Hampstead NH Youth Lacrosse Association, HYLA

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Zachary MacDonald Memorial Scholarship

Hampstead Youth Lacrosse


This scholarship has been founded by the Hampstead Youth Lacrosse organization to honor the memory of Zachary MacDonald. On August 15th 2009, Zachary was tragically killed in a dirt bike accident while vacationing with his family. Zachary was the youngest of four and the only son to Ann Marie and Paul MacDonald. He would have been a 6th grader at the Hampstead Middle School. He was a member of the HMS ski club, HASB minor league baseball and Hampstead Lightning Lacrosse. Even at such a young age, Zachary had a passion for life. Thanks to the outpouring in our community, Zachary’s memory lives on. This scholarship helps to preserve for the MacDonald Family their connection with Zachary. It gives them courage for the long haul and builds their faith.

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female high school senior who will be attending college in the fall.                        


To be eligible:

• Must be a current resident of Hampstead, NH

• Must have been a member / player of the HYLA organization

• Complete the HYLA Zachary MacDonald Scholarship application

• Write a 250 word essay on why you feel that you are deserving of the Zachary MacDonald Memorial Scholarship. Please include values and lessons in your own life that you share with Zachary and the MacDonald family and the life lessons learned through participation in HYLA.


All entries must be submitted to the Hampstead Youth Lacrosse organization by May 1st. The HYLA scholarship subcommittee will review decide upon recipients. Recipients will be notified in June.

Find the application in our documents section at: Zachary MacDonald Scholarship Application