Arriving from Denmark in 1923 and settling in Chicago, Kurt Brammer began his career at L.E. Myers Company as an apprentice electrician to later become the company’s chairman of the board. Mary’s grandfather, the Reverend Frederick Bagnell, homesteaded on Neebish Island near the Sault in 1896 and used the island for religious retreats. The Brammers were summertime residents of Neebish Island and followed the development of then Lake Superior State College over the years. When asked why he established his named scholarship, Mr. Brammer replied, “I like the way they [LSSC] do things. I like the kind of students they have.” The scholarship is awarded to students based on academic excellence.