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449th Bombardment Wing Scholarship

449th-bombardment-wing-patchThis scholarship was established by the officers, men and civilian employees of the 449th Bombardment Wing of Kincheloe Air Force Base upon its deactivation due to the base closing in 1977. The friendships and mutual supportive efforts between the men and women of the 449th and the residents of the Eastern Upper Peninsula were strong and played a very important part in the area’s history and in the history of the Strategic Air Command. Selection is merit based and awarded to an incoming freshman who is a graduate of a Chippewa, Luce or Mackinac county high school.

ADD Software Scholarship

addAnthony Dulimba, a 1995 LSSU graduate with degrees in automated manufacturing engineering technology, computer engineering, and electrical engineering technology founded the ADD Software LLC in 2007. He established this scholarship to assist students in a career that has been so beneficial to him and to give back to the university by providing opportunities for engineering students to continue their studies at LSSU. Successful candidates must be a junior with a minimum 3.0 GPA majoring in electrical engineering or computer engineering with preference given to those in the robotics program.

Alana Eitrem Memorial Endowment Fund

eitrem-alanaFamily and friends established this award in memory of Alana “Chicky” Eitrem, an LSSU nursing student from 1984-86. She was a second-year pre-nursing student who was tragically killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in 1986. Mary Jo Meehan, LSSU professor, described Alana as a “personable young woman. She made a lasting impression on all who knew her. She chose a career in nursing so that she could help others. Her kindness came through in everything she did.” Successful candidates must be a graduate of a Chippewa County high school and possess the same characteristic qualities as Alana with selection based on the recommendation of the LSSU nursing faculty.

Amy Ignatowski Memorial Award

amy-ignatowskiAmy possessed a very outgoing personality and wore a perpetual smile that could light up a room. Having grown up in Sault Ste. Marie, LSSU was a natural college choice for her. While attending, she became a member of Alpha Theta Omega sorority before her enlistment in the United States Coast Guard. In the USCG, her assignments included WAGB-11 Polar Sea, aboard which she crossed the Arctic Circle, earning her “Blue Nose” certificate. She served briefly at USCG Air Station Humboldt Bay before attending A-School at Elizabeth City, NC for Aircraft Maintenance Technician training. The warm climate and Amy’s desire to fly in the HH-65 Helicopter influenced her choice of Corpus Christi, Texas. She was working on earning her wings at the time of her death in May 2008. Air Station Corpus Christi Command saw fit to award Amy her wings posthumously, giving her the title of Petty Officer Amy Lynn Ignatowski, AMT3. Successful candidates must be an active U.S. Coast Guard member, Coast Guard Reservist or their dependent from USCG Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Amy Ignatowski Memorial Award

Amy Ignatowski Memorial Award applicants must be an active U.S. Coast Guard member, Coast Guard Reservist or their dependents from USCG Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, accepted as a student in any course of study at Lake Superior State University, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Active-duty Coast Guard members must have completed a minimum of six months of military service and reservists must be in drilling status.

Amy Ignatowski

Those who knew Amy Ignatowski knew a young lady with a very outgoing personality. She wore a perpetual smile that could light up a room, and loved to share her positive attitude. She had many life-long friendships and made new friends everywhere she went. Amy thought friendship to be very important, and had the utmost loyalty toward her friends, among whom she counted the many men and women with whom she served in the United States Coast Guard.

Amy believed in self-improvement. She loved exercising both mind and body and setting new challenges and goals for herself. She worked out almost every day and was a voracious reader of books. She loved listening to music and going to concerts. She enjoyed many outdoor activities, among them hiking, snowboarding, swimming, fishing and kayaking.

Having grown up in Sault Ste. Marie, Lake Superior State University was a natural choice for her and she attended classes there and was a member of Alpha Theta Omega sorority before her enlistment in the Coast Guard. She was attracted to the Coast Guard’s lifesaving mission, and their can-do attitude made the service a perfect fit for her.

Amy’s assignments included WAGB-11 Polar Sea, aboard which she crossed the Arctic Circle, earning her “Blue Nose” certificate. She served briefly at USCG Air Station Humboldt Bay before attending aviation school at Elizabeth City, N.C., for Aircraft Maintenance Technician training. She graduated with excellent scores and another group of friends.

A warm climate and her desire to fly in the HH-65 helicopter influenced her choice of Corpus Christi for her first air station assignment as an aviation maintenance technician (AMT). She was working on earning her wings at the time of her death in May of 2008.

Air Station Corpus Christi Command saw fit to award Amy her wings posthumously, giving her the title of Petty Officer Amy Lynn Ignatowski, AMT3.

How to Apply

Amy Ignatowski Memorial Award Application

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Andersen Family Engineering Scholarship

bob-andersenThe named scholarship is established by Robert Andersen, a retired engineering supervisor from Continental (Teves) Automotive Systems who is a strong supporter of LSSU and its engineering program. In 2004, he received the Donald & Catherine Finlayson Award that is presented to an individual who has enjoyed success in their profession and community, and who is a strong advocate of the University. Successful candidates may be an incoming freshman or returning student who is majoring in any engineering-related course of study with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on the recommendation of the LSSU Engineering faculty.

Angela Coullard Memorial Scholarship

acoullardThis scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who is a Sault Area High School graduate and has participated in a Sault Area High School athletic program for at least two seasons with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Angela (1990-2005) will be remembered as a kind-hearted, gentle soul who found beauty in all people and things. She always gave 110 percent. She was a straight-A student, a gifted artist who loved to sketch and draw, and an outstanding athlete. Her passion was swimming and being a member of the Sault Area High School swim team. Just prior to her passing in 2005, Angela placed fourth in the UP finals 100M butterfly and helped her team take the gold in 400M freestyle relay and silver in the 200M freestyle relay, setting a school record in both events.

Arfstrom-Fyvie Family Scholarship

sealRobert R. Arfstrom established this scholarship to honor his family and the family of his late wife, Bonnie (Fyvie). As strong advocates of education and community involvement, Bob believes, “We are truly blessed as a community to have a University in our midst. LSSU is the lifeblood of our region and provides opportunities for our citizens from education to culture to athletics.” Successful candidates must be a student majoring in a health science program with a minimum 3.0 GPA and has successfully completed the Sault Area High School Health Science program.

Bethel Lodge #358 Free & Accepted Masons of Michigan Scholarship

freemasonsThis scholarship was established by members of the Bethel Lodge No. 358, Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan located in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Successful candidates must be a Michigan resident majoring in any area of study at LSSU with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be a child, step-child, or grandchild of a member of a Lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan.

