Vivian Lemon was born November 14, 1902 to Edward and Sallie Lemon at Vandalia, Missouri. In 1915, she moved with her parents to Idaho Falls, Idaho. It was there that she graduated from high school and went on to Mills College, Oakland, California for two years. Returning to Idaho, she attended the University of Idaho and received a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters of Arts degree.
Miss Lemon was an enthusiastic student who looked forward to becoming a teacher. Her career began at Bonners Ferry High School and proceeded on to Livingston, Montana; Idaho Falls, Idaho and Montebello, California. It was at Montebello that she moved to administration and became a vice principal at the senior high school in an industrial district. She took pride in participating in the planning and operation of a large school during World War II when many people moved to California seeking employment in the new and expanding industries. Miss Lemon had three areas of interest: Education (she got a B.S. in 1925 and spent most of her career in teaching), Agriculture, and Business.
- Recipients must be a full-time University of Idaho student, pursuing a degree in Agricultural and Extension Education, Teaching Option, during the scholarship use.
- Recipients must have attained an academic standing of at least sophomore level at the time the first installment of the scholarship is awarded.
- Recipients of the scholarship should exhibit a strong interest in teaching agriculture at the secondary level, be reliable, be of good moral character, be well-adjusted socially, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher, show an interest in events and activities outside the field of Agricultural and Extension Education.
- Applications must include a letter of application, a letter of recommendation, and a resume. The letter of recommendation must be from an individual outside the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education.