To honor everybody’s “Gramps,” family and friends established the James H. Mahoney Memorial Sports Fund in 2007.
James (Jim) Mahoney was a graduate of Lakeview High School, a standout four-sport athlete, a loyal fan of Lakeview Spartan athletic teams, and most of all “Coach” on and off the field to many Lakeview athletes. He loved helping young athletes improve their talents in sports and in life — learn the fundamentals of the game, win with grace, lose with dignity, always respect your opponent, and be a gentleman on and off the field, to name a few.
Because of his love for sports, coaching, and helping kids, this scholarship is awarded annually to Lakeview High School and/or Lakeview Middle School students to attend sports camp not only to improve their athletic talents but also to develop valuable life skills.
Scholarship Eligibility & Criteria
This fund was established for students in grades 7-11 who wish to improve their sport skills during the summer months by attending a sports camp.
To be eligible, a student must be in grades 7-11, live in the Lakeview School District, and attend Lakeview Schools. Scholarships are available for any sport offered at Lakeview. Donor family members may not be recipients.
Criteria to be considered include:
- The applicant should be of good character and have grades that qualify to be eligible to participate in the sports program.
- The applicant must complete the application form, including whatever essay questions are asked.
- The applicant must attach letters of recommendation from both a present or former coach AND a current classroom teacher.
- Applicants are also required to submit a photo of themselves, which may be used in LSEF publications in the event that they receive a scholarship.
The number of awards and the amounts are to be determined by the Selection Committee, but the amount available shall be no less than $500 annually. The awards will be announced at the High School awards assembly. Recipients will be notified by letter informing them of the scholarship, the amount, and the conditions. The monetary award will be sent directly to the camp organization designated by the winners.
Renewal consideration will be given to applicants in the 8th-11th grades who wish to reapply.
How To Apply
Click here for the Sports Application
The deadline for application is April 30.