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 Bay 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 $1.1 million has been awarded to student-athletes through these scholarships.
To apply in the Tampa Bay area fill out an application through the Hillsborough Education Foundation or the Pinellas Education Foundation.
Denver Area Scholarships
Four $24,000 scholarships are presented to high school senior varsity student-athletes from the Denver and greater Colorado area. Applicants are chosen based on academics, athletics, community involvement, financial need, leadership, and other intangible qualities. New in 2017, the John Lynch Foundation introduced an online application process. All applications must be submitted through this format. The application process will close on Friday, March 9th at midnight EST.
Click here to begin the online application.
Please contact Maggie Robinson with any questions.
Exceptional Star of the Year Award, Presented by the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation
Through a partnership with the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, the JLF presents 4 awards worth $5,000 each; two awards are designed for exceptional student-athletes with Down syndrome, and two awards are designed for exceptional student-athletes with other disabilities (physical or other developmental disabilities). To date, $115,000 has been presented to deserving students in the Denver area. Applications are due on Friday, March 9th. ( 2018 Exceptional SOY App,pdf | 2018 Exceptional SOY App.doc).