Bill and Diana Munsell Endowed Scholarship

bill-diana-munsel_webThis scholarship was established to honor LSSU Emeritus Staff member Bill Munsell who served as LSSU’s first Financial Aid Director from 1967 until his retirement in 1998. For more than 28 years, Bill served as a Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. City Commissioner. In addition to being a long-time supporter of LSSU, Bill also served on many local boards in support of the area community – Sault Lions Club, I-500, and UP Board of Realtors to name a few. In 2008, he received the LSSU Outstanding Alumni Award. Bill met his wife, Diana (Metrish), while a student at LSSU. She taught mathematics at the Sault Area High School for over 32 years until her retirement in 2002. Success candidates must be a graduates of any public high school in Chippewa, Mackinac, or Luce Counties with selection based on academic excellence.

Bonnie Crabb-Tremblay Memorial Nursing Scholarship

lssucrabbtremblaygradBonnie Crabb-Tremblay was a 1976 graduate of Lake Superior State College, earning degrees in both nursing and psychology. Her love and support for her patients came with many hugs and phenomenal clinical skills. Bonnie earned the respect of her peers and doctors alike as her clinical assessment skills were profoundly accurate. Early on in her career, she was given the title of “The IV Queen”. Bonnie was one that regularly challenged the status quo for the benefit of her patients. That said, she was never boastful, as she knew her biggest gift was the ability to take care of any person in any situation. Her lifelong goal was to make sure the nurses she mentored delivered the most exceptional patient care. In keeping with their mother’s wishes, her family established this named scholarship to recognize a unique, driven, and compassionate nursing student as they pursue their BSN and begin their own life’s journey in a career that Bonnie loved.

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Athletics

Gus Macker Basketball Scholarship

gusEstablished in 1993 by the Sault Ste. Marie Gus Macker Committee, this scholarship is awarded to an entering LSSU freshman who resides and is a high school graduate from the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The student must demonstrate academic excellence and civic and school commitment.

Chris Yanni Memorial Scholarship

cyanniThis award was established in memory of Chris Yanni, who had a strong interest in outdoor recreational activities and a concern for the protection of natural resources. Chris was a strong advocate for athletics and the virtues of clean, healthy living. The recipient for this scholarship must be one of the top-seven runners of the LSSU men’s cross country team who has made significant contributions to the success of the LSSU cross country program.

Gil Somes Endowed Award

gsomesThis named endowment honors Gil Somes, a man who was a part of Laker Athletics for over 20 years. Starting in 1981 and until his retirement in 1994, Gil worked as the equipment manager for Laker Athletics. He was with the Lakers through each of their three NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) titles in 1988, 1992, and 1994. Recipients may major in any course of study with a minimum 2.5 GPA and is employed as a student equipment manager or athletic trainer. Selection is based on the recommendation of the Athletic Director and coaching staff.

Dr. Harry Pike Endowed Scholarship

pike-harryDr. Harry Pike started his career at LSSC as Dean of Students in 1969 and served in various administrative capacities until retiring in 1997. His steady support of Laker Athletics as a vital cog in the student-service operations, coupled with his 28 years of service to the University is testimony in naming a merit-based athletic scholarship in his honor. This scholarship selection is based on a recommendation from the LSSU Athletic Department.

Ruth Norvell Endowment Fund

rnorvellRuth Norvell was a great friend and supporter of Lake Superior State University. She was a volunteer and contributor to more than a dozen local organizations, personal friend and advisor to a generation of Laker hockey players. She had a generous heart and tremendous Italian pride. Employed at Lake State from 1980 until her retirement in 1995, Ruth continued to give back to LSSU and to her community with her financial support and of her time. Prior to her death in 2002, Ruth and her husband, Henry established this endowment to benefit a hockey walk-on or partially funded student-athlete who has been accepted as a member of the LSSU Laker hockey team.

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Arts & Letters

Neil and Dolly Isham Scholarship

ishamsThe named scholarship is established by Michael Isham ’77 to honor his parents. Though neither graduated from high school until they were in their 40’s, Neil and Dolly are hard working people who prize literacy and instilled a sense of life’s curiosity and love of reading in each of their five sons. Successful candidates must be an incoming freshman who is a graduate of a Michigan high school majoring in any course of study in the College of Arts and Sciences, and who has earned a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Carl & Bernitta Burtt Scholarship

carlbernittaburttThis named scholarship was established by the children of Carl and Bernitta Burtt to benefit a student majoring in any course of study in the College of Arts & Letters. Carl dropped out of school at the age of twelve in order to support his 12 brothers and sisters. He married Bernitta Wilcox in 1944 and together raised their family of six children. Though Carl and Bernitta did not finish high school, they valued the importance of education and vowed that their children would complete high school and to support their efforts in attending college. Recipients must be of sophomore status with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Biological Sciences

The Mary Lubs and Viggo Thomsen Endowed Scholarship

sealThis named endowment was established by Mary Lubs Thomsen to honor her late husband, Viggo. Both were long-time residents of Sault Ste. Marie and former employees of LSSU. Mary was director of Public Relations and Viggo served for 27 years as a faculty member of the Biology Department. The scholarship provides financial assistance to LSSU students majoring in the biological sciences, pre-pharmacy, pre-medical and/or pre-dental programs.

Galen H. Harrison Pickford Scholarship

sealThis endowed scholarship was established by Galen H. Harrison, a graduate of Pickford High School and LSSU Professor Emeritus (1963 – 1996). Mr. Harrison believes in the importance of higher education and understands that many students need financial support while working towards their educational and career goals. Successful candidates must be an incoming freshman who is a Pickford High School graduate with a minimum 3.0 GPA majoring in biology, chemistry, geology, nursing, mathematics, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental chemistry, or environmental science.

