Dr. Edeltraute “Terry” Vialpando came to Sault Ste. Marie in 1967, where she began a long career of teaching foreign languages, mostly French, for the Sault Branch of Michigan Tech, later LSSU. She received the LSSU Distinguished Teaching Award in 1981. This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a LSSU study abroad program to travel to a country where English is not the 1st language. Successful candidates must have earned 56 LSSU credits with a minimum 3.0.