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Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Scholarship

In 2018, the Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Scholarship offers the class of 2018 the following:

3 – $1,500 renewable (up to 4 years) scholarships offered to a pool of candidates from the internet, these candidates must reside within the state of Illinois.  Total value over four years of $18,000. (Category 1).

3 – $2,000 renewable (up to 4 years) scholarships offered to a pool of candidates from Lyons Township High School.  Total value over four years of $24,000. (Category 2).

2 – $5,000 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 $40,000. (Category 3).

Requirements for all three categories remain the same as in years past:

  • Participation in a high school sport 3 of 4 years
  • A 500-word essay described on the application
  • Two recommendations from Coach / Community sponsor

For 2018, that’s 8 scholarships with a value over four years of $82,000!


Deadline for Student Application: Saturday, February 17th, 10 PM 2018.

Deadline for Recommendations:  Saturday, February 24th, 10 PM 2018.

Date For Open Scholarship Interview Saturday, March 10th.  We will contact the students chosen.

If you are interested in the Open Scholarship ($5,000 per year)  make sure to be available on this day and submit your proof of financial need (via the application form).  Interviews will be held in the Lyons Township district. Students are responsible for getting to the location of the interview.

Click here for Scholarship Application

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

Click here for Recommendations info page