Edward and Jill Smith Scholarship

Edward and Jill SmithEdward Smith is a physician who has practiced in St. Ignace, Mich. since 1986. He is a Lake Superior State alumnus who received his MD Degree from Michigan State University and completed a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Currently he provides care for patients with cancer and blood disorders in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula. Jill is a registered nurse and a graduate of Grand Rapids Junior College. She is an Oncology Nurse at Mackinac Straits Hospital. This scholarship is awarded to a student who is enrolled in a LSSU pre-med concentration program with at least 56 LSSU credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Robert J. McEnroe Science Award

sealThe named award is established by Robert J. McEnroe, a 1975 LSSU graduate who wished to give back to alma mater.  In appreciation for the education he received at Lake Superior State University, this award benefits students majoring in Biology or Chemistry who are residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Joseph and Bonnie Halvorsen Memorial Scholarship

Joseph and Bonnie HalvorsenThe Joseph and Bonnie Halvorsen Memorial Endowment was established by the Halvorsen’s five children to honor their parents and to provide financial assistance to a sophomore student pursuing a career as a park ranger for the State of Michigan or National Park Service. Joseph and Bonnie were married in 1952 shortly after Halvorsen began his career with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Between 1963 and 1977, Halvorsen managed F. J. McLain State Park in Hancock, Grand Haven State Park, Brimley State Park, and Tahquamenon Falls State Park until his retirement in 1991. Despite all these accomplishments, Halvorsen always felt his advancement was curtailed because he lacked a college degree. He spent the last years of his career training people who would go on to surpass him, always willing to assist and provide advice because of his love and commitment for the job.

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Business

Robert W. Considine Community Scholarship Fund

rwc_photoRobert Considine is a native of Trout Lake, Michigan and attended the Rudyard Area Schools.  He is a U.S. Navy veteran and lived in the Detroit Area following his service in Korea.  His electrical engineering background was applied during a successful career in the automotive industry.  Mr. Considine is an advocate of acquiring technical skills accompanied with a strong work ethic.  These are qualities that proved valuable to him in reaching his goals.  Successful candidates must be a graduate of Rudyard High School with a minimum GPA of 3.3 and a 21 ACT score majoring in any program in the Colleges of Business & Professional Studies, Health Professions and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.  If there is no eligible candidate, a student who is a graduate of a Chippewa County high school may be considered. Preference is given to those with financial need

Lisa Tetzlaff and Sherry Demaray Nursing & Accounting Scholarship

lssubrooksdavidson_webSherry, CPA graduated from LSSU with a bachelor’s of accounting and an MBA. She served as president of the LSSU Alumni Association Board of Directors as well as on various committees for the Alumni Association and LSSU Foundation. Her daughter, Lisa, RN graduated from LSSU with a BSN. She worked as an emergency room nurse at War Memorial Hospital before continuing her education at the University of Delaware to obtain a MSN/NP. This named scholarship was established by Sherry to honor her daughter’s extraordinary accomplishments and to recognize the generosity of the scholarship donors who provided her financial assistance. Successful candidates must be a student of junior status with a minimum 3.0 GPA majoring in the LSSU nursing or accounting program.

Daune Weiss Memorial Scholarship

dweissThis scholarship was established to honor Daune Weiss, a prominent Gaylord businesswoman who was tragically killed in a plane crash in October 2000. Just prior to her death, Daune was appointed to the LSSU Foundation Board of Directors. She was instrumental in establishing the Lake State Golf Classic that benefits both the Laker Club and the Fund for LSSU, and contributed greatly to its planning and success. This scholarship gives preference to students from Otsego and Mackinac counties majoring in Elementary/Secondary Education or Business who have at least 26 credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Judson (Bucky) Swart Soo Lions Club Memorial Scholarship

swartJudson (Bucky) Swart was a lifetime resident of Sault Ste. Marie. He was a career banker working for Huntington Bank (formerly Sault Bank) for 35 years. A strong supporter of his community, Bucky gave much of his time to help others. With the financial support of friends, family and the Sault Ste. Marie Lions Club, of which Bucky was an active member, a scholarship was established in 1999. Awarded to a graduating senior of any high school in Chippewa, Luce or Mackinac Counties, recipients must be a major in any program of the Lukenda School of Business. Selection is based on academic excellence.

Madan Saluja Endowed Scholarship

madan-saluja-4191This scholarship was established by alumni and friends to honor LSSU faculty member, Madan Saluja. Having taught at LSSU for more that 40 years, Saluja is well known for his courses’ rigor and his personal high expectations of students. He was instrumental in establishing the School of Business/Lambda Scholarship and has helped raise more than $225,000 to support the endowment. A native of India, he was the captain of the track and field team and held a long distance running record at his alma mater Delhi University. Successful candidates must be a member of the LSSU Track or Cross Country athletic team with a preference to students who are pursuing a degree in Business with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on the recommendation of the LSSU Athletic Director, track & cross-country coaches and a member of the School of Business faculty.

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Chemistry

Galen H. Harrison Pickford Scholarship

sealThis endowed scholarship was established by Galen H. Harrison, a graduate of Pickford High School and LSSU Professor Emeritus (1963 – 1996). Mr. Harrison believes in the importance of higher education and understands that many students need financial support while working towards their educational and career goals. Successful candidates must be an incoming freshman who is a Pickford High School graduate with a minimum 3.0 GPA majoring in biology, chemistry, geology, nursing, mathematics, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental chemistry, or environmental science.

Timothy A. Farmer Science Scholarship

farmerDr. Timothy A. Farmer established this scholarship in 2012 to benefit students majoring in one of the physical sciences programs who wish to pursue a education and career path in scientific research. A 1979 LSSU graduate, Dr. Farmer went on to earn a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the Ohio State University. His career was spent in higher education, holding faculty positions at University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Missouri-St. Louis. In 2010, Dr. Farmer received the LSSU Kenneth J. Shouldice Award that honors alumni for their personal and professional achievements. Recipients must be of least sophomore status majoring in Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science or Geology with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

John Lehman Chemistry Scholarship

jlehmanThe named scholarship was established by LSSU Professor Emeritus John Lehman to benefit qualified students entering into the chemistry or environmental chemistry baccalaureate degree programs. Professor Lehman was a long-time faculty member who taught at Lake State from 1966 until his retirement in 2001. The recipient is selected by the LSSU Chemistry faculty and has demonstrated the potential to excel in their major field and to make significant contributions to society through the application of chemistry.

Robert J. McEnroe Science Award

sealThe named award is established by Robert J. McEnroe, a 1975 LSSU graduate who wished to give back to alma mater.  In appreciation for the education he received at Lake Superior State University, this award benefits students majoring in Biology or Chemistry who are residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Michael Della-Moretta Memorial Scholarship

Michael Della-MorettaThis scholarship honors Michael Della-Moretta, a 1977 alumnus and Navy pilot killed in 1981 while serving aboard the USS Independence off the coast of Iran. He once said the happiest years of his life were at Lake Superior State University. The award is given to an Eastern U.P. resident with an interest in biological science or lab science major (including math and computer science) who has achieved academic excellence.

