This endowment was established in 2013 by Donald and Christine McLean in memory of their daughter, Karen who was a bright, caring, compassionate person throughout her short life. She placed great value in family and friends; helping and caring for all creatures big and small. She was a lifelong learner, an avid reader and enjoyed writing short stories and poetry reflecting on her experiences in life. The two years she spent at Lake Superior State University (1988-90) were years she valued and spoke of fondly. Successful candidates must be an incoming freshman majoring in any course of study with a minimum 205 GPA who is a graduate of a public high school in one of the following school systems: Brimley Area Schools, Detour Area Schools, Pickford Public Schools, Rudyard Area Schools, Sault Ste Marie Area Public Schools and Whitefish Township Community Schools.