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Academic Grants

    The Friends of the Library of Windham is pleased to offer three distinct grants to Windham residents.  These grants are a one-time award ranging from $1,500 to $2,500.  Two of the awards are for high school seniors in pursuit of a 4 year degree at a college of university and the other one is for a high school senior with plans to attend a community college or trade school. 



2024 Professional Studies Grant Recipient

Ryan Parke

2024 Community College Grant Recipient

Ethan Reilly

2024 Mary Long Arts Grant Recipient

Reese Blackwood


To apply, simply download the application form.  Application forms are also available at the Nesmith Library circulation desk and on the Windham High School Scholarship portal.  Return your application to the Windham High School Guidance Office or to the Nesmith Library by the end of the day on Friday, March 29th, 2024.  Winners will be announced at the Windham High School Blue and Gold Award Ceremony. 
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The Mary Long Arts Grant                               $2,500 

The Mary Long Arts Grant is established to help students pursue their studies in the arts.  Examples of degrees may include:

  • Architecture

  • Art

  • Art Conservation

  • Art History

  • Broadcast Journalism

  • Communications

  • Creative Writing

  • Dance

  • Drama/Theatre

  • Music

  • Film

  • Graphic Arts

  • Web Design

  • Museum Studies

The Professional Studies Grant                      $2,500 

The Professional Studies Grant is established to help students pursue their professional studies.  Examples of eligible disciplines may include, but are not limited to:

  • Applied Sciences

  • Business

  • Computer Science

  • Engineering

  • Education

  • Life Sciences

  • Health and Human Services

  • Physical Sciences

  • Pre-Law

  • Pre-Med

  • Sociology

  • Psychology

The Community College/Trade School Grant      $1,500

The Community College/Trade School Grant is established to help students attend a two-year community college or a vocational school. FLOW recognizes not all students want or need to go to a four-year institution to accomplish their next step in education. A two-year community college offers a variety of educational programs that can lead to earning an associates degree or a certification. A vocational school is any educational institution that is specifically geared toward helping students get employment-ready skills and knowledge for particular occupations.


Examples of schools include, but are not limited to the following.  Schools located in other states are acceptable options.

  • Concord Regional Technical Center

  • Empire Beauty Schools of New Hampshire

  • Great Bay Community College

  • Lakes Region Community College

  • Manchester Community College

  • Manchester School of Technology

  • Nashua Community College

  • Nashua Technical Center

  • NHTI

  • NH Real Estate School

  • River Valley Community College

  • The New Hampshire School of Mechanical Trades

  • White Mountains Community College

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