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Criminal Justice

John Williams Jones VIII Criminal Justice Scholarship

LSSU SealThrough a trust established in 2008, Kaleel and Josephine Jones chose to support students in four academic areas at LSSU. In doing so, their gift became the second largest bequest in LSSU history.

Kaleel (Kal) Jones and his wife of 68 years founded A & K Cartage, a trucking company servicing the Detroit area. Over 44 years, the company’s fleet grew to eight trucks and maintained the longest running private contract with the city.

With the passing of Josephine in April 2014 and Kal that June, their trust stipulates that a scholarship supporting LSSU criminal justice students will be named the John Williams Jones VIII Scholarship in memory of their son who was a Detroit police officer for 22 years, while engineering, nursing and education students will benefit from the Kaleel (Kal) and Josephine I. Jones Scholarships. Successful candidates must major in one of the four programs with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

G. Verdi & Princess Marie Jose Lodges Order Sons of Italy of Canada Scholarship

Order Sons of Italy of CanadaThis scholarship was established by the G. Verdi and Princess Marie Jose Lodges, a fraternal order of Canadians of Italian affiliation working together to achieve service and charity to those in need through involvement in the political, social, and economic life of the community.  The Sons of Italy also strive to promote the rich Italian heritage through its work in preserving the Italian language, culture, and traditions in Canada.  Successful candidates must be a graduate of an Ontario Canada High school who is a junior majoring in any Criminal Justice program field at LSSU with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Harold Weiss Memorial Scholarship

weiss-haroldHarold Weiss was a retired member of the Michigan State Police where he served as a trooper, fire marshal officer, and detective. He served at various posts throughout Michigan, with his final post being St. Ignace. Harold was very supportive of LSSU and several of his children and grandchildren attended the University. Successful candidates must be a criminal justice major who is a Michigan resident and has earned a minimum 3.0 GPA of 3.0.

John Weir (Sault Police Department) Memorial Scholarship

john_weirEstablished in recognition of John Weir, a police officer who served with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department for nineteen years. On September 23, 1990, Mr. Weir responded to a call that involved a man threatening others with a knife and was stabbed resulting in injuries that left him in a coma for several months. After coming out of the coma, Detective Weir remained partially paralyzed until his death on November 7, 2004. The Sault Police Department established a golf outing fundraiser to assist the family with their expenses while caring for Detective Weir and now wish to honor his memory. Successful candidates must be a graduate from the LSSU Criminal Justice Program and a current MCOLES academy cadet who has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrates outstanding citizenship. Preference may be given to candidates who are the first to attend a university in their family.

Education

Kaleel (Kal) & Josephine I. Jones Scholarship

LSSU SealThrough a trust established in 2008, Kaleel and Josephine Jones chose to support students in four academic areas at LSSU. In doing so, their gift became the second largest bequest in LSSU history.

Kaleel (Kal) Jones and his wife of 68 years founded A & K Cartage, a trucking company servicing the Detroit area. Over 44 years, the company’s fleet grew to eight trucks and maintained the longest running private contract with the city.

With the passing of Josephine in April 2014 and Kal that June, their trust stipulates that a scholarship supporting LSSU criminal justice students will be named the John Williams Jones VIII Scholarship in memory of their son who was a Detroit police officer for 22 years, while engineering, nursing and education students will benefit from the Kaleel (Kal) and Josephine I. Jones Scholarships. Successful candidates must major in one of the four programs with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

John O. Ramsey Scholarship

ramsey5x7John Ramsey, a long time resident of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., established this named endowment through a bequest provision in his trust. John was a graduate of Sault Area High School and earned a degree in pharmacy at the University of Michigan. He was the War Memorial Hospital pharmacist for many years and also serviced other pharmacies in Sault Ste Marie and throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Mr. Ramsey served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a navigator with the 493rd Bomb Group in England and flew 33 missions over Germany. After the war he was in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. Successful candidates must be a resident of Chippewa County who is majoring in elementary or secondary education, nursing or pre-pharmacy with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Dr. Louis and Mae Lukenda Scholarship

lukenda_portraitDr. Lou Lukenda attended LSSU from 1948-1950 before completing the academic requirements for a doctor of dental surgery degree from University of Toronto. His fondness for LSSU always remained strong. He was the recipient of LSSU’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1983, and he served on the LSSU Foundation’s board of directors from 1987-2005. He received an LSSU honorary doctorate degree in 2007. In May 2001, when the Lou and Mae Lukenda Alumni House was established and dedicated, Dr. Lukenda remarked, “My central interests in life over the years…have been in education and health.” It is in this spirit that the Lukenda’s established this scholarship. Successful candidates must be a graduate of an Ontario, Canada high school with 26 LSSU credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to students who are majoring in nursing, pre-medical, pre-dentistry, or elementary-secondary education programs.

Donald and Arlyce Ausdemore Scholarship

sealThis scholarship was established in 2015 to provide financial assistance to a Sault Area High School student majoring in the Education or Fisheries & Wildlife program. Don and Arlyce devoted their teaching careers to the Sault Area Public Schools. Originally from a Nebraska farming community, they moved to Sault Ste Marie and fell in love with the area and all it had to offer. They have one son, Brian, who graduated from Sault Area High School and Lake Superior State University. The Ausdemore’s understand the importance of a good education and the need to preserve the Sault Ste. Marie area for future generations.

W. Gordon & Adela J. Wilman Scholarship

wilmansA long-time Sault resident and world traveler, Gordon Wilman wished to fulfill a request of his beloved wife of 61 years, Adela, who passed away in 2007. It was always Adela’s desire to help local students who dreamed of being a teacher. To fulfill her wish, Gordon established an annual scholarship in 2008 and upon his passing in 2013, his trust designated that a permanent endowment be established to continue his wife’s wish and create a lasting legacy. Eligible candidates must be an incoming freshman from Sault Area High School pursuing a degree in teaching with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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Engineering & Technology

Kaleel (Kal) & Josephine I. Jones Scholarship

LSSU SealThrough a trust established in 2008, Kaleel and Josephine Jones chose to support students in four academic areas at LSSU. In doing so, their gift became the second largest bequest in LSSU history.

Kaleel (Kal) Jones and his wife of 68 years founded A & K Cartage, a trucking company servicing the Detroit area. Over 44 years, the company’s fleet grew to eight trucks and maintained the longest running private contract with the city.

