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North Dakota Higher Education Challenge

Become a "Power Giver" and make your gift 50% stronger with Match Funds!

The state of North Dakota will contribute one dollar of matching funds for every two gift dollars given or pledged before December 31st 2016.


Powering Scholarships


Powering Programs

LRSC scholarships make powerful impacts on the lives of students when they...


Program enhancements help when they...

  • honor academic accomplishments
  • recognize leadership and learning excellence
  • encourage enrollment in innovative programs
  • help students stay focused on learning
  • provide safety nets when the unexpected happens
  • make education more affordable
  • encourage faculty to dream bigger
  • empower leaders to seek new solutions to challenges
  • provide opportunities for professional growth
  • help LRSC attract and retain talented educators
  • reward creativity
  • encourage student-focused classroom innovation
  • form collaboration between departments
  • create synergy


  • Our state legislature established a pool of $1million for Lake Region State College (LRSC) to claim by raising $2 million in gifts and pledges from private sources.
  • The Challenge Match gives priority to gifts for scholarships and gifts that strengthen academic programs.
  • Gifts of stock/real estate, and irrevocably gifts bequests may also be accepted and matched.
  • Gift and pledge commitments must be made by December 31, 2016 to qualify for match. Pledges may extend 5 years.
  • Challenge Match funds are awarded when the gift or pledge is made.
  • LRSC’s Foundation (Community College Foundation) becomes responsible if a pledge is not paid.

In addition, North Dakota taxpayers also qualify for a 40% tax credit for gifts to permanent endowments managed by LRSC's Foundation. Individuals must gift $5,000 in a tax year to qualify for the credit. When the ND tax credit is combined with the Federal tax deduction, the net cost of a $5,000 gift could be as little as $1,600. And, when the Challenge Match is applied, the gift's value grows to $7,500.‚Äč


We. Change. Lives.