The New Hampshire Retired Educators Association (NHREA), is offering two $1,500 scholarship awards to graduates of New Hampshire secondary schools. Students must be in their junior year of an accredited college or university and pursuing a course of study that will lead to teacher certification. If in a five-year program, they must be in their senior year of study. The Irene Hart Memorial Award is given to a student who is completing his or her course of study at a New Hampshire college or university. The NHREA Memorial Award is given to a student completing his or her course of study at a non-New Hampshire college or university. Completed applications or due on May 1. Forms may be obtained by calling Phyllis Simmons at 603-382-8405, Margaret Pyszka at 603-472-5716, Nancy Doe at 978-373-0960 or Patricia Bolduc at 603-524-2662.
Attention home schoolers: VFW Post 1617 and Ladies’ Auxiliary, is offering a scholarship. Students must be in grades 9-12 to enter the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards. Applications must be received at the VFW Post by March 31, 2013. The VFW Post is located at 18 Railroad Ave., Derry. For more information and entry forms, call the VFW at 603-432-9702 or Dot Mattson at 603-421-9124.
The Plaistow Lions Club, meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, September through June. The meeting on the second Thursday is held at the Atkinson Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive. The meeting on the fourth Thursday is held at the Vic Geary Center, 18 Greenough Road, Plaistow. For more information, visit plaistow.nhlions.org.
Newcomers of the Andovers, where Andover and North Andover neighbors become friends. See what the group is all about. Residents do not have to be new in town to join. Visit newcomersandneighbors.org for more information.
Haverhill YMCA Youth Basketball League, with divisions for grades 1-8. Divisions will include two age groups: first-sixth grade divisions will play on Saturdays and the seventh-eighth grade division will play on Thursday evenings or Saturday afternoons. The duration of the league is 10 weeks. Contact Clint Clay, Haverhill YMCA’s Sports Director, at 978-374-0506, ext. 16 18 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.