Graduates of Laconia High School, Gilford High School, and Belmont High School in New Hampshire as well as Winnisquam Regional High School, Prospect Mountain High School and Interlakes Highschool, along with home schooled and private school students, who reside in Belknap County.
Legal residents of Laconia, Gilford, and 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 most of the scholarship funds administered by the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation. There are a few exceptions. These can be found below under "Additional Scholarship Competition Opportunities".
You must have completed your FAFSA before submitting your LRSF application! If you have not completed your FAFSA, click here to get started.
APPLICATION DEADLINE is April 1, 2023
Completed applications for the 2023-2024 academic year must be received by April 1, 2023. Applications received after the April 1, 2023 deadline will not be accepted.
The following must be included in order for your LRSF application to be considered complete:
1. Completed LRSF Application
2. FAFSA Student Aid Report
3. Transcript of Grades (must include your Grade Point Average (GPA), name of school and your name)
4. Community Activities
5. Essay (see essay note below)
Unless all checklist items are received, your application will not be considered a completed application packet. All materials must be submitted by the deadline date. Late submissions will NOT be accepted under any circumstances. You are responsible for the timely receipt of all documents.
Completed qualified application packets (with all required documents) that we receive by March 1, 2023, will be entered into a special "Early Bird" bonus award raffle!
Email your completed application packets, in a pdf. format, to LRSF.
Before submitting your essay, make sure it meets the following:
1. You have chosen the correct essay prompt.
2. Your essay is approximately 300 words, typewritten.
3. Your essay should contain content that responds to the writing prompt.
4. Your essay should show evidence that time and thought went into the response.
5. Your essay should be grammatically sound with no spelling errors.
HOW THE PROCESS WORKS
Each application is screened on the basis of financial need, extra-curricular activities, scholastic rating, the student’s plans for college and career goals. 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 Form, which must be completed by their college. Upon receipt of the completed form, LRSF forwards payment to the college, to be applied to the student’s account and disbursed as half for each semester. Students receiving awards of $500 or less may be reimbursed directly, by sending validation, such as copies of cancelled checks or receipts, to LRSF showing that college-related expenses have been paid.
ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES
ANNALEE THORNDIKE ART COMPETITION
Chris Guilmett LRSF Assistant Director, Joan Frates LRSF President,
Alaina Nedeau 1st Place, Karen Thorndike, Chuck Thorndike
Saje Merrill Honorable Mention, Danielle Giardini 3rd place, Alaina Nedeau 1st place,
Ella Irving 2nd place, Meghan Hodge Honorable Mention
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, by email to:
email@example.com Click Here for the Annalee Thorndike Art Competition Application.
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.
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.
For The Ruth A. and Leonard A. Stockwell Scholarship criteria and application Click here.
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 and Landscaping. Separately, they also offer a Golden Hammer Award for tools of the trade. Click Here for the LRBR Assn Application.
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.
For the criteria and coversheet for the Klaus Biemann Science Scholarship Click here