This scholarship was established in 2007 by LSSU employees, alumni, and friends who wished to recognize students who are members of the LSSU track and cross-country team. In October 2010 the scholarship was renamed to honor Dillon Menard who died unexpectedly in August 2010 at the age of 19. A graduate of Negaunee High School, Dillon was starting his second year at Lake Superior State and was a member of the LSSU Track & Field team. A successful candidate must be a member of the LSSU track and cross-country team who is not currently receiving any other athletic scholarship support. The recipient is at least sophomore status who has earned a minimum 3.0 GPA with selection based on the recommendation of the LSSU Athletic Director and the track & cross-country coaches.