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scholarships graphic The Windham Endowment offers its own scholarship and administers other scholarships. If you have an interest in contributing to an existing scholarship fund, please visit our donations page; if you might be interested in establishing a new scholarship fund, please contact the Windham Endowment's President.

The Windham Endowment's scholarship program began in 2012 when it distributed three scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors. The program has grown substantially since then, in terms of both the number and the value of the awards, and has now distributed a total of $118,500 in scholarship awards. Please see our scholarship history page for information about past recipients.

In the most recent year, 14 scholarship awards totaling $18,500 were available (summary of scholarship requirements). All applicants should be sure to read the notes in the red box below.

Important notes to applicants:

  • A student may apply for more than one scholarship. However, in some cases applying for one scholarship will prevent a student from applying for certain other scholarships. See the individual scholarship descriptions and applications for details.

  • News articles will not be accepted as part of an application for a scholarship award as they are nearly impossible to redact effectively, endangering the "blind" selection process.

  • A letter of recommendation may not be from an applicant's immediate family member.

General information:

  • Each year, available scholarship awards are generally announced in January, applications are due in March, and recipients are notified by early June.

  • The immediate family of current members of the Windham Endowment's Board of Directors and Scholarship Selection Committee(s) are not eligible for scholarships available through the Windham Endowment.

  • Some scholarships are restricted to Windham High School (WHS) students while others are open to any high school student who is a resident of Windham, regardless of what high school they attend. Read the scholarship descriptions carefully.

  • All information about applicants, including names, will be kept confidential. The names of winners will be publicized, except in special circumstances. See the individual scholarship applications for details.

  • Recipients are chosen in a "blind" process.

  • All awards are one-time, unless otherwise stated.

  • Funds are disbursed after the recipient supplies proof of enrollment in a school or program appropriate for the scholarship.

  • A full description of the Windham Endowment's policies and process for administering scholarships is available.