LACONIA — The American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post 1 is currently accepting scholarship applications for local high school seniors. The deadline for applications is Saturday, May 24. can be picked up at the Laconia and Gilford High School guidance offices and at Post 1.
This year the Post will be offering four $700 scholarships to area high school seniors that plan on attending post secondary schools next fall as full time students. These scholarships are based on financial need, scholarship and incentive. Additionally the American Legion, Department of New Hampshire offers five $2,000 scholarships, which are vocational specific. These applications are available at the guidance office and are also on line at: www.nhlegion.org.
Wilkins-Smith Post 1, The American Legion, annually sponsors high school juniors to separate programs called Boys State and Girls State. These are separate five-day programs, where interested juniors (heading to their senior year) will become familiarized with local, county, and state government operations. This program has been described as "a week that shapes a lifetime" by those who have attended. Applications are available at all local high school guidance offices and must be received at Concord by May 26. Applications are also available on line at: www.nhboysstate.org. Beginning this year there is a $25 application fee to assure that the student is committed.