With the passing of Josephine in April 2014 and Kal that June, their trust stipulates that a scholarship supporting LSSU criminal justice students will be named the John Williams Jones VIII Scholarship in memory of their son who was a Detroit police officer for 22 years, while engineering, nursing and education students will benefit from the Kaleel (Kal) and Josephine I. Jones Scholarships. Successful candidates must major in one of the four programs with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

LSSU Huizenga Scholarship

HuizengaThis scholarship was created by the LSSU School of Engineering and Technology through a special donation from Mr. J.C. Huizenga. Awarded to incoming freshmen, this scholarship benefits those pursuing an engineering degree and has demonstrated academic success and interest in the engineering field.

Robert W. Considine Community Scholarship Fund

rwc_photoRobert Considine is a native of Trout Lake, Michigan and attended the Rudyard Area Schools.  He is a U.S. Navy veteran and lived in the Detroit Area following his service in Korea.  His electrical engineering background was applied during a successful career in the automotive industry.  Mr. Considine is an advocate of acquiring technical skills accompanied with a strong work ethic.  These are qualities that proved valuable to him in reaching his goals.  Successful candidates must be a graduate of Rudyard High School with a minimum GPA of 3.3 and a 21 ACT score majoring in any program in the Colleges of Business & Professional Studies, Health Professions and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.  If there is no eligible candidate, a student who is a graduate of a Chippewa County high school may be considered. Preference is given to those with financial need

Marvin & Audrey Dahlman Engineering Scholarship Endowment

marvin_and_audrey_dahlman_2007Marv Dahlman was a member of the LSSU Engineering faculty for 33 years. He began his teaching career in 1952 at what was then the Sault Branch of Michigan Tech. He retired as an Associate Professor from Lake Superior State University in 1985, and was named a Professor Emeritus. Audrey and Marvin were married for 68 years and raised their three children on LSSU’s Faculty Row, where they developed lifelong friendships and an abiding affection for the University. Audrey was employed at Sault Savings Bank, from which she retired as an Assistant Vice-President. She also enjoyed volunteer work, in support of her children’s school activities, the Faith Lutheran Church and University. Successful candidates must be a student majoring in any engineering field at LSSU with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need.

Floyd & Joyce Starks Memorial Scholarship

floydjoycestarks_colorThis scholarship was established by Stan Starks, a 1976 LSSU Engineering graduate in honor of his parents. The Starks were average hard working folks who never had the opportunity to go to college. Nonetheless, they were strong believers in higher education. They were very familiar with Lake Superior State and the Sault from numerous summer vacations. Insistent that their two sons get a college education, they made numerous sacrifices and were very proud that their sons graduated from LSSU. Successful candidates must be a student majoring in the electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, or computer engineering field who has earned a minimum 3.0 GPA with selection based on the LSSU Engineering faculty recommendation.

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English & Communication

Marion Strahl Boyer Scholarship

strahboyerThis 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.

Peter & Georgia Gianakura Endowment

Peter & Georgia GianakuraThis endowment was established by Catherine Gianakura Rogg to honor her parents, Peter and Georgia. At the time of her high school graduation, Georgia was planning to attend Michigan State University to become a mathematics teacher until her father became ill. She made the choice to care for her father and attend to the needs of her family. Longing for a career as a photojournalist, Peter was unable to pursue his education due to his commitment to his father’s business, The American Café, and to his family. In honor of her parents who sacrificed their education and career dreams for the care and well being of their families, Catherine created two scholarships to be granted annually to a student who is seeking a career in Journalism and to a student who is pursuing a degree in Education with a major in Mathematics.

Fine Arts

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship

sealThis scholarship was established in 1994 by an anonymous benefactor to assist students who wish to pursue a degree in the fine and performing arts. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and financial need.

Fire Science

Stephen (Steve) Bell Memorial Scholarship

sbellThe named scholarship was established by friends and family of Steve Bell, a 1991 graduate of the LSSU criminal justice program. In 1994 he was hired as a public safety officer in Bloomfield Hills and with the encouragement of fellow public safety officer, Rick Mattot, joined the Lapeer City fire department. Steve grew to love firefighting and working for the Lapeer City Fire Department. On the day he died, Steve had just completed a 24-hour shift. He died at the scene of an automobile accident in February 2003 at the age of 33. Successful candidates must be of sophomore status majoring in the fire science program with a minimum 3.0 GPA with selection based on the recommendation of the LSSU Fire Science faculty.

Fisheries & Wildlife

Detroit Area Steelheaders Fisheries Scholarship

DAS logoThe Detroit Area Steelheaders is a non-profit fishing club established in 1974. The club is dedicated to the protection and promotion of trout, salmon and other fisheries in the Great Lakes Region by teaching, informing and guiding the public to respect and appreciate the Great Lakes, rivers, and land around us. Successful candidates must be a student of at least sophomore status majoring in the LSSU Biology or Fisheries and Wildlife Management program, with a focus on fisheries who is a Michigan resident with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Gilbert & Maxine Gleason Fisheries and Wildlife Scholarship

gleason-gilbertProfessor Emeritus Gilbert Gleason taught and advised in the Biological Science Department for 28 years. The first teacher of biology at Michigan College of Mining & Technology – Sault Branch, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Natural Wildlife History Museum located in Crawford Hall of LSSU. His life was devoted to his students and his love for the outdoors. His wife Maxine, also a devoted educator, taught fourth grade in the Sault Public School system for 30 years. It was their wish to provide assistance to those with the appreciation for the outdoor environment. Successful candidates must be a Fisheries & Wildlife major with at least 56 credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Donald and Arlyce Ausdemore Scholarship

sealThis scholarship was established in 2015 to provide financial assistance to a Sault Area High School student majoring in the Education or Fisheries & Wildlife program. Don and Arlyce devoted their teaching careers to the Sault Area Public Schools. Originally from a Nebraska farming community, they moved to Sault Ste Marie and fell in love with the area and all it had to offer. They have one son, Brian, who graduated from Sault Area High School and Lake Superior State University. The Ausdemore’s understand the importance of a good education and the need to preserve the Sault Ste. Marie area for future generations.

The Izaak Walton League of America Lock City Chapter Endowed Scholarship

izaak-walton-league-logoThis scholarship was established to ensure the mission of the Izaak Walton League “to save outdoor America for future generations.” Named after Izaak Walton, the 17th century English angler-conservationist who wrote the literary classic “The Compleat Angler” it serves as a constant reminder of their mission. During the 1960s and 1970s the League launched the Save Our Streams Program and broke the political ground necessary for passage of the landmark 1972 Clean Water Act. The scholarship recipient must be a Sault High graduate majoring in the fisheries and wildlife management program with a 3.0 minimum GPA.

