Dr. Harrison D. Lawless was a 1928 graduate of McKinley High School. Throughout his career as an educator, he was committed to the proper training and education of young people in the State of Louisiana. Dr. Lawless will be long-remembered for his exemplary work at Southern University (Baton Rouge) as Dean and Coordinator of Freshman Studies. The commitment to excellence, love and devotion that typified his work with young people, especially underprivileged minority students, was the legacy that provided the impetus for the Dr. Harrison D. Lawless Award. It is in keeping with his spirit that the McKinley High School Alumni Association will bestow this Award in his honor.
Sponsored by the McKinley Alumni Association, Dr. Harrison D. Lawless was committed to the proper training and education of young people in the State of Louisiana. This year, 5 recipients will be selected to receive the Dr. Harrison D. Lawless Award in the amount of $1,000 each. The following guidelines are applicable:
Thanks to Eddie and Jeannine Johnson, we are able to offer the Eddie and Jeannine Johnson Female Athlete Scholarship Award. This graduating senior will receive $500 award. The criteria include:
Click HERE to learn more about this scholarship opportunity. For more information, contact Jimmy Porter at 225-803-8572.
In 2021, five (5) recipients were selected to receive the Dr. Harrison D. Lawless Award in the amount of $1,000 each.
In response to the call for donations to the Alumni Scholarship Fund, the McKinley Class of 1966 answered a request by their class president, Ory Marionneaux Jr. and collected more than $2,000 in less than a month from class members all over the United States.
This generosity and caring flows through the McKinley family, so let us all continue to give to the future of our alma mater.
Apply to be a recipient for the 2023-2024 Scholarship Award!