To date, LPDF has awarded twenty-seven scholarships of varying dollar amounts for a total of $87,500 to students from eleven different high schools in the New River and Roanoke Valley areas: Auburn, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford, Wm. Fleming, Giles, Cave Springs, Pulaski County, East Montgomery, Salem, Wm. Byrd, Northside, George Wythe, the Roanoke Valley Governors School, and the SWVA Governor’s School.
All of the applicants, not only the winners, have proven their fortitude and devotion to the goal of bettering their lives through higher education. Our applicants have come from many different backgrounds and faced many difficulties already; living in foster homes, single-parent families, living with grandparents and more. One student emancipated from their parents and was living on their own, attending high school, working a part time job and making very good grades.
These students live the LPD motto “W-I-N – to use this moment to be better than the last; to achieve greatness in all aspects of life.” Our hope is that these scholarships help each student achieve their dreams whatever that may be and wherever that may lead.
The Lunch Pail Defense Foundation is committed to fulfilling its Scholarship Mission to award a need based academic scholarship to an eligible candidate that otherwise best meets the criteria as set forth in the Application materials below. All applicants are reviewed by an appointed committee and the best candidates are selected.