Mary R. (Stuart) Gray was a longtime resident of Sault Ste. Marie, who was known and loved by many. She believed strongly in the value and integrity of work and education. She did not have the opportunity to go to college when she was a young woman. But in between working and raising her family, she continued her education at Lake Superior State University. Those classes brought her great joy and energy. Although the demands of work and family prevented her from earning a college degree, it was her wish to help others in achieving this goal. Preference for this scholarship is given to non-traditional students who have earned at least 26 LSSU credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA.