New Gary Hardie Sr. Memorial Scholarships to Help Students Pursue the Arts, Military Service

Lynwood Unified School District has announced new $1,000 scholarships in honor of the late father of LUSD Board President Gary Hardie Jr. The Gary Hardie Sr. Memorial Scholarships will benefit graduating seniors going on to study the arts or service in the military.

The announcement comes today on what would have been Hardie Sr.’s 58th birthday. The two prominent themes in the life of Hardie Sr. were his love of art and his service as a United States Marine. The new scholarships will give an opportunity to students in Lynwood who also share that love and call to service to pursue their calling and passion.

“This is an exciting day that creates new paths to success for our Lynwood students,” LUSD Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite said. “I would like to thank the Hardie family for continuing a strong legacy of inspiring the community around them.”

The deadline to apply for one of the Gary Hardie Sr. Memorial Scholarships is March 31. To apply or find out more about the scholarship, visit: