LHS Local Scholarship Information 2023-2024

  • Douglas County businesses, organizations, and individuals generously sponsor local scholarships for Lawrence High School and Free State High School students every year. For the 2023-24 school year, over 70 scholarships have been established for LHS graduating seniors. Various scholarships are available based on merit, financial need, participation in clubs and athletics, and post-secondary plans. All college and trade-school-bound seniors should review the scholarship description packet and apply for the scholarships for which they meet the requirements. Students are encouraged to apply for multiple scholarships.




    • Review and get organized - review the local scholarship description packet and list the scholarships you are eligible for. You must meet all the criteria to apply.  Please take note of the application requirements. Most use the LHS general application, while others have their own application.  Using the wrong application will disqualify you.  Some scholarships have additional requirements, such as a letter of recommendation, an essay, additional questions, and/or a personal statement.


    • Complete Applications - The LHS general application is used for most of the scholarships. This form is a fillable PDF, and you can print multiple copies of your completed application and write the different scholarship names in section 1 as needed.


    • Essays - Write any necessary essays or personal statements. Make sure that you read and answer each question.


    • Letters of Recommendation - Some scholarships require a letter of recommendation from a teacher or other adult who has worked with you. It is best practice to give the writer a minimum of two weeks to complete your letter of recommendation. Ask the recommender to return the letter to you in a sealed envelope. Staple the envelope to your completed application before you turn it in.  DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE to ask someone for a letter of recommendation.


    • Order transcripts- Request a copy of your transcript from parchment.com.   Your class rank and GPA are printed on your transcript. Fill in Section 3 of the general application when you receive your transcript. Attach a copy of your transcript to each application.


    • Final Check - Verify that your application is completed accurately, and the questions are answered. Staple a copy of your transcript and any required materials to each application. Do not use paper clips or envelopes. 

    • Submission - As you produce completed applications, bring them to Dr. Ruis in Student Services. The deadline to return applications is Tuesday, February 13th, 2024, at 4:00 pm. LATE AND INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


    In April, students will be notified if they have received a local scholarship. The Senior Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, at 7:00 pm in the LHS Auditorium. Local Scholarship winners are expected to attend.



    • December 11th  - LHS will make applications available to students.
    • January 12th- Order your high school transcript from parchment.com 
    • February 13th - Deadline for students to return all applications by 4:00 pm
    • May 1st - Lawrence High School Recognition Ceremony 


    Click the link below to print and review all the Local Scholarship Descriptions (apply only for the scholarships you are eligible for)

    2023-24 Local Scholarship Description Packet


     Click the link below for the General Application. You can use the fillable PDF or Word version. 



    23-24 General Application - fillable PDF


    23-24 General Application Word Document


    Click the links below for Special Applications (apply only for the scholarships you are eligible for)

    Blue Hope Scholarship Special Application

    Elsie H. Randolph Special Application

    Hamm Foundation Scholarship Special Application

    LMH Scholarship Special Application 

    Lawrence Branch NAACP Application Instructions   /  Lawrence Branch NAACP Special Application

    Lawrence Jaycees Gary Saathoff Memorial Scholarship - Use General Application (Special Application not needed this year)

    Lawrence Kiwanis Club Scholarship - Use General Application (Special Application not needed this year)

    Lawrence Region Antique Auto Club Scholarship InformationLRAAACA Special Application

    Lawrence P.E.O. Scholarship Special Application

    Lions Pride Scholarship Special Application

    Lola Burton Craig Scholarship Special Application

    MLK Award of Excellence Special Application