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Robert Lawyer Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Aug 31, 2024
Winners Announced
Oct 1, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school, undergraduate, trade school, or graduate student
First-generation college student
Non-traditional college student

Robert “Bob” Lawyer was a beloved father, grandfather, son, and brother who experienced a tragic and unexpected death in 2018 when he was just 52 years old.

Bob was a huge proponent of doing what you loved and chasing your passions with enthusiasm. He believed strongly in his local community and was devoted to improving it. He remained committed to empowering people to serve their communities to make a difference throughout his life, participating in various charitable and church activities as well as Rotary International and Junior Achievement.

This scholarship aims to support non-traditional students who are forging a new path forward for their families in higher education.

Any first-generation high school, undergraduate, trade school, or graduate student who is a non-traditional student (26 or older, etc.) with demonstrated experience in their intended field may apply for this scholarship opportunity, but students from rural communities are preferred.

To apply, tell us how being a non-traditional college student has affected your educational experience and your future goals.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published February 9, 2024
Essay Topic

How has being a non-traditional college student impacted your educational experience thus far and how has it impacted your future goals?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 31, 2024. Winners will be announced on Oct 1, 2024.