Lynch Family Legacy Scholarships

In 1998 John and Linda Lynch established the Lynch Family Legacy Scholarships to benefit student-athletes. Through the scholarship program, the Lynch family provides financial assistance for high school senior student-athletes in the Tampa and Denver areas to apply towards tuition at the college of their choice.

Scholarship applicants are chosen based on their academic performance, athletic accomplishments and community involvement. They also must submit an essay and 3 letters of recommendation. Financial need is also considered. To date, more than $1.58 million has been awarded to student-athletes through these scholarships.

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About the John Lynch Foundation

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The John Lynch Foundation is committed to developing leaders by:

  • Encouraging dreams.
  • Providing programs that assist and motivate.
  • Recognizing achievement and excellence.

We inspire young people to become leaders through scholarship, sport participation and community involvement. It is our belief that through these efforts, lifelong lessons including teamwork, responsibility, accountability, and the will to succeed, mold these youth into our future leaders.

NFL strong safety, nine-time Pro Bowl selection, and 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalist, John Lynch played fifteen seasons in the NFL and earned a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. He went on to play for the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots before retiring as a free agent during the 2008 season. He was ranked No. 10 as the most feared tackler in NFL history, on the NFL Films production "Top 10 Most Feared Tacklers", for the NFL Network, a list shared with the likes of Dick Butkus, Lawrence Taylor, Jack Tatum, Ronnie Lott, and Jack Lambert. He is currently a commentator for NFL on Fox.

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