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Edward C. and Hazel L. Stephenson Foundation Endowed Scholarship

sealThe Edward C. and Hazel L. Stephenson Foundation was established in 1969 for the sole purpose of providing grants to schools, colleges and universities in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Founder Edward Stephenson worked as the vice president of finance for the J. L. Hudson Company and lived with his wife Hazel, in Grosse Pointe, Mich.. In 1976 the Stephenson Foundation established an annual scholarship that over the years was given to more than 700 students; assisting more students than any other single scholarship in LSSU’s history. In 2003, the Stephenson Foundation dissolved and distributed its assets to a few select colleges and universities. Successful candidates must be a high school graduate from Michigan or Great Lakes region with at least 26 LSSU credits and has earned a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Edwin Peterson Endowed Scholarship

sealEdwin Peterson was a native of Sault Ste Marie, Mich. and a 1956 graduate of the Sault Branch of the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now LSSU). Dr. Peterson started his career in 1958 as an Education Advisor in the 507th Fighter Wing, Air Defense Command, Kincheloe Air Force Base, Michigan. In 1972, he became the Chief of Education and Training, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Throughout his career, his innovation, significant accomplishments, and outstanding leadership impacted the quality of life and education of all Service members in the Department of Defense. Successful candidates must be a student tutor of the LSSU Learning Center with a minimum 3.0 GPA who demonstrates a desire to help students succeed academically. Selection is based on recommendation of the Learning Center faculty.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Demaray Business Scholarship

demaray_imagesThis scholarship was established to help non-traditional students whose lives have led them away from school for a time and who are now dedicated to complete a college business degree. Betsy was a native of Sault Ste. Marie and a graduate of Sault Area High School. She transferred to Lake Superior State College in 1971 as a sophomore and continued taking classes along with raising a family and working full-time, graduating magna cum laude in 1983 with a BS in Accounting. She completed an MBA at LSSU in 1993. In 2009, she received the LSSU Outstanding Alumna Award – an award that honors personal and professional accomplishments and involvement with LSSU. Betsy was very active in her community and served on the LSSU Foundation Board of Directors until her death in 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Successful candidates must be a student majoring in any LSSU Business degree program with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to non-traditional students who are residents of Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula.

Esther (Ball) Beeten Memorial Scholarship

esther_beetenThis named scholarship was established by Esther’s daughter  and son-in-law, Cindy and Norman Day. Esther (Ball) Beeten was born in Petoskey, Michigan in 1920. She moved to Brimley as a child and graduated from Brimley High School as the salutatorian of her class. Due to a lack of financial aid she was unable to attend college, which was a life-long regret. After raising a family she became a licensed realtor and real estate broker in Hawaii. She was a lifelong learner and traveler who was known for her sense of humor and outreach to others. Beeten and her daughter always loved Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Therefore, it was fitting to establish a scholarship at LSSU for students from Esther’s alma mater. Successful candidates must be a graduate from Brimley High School majoring in any course of study with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Eugene L. Welch Endowment Scholarship

welch-eugeneThis scholarship was established by Barbara Welch Buchanan to honor her father. Eugene Welch owned and operated Welch’s Service, a Chrysler dealership, and Welch’s Motel during his longtime business career. He was born in Levering in 1897 and died in Sault Ste. Marie in 1988. Mr. Welch highly valued education for his family and encouraged them and others to pursue a college education. Selection is based on academic excellence.

Eugene Orlando Memorial Scholarship

Eugene Orlando Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship was established by the family of Eugene Orlando to honor his legacy of commitment to hard work and the importance of an education. After graduating from LSSU in 1981, Eugene passionately served his Sault Ste. Marie Ontario community as an accountant for over 30 years. His untimely passing meant that he never had the opportunity to enjoy retirement, which would have been the ideal reward after so many years of hard work. All of Eugene’s success can be attributed to his unyielding work ethic, a willingness to take risks, and ultimately a love for his profession. He had the courage and vision to forge his own path and become a highly-respected part of the business community. Outside of the office Eugene was a gifted musician, a proud family-man, and is fondly remembered for his sense of humor and positive outlook. Eugene was a life-long learner, and firmly believed in the importance of an education.  Successful candidates must be a student of junior status with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is pursuing a Lukenda School of Business Accounting degree.

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.

Father Donald (Don) Shiroda Scholarship

fr_don_5x7_300dpiThis scholarship was established through the estate of Father Donald Shiroda, longtime friend and supporter of Lake Superior State University. Father Don was dedicated to the people and communities of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in his over fifty years of service as a Catholic priest. Known for his tremendous compassion and concern for the community, people surrounded him regardless of their Catholic or non-Catholic faith. He was the people’s priest who enjoyed working with both young and old sharing a story, a smile and now a legacy for future generations of student volunteers. Successful candidates must be a resident within the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Marquette with a 3.0 minimum GPA. Students must be a volunteer to an Upper Peninsula of Michigan charity that benefits and promotes women’s causes and are registered with the LSSU Volunteer Center.

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.

First National Bank of St. Ignace Scholarship

first_bank_of_siThis scholarship was established by the First National Bank of St. Ignace to assist a graduate of LaSalle High School of St. Ignace, Michigan. The student recipient must demonstrate academic aptitude, as determined by GPA, ACT score, and high school class rank.

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Jim Smith and Tom Wiles Science Scholarship

LSSU SealJim Smith and Tom Wiles are both graduates of Bedford High School (1972) and classmates at Lake Superior State College. Upon their retirement, they returned to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. “Our experiences as students at Lake Superior State College in the 1970s to our present stage of life, have been the foundation for our desire to fund an award for an incoming freshman and a science scholarship to a current student. They have issued their recipients a challenge: To apply all the knowledge that you have/will learn for the benefit of generations present and future.

