Manhattan Lions Club 2014 Scholarship Requirements

The Manhattan Lions Club is offering two $1,000 general scholarships to deserving high school seniors.  Applicants must be a resident of Manhattan Township and have a mailing address with a Manhattan zip code.  

Scholarship Requirements:

Must write a letter of application to the Manhattan Lions Club, which includes the following information:

  • Contact Information - Address, Phone Number, E-Mail
  • Official Transcript that includes Grade Point Average and Class Rank
  • School Activities, Awards, Community Involvement, and Volunteer Service
  • College or university you plan to attend, with a selected field of major endeavor
  • Personal Biography Statement - Please include your educational and career goals
  • Two Letters of Recommendation 

The completed application, including letters of recommendation must be submitted to your school counselor or PPS department no later than Wednesday, May 7 to be considered by the selection committee.  Lions Club officials will notify the winners shortly thereafter. 


What We Do:

  • Collect used eyeglasses at the Manhattan Post Office; Stone City VFW; both branches of the First Bank of Manhattan; Anna McDonald School; Absolute Vision Care, and at Advance Eye Care in New Lenox.
  • Fund a $1,000.00 college scholarship for a local High School senior.
  • Support the Manhattan Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts; the Manhattan Public Library; the Manhattan Neighborhood Food Pantry; Operation Care Package; French Youth Exchange; Manhattan Fun Days; Deicke Eye Care and Scholastic Achievement Awards.
  • Sponsor the Lions Hearing Van; Candy Days; an annual blood drive; Leader Dogs for the Blind; the Manteno Veterans Home, and we provide eye exams for those in need.
  • Provide a service to the village by posting your events on The Manhattan Lions Community Bulletin Board. To have an event posted, stop in at the Manhattan Village Hall and submit a request form for your event.


Would you like to serve the community and help those who need assistance?

Join us by contacting Bob Adams at 815-478-3063.




Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

Lions Clubs International News
Connect with Us Online