The John and Kathryn Solon Scholarship was created in memory of John R. Solon of Streator, IL who passed away in 2004. Mr. Solon was a local farmer and school board member, who graduated from Streator Township High School in 1937. He and his wife, Kathryn, better known as Kitty, a 1941 graduate of Streator Township High School raised 10 children. All of their children graduated from Streator Township High School as well. The family lived on a farm 5 miles west of Streator. John and Kitty, both strong believers in education encouraged their children to pursue post-secondary education.
The Lynne F. Solon Foundation, whose mission is to help improve the lives of individuals affected by diabetes and its related complications; and also individuals living with other disabilities, has established the scholarship fund.
The Foundation was formed to honor the memory of Lynne Solon, a 1968 graduate of Streator Township High School, who died in 1993 at the age of 42, from complications of diabetes. Lynne was a juvenile diabetic who endured the disease and related complications for over 30 years. Throughout her life, Lynne exhibited a positive spirit and outlook on life, never letting her health problems deter her from being a caring, sensitive, loving and thoughtful person who always put the needs of others ahead of her own needs.
Award is $700 for an applicant’s freshman year for a qualifying high school senior, and up to $500 for a previous recipient in college, who applies in a subsequent year.
The scholarship committee is looking for students who show dedication, determination and perseverance to triumph over their life challenges who have become an accomplished student with future collegiate and/or professional goals in mind.
Please send printed application
and supporting materials to:
Lynne F. Solon Foundation
P.O. Box 99
Edwardsville, IL 62025