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Photo of Sandwich Village by Joe Janis
The 2021 application deadline is Friday April 16 at 5:00 pm ET. Please share this information with any students who could benefit from these scholarships for Sandwich students.
The Alfred Quimby Trust and the Doris L. Benz Trust both provide scholarships to Sandwich residents. These scholarships each have distinct and different criteria and processes.
Doris L. Benz Trust
The Doris L. Benz Trust will consider scholarship awards to Sandwich residents who meet ALL of the following criteria:
(1) Resident of Sandwich
(2) Graduated from Interlakes High School
(3) Enrolling in an accredited undergraduate post-secondary education program
Alfred Quimby Trust
Graduate and adult students or traditional students who did not graduate from Interlakes High School are not eligible for funding from the Doris L. Benz Trust.
The Alfred Quimby Trust sponsors scholarships for residents who do NOT qualify for the Doris L. Benz Trust. This means if the student is a Sandwich resident but did not graduate from Interlakes High School or is a graduate student or an adult student, they qualify for the Alfred Quimby Trust.
The Alfred Quimby Trust and the Doris L. Benz Trust scholarships are managed through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s online application.
The 2021 application deadline is Friday April 16 at 5:00 pm ET.
To access the online application and to receive further instructions students should visit the Foundation’s website at www.nhcf.org. For more information about the Quimby or Benz scholarships or other student aid resources, please contact the Student Aid Office at the NH Charitable Foundation at 1-800-464-6641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Adam Nudd-Homeyer
The Sandwich Business Group (SBG) has been awarded a kind and generous grant by the Quimby Fund and its Trustees for 2018. With their help, and with the help of WEDCO (the Wentworth Economic Development Corporation) which acted as the grant administrator, the SBG has been able to create a major print media advertising campaign focusing on the Group's community and tourism outreach website, DiscoverSandwich.com.
With over half a dozen large advertisements appearing in Yankee Magazine, New Hampshire Magazine and other regional publications from May to October, SBG hopes that readers of these magazines will become visitors to the website, and through that portal discover the beauty, culture, and attractions that Sandwich has to offer, and themselves become visitors during our tourism season.
As a "spokesperson" for the group, and as a visitor whose travels could be documented as she herself might Discover Sandwich, the SBG advertising committee chose Mona Lisa -- someone known for having a secret that is
itself waiting to (finally) be discovered. Could these things be one and the same?
Suspicions were heightened when, no sooner than the committee began to ponder Mona as its representative, we read that the Mona Lisa was going to be going on tour this year, leaving the Louvre for the first time in decades...! Only time will bring the truth to light, but we would invite the reader to follow the Discover Sandwich Facebook feed as April turns to May and beyond, keeping a sharp eye out for Mona. Word is, she has several Sandwich destinations in mind!
The Sandwich Business Group wishes to extend its sincere thanks to the Quimby Fund for this support and opportunity—it is a tremendous one—and WEDCO for helping facilitate it. We hope that this campaign by its reach and appeal helps to harness that spirit of the Quimby Fund which has for nearly a century now served to encourage and support the economic vitality and uniqueness of our great town.
We further wish to thank the many businesses that have helped us bring this to life with the kind considerations, discounts and donations that they have provided us with: New Hampshire Magazine, Yankee Magazine, Salmon Press, Laconia Sun, Megaprint, Aubuchon Hardware, and Apart Creations. Additionally, we have received and continue to receive marvelous photo submissions of our beautiful town; Jude Davis, Allan DiBiase, Julie Deak, Janina Lamb, Doug Wyman and Judy Blomquist being central among those.
Finally, thanks to Janina Lamb for her technical expertise and artistic orchestration of DiscoverSandwich.com, and the incredibly creative and dedicated work performed by the advertising committee itself: Patsy Carega, Taryn Flynn, Jon Greenawalt, Martha Nichols, and Adam Nudd-Homeyer.
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