Drs. Patrick and MaryAnne P. Shannon have provided scholarships to students at LSSU since 1983 in recognition to the scholarship donors who provided them financial assistance to earn their undergraduate degrees. MaryAnne is an advanced practice nurse in geriatrics who earned her PhD from MSU. She was awarded LSSU faculty emeritus status upon her retirement in 2012. Patrick is a practicing attorney who earned his law degree from U of D, and his EdD from CMU. He is presently the Director of Charter Schools at Bay Mills Community College. This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior nursing student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students interested in geriatrics.