By Monique Sawyer-Lang
Butcher, baker, candlestick maker or engineer, teacher, astronaut; there are so many choices in higher education for today’s graduating high school seniors, but how to pay for that education is a common concern for students. The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) believes in the value of higher
education, and is pleased to be able to offer two $1000 scholarship grants in 2013 to be used at an accredited college, university, or vocational school.
The Lyons Community Foundation Scholarship in Memory of Steve Ralston was established in 2009 to honor Lyons resident and business owner Steve Ralston, whose passion for learning and commitment to the Lyons community was an inspiration to all who knew him. Since then, the Lyons Community Foundation has awarded six scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
A review committee comprised of diverse members of the Lyons community and the Ralston family will select the scholarship recipients based on submission of a completed application, essay, and letters of recommendation. The scholarship recognizes a student who has made a demonstrable commitment to the Lyons community, whose activities reveal a range of interests, and who has a passion for pursuit of learning. Scholarship recipients will be announced by Christine Ralston at the Lyons High School Awards Night on May 15, 2013.
Funding for the LCF scholarships is made possible through donations from the Lyons community. Contributions to the LCF Scholarship Fund are greatly appreciated and may be sent to LCF, PO Box 546, Lyons, CO 80540. Please make checks payable to the LCF Scholarship Fund.