Designated Scholarships

Currently there are several Memorial Awards made available to Lake George High School Students. They have been provided through the generosity of individuals, groups of individuals, as donations, or proceeds from a bequest. Each has certain qualifications desired in the recipient. The applications for these awards are made available through the Lake George Guidance Office. The Scholarship Association strives conscientiously to fulfill the wishes of each award. Any individual, business or foundation wishing to create a memorial scholarship should contact our board president, James Mason, for details.

This two-year award is presented to both a graduating senior male and female student planning to attend a 2–4-year college or trade school. The recipients will be selected based on their academic achievements, involvement in the life of the school, and positive relationships with staff and classmates. Major emphasis will be given to financial challenges experienced by the student and family when considering higher education. Jim Mathis was involved in the Lake George Scholarship from 1986 until 2022, serving most of those years as President, using this involvement attempting to pay forward the crucial support he received while attending College. This award is funded by the White Family Foundation.

Jane and Alger Mason were long-time supporters of the Scholarship Association of Lake George, serving as members of its Board of Directors for many years. Their family, in their memories, have created this scholarship for a graduating senior who has been accepted at a fully accredited four-year institution of higher learning, and demonstrates qualifications of commitment to hard work, academic excellence, quiet leadership, school and/or community involvement and need. The award is divided in half, providing half the first year and half the second year of college.

The Madeline Mead award is designated for students who demonstrate a caring and positive approach to the people around them.  The award is intended for someone who makes the world a better place through his/her kindness to others.  Madeline Mead had a genuine gift of looking for the best qualities in everyone.  Because she only focused on the good in others, she unconsciously nurtured people’s desire to be good.  People blossomed in her presence because of her natural warmth and sincere interest.  We would like to honor Madeline by awarding a scholarship to a senior who exhibits these same qualities.”

Marion Church was a long-time teacher of mathematics at Lake George High School, teaching from 1959-1977. When she passed away in 2006 she left a trust for scholarships to Lake George High School seniors to pursue their interests in mathematics. To be considered for the awards, seniors must have been accepted at mathematics-related institution of higher learning. The recipients must intend to pursue studies in mathematics at the college level, which will include the following majors: college level mathematics, mathematics education, accounting, financial planning, statistics, and engineering. More than one of these awards is usually presented.

Gracie Hanneford was a member of the Lake George Community. She was a member of the famous Hanneford circus family performing acts on bareback horses and later performing with dogs. Her love of the performing arts motivated her to create a trust for scholarships for Lake George seniors and post graduates to pursue their love of performing arts. Candidates for these awards, several of which can be presented annually, are graduating seniors or others who are past graduates of Lake George. They must be majoring in the following fields of study: performing arts of any type (acting, singing, dancing, instrumentals), theater, film, television, radio, circuses, and other similar venues. Also included are the written arts in the following fields: writing of literature, journalism, stage and screen writing, publishing, and editing.

The Lake George Scholarship Association has been fortunate enough to offer scholarships to Lake George High School graduates who are pursuing certain majors such as performance or the written arts; performance in any type in theatre, film, television, radio, musical groups, circuses and other similar venues, writing of literature, journalism, stage and screen writing. This application can also be found on the Guidance Office website, please complete the application and return it by the due date listed.