The Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH, continue to support the goals of advancing higher education for Hudson students by annually awarding the Leonard A. Smith memorial scholarship. This scholarship has been awarded since 2002 and was established in honor of Mr. Smith, a dedicated public servant who served the community at the state, regional, and town levels for over thirty years.
During that time, Mr. Smith was a State Representative, and served on the Nashua Regional Planning Commission and the Hudson Planning Board and Building Board of Appeals. Throughout his many years of service, he supported the schools, the police and fire departments and the library, where he served as a trustee.
To learn more about the history of the scholarship, click here.
- The scholarship is open to any high school senior who has resided in Hudson for at least six months and will be attending a college, university, or vocational/technical school.
- Applicants must submit an essay describing the impact that access to the Rodgers Memorial Library, or other high school, college or community library has had on his or her educational experience.
Scholarship forms are available by clicking on the links below and submitting as directed.
The scholarship is funded by the Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH, who have been supplementing the resources of the Hills and Rodgers Memorial Libraries for over forty years. Members of the Friends participate in a variety of community and Library functions and activities which are described in depth here.
Completed applications are due by May 1