“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Nelson Mandela
The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce six college scholarships available to graduating high school students from the greater Lyons area. Below is a brief description of each scholarship;
2020 Lyons Community Foundation Mission Scholarship. One $2000 scholarship offered by the Lyons Community Foundation, will recognize any graduating senior, or home schooled student from the greater Lyons area who embodies the LCF mission of improving the quality of life, building a culture of giving, and encourage positive change for the greater Lyons area. 2020 Lyons Community Foundation 2-Year Study Scholarship. One $2000 scholarship offered by the Lyons Community Foundation, will recognize any graduating senior, or home schooled student from the greater Lyons area who plans to attend a two-year program at college / university, trade school or other technical / vocational training. The scholarship will recognize a student who embodies the LCF mission of improving the quality of life, building a culture of giving, and encourage positive change for the greater Lyons area. 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 plans on majoring in business or finance. Janet Orback Memorial Scholarship. Established in 2018, this $500 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 must have a 2.5 GPA, are active participants in the community, and show a commitment to caring for the environment. Gerald Boland Memorial Scholarships. 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 graduating senior who share these passions. Eligible students must attend Lyons High School and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Lyons Community Foundation Scholarships 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 a graduating senior who best express their passion for learning and sharing one’s interests, skills and joyful life experiences with their community. Eligible students include graduating Lyons High students, greater Lyons area students who attend schools neighboring communities and home schooled students.
The application window for 2020 is now closed. All applications are reviewed and kept confidential by a committee consisting of Lyons area community members.