Scholarship Established in Memory of Carlin Lynch

To honor Carlin Lynch’s commitment to area students, his family and friends have established the Carlin Lynch Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts.   

“Carlin spent his life championing the greater good and creating opportunities for those in need.  We are humbled and grateful by the outpouring of support following his passing, and look forward to continuing his legacy of service,” his family has stated.  

While Carlin was best known by many as a legendary Dartmouth football coach and athletic director, his dedication extended far beyond the football field.  He worked to create opportunities for those in need, and to better the circumstances for all students and teachers. His commitment to service, extraordinary kindness, and generosity of spirit was an inspiration to all who met him. 

“Carlin was all about lifting people up – helping people grow and reach their full potential.” Said Dr. Tom Kelly, former Dartmouth Superintendent and Holy Cross class of 1967 “He had a gift for reaching people.”  

The scholarship will be available to a Dartmouth High School graduate who has demonstrated extraordinary resilience, academic achievement, and athletic performance. For more information on the Carlin Lynch Scholarship Fund, please visit  

About the Community Foundation 

The Community Foundation currently manages approximately sixty-five scholarship funds from which, in 2019, more than $430,000 in scholarship aid was awarded on behalf of Southeastern Massachusetts students. Since 1995, area residents have been turning to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts to make their philanthropic giving as effective as possible. The Community Foundation is a public charity serving thousands of people who share a common concern – improving the quality of life in Southeastern Massachusetts.  To date, the Community Foundation has distributed over $30 million from 175 funds to humanitarian, educational and cultural organizations in the region. More information about the Foundation can be found at 



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