Scholarships to be awarded

WINDHAM — As part of its support for education, the Windham Endowment for Community Advancement administers scholarships for graduating high school seniors from Windham. Scholarship applications are available at the Windham Endowment website (windhamendowment.org) and specific information about requirements for the various awards are detailed in the applications. Some awards are specifically for Windham High School (WHS) students, which is noted in the descriptions. All applications are due Tuesday, March 23.

For students graduating in 2021, 13 scholarships totaling $17,000 are available.

Windham Endowment Scholarship ($1,000)—awarded to a graduating high school student from Windham who has demonstrated significant involvement in community service in Windham or elsewhere, particularly in activities that “enhance the quality of life for all Windham residents.”

Jean (McCartney) & Donald Beales Scholarship ($1,000)—awarded to a graduating WHS student who has overcome significant difficulties in her or his life. Financial need will be considered. This scholarship is in memory of Jean McCartney-Beales.

Lieutenant James M. Brown Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)—awarded to a graduating high school student from Windham who has a penchant for community service and is interested in pursuing a career in firefighting, EMS, fire science, or forestry.

Coish Family Scholarship ($1,000)—awarded to a graduating WHS student who has participated in one or more sports at Windham High School and has consistently set an example of teamwork and sportsmanship. 

Daniel A. DiFruscia Scholarship ($1,000)—awarded to a graduating high school student from Windham who plans to study business or finance at the college level. This fund was established in memory of Daniel by his family.

Future Technology Scholarship (two, each for $2,500)—awarded to a graduating high school senior from Windham who plans to pursue a career in a STEM field.

Dr. Henry E. LaBranche Scholarship ($1,000)—awarded to a graduating WHS student who intends to pursue a career in public education and who has demonstrated character and leadership while at WHS. Financial need will be considered. This scholarship and the collaborative effort to establish its creation honors Dr. LaBranche and his legacy to education.

Timothy Skwiot Financial Services Scholarship ($500)—awarded to a graduating WHS student who has shown through course work and extra-curricular activities an interest in studying business at the college level.

Technical Trades Scholarship ($2,500)—awarded to a graduating high school student from Windham who plans to pursue a career in plumbing, electrical trades, automotive technology, biomedical or health sciences, computer or information technology, welding, HVAC, or carpentry.

Windham Pride Scholarship ($1,000)— awarded to a graduating high school student from Windham who has demonstrated significant support for LGBTQIA+ peers.

Windham Visual Arts Scholarship ($500)—awarded to a graduating WHS student who is planning to study art and who has demonstrated ability and interest in art. 

Windham Women’s Business Connection Scholarship ($500)—awarded to a female graduating high school student from Windham who has demonstrated concern for her community through her volunteerism and who has set an example of a positive, innovating spirit. This scholarship is in memory of Lisa Martin.

The Windham Endowment has awarded $69,500 in scholarships since 2012 to graduating high school students from Windham—growing from 3 to 13 scholarships in that time. If you would like to discuss establishing a scholarship fund, please contact Diane Carpenter at 6034370686.

LEEP accepting applications

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Early Education Program, or LEEP, is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. If your child turned 3 years old by Sept. 1 and is a Londonderry resident, consider enrollment in this preschool program. LEEP is a developmentally appropriate preschool respectful of all children’s talents and individual needs with certified educators.

The program is provided by the Londonderry School District with programs for 3-year-olds meeting from 8:25 to 10:55 a.m. either two or four days per week. Pre-kindergarten programs meet from noon to 2:30 p.m. either three or four days per week.

Applications are available online on the Moose Hill School website. LEEP handbooks are also available online on the Moose Hill School website for additional information on the program. For more information, contact Dee Fosmire at 603-437-5855 ext. 7223, or email Dee Fosmire at dfosmire@londonderry.org or Kim Speers at kspeers@londonderry.org.

 

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