The Sven V. Heikkinen Engineering Scholarship was established in 2007 by Ken and Kate Heikkinen in memory of their son, Sven. He was a 1982 graduate from Pickford High School and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lake Superior State University in 1993. His unexpected death in 2007 at the age of 43 left an indelible void to all who knew Sven. He had a genuine love for LSSU and, in particular, the school of engineering. It is his parents’ wish to honor Sven’s memory with a scholarship to benefit future LSSU engineering students. This merit scholarship is awarded to an engineering student majoring in any engineering field with a minimum 3.0 GPA and based on a recommendation by the LSSU Engineering faculty.