The Foundation



Serving the Lakes Region of New Hampshire since 1956


Although our official 60th anniversary of incorporation will be February 16, 2016, this year’s awards mark SIX DECADES of scholarships being awarded through the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation and a record number of awards and recipients. 


It started in 1956, with eight donors awarding a total of $2,650 to sixteen students.  This June over $311,000 will be awarded to 305 local students – from entering college freshmen through seniors.  For a copy of our brochure recognizing this year’s donors, please contact us at 603-527-3533 or


Our 60th anniversary brings the total to over 5.2 million dollars awarded to more than 4,600 students – thanks to the generosity of about 525 donors, not including the thousands who have contributed to specific memorial funds or special fundraisers.

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


Winning 2014 Spellilng Bee Team: "The Laconia Librarians" sponsored by Bob Merwin - State Farm Insurance: Randy Brough, Natallie Moser and Jamie Dalton. 

(Photo by Steve Loughlin)


Please select the "Spelling Bee" link above for more photos and Information on the

LRSF Annual Community Spelling Bee.




  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.


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


To view some of the Thank You notes from LRSF Alumni or to link your school to this website select "Alumni" above.





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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