The LLSF was founded in 1991 by Emmy award winning journalist, Linda Lorelle, her husband, Lou Gregory, and Linda’s former colleague, Martha Harvey. For several years the organization operated under the umbrella of the Houston Tennis Association awarding small scholarships, initially in the amount of $2,500, to students in a citywide, free program sponsored by the National Junior Tennis League. In 1997, the Scholarship Fund became an independent 501(c) (3) organization.
The Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund is dedicated to providing college scholarships, support and guidance for Houston area high school students in need of financial assistance whose academic potential may be unfulfilled due to circumstances beyond their control.
The Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund (LLSF) is unique among similar scholarship funds and college preparatory organizations because of the type of student that is targeted and the valuable support structure of the LLSF office; including past and present LLSF scholars, community leaders and the unique programs offered to ensure the success of LLSF scholars in college and the workforce.
For 24 years, The Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund (LLSF) has been dedicated to providing college scholarships, support and guidance to Houston area high school students who may have average grades because of life circumstances beyond their control. To date, the LLSF has awarded more than $4 million in college scholarships and has sent more than 300 Houston area students to college, many who now contribute to our local economy.