The science scholarship is given to a student of sophomore status with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is seeking a career path as a scientist. The hope of the future lies not in curbing the influence of human occupancy – it is already too late for that – but in creating a better understanding of the extent of that influence and a new ethic for its governance. ― Aldo Leopold, Game Management

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.

Marian and Raymond Chelberg Outstanding Science/Athlete Scholarship Fund

Marian and Raymond ChelbergProfessor Emeritus Raymond Chelberg and his wife Marian were one of the original faculty families at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology, Sault Branch in 1946. From that time until he retired in 1970, Professor Chelberg was chair of the Chemistry Department. He was a dedicated teacher for more than 44 years and was remembered for his personal, caring and effective approach to teaching. Marian taught music appreciation at Lake State and was one of the founders of the Musicale. She was choir director at Central United Methodist Church and was one of the first women invited to join the Rotary Club. Together, Raymond and Marian significantly enhanced the scientific, athletic and cultural aspects of Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding community. The Chelberg scholarship is awarded to a natural science major, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who demonstrates leadership abilities and contributes significantly to the success of the athletic team on which he or she is a letter-winner.

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.

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.

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Health Sciences

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.

Tempie Dubow Memorial Scholarship

dubow-tempieThis scholarship was established in memory of Tempie Dubow, a 1973 LSSU nursing graduate who trained at hospitals in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. At the time of her death, she was on the nursing staff of Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Tempie exemplified the spirit of nursing. “She chose nursing because she loved to help people and her very presence made patients feel better,” said Margaret Pieper, former director of nursing training at LSSU. “She possessed a spirit and enthusiasm that was an inspiration to all of her classmates.” Selection is based on a demonstrated commitment to nursing, academic achievement and potential for leadership.

Tendercare Scholarship Endowment

tendercareThis endowment was established in 1994 with a bequest from a client of an Indiana-affiliated facility to Tendercare (Michigan) Inc., then Michigan’s largest long-term care provider. The funds were, in turn, donated to LSSU to benefit students who major in a healthcare field with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

TenEyck-Gulliver Nursing Scholarship

gulliversThis scholarship is established in memory of Richard & Marjorie Gulliver’s son, Rick, and in appreciation of Marjorie’s career as an RN as well as their family’s loyalty to the University and community. Marjorie (TenEyck) grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. She received a scholarship to Michigan College of Mining & Technology – Soo Branch 1948-49. She later graduated from the Edward W. Sparrow Hospital School of Nursing in Lansing. Their son, Richard (Rick) Stuart Gulliver attended LSSU just prior to his death from a brain tumor in 1980. Recipients must be a Michigan resident who is a nursing major with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on the recommendation of the LSSU Nursing faculty.

The Mary Lubs and Viggo Thomsen Endowed Scholarship

Mary Lubs & Viggo ThomsenThis 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.

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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.

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 (1938-2022) 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.

Galen H. Harrison Pickford Scholarship

sealThis endowed scholarship was established by Galen H. Harrison (1938-2022), a graduate of Pickford High School and LSSU Professor Emeritus (1963-1996). Mr. Harrison believed in the importance of higher education and understood 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

War Memorial Hospital – Bonnie Crabb-Tremblay Nursing Intern Scholarship

warmemorialThis scholarship was established to recognize (2) outstanding LSSU nursing students who have completed their internship at War Memorial Hospital and exhibits the passion to provide outstanding patient care as Bonnie Crabb-Tremblay — a 1976 LSSU alumna and a member of the War Memorial Hospital staff for over 30 years. Bonnie was a true example of what one should be as a nurse professional. The recipients are selected based on a recommendation of the WMH leadership staff and the LSSU nursing faculty.

War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

warmemorialThe origin of the War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary dates back to a small group formed in 1903. Beginning with six members, the auxiliary has become a dynamic arm of the hospital, numbering approximately 250 members. Along with providing its many services, the auxiliary formed a Remembrance Fund in 1950 for the purpose of giving interest-free loans to deserving students in the nursing field. The Auxiliary established this scholarship in 1998 to benefit a nursing student of sophomore or junior status who demonstrates community leadership and a dedication to working in the nursing profession.

War Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Nursing Scholarship

warmemorialThis scholarship was established by the War Memorial Hospital medical staff to assist LSSU nursing students. Successful candidates must have at least 26 LSSU credits and enrolled in the BSN or BSN completion program. Recipients must be from the tri-county area, demonstrate financial need and has earned a minimum 3.0 GPA.

William & Hazel Mulligan Nursing Scholarship

hazel-mulligan_webThe named scholarship is established by Hazel F. Mulligan (1916-2010) through a bequest stipulating that a nursing scholarship be created in the name of William (1912-1997) & Hazel Mulligan. Hazel was a homemaker, avid bridge player, golfer and accomplished painter. She loved to travel and did so with her husband and many friends. William and Hazel were married for over 60 years until his death in 1997. Hazel passed away in 2010 at the age of 94. Recipients must be accepted in the BSN program with at least 26 LSSU credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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Veterans Assistance Fund

Tom BrownThe Vietnam Veterans of America with local representative, Tom Brown, established the LSSU Veterans Assistance Fund. This fund was created to provide emergency fund assistance to any Veterans attending LSSU.

Veteran is defined per FAFSA guidelines as: Have engaged in active duty (including basic training) in the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard), or are a National Guard or Reserve enlistee who was called to active duty for other than state or training purposes, or were a cadet or midshipman at one of the service academies, and were released under a condition other than dishonorable.