Leah Marie Bollin Memorial Award Application
Leah Bollin, a Lake Superior State University student and member of Alpha Kappa chi sorority, was killed in an automobile accident in August 2001 shortly before attaining her goal of a baccalaureate degree. Her parents, William and Sharon Bollin of Farmington Hills, Michigan chose to memorialize their daughter in 2002 by starting the Leah Marie Bollin Memorial Award, an endowment to benefit an LSSU student who has epilepsy or a similar seizure disorder.
Leah dealt with epilepsy, a Neurological condition resulting in seizures, yet she never let it hold her back from anything she wanted to do. She made sure that people knew she had epilepsy and that she was accepted or rejected on those terms. The way she led her life was both inspirational and educational to all those around her as she fought to foster understanding about her condition and the learning disabilities that many times accompany it.
Students with epilepsy or other seizure disorders (including Multiple sclerosis, Cerebral palsy, Muscular dystrophy, and Parkinson’ disease) will be considered for this award. Up to two - $2,000 scholarships awards are given each year to LSSU students to help with educational costs and move on with their lives despite a potentially debilitating physical condition. Student must be registered/certified by LSSU Learning Center - Disablity Services. This is a non-renewable award, however, past recipients are encouraged to apply each year. The application submission deadline is June 30.
Applicants must be admitted to Lake Superior State University by April 1 of the current academic year. They must complete a questionnaire and provide the LSSU Foundation with three letters of recommendation from teachers, clergy, counselors or leaders of the community. Financial need is a consideration. Candidates must carry a minimum GPA of 2.0.
The deadline for this applications is: Tuesday, June 30, 2014.