The Lyons Community Foundation offers six scholarships ranging between $500 and $2,000 for graduating high school students from the greater Lyons area. In May 2022, the LCF awarded $7,500 in scholarships to six Lyons area graduating seniors. Offering scholarships to Lyons area graduating seniors began in 2009 with a single $500 scholarship. To date, $72,000 in scholarship funds have been awarded to 70 college bound students.
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's mission of improving the quality of life, building a culture of giving, and encourage positive change for the greater Lyons area (80540 zip code).
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’s mission of improving the quality of life, building a culture of giving, and encourage positive change for the greater Lyons area (80540 zip code).
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 from the greater Lyons area (80540 zip code) 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 include any graduating senior from Lyons Senior High School with at least a 2.5 GPA. Lyons home schooled students who participate in Lyons Senior High through sports and/or academics are also eligible.
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 any graduating senior or home schooled student from the greater Lyons area (80540 zip code).
Cemex Environmental Stewardship Scholarship. Brand new for 2023, this $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Lyons Senior High School senior with a planned field of study in natural resources, engineering, wildlife biology or geology. Minimum 3.5 GPA required.
Lyons Garden Club Scholarship. This $1500 scholarship, which is new in 2023, will be awarded to a graduating senior who intends to study horticulture, agriculture, landscaping, botany, plant ecology, forestry, plant pathology, or any field of study involving plants. Open to any graduating senior from Lyons Senior High School, graduating seniors who live in the greater Lyons area but attend a different high school, and homeschoolers. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
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