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Additional Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

The Financial Aid Office may consider incoming students for these scholarships if they are admitted by March 1st for the following academic year. Some endowed and academic department awards may be made earlier and it is to the student’s advantage to apply for admission earlier than March 1st. These scholarships may replace and/or upgrade other LSSU scholarships. Students may choose any degree program to be considered for these scholarships unless specifically listed in the scholarship description.

Students must meet the University scholarship renewal criteria to maintain these scholarships.

449th Bombardment Wing Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; entering freshmen that have graduated from high schools in Chippewa, Luce or Mackinac County

Guy Adda Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; preference is given to applicants from Southeastern Lower Michigan; based on GPA and ACT scores

William Ayers Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: must be a Sault Area High School graduate
  • Selected by: Financial Aid Committee upon recommendation of the Sault Area High School Faculty Honor Committee

Richard Blankenbaker Memorial Award

  • Value: variable up to full tuition — renewable
  • Criteria: need based; preference is given to graduates of DeTour High School or a DeTour mailing address

Leah Marie Bollin Memorial Award

  • Value: variable — non-renewable
  • Criteria: This award is intended to help a student who has epilepsy and is making satisfactory progress toward his/her educational goals. A minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA is required. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need. Students with other seizure disorders will also be considered. Interested students must complete a questionnaire and provide three letters of recommendation.
  • Selected by: recommendation of a committee of representatives from the LSSU faculty, the Office of Student Accommodations and Support Services, Counseling Center and the Bollin family.

James and Jean Boult Scholarship

  • Value: variable – renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; graduate from Sault Area High School; major in Recreation Studies

Kurt and Mary Brammer Scholarship

  • Value: full tuition — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; high school seniors, transfer students or LSSU students who apply after earning 26 LSSU credits; awards to high school seniors are based on ACT and GPA scores

C. Eugene Chang International Studies Scholarship

  • Value: variable — non-renewable
  • Criteria: must be in good academic standing; minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA is required. Not available to U.S. or Canadian citizens. Student must have graduated from a foreign high school and not be a recipient of an LSSU scholarship.

Sam Cohodas Endowed Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; awarded annually to Michigan Upper Peninsula high school seniors based on GPA and ACT scores, character and leadership.

Robert Considine Community Scholarship

  • Value: full tuition up to 17 credits – renewable
  • Two scholarships will be awarded each year.
  • Criteria: merit based; must be graduate of Rudyard High School; major in any program in Colleges of Business & Professional Studies, Health Professions and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics; must be admitted by March 1 for the next academic year; 3.3 GPA or higher; 21 ACT or higher; preference given to those with demonstrated financial need (FAFSA on file); if there are no eligible Rudyard High School graduates, then a graduate of a Chippewa County high school may be considered.

Angela Coullard Memorial Scholarship p

  • Value: variable — non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; graduating Sault Area High School senior who has participated in at least 2 seasons of an SAHS athletic program; minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Selected by: recommendation of the Sault Area High School Athletic Department

Michael Della-Moretta Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; preference given to Upper Peninsula residents
  • Curriculum: biological science

Elizabeth (Betsy) Demaray Business Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; first preference given to students who are residents of Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula, non-traditional students who have history of participation in community services
  • Curriculum: business
  • Selected by: recommendation of the School of Business

Sam Dubow Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: $300 — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; graduating Sault Area High School senior; leadership demonstration; community/school involvement
  • Selected by: recommendation by the Sault Area High School Faculty Honors Committee

Frank Fazi Endowed Scholarship

  • Value: variable — non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; awarded to incoming freshman with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a graduate of an Eastern Upper Peninsula high school
  • Curriculum: business and/or economics

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Value: variable – renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; incoming freshmen or current students; major in Fine Arts

First National Bank of St. Ignace Endowed Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; preference is given to graduates of LaSalle High School of St. Ignace and selection is based on GPA and ACT scores

