This scholarship was established to benefit a student majoring in the manufacturing engineering technology or mechanical engineering program. John Madl started teaching in the Engineering Department at the Soo Branch of MTU in 1967 after finishing his MSME at Michigan Technological University. He accepted early retirement in 2002 after 34 years of service to Lake Superior State University.
Jan (Osterhout) Madl was born and raised in the Soo. She received her RN from LSSU in 1982 and has since retired from War Memorial Hospital. They have three children: Janel Wallis, Dawn Cole, and Bryan Madl. They also have three grandsons. Recipients must have earned at least a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.