LACONIA — Wilkins-Smith Post 1, The American Legion, this year will award six $700 scholarships to area high school seniors with plans to go on to be full time students attending post secondary schools.
These scholarships are based on financial need, scholarship and incentive. Applications are available through the Laconia and Gilford High School guidance offices and at Post 1, which is located at 849 No. Main Street and must reach the post by May 23rd for consideration.
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.
The Boys State program will run from June 21 to June 26, 2015. It 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 26th. There is a $25 application fee to assure us that the student is committed.