The John H. Lyons Sr. Scholarship program was started in 1968 to provide educational funding to sons and daughters of Iron Workers' members. Since that time, the scholarship program has provided $4 million in scholarships and other awards, helping the children of our members attend some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. What began as a small program, providing a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female recipient, has grown through the years as the need for college education has increased, along with the high cost of tuition to achieve that education. Based on funding available, we are proud to provide up to 18 scholarships, which are valid for four years, provided the recipient continues to meet academic and other eligibility criteria. For the past several years, funding has also provided the ability to grant a number of one-time $500 awards to deserving candidates.