Scholarships

The Londonderry Goals Association is honored to provide the funding for 8 scholarships for the Londonderry High School class of 2017-2018 senior year soccer players. Due to a successful fundraiser, each scholarship last year was worth $500 and our goal is to continue to fund that amount this year.
         

      
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Scholarship winners that were announced at the End of Year Banquets & Baccalaureate Night!

David Kelly Community Service Scholarships - $500 each
  • Boys - Jayden West
  • Girls - Ryan Boudreau
Brian Hanafin Memorial Scholarship - $500
  • Jayden West
Shannon MacDougall Memorial Scholarship - $500
  • Sarah Desmarais
LGA Scholarships - $500 each (x4)
  • Jordan Baronas
  • Cameron Wheeler
  • Nicholas Vanini
  • Haley Laliberte


LGA Board Scholarships - x4 

These scholarships will be awarded to two male and two female senior year players as part of the LHS Local Scholarship Program.  Applications will be coordinated by the LHS Guidance Department [submit by March 20, 2017] and award winners will be announced at Baccalaureate night. Parents must be members in good standing of the LGA Booster Club for every year the student played soccer at LHS.  There is additional criteria for the awards that includes achievement in academics, community involvement and a review of the essays included as part of the LHS application process.


David Kelly Community Service Scholarship - x2 

This scholarship is awarded to both a male and female senior player on the Varsity Boys and Girls teams and will be presented at the end of season banquets.  The award honors the years of dedicated service Dave Kelly has given to Londonderry soccer and its youth.  The recipients will be selected by Dave Kelly based on a written essay (the author will be anonymous while in the selection process).  The theme of the essay is:  “Describe how soccer has played a role in your life”.  The player should relate how soccer has allowed them to contribute to the larger community and develop characteristics such as leadership, integrity, and responsibility.  There is no word limit for the essay.  It must be submitted via email to the boys and girls varsity head coach by October 31, 2017.  The coaches will remove the author information and submit the essays to the LGA Board, which will forward them to Dave Kelly for review and winner selection. 


Brian Hanafin Memorial Scholarship - x1 

This scholarship is awarded to a senior player on the boys’ varsity team and will be presented at the end of season banquet.  The boys’ varsity coach will select a player who has contributed to the LHS soccer program in a way that reflects the spirit and character of Brian Hanafin, an LHS soccer player who battled brain cancer for more than a year and died in 2004.  Brian was a graduate of the class of 2000, where he was tri-captain of the soccer team and in 1999 was named All New England High School Soccer player for New Hampshire.  He was also selected by his coaches for several team player awards.  He played for the ODT (Olympic Development Teams), as well as for multiple local and regional teams.  Brian was an excellent student and was a member of the Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity at UNH in Durham.


Shannon MacDougall Memorial Scholarship - x1 

This scholarship is awarded to a senior player on the girls’ varsity team and will be presented at the end of season banquet.  The girls’ varsity coach will select a player who has contributed to the LHS soccer program in a way that reflects the spirit and character of Shannon MacDougall, an LHS soccer player who died in a car accident.  Shannon was a skillful soccer player whose enthusiasm for the game was infectious.  She always had a smile on her face and played the game with great enthusiasm and heart.