This scholarship was established through a gift from Ross Roe, a longtime Sault Ste. Marie businessman. In 1969, he originated an Indianapolis 500-style snowmobile race on a contained one-mile course adjacent to Lake Superior State College. The race is known as the International 500, which continues to be held annually on the first Saturday in February. The scholarship is awarded to a student with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher who must be a volunteer to the I-500 Snowmobile Race.