H. Thayer Fletcher Distinguished Scholarship

  • Value: full tuition — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; Michigan or Canadian residents; meet distinguished scholarship criteria

Rosa Grout Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; selection based on high school GPA and ACT scores
  • Curriculum: engineering, engineering technology, mathematics, computer and mathematical science or lab science major

Dennis Hardt Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; student’s high school GPA and ACT scores will be the prime selection criteria; current LSSU students must have earned at least 26 LSSU credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Curriculum: electrical engineering

Galen H. Harrison Scholarship

  • Value:variable — non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need-based; must be a new student that has been accepted by April 1st and graduating from Pickford High School.Must be majoring in biology, chemistry, geology, nursing, mathematics, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental chemistry, or environmental science.
  • Curriculum: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Nursing, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, or Environmental Science.
  • Selected by: Financial Aid Committee

Philip A. Hart Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: full tuition — renewable
  • Criteria: seniors of Michigan high schools or graduates of Michigan community colleges planning to attend LSSU for the first time; minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Candidates will be required to submit their applications with formal essays detailing their values, goals and public service experience. Essays should attempt to answer this question: “How have my activities thus far related to the goals and the ideals of Senator Hart?” Candidates will also be required to submit two letters of recommendation from individuals acquainted with their leadership and/or public service activities. Deadline for receipt of all application materials is published annually.

Sven V. Heikkinen Engineering Scholarship

  • Value: $500 – non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit based;must be majoring in the engineering field
  • Selected by: recommendation from the Engineering Faculty

Frank and Gladys Hoholik Scholarship

  • Value: variable up to full tuition — renewable
  • Criteria: need based; may be entering freshmen, transfer students or currently enrolled students who have completed 26 credits at LSSU

David R. and Patricia L. Hubbard Award

  • Value: variable — non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; may be awarded to entering freshmen, transfer students or currently enrolled students who have completed 26 credits at LSSU

Roberts P. and Ella B. Hudson Foundation Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; new freshman or transfer student admitted by April 1 for the following academic year; minimum 3.0 GPA, must be a graduate from a Chippewa County high school

Robert M. Hunt Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: up to one-half tuition and fees — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; Sault Area High School graduate who is a well-rounded student and demonstrates leadership skills and dedication to his/her community; minimum 2.0 GPA
    Note: If an eligible high school senior is not available, the scholarship may be awarded to an LSSU student that graduated from Sault Area High School with at least 26 earned LSSU credits and meets the eligibility requirements. This scholarship may not be awarded in conjunction with or in place of an athletic scholarship.
  • Selected by: recommendation of the Sault Area High School Faculty Honors Committee

Bruce & Marian Huston Family Scholarship

  • Value: variable – renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need-based; 3.0 GPA; must be a graduate of a Johannesburg-Lewiston High School
  • Curriculum: any
  • Selected by: incoming freshman selected by the Johannesburg-Lewiston High School Selection Committee.Returning students selected by the Financial Aid Committee.

Huizenga Engineering Scholarship

  • Value: variable – non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; 3.30 GPA and 24 ACT minimum; demonstrated interest in career in engineering and technology; major in engineering or engineering technology.
  • Selected by: recommendation of the School of Engineering and Technology

Neil and Dolly Isham Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; must be a Michigan resident
  • Curriculum: any major in the College of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences

Lawrence Roy Jacobson and Dorothy M. Bell Engineering Scholarship

  • Value: variable — non-renewable
  • Criteria: need based; must be a Sault Area High School graduate
  • Curriculum: engineering
  • Selected by: recommendation of the School of Engineering and Technology

John Kalesky Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; based on high school GPA and ACT scores; may be granted to current LSSU students with at least 26 earned LSSU credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Curriculum: geology

C. Ernest Kemp Endowed Scholarship

  • Value: variable — minimum $600 — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; based on high school GPA and ACT scores; may be granted to current LSSU students with at least 26 earned LSSU credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Curriculum: geology

