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Apply Now: Labor’s John S. Lyons Memorial Foundation 2023 Scholarship Program

The JOHNS Scholarship application process is now OPEN. Completed applications are due on May Day (May 1, 2023).

Labor’s John S. Lyons Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program


Contact: Danielle Paukner –
John S. Lyons Memorial Foundation
3737 Camino del Rio South, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92108

Amount: (1) four-year college scholarship for a maximum amount of $5,500. The first year award is $2,500 for the school year beginning September 2023, with continued scholarship assistance in the amount of $1,000 each following year, for a maximum of three additional years if the student continues to meet scholarship standards. (2) one-time scholarship up to $2,500. Eligible expenses include: tuition, books, and housing. The scholarship can be used for school-related expenses at an accredited post high school trade or technical school, community college, or four-year university/college.

Requirements: An applicant must be a high school senior enrolled in, or a college student having graduated from, a San Diego or Imperial County school system, whose parents or legal guardian is a member in good standing of any local labor union in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Students must have a 3.0 or better GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and participate in community and/or extracurricular school activities.

Deadline: Postmarked or hand delivered no later than May 1, 2023

Application: Please submit completed packet to Scholarship Committee, John S. Lyons Memorial Foundation, 3737 Camino del Rio South Suite 202, San Diego CA 92108

Download the Application.

Essay Topic: “Why are unions especially important for today’s workers?”

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