Cookeville Evening Lions Club Scholarship Endowment
The motto of Lions International is We Serve. In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness. Since then service to the blind and visually impaired has become one of the association's most significant activities. The Cookeville Evening Lions Club has been exemplary in its sight services. It has helped to save children's sight through an outstanding photoscreening program, collected used glasses to distribute to underdeveloped countries, and raised more than $100,000 to support Kidsight, establishing the Tennessee Lions Eye Center at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. The Cookeville Evening Lions Club is continuing its tradition of service by establishing a Pre-Medicine/Pre-Optometry scholarship at Tennessee Tech. The establishment of this scholarship is consistent with and promotes the action of Lions International which has designated the Club year 2001-2002 as the Year of Youth.
Scholarships associated with Cookeville Evening Lions Club Scholarship Endowment