This scholarship was established to share Marion’s strong appreciation for the English language. Marion Strahl Boyer (1915-2014) was a student of Ansel Adams and became one of the first female photographers hired by Life Magazine. After WWII, she spent 12 years in the Panama Canal Zone, returning to the Upper Peninsula in 1959, where she attended Northern Michigan University. From 1960 until 1970, she was a photographer and journalist for the Sault Evening News. In 1970, convinced that new journalists were not getting proper training, she renewed her teaching certification and began teaching English and Journalism at the Sault Area High School until her retirement in 1980. Marion then spent her remaining years involved in the arts community, continuing her photography, printmaking, and becoming an award winning stained glass artist. Successful candidates must be a non-traditional student majoring in English or pursuing a teaching degree with an English minor who has earned a minimum 3.0 GPA.