Bristol Woman’s Legacy Provides Scholarships to Laurel Music Camp

Louise (Humphrey) Van Gorder enriched the lives of thousands of students and music lovers in Bristol through the Bristol String Orchestra and Fiddlin’ Around, a former music store in Bristol that she and her husband Bob founded. Every year, Louise and Bob would send one of their students to Laurel Music Camp for a unique weeklong camp experience. Before she passed away in 2014, Louise’s family established a fund at Main Street Community Foundation to ensure that the tradition would continue.

The Louise (Humphrey) Van Gorder Music Camp Scholarship Fund provides full tuition to Laurel Music Camp to an instrumental or choral student currently in 9th through 12th grade from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington or Wolcott. In 2022, Laurel Music Camp will be held June 25-July 1 at Camp Mattatuck in Plymouth. To find out more about the Camp, visit www.laurelmusiccamp.com.

Applications for the scholarship are being accepted through May 9, 2022. To apply for the scholarship, click here.

For more information and questions on applying for this scholarship, contact Samantha Rajotte, Scholarship & Program Officer, at Main Street Community Foundation, at 860.583.6363 or samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org.