Wendy J. Sak Memorial Fisheries & Wildlife Award

wendysak2This named annual scholarship was established to honor the memory of LSSU alumna Wendy Sak, who was killed at the age of 35 as a result of a tragic auto accident in 2012. Wendy was a 1998 LSSU cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries & Wildlife Management with a minor in Law Enforcement. While earning her degree at LSSU, Wendy was an integral part in the formation of the LSSU Fisheries & Wildlife Club. Wendy will be forever remembered as having a love for life, love for her family and friends, and love for Lake Superior State University. Successful candidates must be at least sophomore status with a minimum 2.5 GPA and an active LSSU Fisheries & Wildlife Club member. Selection is based on the recommendation of the biological science faculty.

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Geology & Physical Sciences

George and Nancy McClure Family Scholarship

LSSU SealGeorge and Nancy McClure, both graduates of Purdue University in engineering, have always placed a high value on higher education, especially in the disciplines of science. George pursued a lifelong career as an engineer, and Nancy began as an industrial engineer and then became a math and science educator in the Van Buren Public Schools for 25 years. This scholarship was established to recognize the excellent education afforded to their grandson, Andrew Dennison (’15) and so many other students in the LSSU College of Natural Science, and particularly in Geology. The opportunities for research, extracurricular learning, and personalized faculty interactions in a small school atmosphere are worth encouraging… it will make a difference throughout their lives. Successful candidates must be a student majoring in the LSSU Geology program with at least 26 LSSU credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

C. Ernest Kemp Endowed Scholarship

kemp-ernieC. Ernest Kemp was one of the original instructors of the Sault Branch of Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1946 and developed the LSSU Geology program. The world-renowned geologist was the recipient of LSSU’s Distinguished Citizen Award in 1981, the first and only full-time faculty member to be selected for the award. He retired in 1980 and was awarded dean emeritus status, but continued teaching at LSSU until 1993. This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman majoring in the geology program with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

John Kalesky Memorial Endowed Scholarship

kaleskyThis scholarship was established by Elizabeth Kalesky in memory of her son, John, a 1985 LSSU geology alumnus. In 1987, he was a recipient of the prestigious American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation Grant-in-aid for pursuit of graduate studies. Only 74 such grants were awarded nationwide. John was a very creative thinker, highly inquisitive, and always aggressively wanting action and results. He worked hard and took his coursework very seriously and he also enjoyed life to the fullest. At the time of his death in 1989, he was employed with Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas. Awarded to an incoming freshman majoring in geology, the recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA with selection based on ACT score and class rank.

LSSU Geology Club Scholarship

sealFounded in 1946 by Professor Emeritus C. Ernest Kemp, the Geology Club is considered one of the oldest established clubs at the University. The club’s purpose is to foster personal and professional growth through geology-related activities. Established in 1982, the scholarship is funded by proceeds from the sale of a geology lab manual written by Professor Lew Brown and LSSU geology students.

Norma & Weldon Fritch Memorial Scholarship

normaweldonfritchThis named scholarship was established by Todd Fritch (’93) and his wife Jennifer to honor Todd’s grandparents, Norma and Weldon, for their loving guidance and financial support while he attended LSSU. Although neither attended college, both recognized the importance of education and instilled at an early age a commitment toward earning a college degree. Having visited LSSU many times, both Norma and Weldon were strongly supportive and appreciative of the personalized learning environment provided by the University. This scholarship benefits a LSSU geology or natural science major with at least 56 LSSU credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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Health Sciences

Kaleel (Kal) & Josephine I. Jones Scholarship

LSSU SealThrough a trust established in 2008, Kaleel and Josephine Jones chose to support students in four academic areas at LSSU. In doing so, their gift became the second largest bequest in LSSU history.

Kaleel (Kal) Jones and his wife of 68 years founded A & K Cartage, a trucking company servicing the Detroit area. Over 44 years, the company’s fleet grew to eight trucks and maintained the longest running private contract with the city.

With the passing of Josephine in April 2014 and Kal that June, their trust stipulates that a scholarship supporting LSSU criminal justice students will be named the John Williams Jones VIII Scholarship in memory of their son who was a Detroit police officer for 22 years, while engineering, nursing and education students will benefit from the Kaleel (Kal) and Josephine I. Jones Scholarships. Successful candidates must major in one of the four programs with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Robert and Patricia Pfaff Nursing Scholarship

LSSU SealThe named scholarship is established by Robert Pfaff in memory of his wife, Patricia, who was a member of the first class of registered nurses to graduate from Lake Superior State College in 1972.  Patricia worked in various capacities during her 34-year nursing career and retired in January 2006. Robert is a 1972 LSSC Business alum and has been licensed by the State of Michigan to practice as a certified public accountant since March 1976. Successful candidates must be accepted into the BSN program with at least 26 LSSU credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on the recommendation of the LSSU Nursing faculty.

Straits Area Ostomy Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Straits Area Ostomy Association to financially assist a LSSU nursing student who is interested in working with ostomy clients. The Association has been in existence since 1974 and covers Michigan’s northern lower peninsula and the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Successful candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and is based on the recommendation of the LSSU Nursing faculty.

John O. Ramsey Scholarship

ramsey5x7John Ramsey, a long time resident of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., established this named endowment through a bequest provision in his trust. John was a graduate of Sault Area High School and earned a degree in pharmacy at the University of Michigan. He was the War Memorial Hospital pharmacist for many years and also serviced other pharmacies in Sault Ste Marie and throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Mr. Ramsey served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a navigator with the 493rd Bomb Group in England and flew 33 missions over Germany. After the war he was in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. Successful candidates must be a resident of Chippewa County who is majoring in elementary or secondary education, nursing or pre-pharmacy with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Robert W. Considine Community Scholarship Fund

rwc_photoRobert Considine is a native of Trout Lake, Michigan and attended the Rudyard Area Schools.  He is a U.S. Navy veteran and lived in the Detroit Area following his service in Korea.  His electrical engineering background was applied during a successful career in the automotive industry.  Mr. Considine is an advocate of acquiring technical skills accompanied with a strong work ethic.  These are qualities that proved valuable to him in reaching his goals.  Successful candidates must be a graduate of Rudyard High School with a minimum GPA of 3.3 and a 21 ACT score majoring in any program in the Colleges of Business & Professional Studies, Health Professions and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.  If there is no eligible candidate, a student who is a graduate of a Chippewa County high school may be considered. Preference is given to those with financial need

