Testimonials

I would like to thank the Lake George Scholarship Association, specifically the Poodles Hanneford Award selection committee for awarding me a scholarship for the upcoming school year. The written and performing arts have been a passion of mine and I look forward to pursuing an education in these areas for the remainder of my college career. Thank you again for making this possible.

Thank You! Lake George Scholarship Association, I am beyond thankful for the scholarships that you have awarded to me. The Association’s commitment to the further education of high school graduates is incredible. These scholarships will be instrumental to my college experience.

Thank you so much for the generous award! I will always remember the help you’ve given me during my hearse of study at Berklee!

I was honored to receive a scholarship from you at our awards night at the school. Thank you for including me in the group of students who received this scholarship. It will be a great help in my first years of college at SUNY Adirondack. Thank you for this generous gift.

Thank you very much for your generous scholarship. I will be attending Binghamton University in September and hope to pursue a degree in creative writing.

Thank you for awarding me with a scholarship. Throughout high school I have worked diligently to maintain an overall GPA of 88 or better. I will be using this scholarship to help fund my education at SUNY Brockport. Thank you again.

Thank you so much for the scholarship. Every penny is much appreciated.

Thank all of you so much for choosing me to be the recipient of the Caring Student Award, the Lake George Scholarship Association Award, and the Poodles Hanneford Scholarship. Thanks to everything you have given me, many more learning opportunities have become available for me. When I head off to the University of South Carolina in a few weeks, I will do my best to take full advantage of everything you have made available to me.

I would like to express my gratitude for the scholarship you awarded me. I truly appreciate it, and the money will be very helpful when I attend SUNY Geneseo in the fall. Thanks again!

Thank you so much for the most recent Poodles Hanneford Scholarship. The funds go a long way and help me not have to worry as much about finance. That ease of mind has made college all that more enjoyable for me. Thank you so much again.

Thank you so much for selecting me as a recipient of the $750 scholarship for my academic success. This will greatly help me with my tuition costs and I am very grateful. – Thomas Devlin 2013

Thank you so much for the generous scholarship! I will put it to good use as I attend Marist College next year. Being an active member of both the Jazz Band and Honor Society, it really is an honor to receive an award that I have been involved with for raising money since 7th grade. From the bottom of my heart thank you. – Gretchen Bechard 2013

Thank you for choosing me to be a recipient of not one but two of your scholarships. I greatly appreciate it, and although every bit counts, I was able to purchase all of my books with these scholarships. Thank for all you do. – Haley Pogonowski 2013

Thank you and your committee for the Hope & Marching “Little Angel’ Award. I am genuinely grateful for this beautiful gift. Kierstynn Morehouse 2013

Thank you for your generous scholarship. I am eagerly looking forward to furthering my education at Syracuse University, and will put this money to good use. – Martin Zivica 2013

Thank you for choosing me for one of your scholarships. I am truly grateful. – Emily Lorensen 2013

Please extend my gratitude to the rest of the Lake George Scholarship Association for their 3 very generous scholarships. It is much needed and much appreciated. The $3,000.00 will go a long way in reducing my student loans from Boston College. Thank you again. – Amber Ruther 2013

Thank you so much for the various scholarships you awarded me this year. I am very grateful and can’t wait to put it to good use. The money you gave me will go a long way I will promise you that. Thanks again. – Tyler Prime 2013

Thank you very much for the scholarship money the association most graciously awarded me. This will be tremendously helpful to me next year. Once again I thank you very much. ­– Elizabeth Belyea 2013

I would like to thank you for the gifted money to use towards my tuition to Hartwick College. I look forward to my next four years at Hartwick to further my education and future goals. Thank you again. – Robert Leombruno 2013

Thank you very much for seeing me as a worthy applicant to receive this help to help college costs. – Connor McCoy 2013

I wanted to thank you for the generous scholarship. It will be a big help in paying for my college tuition as I will be attending Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the fall. As a student who helped in the Phone-A-Thon it is cool to see how that money is put to use. If there is any way I could be of service in the future (perhaps I could make something for a raffle or silent auction?) please don’t hesitate to ask. Thanks again! – Vanessa Baird 2013

I would like to sincerely thank you for awarding me $1,000 to help me in my future endeavors at RIT. I fully appreciate your generosity in choosing me to receive this award and am very grateful. Thank you. – Courtney Laczko 2013

