2012 Local Scholarships

Check at the Circulation Desk - Usually forms are available beginning in March.

The Friends of the Library of Windham

2012 Scholarship Applications Are Now Available

Let the Friends of the Library of Windham help fund your college education!  We are pleased to offer both our Friends of the Library of Windham Annual Scholarship and the Friends of the Library of Windham Mary Long Scholarship.

These scholarships are valued at $4,000 each and are awarded to a high school senior who is a Windham resident.

Requirements include a minimum 3.0 grade point average and three letters of recommendation. Applicants for the Friendsí Annual Scholarship may be enrolled in any college degree program. Applicants for the Friendsí Mary Long Scholarship must be enrolled in one of the following degree programs: Art, Dance, Drama/Theatre, Music, Creative Writing, Communications, Broadcast Journalism, History, Art History, Architecture, Museum Studies, Art Conservation, Film or Graphic Arts

Applications are now available at the Nesmith Library (Circulation Desk), Windham High School, Salem High School, Bishop Guertin High School, Central Catholic High School and online.  Applications should be submitted at the Nesmith Library.

Scholarship winners will be announced at the Strawberry Festival and Book Fair in June.  Please contact Lisa Thornton at 434-3434 for additional information.

► Application deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012.

Coish Family Scholarship 2012

The Coish Family Scholarship of  $1000 will be awarded to a Windham High School senior who has participated in one or more sports at Windham High School and has consistently set an example of teamwork and sportsmanship while maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0.

The scholarship may be used for tuition, living expenses, books, or supplies, and will be dispursed in late spring after the successful completion of the recipient's first semester of post-secondary education.  Financial need is not a requirement.

The Windham Endowment administers this scholarship on the behalf of the donors.  For more information, see the application at the Windham Endowment, or at the Windham High School Guidance Department.

► Application deadline is March 31, 2012.

Windham Endowment Scholarship 2012

The Windham Endowment Scholarship will award $1,000 to a Windham resident who has demonstrated significant involvement in community service. The application must be submitted by March 31.

The application for the Windham Endowment Scholarship is available online, at the Nesmith Library, and in the Guidance Department or college counselors' office at local high schools.

Application deadline is March 31, 2012.

Windham Woman's Club Academic Scholarship 2012

The Windham Woman's Club will award two $1500 scholarships in May, 2012.  Applicants must be residents of Windham and must be graduating high school seniors. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic and academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. 

The scholarship is awarded conditionally upon graduation, but is not given until the winner has successfully completed the first college semester in January, 2013.

Applications are available at the Nesmith Library.  Mail completed application, including transcripts and letter of recommendation to

Jean Morrow, 11 Cross Street, Windham, NH, 03087.

Application deadline is April 20, 2012. 

General Federation of Women's Club of New Hampshire Scholarship 2012

The General Federation of Women's Club of New Hampshire Scholarship of $1000, and the Mrs. Otis Arnold Scholarship of $1200 are available for any senior in the state. There is one application for both scholarships and the application is also available online. (Click on Documents/View List of Documents/Scroll down to Scholarships).

Applications are available at the Nesmith Library and must be received by April 01, 2012. 

Windham High School Jaguars

The Windham High School Jaguar Booster Club offers three athletic scholarships of $1000 each to eligible WHS graduating seniors. 

Award criteria and application forms for these awards are online at Windham Jaguars.  For more information, email Committee Chair Laurie Liddy.

► Deadline for submittal is April 13, 2012. 

Salem Exchange Club 2012 Freedom Shrine Scholarship

The award for the 2012 Scholarship will be in the amount of $1000.00; the runner up will receive $500.00. Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the winnerís selected college or university to be put towards the recipientís tuition.

Show off your knowledge of history with a video, audio, Power Point presentation or picture, and you might be able to increase your college fund.  Go to the Salem Exhange Club website for details.

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2012

Alexander Eastman Foundation

The Alexander Eastman Foundation has established a scholarship program for students pursuing further education in a health care field. The program is designed to provide scholarship grants from $200 to $2,500 to health care workers who seek to upgrade their professional skills

ELIGIBILITY :  Applicants to the program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
* be currently employed as nurses, nurses aides, home health care providers or allied health workers (volunteer or paid) in health care facilities in the greater Derry area including Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Chester, Hampstead or Sandown.
* be entering or enrolled in full-time, part-time or short-term program of study in health fields including, but not limited to: medicine, dentistry, nursing, medical laboratory, radiology, pharmacology, rehabilitation therapy, nutrition, health care administration, or home health care.
* be an independent student (i.e, over age 24 or have others dependent on you).

Go to the Alexander Eastman Website for more information.

Contact : Judy Burrows, NH Charitable Foundation 800-464-6641, or email : jb@nhcf.org 

Windham Lions Club

Offers 3 Memorial Scholarships:

The David Dunn Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500

The Merrill Greenlee Memorial Scholarship in the amount of four yearly payments of $500, totaling $2,000

The Jeffery P. Shaw Memorial Scholarship Engineering Scholarship offering two scholarships of $1,000 each.

Access the forms at the high school, or online.

► Applications must be returned no later than April 1 to:

The Windham Lions Club - Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 312

Windham, NH  03087-0312  

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updated 03/15/12