Scholarship History:

The Barnickol family established this scholarship to honor Mr. Carl Barnickol who proudly served Lane Tech for over four decades as a Physical Education teacher, coach, and Athletic Director.  Carl Barnickol was an innovator who designed and executed an intramural sports program for over 9,000 young men in the 1920s and established the Letterman’s Club in 1938, which had a far-reaching effect on the culture of the “School of Champions”. His son, Mr. Karl R. Barnickol ’59-Jan, an accomplished Lane alumnus in his own right, wanted to honor his father’s commitment and dedication as an educator to thousands of Laneites over the years.  The family wishes the scholarship to be awarded to a student who has demonstrated commitment and accomplishment in both academics and athletics.  Established 2018. 

Scholarship Award:

$10,000 total award to one (1) student. 


  • Have an expected Spring, 2023 graduation date.

  • Exhibit scholastic ability and financial need.

  • Demonstrate teamwork and commitment as a student athlete.

  • Be a member (in good standing) of a Lane Tech sports team.

  • Have proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university.

  • Achieve an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Essay [250-350 word maximum, length may vary]

Describe what you think was particularly good about the education you received at Lane Tech and what was lacking.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Monday, April 17, 2023 at 5pm.