Established in 2020, the Lyons Community Foundation Mission Scholarship recognizes a student who embodies the LCF's mission of improving the quality of life, building a culture of giving, and encouraging positive change for the greater Lyons area. The 2021 Lyons Community Foundation Mission Scholarship was awarded to Eva Lennert and Janeth Marquez Rubio. Eva will be attending Vassar College majoring in English/History. Janeth will be attending the University of Colorado in Boulder majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
Established in 2009, the Lyons Community Foundation Scholarship in Memory of Steve Ralston honors Lyons resident and business owner Steve Ralston and is awarded to a student who best expresses their passion for learning and sharing one’s interests, skills, and joyful life experiences with their community. Hannah Thomas is the 2021 recipient; she will be attending Oregon State University majoring in Bio-Engineering.
Established in 2014, the Gerald Boland Memorial Scholarship recognizes a student who demonstrates a passion for learning and for their community. Gerald Boland died during the September 2013 flood near his home in Lyons. He taught in Lyons for 31 years, 5 years at the high school and 26 years at the elementary school. He served as a mentor to many of Lyons youth as a basketball coach for 23 years and as a Boy Scout Leader. His dedication to the Lyons community was just as unwavering as his dedication to education. Recipient of the 2021 Gerald Boland Memorial Scholarship Nick Parker is majoring in Biology at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
Established in 2016, the Uncle Louis “Bud” Winkler Memorial Scholarship was made possible by an endowment from a local Lyons resident to honor the memory of his Uncle Louis who helped put him through college. The 2021 recipient of the Uncle Louis “Bud” Winkler Scholarship is Avery Joy who will be attending the University of Wyoming majoring in Business Administration.
Established in 2018, the Janet Orback Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of lifelong Lyons resident Janet Orback, who along with her husband Dave, tirelessly helped to provide support and friendship to her neighbors whose homes and lives were destroyed in the 2013 floods, as well as being stewards of the Lyons Cemetery for over 15 years. Recipients of the Janet Orback Memorial Scholarship are active participants in the community, and show a commitment to caring for the environment. The 2021 recipient is Samantha Christy who will be majoring in Computer Science at the University of Colorado in Boulder.