This scholarship was established by the I-500 Parking Committee where proceeds are derived from parking fees collected at the annual I-500 snowmobile race. In 2012, the committee named the award in honor of long-time I-500 Committee chair, Gordon (Bud) Clarke, who passed away in 2011. It is the collaborative efforts of this volunteer membership that contribute to the success of the I-500 race. The award benefits a LPN nursing student entering into their third semester of learning who demonstrates a dedication to working in the nursing field. Selection is based upon the recommendation of the LSSU Nursing Faculty.