George and Virginia Lahodny Endowment Scholarship

  • Value: minimum $500 — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; based on high school GPA and ACT scores; may also be granted to current LSSU students or transfer students

Larson-Prohazka Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; based on GPA and ACT scores; preference will be given to students from the Upper Peninsula with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher; graduate of an Upper Peninsula high school that the student attended for at least three years; may be awarded to current LSSU students with at least 26 earned LSSU credits if an eligible high school student is not available

LSSU Foundation Endowed Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; for Michigan resident or non-resident students; available to high school seniors, community college graduates and LSSU students who are enrolled full time with at least 26 earned LSSU credits; selection is based on GPA and ACT scores

LSSU Robotics Scholarship

  • Value: variable- renewable for sophomore year
  • Criteria: merit based; 3.30 GPA and 24 ACT minimum, demonstrated interest in robotics specialty curriculum and experience as a participant in robotics competitions or summer camps; major in engineering or engineering technology.
  • Selected by: School of Engineering and Technology

LSSU Support Staff Endowed Award

  • Value: variable — non-renewable
  • Criteria: full-time student in good standing; minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA is required. Must be either the child or grandchild of a participating union employee or retiree or be sponsored by a participating employee. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need. Interested students must submit a biographical essay.
  • Selected by: recommendation by the LSSU Support Staff Award Committee

John Lehman Chemistry Scholarship

  • Value: variable — non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; preference given to student with demonstrated financial need if two or more applicants are judged to have equal potential; special application letter and essay required; if incoming freshman is not available, the award may be given to sophomores or juniors or to students who previously received the award.
  • Curriculum: chemistry or environmental chemistry
  • Selected by: recommendation of the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Louis Lukenda Family Endowment

  • Value: variable – non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; freshmen or new transfer student; graduate of an Ontario, Canada high school; preference to students with demonstrated financial need, such as OSAP; preference to applicants majoring in health care or education; preference to students participating in an LSSU athletic program.
  • Selected by: LSSU faculty selection committee

Dr. Louis and Mae Lukenda Scholarship

  • Value: $4,000 each – non-renewable
  • Criteria; merit based; freshmen or new transfer or current LSSU student; graduate of an Ontario, Canada high school; preference to students with demonstrated financial need, such as OSAP; preference to applicants majoring in health care or education; preference to students participating in an LSSU athletic program.

Masons of Michigan Bethel Lodge #358 Scholarship

  • Value: $500 or more – non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; resident of Michigan; 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; preference to students with financial need.

School of Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; based on high school GPA and ACT scores
  • Curriculum: computer and math science, or math secondary education

Robert J. McEnroe Science Award

  • Value: variable — non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; based on high school GPA and ACT scores.
  • Curriculum: biology preferred, chemistry or other sciences considered

Tony McLain Student Leadership Scholarship

  • Value: $1200 – non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; must have a minimum GPA of 3.25; must have graduated from one of the following high schools: Mason County Central High School, Thornapple Kellogg, Carsonville-Port Sanilac, Superior Central or Sault Area High School; must demonstrate leadership by participation in athletics, student council, community service; preference will be given to those with financial need.

Karen McLean Memorial Award

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: graduate of one of the following: Brimley Area Schools, De Tour Area Schools, Pickford Public Schools, Rudyard Area Schools, Sault Ste. Marie Area Public Schools, or Whitefish Township Community Schools; minimum 2.5 GPA; financial aid will be considered

Bill and Diana Munsell Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; graduate of a Chippewa, Luce or Mackinac County public high school; minimum 3.0 GPA; if no eligible candidate the scholarship may be awarded to current LSSU students who have earned at least 26 credits and meet all listed criteria.

James C. and Melissa H. Myers Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; selection based on high school GPA and ACT scores; minimum 3.0 GPA

Leslie O’Polka Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: need based; graduate of DeTour High School; may be granted to current LSSU student with at least 26 earned LSSU credits if a high school senior is not eligible

Chase and Stella Osborn Endowed Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; based on GPA and ACT scores

John D. Peacock Award

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; must have part-time employment while attending LSSU; minimum 2.0 GPA

Frank and Marion Pingatore Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; Sault Area High School graduate; based on GPA and ACT scores; may be granted to current LSSU students with at least 26 earned LSSU credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA, if a Sault Area High School graduate is not available.

