Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Scholarship

In 2020, the Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Foundation offers the class of 2020 the following scholarships adjusted scholarships.

3 – $1,500 renewable (up to 4 years) scholarships to high school seniors from Illinois.  Total value over four years of each scholarship is $6,000 and the total value of this offering is $18,000. (Category 1).

3 – $2,000 renewable (up to 4 years) scholarships to high school seniors from Lyons Township High School.  Total value over four years of this scholarship is $8,000 and the total value of this offering is $24,000. (Category 2).

2 – $2,500 renewable (up to 4 years) scholarships offered to a pool of candidates from the above applicants.  The only way to qualify for this scholarship is to apply for one of the above scholarships. These two scholarships require an interview and proof of financial need based on the Student Aid Report (SAR).  Total value over four years of each scholarship is $10,000 and the total value of this offering is $20,000. (Category 3).

Requirements for all categories are:

  • Participation in a high school sport for at least 3 of 4 years

  • A 500-word essay described on the application

  • Two recommendations from Coach / Teacher / Community Sponsor

  • Community Service Requirement (50 hours) for the financial need (cat 3) recipients.
    The foundation hopes the recipients can fulfill this requirement with our foundation, but we will accept other documented service hours.

For 2020, that’s 8 scholarships with a total value of $62,000!


Deadline for Student Application: 11 PM, Wednesday, February 12th, 2020. 

Deadline for Recommendations:   10 PM, Friday,           February 14th, 2020.

The date for Category 3 Scholarship Interviews is Sunday, March 8th.  We will contact the students chosen between March 2 & March 5.  We are requiring a phone number for all who declare a financial need to facilitate the interview process.

If you are interested in the Category 3 Scholarship ($4,000 per year)  please be available on this day and submit your proof of financial need (via the application form).  Up to 10 applicants will be selected for interviews. Interviews will be held in the Lyons Township district. Students are responsible for getting to the location of the interview.

Renewal in future years requires maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

Click here for the Scholarship Application

Applications & recommendations are only accepted via this website and not accepted via any other means.

Click here for the Recommendations info page