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Steve Liebenow Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship application deadline is May 1.

The Towanda Lions Club sponsors a scholarship for a high school graduate or a currently enrolled college student living in the Towanda area.  This is a one-time scholarship not open to renewal, although an applicant not chosen one year may apply again if he/she is still an undergraduate in college.

Criteria for scholarship applicants:

  1. Must have a Towanda address/residence.
  2. Average grade of at least C verified by a high school transcript.
  3. Your application requires the following:
    • A list of your high school activities and the years of participation.
    • A list of your community service activities and the years of participation.
    • A list of your employment history, i.e. jobs for which you received payment.
    • A letter of application containing your biographical profile in 200 or fewer words.
    • Two letters of recommendation:  one from a teacher, counselor, or administrator, and one from a non-relative in the Towanda area.
  4. Applications accepted between April 1 and May 1. 
  5. Complete and submit online application
  6. Or mail your application form along with your high school transcript, letters of recommendation by the scholarship application deadline to:

Steve Liebenow Memorial Scholarship
c/o Mr. Louie Blank
20 Bent Tree Lane
Towanda, Illinois   61776

Applications must be submitted by May 1.

A Lions Club Scholarship Committee will review all applications and select one scholarship winner.  All applicants will be notified by mail of the committee’s decision. The winning recipient must submit a copy of their fall semester class schedule from their college/university before receiving the scholarship award.

This scholarship is offered in memory of Steve Liebenow, a long-time Lions Club member, educator, and community leader who passed away in 1999.

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