This named scholarship was established by the family of Betty Overbeek (1933 – 2016). Betty was born in Zeeland Michigan. While raising five children and after working for a time in retail and manufacturing, she returned to school and received her nursing degree in 1972 from the Grand Rapids Junior College. After graduation she worked in the Maternity Ward at the Holland Hospital on the night shift for 4 years. In late 1976, she had a life changing automobile accident which left her on a long road of recovery and no longer able to work as a nurse. She found joy in playing bridge with friends, walking in her neighborhood, volunteering, and spending time with her family. A son, her daughter-in-law, and a grandson are Lake Superior State alumni. Successful candidates must be a junior student in the BSN program with minimum 3.0 GPA and at least 26 LSSU earned credits. Selection is based upon the recommendation of the LSSU Nursing faculty.