18-19 Scholarships


Destination College Speech Contest

posted Dec 11, 2018, 4:49 AM by Polly Camire

Deadline: 5pm February 15, 2019.  Award: $1000.  Offered through the NHHEAF organization, this is a 3-5 minute speech contest about your path to college and navigating the college admissions process.  Speeches are due February 15 at 5pm.  Finalists are notified during the week of February 18th, and are scheduled to meet witht the DC Speech Committee on Tuesday, March 5.  The winner will be notified by Friday March 8, and is required to present the speech at the Destination College Event on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Plymouth State University.  The winner is also asked to serve as a panelist during a workshop on that day as well.  Please visit www.nhheaf.org/dc-speech.asp for information.

Scholarships for Student Care-Givers

posted Nov 14, 2018, 9:15 AM by Polly Camire

Deadline: variable. Award: variable.  There are a number of scholarships at the following site: www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers.  These scholarships vary in amount, eligibility, and deadline, but are all aimed at either students who have to take care of either elderly or sick family members, or at students who are majoring in fields related to elder care, nursing, gerentology, etc.  Please visit the website to see the many offerings available.

GE-REAGAN Foundation Scholarships

posted Nov 8, 2018, 11:36 AM by Polly Camire

Deadline: January 4, 2019.  Award: $10,000 renewable up to four years.  
To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee.  For more information, and to apply, go to reaganfoundation.org/scholarships.

Annalee Thorndike Art Competition

posted Nov 7, 2018, 11:11 AM by Polly Camire

Deadline: March 30, 2019.  Award: variable from approximately $100 to $1200.  Seniors who will be attending college as art majors (or some related fields such as graphic design) are eligible to apply.  Applicants must submit a blended portfolio that is comprised of 5 original works of art; drawings; paintings; collage; and print forms; and now also items for submission (but not exclusively) can include photography; digital art forms; and 3D works.  A personal sketchbook and an artist statement is also required.  Applications due by March 30, 2019, artwork is to be delivered to the Laconia Public Library on Friday April 5, 2019.  Judging takes place April 8-April 11 2019 with a reception and winners announced at 7:00pm on April 11, 2019.  Applications and instructions may be picked up in the school counseling office.

New England Red Sox Service Scholarship

posted Nov 2, 2018, 9:52 AM by Polly Camire

Deadline: January 11, 2019.  Award: $1000.  There will be one winner from Gilford High School for this award.  Applicants must be a legal resident of New Hampshire and must plan to attend a two or four-year degree program at an accredited college, university, or trade school in the Fall of 2019.  Applicants must be a graduating senior from Gilford High School.  Selection is based on the following criteria: Academic performance; Demonstrated Community Service; and Eligibility for Financial Aid.  Instructions for the application may be picked up in the School Counseling office.  The application itself is on-line and can be found at https://www.redsoxfoundation.org/servicescholarships/ and you must use the promo code: NHME2019.  All parts of the application must be submitted by the deadline, with no exceptions.  Any incomplete applications will not be considered.  

Champlain College Women in Technology Scholarship

posted Oct 31, 2018, 6:25 AM by Polly Camire

Deadline: Nominations are due November 15, 2018 for Early Action, and January 15, 2019 for Regular Decision.  Award: $10,000 annually, up to four years.  This scholarship is for women applying to Champlain College's Division of Information Technology & Sciences school.  Please see Mrs. Camire in the School Counseling office if you are interested and are planning to apply to Champlain College for Information Technology & Sciences.

Collegeboard Opportunity Scholarships

posted Oct 23, 2018, 5:48 AM by Polly Camire   [ updated Oct 23, 2018, 5:54 AM ]

For Juniors - starting with the class of 2020

Award: Variable, $500-$40,000.  Each step completed earns the chance for more money.


@CollegeBoard #OpportunityScholarships give students the chance to earn $ for each of these tasks.

 Build a college list

 Practice for the SAT

 Improve your SAT score

 Strengthen your college list

 Complete the @FAFSA

 Apply to colleges


Please visit www.cb.org/opportunity for more information.

Coca Cola Scholarship

posted Oct 15, 2018, 6:59 AM by Polly Camire

Deadline: October 31, 2018.  Award: $20,000. Applicants must be high school seniors (home schooled students may apply,) attending a school in the US, who will graduate during the 2018-2019 academic school year.  Must be US Citizens, or other category designated by the contest, and planning to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution of learning. Selection criteria includes but is not limited to academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and community service.  They will only accept an application through their system.  For more information and to apply, visit www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org.

NH JCI Senate

posted Sep 26, 2018, 5:16 AM by Polly Camire

Deadline: postmarked on or before January 11, 2019.  Award: Variable, up to $1000 for national winner.  Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in the United States, and be US Citizens.  Applications are screened based on the following: scholastic ability; extracurricular activities; neatness; financial need; and correctly following the directions.  Late applications will NOT be considered.  This is a paper application and can be picked up in the School Counseling office.

Boston University Trustee Scholarship

posted Sep 21, 2018, 10:30 AM by Polly Camire

Deadline: December 1, 2018.  Award: Full tuition at Boston University, renewable for up to four years provided certain criteria are met.  Applicants will apply to Boston University for admission by December 1, 2018 through the Common App, and will submit two additional essays through the Common App to apply for this scholarship.  Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous, and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences, or achievements beyond the usual.  There are approximately 20 students chosen each year for this scholarship.  For more information please go to www.bu.edu.

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