The Foundation



Serving the Lakes Region of New Hampshire
since 1956

The Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, a New Hampshire corporation, is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to LRSF are tax deductible (as allowed by law) and are personally acknowledged.



  The "Donate" button below is a link to the Paypal website where donations may be made directly to the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation whether or not you have a Paypal account.  If you have a Paypal account you can enter your email address and password.  If you do not have an account, you may select the "Continue" button on the lower left side to enter your information.

Please include the "Purpose" of the donation so we can credit it to the proper account.  Here you can enter the name of the Fund you wish to donate to or, if it is a direct donation to the Friends of the Foundation Operating Fund, you may type in "FOFOF."  The donation amount may also be split between different funds or a Fund and FOFOF by indicating the amount of each in the "Purpose" section.

Please contact LRSF if you have any questions.  527-3533 or

Thank you!


Mission & Purpose

  •   To promote and encourage scholarships and opportunities for higher education among residents of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

  •   To act as a clearinghouse to receive scholarship funds from various donors.

  •   To encourage the establishment of additional scholarships.

  •   To screen applications and distribute scholarships to qualifying applicants.


In 1956 a handful of dedicated citizens with the goal of promoting and encouraging scholarship opportunities, as well as simplifying the application process for local students, and facilitating the review and selection process for donors founded the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation. 

In June 2013, 213 donors awarded a total of $238,820 to 308 students.  Since 1956, over $4.6 Million has been awarded to over 4,300 recipients thanks to the generosity of 500 donors or donor funds, not including the thousands of individual donors who have contributed to memorial funds or special fundraisers. 


To view the current list of DONOR FUNDS, select the "For Donors" link above.


To view the current list of FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION, click HERE


Our scholarships really make a difference to our local students.  Their thank-you notes tell us that the dollars awarded through the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation make a positive impact on their educational future.  But sometimes, even more importantly, we prove that someone in the community really cares about them.  Our awards say that we believe in them and want to help them reach their educational goals. 


To view some of the Thank You Notes select the "Success Stories" link above.


The Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation is merely the conduit.  It is the donors who really make it happen. 


To find out how you can become a part of this meaningful community program, click HERE.



And ... if you're interested in participating in or being a sponsor of our annual community spelling bee held in October, select the "Spelling Bee" link above for more information.  Come join the fun!




2013 Spelling Bee Winning Costumes


The TapperMentals                                                                               GHS Mariachis

Jeanne Breton, Pat Chase & Joan Frates                                              Ryan Dubois, Hunter Anderson & David Morrison



Location: DeCamp Center, 14 Country Club Road, Gilford NH 03249
Mailing address: PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312
Telephone: 603 527-3533

Contact Person: Joan M. Cormier, Executive Director
Website: Barbara Cushing-Moore

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