Thank you so much for awarding me with a scholarship! It means so much to me that I was chosen. The scholarship will go far in helping me with my studies. Thank you again. – Megan Humiston 2013

I would like to sincerely thank the Scholarship Association for awarding me with a scholarship. This scholarship will be helpful in financing my college education. Thank you again. – Alex Labruzzo 2013

Thank you so much for the generous scholarship. This scholarship will help me greatly, and I am truly honored to have received this scholarship. Thanks again. – Emily Grace Borgh 2013

Thank you very much for allowing me to continue my education at Clarkson University. Your help has been deeply appreciated by me and my family. – Davide Cazzulo 2013

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for making the LGSA Scholarship Award possible. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor and I am deeply appreciative of your support. By awarding me the LGSA Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows e to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me. – Hannah Saroff 2013

Thank you for your generous gift for my college education. I appreciate the donation very much! – Morgan Rivette 2013

Thank you very much for the scholarship money. It was truly an honor to have received it. As you know, the award will help pay for some of my college expenses. Thank you, again. – Rachel Leombruno 2013

Thank you so much for awarding me the scholarship. It’s a great honor and I can’t thank you enough. Thanks again. – Kaitlin Bauder 2013

Thank you so much for your hard work and efforts raising money during the Phon-A-Thon and boat cruise. I really appreciate being chosen for a scholarship. Also, thank you for your generosity. It helps me to focus on school and worry less about the financial aspect. Again, thank you! – Mackenzie Baertschi 2013

Thank you so much for the Poodles Hanneford Scholarship, it is much appreciated and won’t go to waste! – Kassie Martin 2013

I would like to thank you and the entire Lake George Scholarship Association for awarding me with an Association Award. It is greatly appreciated and I am proud to receive it. I will continue to exhibit the traits which helped me achieve this scholarship through my life and try to help others do the same. Thank you. Mason Gentner 2013

It is with extreme gratitude that I write this letter of thanks to you. My name is Carly Barrett and I’m the proud recipient of the Poodles Hanneford Scholarship. I am majoring in Music at Pensacola State College in Pensacola, FL. I’m immensely grateful for the $1,000 scholarship! Thanks to you, I didn’t have to pay for my summer classes and I still have some money left over for the fall semester. Thank you so much for helping me learn more about my greatest passion and also for the many other people whom you’ve help reach their goals. Every semester I challenge myself to increase my GPA higher than the semester before. Receiving this scholarship will make that goal much easier to obtain. Your generosity is appreciated and accepted with extreme honor. I once again thank you for believing in me. Carly Barrett 2013

I am writing to thank you for the extremely generous $8,000 Poodles Hanneford Scholarship. I feel extremely honored that I have been chosen as a recipient for this award for a third year. This scholarship as helped me in so many ways over the years: it has saved my family and me a lot of money for college so that when I graduate, I will have much more money to set aside and utilize when I head to New York City to try and make my dreams come true. Without your unwavering support, this goal would be just that much harder to achieve. With this scholarship, I have less to worry about financially and can put much more emphasis on my craft. Thank you again for your generosity and support over the years. This year I will work harder than I ever have to be the best performer that I can possibly be.  – Anna Heacock 2013

Thank you all for the incredibly generous award of $8,000 from the Poodles Hanneford Scholarship. Receiving your letter was a great surprise and honor that will not go unnoticed as I am entering my third year at SUNY Oneonta. I appreciate your kind thoughts and words and will look back to them as I continue to study music journalism at school. Thank you once again. – Richie Feathers 2013

I am the recipient of the Poodles Hanneford Scholarship for the Performing and Written Arts for the 2013-14 academic year. I am incredibly grateful for your kindness in helping hard working students continue their education. I was born in southern California, but grew up in the small town of Lake George in upstate New York. I spent the vast majority of my time reading, and subsequently dreaming of traveling to the places described on those pages. As a result, I have held reading close to my heart. I hope to eventually become an editor for a major book publishing company that helps bring books to children around the world. This scholarship has given me the confidence boost I need to continue toward completing my education and realizing my full potential. I know now I will never lose the drive to continue getting lost in the pages of a book and in turn helping others transform their good stories to outstanding ones. It is because of donors such as yourself that I am able to continue growing and learning. Thank you again for your generosity. – Emily Elicker 2013