Applications

The purpose of the Civil Rights prize is to recognize and reward students who act to defend and protect rights guaranteed by the New Hampshire and United States Constitutions and the Bill of Rights. Those documents are the framework guaranteeing all Americans justice and equality.

Our goal is to identify seniors attending Bishop Brady High School, Concord High School, Concord Christian Academy, Manchester West High School, Merrimack Valley High School and St. Paul's in Concord, NH as well as seniors attending The Academy for Science and Design in Nashua, NH who through vigilance and effort have championed the rights of individuals or groups against denial of their legal rights.

If you are a senior at one of the above listed high schools, involved in activities which preserve and promote this important aspect of our American heritage and culture, we want to hear from you. If you know a senior involved in such an activity, please encourage her or him to apply.

After graduating from Concord High School, Williams College and Columbia Law School, Stanton E. Tefft practiced law for 52 years in both New York and New Hampshire. He devoted substantial time and resources in attempting to slow the erosion of those legal rights and to work for equal protection for all. The Tefft Foundation is strongly committed to continuing and advancing these efforts.

Download the Civil Rights Application Parts 1 & 2.

Jazz Music is truly an American art form. Some applicants play more than one instrument as is customary in jazz. One winner played four different instruments, many compose and play in bands, and pre-virus, played in VA hospitals and nursing homes. My second favorite winner played jazz on an euphonium.

Our goal is to identify seniors attending Bishop Brady High School, Concord High School, Concord Christian Academy, Manchester West High School, Merrimack Valley High School and St. Paul's in Concord, NH as well as seniors attending The Academy for Science and Design in Nashua, NH who demonstrate a strong skill playing an instrument such as drums, keyboard or guitar and or an interest in jazz music theory or composition. We want to recognize those who are involved in a jazz group sharing their skills and music with others.

If you are a senior at one of the listed high schools, involved in activities which preserve and promote this important aspect of American musical heritage, we want to hear from you. If you know a senior involved in such an activity, please encourage her or him to apply.

A graduate of Concord High School, class of 1943, Stanton E. Tefft was a skilled musician who earned part of his post secondary education by playing in jazz groups and bands. He was a member of the musicians union for many years and in addition to drums, piano and guitar, he was known to play Scott Joplin on the harpsichord. The Tefft Foundation is committed to encouraging others to pursue this field of interest.

Download the Jazz Music Application Part 1 and Part 2.

Track & Field provides applicants the opportunity to not only do well for themselves but to help others achieve. The most recent winner accomplished that by organizing virtual training and virtual relay races. One winner who broke his leg couldn't compete, so he led the exercise program for the rest of his team, while he was on crutches.

Our goal is to identify seniors attending Bishop Brady High School, Concord High School, Concord Christian Academy, Manchester West High School, Merrimack Valley High School and St. Paul's in Concord, NH as well as seniors attending The Academy for Science and Design in Nashua, NH who demonstrate a strong commitment and overall effort to the running events in their school. The prize not only recognizes success, but also those individuals who treat other competitors with respect, helping them to improve while making a contribution to the sport.

If you are a senior at one of the listed high schools, involved in track and field activities, we want to hear from you. If you know a senior involved in such an activity, please encourage her or him to apply.

A graduate of Concord High School, class of 1943, Stanton E. Tefft took part in many sports. The running events in track and field were an area which he particularly enjoyed and in which he excelled. The Tefft Foundation is committed to encouraging others to pursue that field of interest.

Download the Track & Field Application Part 1 and Part 2.

We occasionally discover organizations such as the Chapin Library and the Preservation Hall Foundation. The purpose of those organizations fit well with the purview of our own goals. There is no formal grant application and grants are not frequently given.

Applications emailed, delivered or postmarked on or before May 1, 2021, will be eligible for a cash award of up to $1,000.00 which will be presented to the winner(s) in June of 2021.



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