Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― W.B. Yeats
The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce six college scholarships available to graduating high school students from the greater Lyons area.
Applications are available online at www.lyonscf.org, under the Receive tab or from the front office of Lyons High School. Below is a brief description of each scholarship; please refer to individual applications for complete information about eligibility and submission requirements.
2017 Lyons Community Foundation Scholarship. A $1000 scholarship offered by the Lyons Community Foundation, will recognize any graduating senior, or home schooled student from the greater Lyons area who has successfully served in a leadership role, earned at least a 3.5 GPA (or equivalent) and has demonstrated community-mindedness.
Lyons Community Foundation Scholarship in Memory of Steve Ralston. Created in 2009 to honor the memory of Lyons resident, businessman, and community supporter Steve Ralston. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who best expresses their passion for learning and sharing one’s interests, skills, and joyful life experiences with their community. Eligible students include any graduating senior or home schooled student from the greater Lyons area.
Lyons Community Foundation Joel Mack Memorial Scholarship. Honoring the memory of Joel Mack, a Lyons High School athlete and alumni who was killed in 1983 when he stopped to render aid to stranded motorists. Two $1000 scholarships, awarded to one female and one male athlete. Students applying for this scholarship must be a graduating Lyons High School senior who participates in sports at Lyons High School or at a neighboring community high school. Lyons area home schooled students who participate in sports at Lyons High School are eligible.
Gerald Boland Memorial Scholarship. Honoring the memory of Gerald Boland, a 54 year resident of Lyons who taught in Lyons Schools for 31 years. He was a coach, Boy Scout Leader, and mentor who had a passion for learning and the outdoors. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who shares these passions. Eligible students must attend Lyons High School and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Uncle Louis “Bud” Winkler Memorial Scholarship. Honoring the memory of businessman Louis Winkler, one $1000 scholarship is available to any graduating senior or home schooled student in the greater Lyons area who has at least a 3.0 GPA and plan on majoring in business or finance.
All applications must be received or postmarked by March 10, 2017. Applications may be returned to the front office of Lyons High School or mailed to the Lyons Community Foundation, PO Box 546, Lyons Co, 80540. The scholarships may be used at any accredited post-secondary education program in the country. Students must be accepted to or have acceptance pending at their prospective school(s) when they submit their applications.
If you have any questions about the scholarships, inquiries can be directed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications are reviewed and kept confidential by a committee consisting of Lyons area community members.