A Record Breaking Award Year!

Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1956 by a small committee of civic leaders looking for a way to support their community. In 1956, eight local clubs, businesses, and individuals awarded $2,650 to 17 students.

This year, through the generosity of 286 donors, over $720,000.00 dollars was awarded to 316 recipients.

From 1956-2022, LRSF over 8.5 million dollars has been awarded to more than 6,000 recipients from over 600 donor funds.  

Many of our scholarship funds are memorials set up by families when a loved one passes away or from bequests. Each memorial tells the story of a person who is no longer with us, but is still helping those they have left behind. Other scholarship funds come from civic groups, individuals and area businesses, to invest in the youth of our local communities.

Thanks to the hundreds of donors, volunteer board members, participants in our fundraising projects, and all those who contributed to LRSF since 1956. We couldn't do it without you!

2022 Year End Newsletter

2022 Mid-Year Newsletter

Welcome new NHBB S.T.E.M. scholarship fund
Welcome new NHBB S.T.E.M. scholarship fund
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Fratello's benefit night 2022, Karen, Penny Pitou and Chris
Fratello's benefit night 2022, Karen, Penny Pitou and Chris
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Jenni's Ride
Jenni's Ride

On behalf of the Gilford Police Department, Sargent Kevin Baron was pleased to donate to the Jenni Harmon Memorial Scholarship and then escort the bikers as they began their trek around the lake. Pictured L to R: Jane Harmon, Jenni’s mom; Jami Harmon, Jenni’s sister; Gilford police officer Sargent Kevin Baron; and Russ Harmon, Jenni’s dad.

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LHS scholarship application day
LHS scholarship application day
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Joan Frates President

Gayle Price Vice President

James Waldron Treasurer

James Carroll Secretary

Judy Ball

Rebecca Beane
Philip Bonafide

Colleen Cass

Jim Chase

Jean Clarke

Jim Dirubbo

Lori Fasshauer
Kathy Gilman

Lois Kessin

Richard Mariano

Don McLelland

Fredda Osman
Semi Shin-Kenison

Marjory Wilkinson


Karen Switzer Executive Director

Chris Guilmett Assistant Director

Aprill Morgan Assistant Treasurer

Maggie Gibbs Administrative Assistant




Joan Cormier Advisory Director

Paulette Loughlin Advisory Director

Steve Loughlin Publicity-Photographer

Laura Ringer Office Assistant