Application Deadline: May 1, annually.
Award Date: June, annually.
This year, the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions offer four $1,500.00 scholarships to high school seniors from the towns of Lyme and Old Lyme. These scholarships are intended to recognize individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to our community, excel in academic or athletic endeavors, or show a high level of self-sufficiency in their non-academic endeavors. These awards are in memory of four Lyme-Old Lyme Lions: Harold J. Nickerson, Ralph Kehoe, Lew Krause, and Donald McCue. These were extraordinary Lions who supported the efforts of students in our community.
We encourage all seniors who have participated in community service to apply, since this criterion is valued more highly than any other by the Scholarship Committee. Each applicant is requested to write a short essay entitled, “What I have Done for my Community.” Letters of reference from individuals who supervised your community service work, as well as teachers, coaches or other supervisory persons, are strongly encouraged.
The Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Scholarship Application is available below as a .pdf download. Please mail completed applications to the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Club, P.O. Box 32, Old Lyme, CT 06371. Applications and letters of reference may be mailed separately and must be postmarked by May 1. We regret that no applications or references postmarked after this date will be considered. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT APPLICANTS MUST ABIDE STRICTLY BY THE GUIDELINES SET FORTH IN THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION.
Scholarships will be awarded at the Region 18 School Board meeting in June.
Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Scholarships are funded primarily by the Lions’ Super Bowl Sunday Scholarship Breakfast. If you are part of the local academic community, please support this important fundraiser.