This scholarship was established by Ken and Kate Heikkinen in memory of their son, Sven. He was a 1982 graduate from Pickford High School, and a graduating from Lake Superior State University in 1993 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. 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 his 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 of 3.0 based on a recommendation by the LSSU Engineering faculty.