Five Andover high-schoolers will earn $2,000 from the Andona Society to help them with their college costs.
This year, the Andona Society will award the scholarships to five high school graduates of the Class of 2013 whose legal, primary residence is in Andover. One of these awards will be designated as a 766 Parent Advisory Council scholarship, given to a special needs student.
Seniors attending Andover High School, Greater Lawrence Technical School or a private school are eligible to apply. These scholarships are for one year only and are to be applied to the recipient’s first year of post high school education.
The first Andona scholarship of $500 was awarded to an Andover High School student in 1962. Since then, Andona has gradually increased the number and the amount of its scholarships as the group’s annual fundraising has allowed.
Applications are available at the Andover High School guidance office, or online at the Andona website (andona.org), or the Memorial Hall Library website (mhl.org/andover). All applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2013. Students submit their high school transcript, college application essay, teacher and personal letters of recommendation, and the application form, which details their community service, school activities, leadership roles, work experience, talents and awards.
Andover High School students selected for scholarships will be notified at the AHS senior awards brunch on Monday, June 3, and via mail. The winners also will be invited to attend an Andona awards ceremony in mid-June.
For more information on the Andona Society, the group perhaps best known for running the town carnival known as ClownTown, visit andona.org.