Precision Edge Surgical Products Company Community Scholarship

  • Value: $2500 – renewable for sophomore year
  • Criteria: merit based; must be a graduate of a Chippewa County high school; preference given to graduates of Sault Area High School; must have financial need.

Kelsey Raffaele Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: variable – non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; minimum 3.0 GPA; new freshmen graduate from Sault Area High School; Preference to students who are members of the Business Professionals of America Organization (BPA); if no eligible candidate then a SAHS graduate majoring in computer science or any business program may be considered.
  • Selected by: Sault Area High School Academic Awards Committee

Ross N. Roe Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; must be enrolled at least half time (six or more credits); incoming freshmen students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA; continuing students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; applicants must also be a volunteer in regard to the I-500 Snowmobile Race or a member of the volunteer’s family
  • Selected by: recommendation of the I-500 Snowmobile Committee

Dr. Madan Saluja Endowed Scholarship

  • Value: variable – non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need- based; must be a member of the LSSU Track or Cross Country team with preference given to students pursuing a degree in a School of Business program
  • Curriculum: School of Business program
  • Selected by: a committee consisting of the LSSU Athletic Director, LSSU Track & Cross-Country Coaches and a member of the School of Business faculty

C.G. “Sandy” Sanderson Endowed Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; graduates of an Upper Peninsula high school; based on GPA and ACT scores

Sault/Loretto High School Scholarship

  • Value: $500 — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; graduates of Sault Area High School; selection is based on GPA and ACT scores; if a graduating senior is not available, the scholarship may be awarded to a current LSSU student who is a Sault Area High School graduate.

Dr. Kenneth J. Shouldice Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; enrolled at least half-time at the main campus or regional location; incoming freshmen must have a 3.0 or higher high school GPA; currently enrolled LSSU students with at least 26 earned LSSU credits and minimum 3.0 GPA

Charles Snyder Engineering & Technology Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; minimum 3.0 GPA and 22 ACT for freshmen or transfer.
  • Curriculum: engineering or engineering technology
  • Selected by: recommendation of the School of Engineering and Technology

Judson “Bucky” Swart Soo Lions Club Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; graduate of a Chippewa, Luce or Mackinac County high school
  • Note: If there is not an eligible candidate from Chippewa, Luce or Mackinac County, a candidate from the Eastern Upper Peninsula may be considered. In the event a graduating senior is not available for the scholarship, it may be awarded to a current LSSU student who is a graduate of a high school in Chippewa, Luce or Mackinac County
  • Curriculum: business and/or economics

Earl and Minnie Walker Endowment Scholarship

  • Value: variable — up to full tuition — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based

Izaak Walton League of America Lock City Chapter Endowed Scholarship

  • Value: variable — non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; graduate of Sault Area High School; minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Curriculum: fisheries and wildlife management

William “Bud” and Gretchen Weber Scholarship

  • Value: $500 — non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; preference given to those with demonstrated volunteerism who graduated from Sault Area High School

Lottie, Florence and Dorothy Weinreich Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: $1000 — renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; preference given to graduates of an EUP high school

Harold Weiss Memorial Scholarship

  • Value: variable — renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; minimum high school 3.0 GPA; Michigan resident
  • Curriculum: criminal justice

Eugene Welch Endowment Scholarship

  • Value: variable — up to full tuition and books; renewable
  • Criteria: merit and need based; must be a resident of Michigan

W. Gordon and Adela J. Wilman Scholarship

  • Value: $1,000 — non-renewable
  • Criteria: merit based; must be a graduate of Sault Area High School; if there are no eligible SAHS candidates, a student who is a graduate from a Chippewa County high school may be considered
  • Curriculum: education

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