Biological Sciences Scholarships
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Marian and Raymond Chelberg Outstanding Science/Athlete Scholarship Fund
|Professor 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. In 1959, Michigan Technological University named him Teacher of the Year. He wrote a "Workbook for First Year College Chemistry" that was used throughout the United States. 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 grade point average of 3.0 or higher, who demonstrates leadership abilities and contributes significantly to the success of the athletic team on which he or she is a letter-winner.|
Dr. Kevin & Pamela Cooper Professional Scholarship
|Dr. Kevin and Pamela Cooper are both natives of Sault Ste. Marie. Son of Laker legend Ronald “Bud” Cooper, Kevin grew up on the LSSU campus. He attended LSSU earning his B.S. and graduating Suma Cum Laude in 1979. In 1983, Kevin earned his dental degree at the University of Michigan. While at U of M, he was named the Outstanding Student in Periodontics in 1979 and was the recipient of the National Health Services Scholarship at the University of Michigan Dental School. |
Kevin served as the first president of LSSU’s renewed Alumni Association from 1994-1995. In 1995, he received the Outstanding Alumnus Award at Lake Superior State University. This award honors personal and professional accomplishments and involvement with LSSU and is the highest honor the Association presents. Pam also attended LSSU earning her Associates Degree and graduating Cum Laude in 1979. She graduated with a BA in dental hygiene from the University of Michigan in 1983. She is a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene National Honor Society.
In 1986, Kevin and Pam returned to Sault Ste. Marie and set up a private dental practice. They have two sons, Craig and Brian. The Coopers are very involved with the local community and are strong supporters of Lake Superior State University. Successful candidates must have earned at least 26 LSSU credits and is enrolled in the LSSU pre-dentistry program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher with preference given to students who are graduates of a Michigan Upper Peninsula high school. If there is no eligible pre-dentistry student, preference will be given to a student majoring in pre-medicine or in a biological sciences program.
Michael Della-Moretta Memorial Scholarship
|This 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.|
Dr. Arthur E. Duwe Memorial Scholarship
|Professor Emeritus Arthur Duwe joined the LSSU faculty in 1968 as an Associate Professor of Biology-Chemistry. Although he was eligible for retirement in 1988, he chose part-time teaching over full-time retirement and continued teaching at Lake State until his death in 1991. One of his teaching associates described Professor Duwe as a man who had a heart of gold. He was a fascinating lecturer and a demanding teacher. Even though students may not have liked his tests, they loved his lectures. He placed particular emphasis on senior research projects to help the students get organized and prepare their projects to the best of their ability. The Duwe Scholarship is awarded to a senior clinical laboratory science, biology, fisheries and wildlife, or environmental science student for his/her year of internship.|
William R. Gregory Scholarship
|This scholarship was established in honor of William R. Gregory, former president of Edison Sault Electric Company. He has served as a member of the LSSU Board of Trustees and the LSSU Foundation Board. He received LSSU's Distinguished Citizen Award in 1986. Former 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 GPA of 3.0 or higher.|
Wendy J Sak Memorial Fisheries & Wildlife Award
|This named annual scholarship was established to honor the memory of LSSU alumna Wendy Sak, who was killed at the age of 35 as a result of a tragic auto accident in May 2012. |
Wendy was a Burton, Michigan native, graduating as co-valedictorian from Atherton High School in 1994. In 1998, she graduated from LSSU cum laude, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Fisheries & Wildlife Management with a minor in Law Enforcement. At the time of her death, Wendy was a major account executive for Charter Business. She was extremely proud of working with her Charter A-Team and won many awards for excellence in sales.
While earning her degree at LSSU, Wendy was an integral part in the formation of the LSSU Fisheries & Wildlife Club. She served as a club officer and was very active in Club events. The LSSU Fisheries & Wildlife Club is now a multiple award-winning student organization.
She was instrumental in reorganizing and revitalizing the Grand Traverse Area Sport Fishing Association. Under Wendy’s active involvement, the organization grew from 100 to 500 members and greatly expanded the number of events it hosts to promote sustainability of the natural resources within the Grand Traverse community area.
Wendy was an avid outdoorswoman who loved hunting and fishing with family and friends. She had a great sense of humor and was known for her dynamic and outgoing personality. Wendy will be forever remembered as having a love for life, love for her family and friends, and love for her University – Lake Superior State University.
Successful candidates must be a full time student of at least sophomore status with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and an active LSSU Fisheries & Wildlife Club member. Selection is based on the recommendation by the biological science faculty
Edward and Jill Smith Scholarship
|Edward Smith is a physician who has been practicing in St. Ignace, Michigan since 1986. He is a Lake Superior State alumnus who received his MD Degree from Michigan State University and completed a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Currently he provides care for patients with cancer and blood disorders in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula. Jill is a registered nurse and a graduate of Grand Rapids Junior College. She is an Oncology Nurse at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace, Michigan. The Edward and Jill Smith Scholarship is awarded to a student who is enrolled in a LSSU pre-med concentration program with at least 56 LSSU credits and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.|