Leos Club Application Essays

Leo Club Objective

To provide the youth of the world with an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national and international community.

Leo Club Motto

Leadership – Develop skills as a project organizer, time manager and team leader.

Experience – Learn how teamwork, cooperation and collaboration can bring exciting changes to your community and the world.

Opportunity – Make friends and feel the rewards of community service.

Leo Club History

Coach Jim Graver started the Leo ball rolling in 1957 and chances are that ball was a baseball. Graver was the baseball coach of the Abington High School in Pennsylvania, USA and an active member of the Glenside Lions Club.  With help from his fellow Lion, William Ernst, the first Leo club was charted on December 5, 1957.

As the world's first Leo club, the Abington High School Leo Club created the Leo acronym – Leadership, Equality, Opportunity – and chose their school colors, maroon and gold to serve as the Leo club colors.  Later, Equality was changed to Experience.

In October 1967, the board of directors of Lions Clubs International adopted the Leo Club Program as an official program of the association.

The Leo Club Program has continued to grow within the last 50 years. Leos now constitute an international network of over 6,500 clubs in over 140 countries. Community service remains the cornerstone of the program, fostering a lifetime commitment to helping others. Like their Lion counterparts, Leo club members enjoy serving their neighbors and watching positive results unfold.

Fort Bragg/Mendocino Lions Club


Fort Bragg Leo Club

2018 scholarship information

$1000.00 scholarship

The Fort Bragg/Mendocino Lions club is pleased to announce we are giving up to three $1,000 vocational scholarships to high school seniors in the Fort Bragg Mendocino area. 

The scholarships are open to all graduating seniors in the Fort Bragg, Mendocino area and will be evaluated in five categories, listed below.

Vocational goals is the most important, and must be described in a short 1 page essay and attached to the scholarship application.

Scholarships are awarded for junior college, trade schools, apprenticeships, and other educational facilities for vocational careers to include and not be limited to mechanics, cosmetology, culinary, arts, wood working, etc.

Grades: All 4 years of high school are considered

School spirit: Activities, clubs, sports, mentoring, and other programs and events during high school

Community spirit:  Volunteer activities and service in the community

Family financial needs

Vocational career goals: Provide a 1 page essay briefly describing who you are and why you have chosen to pursue this vocation, listing the schools and educational facilities you are considering

Applications with essays are to be returned to the high school counselling office or mailed direct to the Lions Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 1547, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 OR EMAIL:  fblions@mcn.org

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Award recipients will be notified by June 1, 2018

For more information, contact the Fort Bragg/Mendocino Lions at 964-0921



Fort Bragg-Mendocino Lions


Leo Clubs

P.O. Box 1547

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Our Motto

"We Serve"

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