Dr. Donald Finlayson and his wife, Catherine established this endowed scholarship in 1997 to enhance financial support for nursing students at LSSU. Dr. Finlayson practiced medicine in Sault Ste. Marie from 1946-1982 and was the LSSU physician from 1946-1978. Two of their children attended Lake State – one in pre-nursing and one in pre-physical therapy. Having always been impressed with the LSSU nursing program, the Finlaysons formed the endowment through a charitable remainder trust. A successful candidate must be a sophomore student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated empathy with patients.