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History

Milton Scherer Memorial Endowed Scholarship

mschererThis scholarship was established in memory of Milton Scherer, assistant professor of history and geography, Soo Tech Branch, 1948-1965. As per his wife, Ruth’s request, this scholarship is being offered to students interested in pursuing study for better understanding of our planet, our environment and its relationship to people. Besides his many interests in books, hiking, hunting, and Indian artifacts, Milton was a naturalist and conservationist. He served in the 1941-42 Michigan legislature representing the Muskegon district. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in history with a minor in geography and who has earned a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Math & Computer Science

Faculty of Mathematics & Computer Science Scholarship

sealThis scholarship was created in 2006 by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science faculty as a tool to retain highly qualified students at LSSU. Successful recipients must be a major in mathematics or computer science or pursuing a degree in math education with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Robert W. Considine Community Scholarship Fund

rwc_photoRobert Considine is a native of Trout Lake, Michigan and attended the Rudyard Area Schools.  He is a U.S. Navy veteran and lived in the Detroit Area following his service in Korea.  His electrical engineering background was applied during a successful career in the automotive industry.  Mr. Considine is an advocate of acquiring technical skills accompanied with a strong work ethic.  These are qualities that proved valuable to him in reaching his goals.  Successful candidates must be a graduate of Rudyard High School with a minimum GPA of 3.3 and a 21 ACT score majoring in any program in the Colleges of Business & Professional Studies, Health Professions and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.  If there is no eligible candidate, a student who is a graduate of a Chippewa County high school may be considered. Preference is given to those with financial need

Franklin F. and Wanda L. Otis Award

franklin-wanda-otisThis endowed scholarship was established to honor one of the charter faculty of Sault Branch of Michigan College of Mining and Technology. Franklin spent 30 years (1948-1978) as a mathematics professor and was the University’s first faculty athletic representative, serving 12 years during the early development of the Laker athletic program. He was instrumental in the development of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). In 1999, Franklin was posthumously inducted to the LSSU Athletic Hall of Fame for his invaluable contributions to the Laker athletic program. Wanda was a homemaker who was very active in her church, the LSSU Faculty Wives’ organization, and a strong supporter of the University and of her husband’s participation in a wide range of academic and athletic interests. The recipient must be a sophomore mathematics or computer science major with a minimum 3.0 GPA in their major courses.

Galen H. Harrison Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship

sealThis scholarship was established in 2001 by Professor Emeritus Galen Harrison to provide financial assistance to math and computer science majors. Professor Harrison was a long-time LSSU faculty member who taught at Lake State from 1963 until his retirement in 1996. Awarded to an incoming freshman, selection is based on a minimum 3.0 GPA, class rank and ACT score.

Gerald Samson Mathematics Scholarship

samsonNamed in honor of LSSU professor emeritus Gerald Samson (1966-99), this scholarship is awarded to a deserving computer and mathematical science major. Selection is based on the recommendation of the LSSU mathematics faculty.

Rosa L. Grout Scholarship Fund

grout-rosaA founder of the Chippewa County Employees Credit Union and a longtime Sault High School math teacher, Rosa Grout, enlightened more than 2,000 students on the beauty and precision of math. “I still hear from many of them who thank me for the structure and discipline that geometry instilled into their lives,” she recalled shortly before her death in 2004 at the age of 95. Grout’s spirit of education carries on in the form of a math, science and technical studies scholarship endowment she created in 1992. The student recipient is a major in engineering technology, mathematics, or computer science. Selection of the award is based upon high school GPA, ACT score and high school class rank.

Peter & Georgia Gianakura Endowment

Peter & Georgia GianakuraThis endowment was established by Catherine Gianakura Rogg to honor her parents, Peter and Georgia. At the time of her high school graduation, Georgia was planning to attend Michigan State University to become a mathematics teacher until her father became ill. She made the choice to care for her father and attend to the needs of her family. Longing for a career as a photojournalist, Peter was unable to pursue his education due to his commitment to his father’s business, The American Café, and to his family. In honor of her parents who sacrificed their education and career dreams for the care and well being of their families, Catherine created two scholarships to be granted annually to a student who is seeking a career in Journalism and to a student who is pursuing a degree in Education with a major in Mathematics.

Galen H. Harrison Pickford Scholarship

sealThis endowed scholarship was established by Galen H. Harrison, a graduate of Pickford High School and LSSU Professor Emeritus (1963 – 1996). Mr. Harrison believes in the importance of higher education and understands that many students need financial support while working towards their educational and career goals. Successful candidates must be an incoming freshman who is a Pickford High School graduate with a minimum 3.0 GPA majoring in biology, chemistry, geology, nursing, mathematics, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental chemistry, or environmental science.

William R. Gregory Scholarship

William R. GregoryThis scholarship was established to honor William Gregory, former president of Edison Sault Electric Company. He served as a member of the LSSU Board of Trustees, the LSSU Foundation Board of Directors, and received LSSU’s Distinguished Citizen Award in 1986.  LSSU President Robert Arbuckle once stated, “Bill Gregory has actively supported the University with his talent and treasure for over 25 years. No one in this region is more devoted to Lake State.” Successful candidates must be a junior majoring in engineering, mathematics, business, biology or fisheries and wildlife management with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Michael Della-Moretta Memorial Scholarship

Michael Della-MorettaThis scholarship honors Michael Della-Moretta, a 1977 alumnus and Navy pilot killed in 1981 while serving aboard the USS Independence off the coast of Iran. He once said the happiest years of his life were at Lake Superior State University. The award is given to an Eastern U.P. resident with an interest in biological science or lab science major (including math and computer science) who has achieved academic excellence.

Natural Resources Technology

Christopher Reinke Endowment Award

reinke-christopherThis endowment was established by family and friends in memory of Chris Reinke, a natural resources technology (NRT) student, 1986-88. Chris was known as a free-spirited, independent young man who had a great love for the outdoors. It was because of his love for the woods and water that he chose the natural resources program at LSSU. His untimely death in 1988 left an indelible mark on Lake State students and to all who knew him. One of his friends, Cindy (Nocerini) Dingell, commented that Chris lived by the old phrase, “live each day like it was your first and every minute like it was your last.” This award assists a sophomore NRT student with a minimum 2.0 GPA who has a sincere dedication to the NRT field. Selection is based on the recommendation of the NRT faculty.

Nursing

Kaleel (Kal) & Josephine I. Jones Scholarship

LSSU SealThrough a trust established in 2008, Kaleel and Josephine Jones chose to support students in four academic areas at LSSU. In doing so, their gift became the second largest bequest in LSSU history.

