Brother John Lavelle, C.S.C. College Scholarship

The Brother John Lavelle College Scholarship empowers young adult students to excel at pro-life leadership and activism, helping to build up the culture of life amongst high school seniors and college students in our community in a powerful way. Each year, one exemplary pro-life student leader is honored with a $500 cash scholarship to be put toward expenses incurred while continuing education. The award is typically presented at the Respect Life Prayer Dinner, but due to the cancellation of the Dinner during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's recipient received the award in a private ceremony.


Brother John Lavelle, C.S.C., was a tireless advocate for the pro-life cause at Notre Dame in the 1970s and 1980s. His work with college students inspired countless young people to carry on his mission.


The Brother John Scholarship is open to all graduating high school seniors and current college students.

Congratulations to the 2020 Recipient of the Brother John Lavelle Scholarship: Eoin Lyon


Eoin Lyon

Eoin Lyon is a senior at Hillsdale College, majoring in English. He has volunteered at multiple Right to Life events and was one of the Pro-Life Essay Contest winners while in middle-school. He has a passion for defending life as one of our Sidewalk Advocates, and has carried that passion into his life and community as a student at Hillsdale College. During Spring and Summer breaks he is part of the core group of staff and volunteers that put on each Right to Life event. Congratulations Eoin!