The William G. Lueckenhoff Memorial Scholarship was established by the Lueckenhoff family in honor of William Lueckenhoff. Will was born May 27th, 1954 in New York City and then moved to Kansas City as a young boy. He attended St. Bernadette School, O'Hara High School, Southwest Missouri State University and UMKC Law School. Will played varsity football at Southwest Missouri as a starter on the defensive line. He later played rugby at a high level in Kansas City and Chicago. After graduation from law school, Will followed in his father's footsteps and joined the FBI as a Special Agent. He served in the FBI for 25 years, holding many different positions across the country. After retiring from the FBI, Will worked in a number of private sector security positions including more than two years in Iraq as a law enforcement advisor to the military.

After many years of career-driven relocations, Will and his wife Trina chose to return to their beloved hometown of Kansas City. While in Kansas City, Will worked for Catholic Charities and later as a private investigator. Will was an active parishioner of St. Bernadette's Catholic Church and was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Will was known for his generosity and his determination to help others in need. This scholarship seeks to continue Will’s legacy of generosity and his commitment to the Catholic faith by providing tuition assistance to students at St. Michael the Archangel High School in Lee’s Summit, MO. Will and his wife Trina had a keen interest in supporting St. Michael the Archangel High School since it is near their home in Lee’s Summit and Will had graduated from O’Hara High School and Trina from St. Mary’s High School. With the closing of these two high schools, St. Michael’s as the new Catholic High School in the area seeks to carry on the traditions of O’Hara and St. Mary’s.


Up to $3,000 per year.

Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for additional years of funding if the applicant continues to meet the above eligibility criteria. An application must be submitted annually.


April 13, 2023


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