2023 Bob Dunn Memorial Scholarship

The Lincoln Club of the Morongo Basin proudly announces its annual Scholarship Program. The Lincoln Club will award 3 scholarships to local high school seniors in 2023:

1st Place - $1,500.00
2nd Place - $1,000.00
3rd Place - $500.00


The Lincoln Club is a political action committee that supports the United States Constitution and promotes the ideals of free enterprise, limited and accountable government, the rule of law, and the preservation and protection of individual liberty. The Lincoln Club endorses the principle of equal opportunity for all citizens.

To apply:

Any High school seniors (public, or private or homeschooled) with a 3.0 or better GPA who are interested in applying for a Lincoln Club scholarship may do so by submitting an 500-700 word original essay on the following subject:

2023 subject:
Describe the concept of checks and balances in the American federal government. In your essay, explain the role of each branch of the federal government in checking and balancing the other branches. Weigh in with your own opinion on the nature and ideal of this system overall.

The essay must be an original written work completed by the student essayist, not a collaboration. Our essay judges will look for evidence of plagiarism. If any is found, the submitted work will be disqualified.

Download 2023 Bob Dunn Memorial Scholarship Essay application here

Deadline: April 17, 2023
Completed essays, along with a cover letter, including a short bio and complete contact information, must be submitted by Monday, April 17, 2023 to:

Lincoln Club of the Morongo Basin
Essay Committee
Post Office Box 251
Yucca Valley, California 92286
Affiliated with the Basin Wide Foundation

2022 Bob Dunn Memorial Scholarship

2022 Winners!
All from Yucca Valley High School

Left to right: Aunalise Terreri, Joe Sullivan, Aidan Parmley and Griffin Hilderbrand

1st Place, Aunalise Terreri
Yucca Valley High School - $1,500

2nd Place, Aidan Parmley
Yucca Valley High School - $1,000

3rd Place, Griffen Hilderbrand
Yucca Valley High School - $500