APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 22 -23 SCHOOL YEAR. (Check back in January 2023 for 23 -24 school year).
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 $500 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
Chris Guilmett LRSF Assistant Director, Joan Frates LRSF President, Alaina Nedeau 1st Place, Karen Thorndike, Chuck Thorndike
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.
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.
Learn more about The Ruth A. and Leonard A. Stockwell Scholarship
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 scholarships listed below that are exceptions.
Complete applications must be received by April 1, 2022.
Completed qualified application packets (with all required documents) that we received by March 1, 2022, were entered into a special bonus award raffle! One winner was chosen at random to win a BONUS $275 Scholarship Award. The winner was drawn on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at the LRSF Benefit Night held at Fratello's Restaurant. The lucky winner was Cassie Coffin!
Email your completed application packets to LRSF.
PLEASE NOTE: SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION DIGITALLY WILL BE THE QUICKEST AND MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO GET IT TO US!
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Please note! Before submitting your essay, make sure it meets the following:
1. Describe your specific educational goals and career plans and why the chosen field is meaningful to you. 2. It MUST be 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
Saje Merrill Honorable Mention, Danielle Giardini 3rd place, Alaina Nedeau 1st place, Ella Irving 2nd place, Meghan Hodge Honorable Mention
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.
Learn more about Klaus Biemann here