Kaleel (Kal) Jones and his wife of 68 years founded A & K Cartage, a trucking company servicing the Detroit area. Over 44 years, the company’s fleet grew to eight trucks and maintained the longest running private contract with the city.

With the passing of Josephine in April 2014 and Kal that June, their trust stipulates that a scholarship supporting LSSU criminal justice students will be named the John Williams Jones VIII Scholarship in memory of their son who was a Detroit police officer for 22 years, while engineering, nursing and education students will benefit from the Kaleel (Kal) and Josephine I. Jones Scholarships. Successful candidates must major in one of the four programs with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Robert and Patricia Pfaff Nursing Scholarship

LSSU SealThe named scholarship is established by Robert Pfaff in memory of his wife, Patricia, who was a member of the first class of registered nurses to graduate from Lake Superior State College in 1972.  Patricia worked in various capacities during her 34-year nursing career and retired in January 2006. Robert is a 1972 LSSC Business alum and has been licensed by the State of Michigan to practice as a certified public accountant since March 1976. Successful candidates must be accepted into the BSN program with at least 26 LSSU credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on the recommendation of the LSSU Nursing faculty.

Straits Area Ostomy Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Straits Area Ostomy Association to financially assist a LSSU nursing student who is interested in working with ostomy clients. The Association has been in existence since 1974 and covers Michigan’s northern lower peninsula and the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Successful candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and is based on the recommendation of the LSSU Nursing faculty.

John O. Ramsey Scholarship

ramsey5x7John Ramsey, a long time resident of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., established this named endowment through a bequest provision in his trust. John was a graduate of Sault Area High School and earned a degree in pharmacy at the University of Michigan. He was the War Memorial Hospital pharmacist for many years and also serviced other pharmacies in Sault Ste Marie and throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Mr. Ramsey served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a navigator with the 493rd Bomb Group in England and flew 33 missions over Germany. After the war he was in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. Successful candidates must be a resident of Chippewa County who is majoring in elementary or secondary education, nursing or pre-pharmacy with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Lisa Tetzlaff and Sherry Demaray Nursing & Accounting Scholarship

lssubrooksdavidson_webSherry, CPA graduated from LSSU with a bachelor’s of accounting and an MBA. She served as president of the LSSU Alumni Association Board of Directors as well as on various committees for the Alumni Association and LSSU Foundation. Her daughter, Lisa, RN graduated from LSSU with a BSN. She worked as an emergency room nurse at War Memorial Hospital before continuing her education at the University of Delaware to obtain a MSN/NP. This named scholarship was established by Sherry to honor her daughter’s extraordinary accomplishments and to recognize the generosity of the scholarship donors who provided her financial assistance. Successful candidates must be a student of junior status with a minimum 3.0 GPA majoring in the LSSU nursing or accounting program.

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Political Science

Patrick M. Gagliardi Scholarship

pgagliardiThis scholarship was established in 1999 to honor Patrick M. Gagliardi for his years of service to the 107th District as the State Representative from 1982 – 1999. A 1974 LSSU graduate, Pat received the LSSU Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1988. The scholarship benefits a student majoring in Political Science who has earned at least 26 credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Psychology

Donald Hastings Memorial Scholarship

hastings-donaldThis scholarship was established in memory of Donald Hastings, assistant professor of psychology from 1971-1973. A graduate of Springfield College and Texas Christian University, Professor Hastings was also the vice president of the LSSU faculty senate at the time of his death in 1973. This scholarship, awarded to a junior psychology major for his or her senior year, is based on the recommendation of the LSSU psychology faculty.

Recreation Studies

Christina Comito Memorial Fund

christinacomitoThis named endowment was established in memory of Christina Comito, a 1992 LSSU graduate and Laker women’s basketball player from 1988-1992. She scored over 1,000 points in her Laker basketball career and received the Outstanding Student Award in Exercise Science in 1992. Tragically killed in an automobile accident in October 1995, Christina was a fierce competitor and a standout basketball player. She had a will to succeed both on and off the court. At the time of her death, Christina was a therapist at Henry Ford Hospital and was attending classes to enter medical school. Her named endowment benefits both the women’s basketball program and Christina’s major – exercise science and is awarded annually to the player “who excels in dedication skills, hard work and attitude on the court and in the classroom”. The recipient is selected by the women’s basketball coaching staff, Athletic Director, and the coordinator of the LSSU Exercise Science Program. A plaque, donated by the Comito family, commemorates the recipients and is displayed in the James Norris Center lobby.

James and Jean Boult Scholarship

boultThis scholarship was established through a bequest by Jean Boult in 2009. James and Jean Boult were born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie. Jim was a University of Michigan graduate earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. Graduating from MacMurray College in central Illinois, Jean began a teaching career in physical education. Because of Jim’s profession, they lived in many places throughout the country while raising two sons – Paul and Bruce. The Boults retired in 1981 and settled in Brimley, Michigan. The Boults will be remembered as having a strong commitment to family and a high value in education. Successful canidates must be a Sault Area High School graduate majoring in any of the recreation studies programs with a 3.0 minimum GPA.

Russell and Marquetta Bruce Scholarship

marquetta-and-russell-bruceThis scholarship honors Dr. Russell D. Bruce (1931-2012), the first department head of recreational disciplines at LSSU. It is awarded to a Recreation or Exercise Science major at the end of their junior year and based on academic achievement, leadership qualities and volunteer service. Dr. Bruce was a dedicated successful educator, football coach, avid runner, and active participant in the sport of orienteering. Marquetta, his wife of 59 years, was a teacher/consultant in learning disabilities with the Marquette and Sault Area Public Schools and an accomplished organist.

Joseph and Bonnie Halvorsen Memorial Scholarship

Joseph and Bonnie HalvorsenThe Joseph and Bonnie Halvorsen Memorial Endowment was established by the Halvorsen’s five children to honor their parents and to provide financial assistance to a sophomore student pursuing a career as a park ranger for the State of Michigan or National Park Service. Joseph and Bonnie were married in 1952 shortly after Halvorsen began his career with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Between 1963 and 1977, Halvorsen managed F. J. McLain State Park in Hancock, Grand Haven State Park, Brimley State Park, and Tahquamenon Falls State Park until his retirement in 1991. Despite all these accomplishments, Halvorsen always felt his advancement was curtailed because he lacked a college degree. He spent the last years of his career training people who would go on to surpass him, always willing to assist and provide advice because of his love and commitment for the job.