night or graduation ceremony. All recipients are notified by the end of June. Scholarship recipients receive a College Certification and Request for Disbursement from, which must be completed by their college. Upon receipt of the completed form, LRSF forwards a check to the college, to be applied to the student’s account and disbursed as half for each semester. Students receiving awards of $300 or less may be reimbursed directly by sending LRSF validation, such as copy of cancelled checks or receipts, that college-related expenses have been paid.
SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES
ANNALEE THORNDIKE ART COMPETITION
In the spring of each year, LRSF sponsors an art competition to determine the winners of the Annalee Thorndike Art Award. Students wishing to participate should submit the art competition entry form, and a LRSF application if they wish to qualify for other funds administered by the Foundation, either by mail:
C/O Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation
PO Box 7312, Gilford NH 03247
or by email:
The Annalee Thorndike scholarships are awarded based on the merit of the student’s art work. Winners are determined by a three-person panel of judges.
Graduating high school students, who are Lakes Region/Belknap County residents, and who will be attending college as art majors, or some related fields such as graphic design, are eligible to apply.
Students must submit a blended portfolio that is comprised of five (5) original works for art; drawings, painting, collage and print form and now they may also submit (but not exclusively) photography, digital art forms and 3D works. A personal sketchbook and an artist statement is also required. While not required, paintings may be framed or matted.
JOHN F. MULLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The John F. Mullen Memorial Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from Laconia High School, Gilford High School, and Belmont High School -or- graduating seniors who are residents of Laconia, Gilford and Belmont.
To qualify for this scholarship, students must submit a cover sheet, essay, and LRSF application by April 1st.
In 500 words or less, describe an experience that has made a difference in your life, with an emphasis on the change of attitude, behavior, or ambition this experience caused you. This experience could have occurred in any school or community activity in which you have participated during your four years in high school.
RUTH A. AND LEONARD A. STOCKWELL SCHOLARSHIP
The Ruth A. and Leonard A. Stockwell Scholarship is available to graduating high school senior, who is also a resident of Gilmanton.
To qualify for this scholarship, students must submit a cover sheet, essay and LRSF application by April 1st.
In a one-page typed composition, describe what it means to you to be an American and to live in the United States.
Graduates of Laconia High School, Gilford High School, or Belmont High School in New Hampshire
Legal residents of Laconia, Gilford, or Belmont, New Hampshire
Students in surrounding towns and schools may qualify for a specific donor preference or requirement; some local clubs and civic organizations offer awards to members regardless of high school or residency requirements
Only one application is necessary to apply for all the scholarship funds administered by the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation. However there are a few listed below that are exceptions.
Application deadline is April 1st
2021-2022 Scholarship Application now available
LAKES REGION BUILDERS AND REMODELERS ASSOCIATION
Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association offers scholarship awards for students considering a future in one of the following careers, with plans to further his/her education beyond high school: Carpentry, Construction Management, Interior Design, Electrical, Construction Excavation, Plumbing, Architecture, Structural Management, HVAC, Drafting, Landscape Architecture, Landscaping. Separately, they also offer a Golden Hammer Award for tools of the trade.
KLAUS BIEMANN SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
Klaus Biemann Science Scholarship is open to students who live in Alton or Barnstead and attend Prospect Mountain High School. Students applying for this scholarship must intend to major in one of the following in a four-year college: chemistry biology, biochemistry, physics or a related major (for example, marine biology or biophysics.)
To qualify, students must submit cover sheet, special essay, a letter of recommendation and a completed LRSF application by April 1.