Mary R. (Stuart) Gray was a long-time 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 younger. 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 would be her wish to help others in achieving this goal. Scholarship recipients are non-traditional students (students who did not enter college directly out of high school – at least one year) and have earned at least 26 LSSU credits.