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$238,820 in college scholarship funds were distributed this year

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To The Daily Sun,

Since its founding in 1956, the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation has awarded over 4.6 million dollars to more than 4,300 students pursuing higher education. The foundation is merely the conduit. Five hundred donors or donor funds (not including the thousands who have contributed to specific memorial funds or special fundraisers over the years) deserve the credit for this impressive record of helping local students continue their education and fulfill their career goals. We also wish to recognize the more than 150 volunteer board members for their service and strong commitment to the foundation and our community over the years.

On behalf of our current board of dedicated trustees and staff, our congratulations and best wishes to the 308 scholarship recipients and our heartfelt appreciation to the 214 donors who made it possible for the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation to award a total of $238,820 this year. Almost half of these funds were awarded to 2013 graduates, who may be eligible to reapply throughout their college years. The majority of our awards are restricted by donors for graduates of Laconia, Gilford or Belmont High Schools, which would include residents of Canterbury and Gilmanton — or — for residents of Belmont, Gilford or Laconia, but there are exceptions listed in our website. For instance, Belknap County residents majoring in medical or environmental fields of study.

"If anyone would like a copy of our 2013 Donor Recognition Booklet or our newsletter, please contact us at 527-3533 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also check our website at www.lrscholarship.org.

Joan Cormier

Executive Director

Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation