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This scholarship is no longer accepting applications. 

The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), in partnership with the Conor Lynch Foundation, is pleased to announce the return of the Conor Lynch Memorial Scholarship.

In memory of Conor Lynch on the day he would have turned 21, the Conor Lynch Memorial Scholarship ($1500) was created on August 19, 2015 to support youth (ages 16-21) who have made a demonstrated positive impact on their community through service, mentorship and activism. Two winners were selected in 2016 and both won awards of $1500.

The Conor Lynch Memorial Scholarship is returning this year, with a focus on youth who have made a positive impact on their communities by encouraging road users to be more attentive, whether they are driving, riding in the car as a passenger, or using the road as a pedestrian or bicyclist. Two winners will be selected, and each will win a $1500 cash scholarship that can be used to support their academics and/or professional growth.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed. 

The Story
On October 19, 2010, while training with his high school cross-country team, Conor Lynch was killed by a distracted, unlicensed, hit-and-run driver. He was 16 years old. The woman who killed Conor was 18 years old.

NOYS has long focused on empowering youth to positively influence their peers about one of the biggest safety issues affecting their demographic: car crashes. NOYS is honored to partner with the Conor Lynch Foundation in awarding this scholarship. To apply, complete and submit the form below.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on February 23, 2017. Applications will be reviewed by a committee, with the winner selected by the Conor Lynch Foundation. Applicants must be between the ages of 16-21 on Jan 1, 2017. Questions may be directed to info [at] NOYS.org.

The scholarship winner will be publicly announced at the 2017 Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 26-28, 2017 (exact time of announcement TBD). The winner will also be announced online at NOYS.org and inhonorofconor.org. Learn more about the Conor Lynch Foundation.