The Michael J. Lightfoot Memorial Scholarship was established by the Lightfoot family to honor the memory of our late father. The scholarship is intended to provide a $1000 scholarship for an undergraduate student in a STEM major. The student must attend school in California or Texas. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Besides completing the application, applicants must also submit an unofficial transcript, a character letter of recommendation (from a coach, mentor, supervisor or relative), an academic letter of recommendation (from an advisor or instructor) and a video submission.
Michael Lightfoot was ambitious and curious as a child. He was a decorated boy scout and he demonstrated the values of thrift, bravery, reverence and loyalty throughout his life. He graduated from the University of the District of Columbia, with a degree in Computer Science in the 1970’s. He was a leader who balanced results with compassion and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He finished a successful career as a senior vice president at a major corporation. He is fondly remembered by his colleagues, friends and family.