John B. Lynch

When he was a young boy, John Bernard “Mike” Lynch chose to enter Princeton University, passed the examination, and arrived there, but with no money. He had courage and determination and Irish wit. Standing drenched and disconsolate in the rain on the day of his arrival, he literally stumbled on the job of carrying freshly pressed suits to his classmates. Once, when failure really was imminent, as he could not meet his fees, a well-wisher paid them for him but remained anonymous. At the end of the four years, Mike had finished the work and gained the affection and respect of the other men in the class of 1913.

He was a man of delightful simplicity and quiet humor, with an almost incredible memory. He became President of the Siscoe gold mine and later the Siscoe silver mine, located in Canada. Through adversity and success, he grew in stature, gained in wisdom, and came to a unique understanding of the basic problems that beset those who must dig and market gold and silver.

Our Mission

The mission of J.B.L. Scholarship Trust is to financially assist deserving students principally in their post-secondary education regardless of the educational field of study or financial need, enabling them to keep focused on their curricular and extra-curricular activities.

The assistance will thereby accelerate the students’ educational and personal development and result in those who have the ability and desire to contribute meaningfully to society at large and their particular profession while being continually self-challenged with self-improvement.

April 14, 2023 – Our application period is now closed for the 2023 – 2024 award period. Please check back in November 2023 when we will be announcing the opening date of our 2024-2025 application period. 

January 23, 2023 – We are almost at the finish line. The Trust office is busy testing our new scholarship application site and working out the quirks. We will be extending our application windows for all students. Please check our website again on Friday, January 27th.