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Bud Clarke I-500 Parking Committee LPN Award
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This scholarship was established by the I-500 Parking Committee where proceeds are derived from parking fees collected at the annual I-500 snowmobile race held the first Saturday in February in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It is the collaborative efforts of this volunteer committee and its members that contribute to the success of the I-500 race. The award benefits a LPN nursing student entering into their third semester of learning who demonstrates a dedication to working in the nursing field. Selection is made by the LSSU Nursing Faculty. In 2012 the I-500 Parking Committee changed the award’s name to honor long-time I-500 Committee chair, Gordon (Bud) Clarke, who passed away in 2011.

Cunningham Nursing Scholarship
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This named scholarship was established in 2002 by Barbara (Cunningham ’79) and Chuck (’77) Cliff to honor Barbara’s mother, Margie Cunningham, who graduated from nursing school in 1945. Margie was the inspiration for Barbara to pursue a career in nursing. Barbara attended the LSSU Nursing program from 1976-79. This scholarship is to benefit a nursing student of sophomore or junior status who demonstrates a passion and dedication to working in a nursing field.

Vivian Day Nursing Scholarship
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Maurice and Vivian Day, former residents of Sault Ste. Marie and strong supporters of Lake Superior State University, established the Vivian M. Day Endowed Nursing Scholarship in 1995. Named in honor of Mrs. Day, a longtime registered nurse, this scholarship is awarded to a nursing student of sophomore status with a grade point average of 3.0 or better and who has demonstrated leadership and dedication to the nursing profession.

Tempie Dubow Memorial Scholarship
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This scholarship was established in memory of Tempie Dubow, a 1973 LSSU nursing graduate who trained at hospitals in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. At the time of her death, she was on the nursing staff of Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Tempie exemplified the spirit of nursing. "She chose nursing because she loved to help people and her very presence made patients feel better," said Margaret Pieper, former director of nursing training at LSSU. "She possessed a spirit and enthusiasm that was an inspiration to all of her classmates." Selection is based on a demonstrated commitment to nursing, academic achievement and potential for leadership.

Alana Eitrem Memorial Endowed Fund
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Family and friends established this award in memory of Alana "Chicky" Eitrem, an LSSU nursing student from 1984-86. She was a second-year pre-nursing student who was tragically killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in 1986. Mary Jo Meehan, LSSU professor, described Alana as a "personable young woman. She made a lasting impression on all who knew her. She chose a career in nursing so that she could help others. Her kindness came through in everything she did." The scholarship recipient is recommended by the LSSU nursing faculty. Successful candidates must be a graduate of a Chippewa County high school and possess the same characteristic qualities as Alana.

Donald and Catherine Finlayson Nursing Scholarship
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Dr. Donald Finlayson and his wife, Catherine established this endowed scholarship in the fall of 1997 to enhance financial support for nursing students at Lake State. Dr. Finlayson practiced medicine in Sault Ste. Marie from 1946-1982 and was the LSSU Physician from 1946-1978. Two of their children attended Lake State - one in pre-nursing and one in pre-physical therapy. Having always been impressed with the LSSU nursing program, the Finlayson's formed the endowment through a charitable remainder trust. Successful candidates must be a sophomore with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better and has demonstrated the necessity of empathy with patients.

Hospice of the EUP Scholarship
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This annual scholarship was established to benefit a senior nursing student who is interested in Hospice and its focus areas. The recipient is selected by the LSSU Nursing Faculty and must commit 40 volunteer hours. Hospice of the EUP is a non-profit organization formed in 1983. The first Medicare certified program in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Hospice of the EUP provides patient care programs - hospice (care for the terminally ill and Bridging (care for the chronically ill). Other services provided are volunteers, coordination of bereavement services, spiritual programming, medical supplies, education and literature.

Dixie Stanley Light and Morton Light Nursing Growth Scholarship
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Dixie Light came to LSSU in 1974 as an instructor, shortly thereafter helping create Lake State's BSN program. She developed the Wellness CARE Center, which now serves the campus and public. Light was the Wellness CARE director until 1990, all the while continuing her teaching responsibilities as an associate professor in nursing and developer of courses in trans-cultural nursing and applied gerontology. In addition, she helped establish nursing classes through LSSU's regional centers, hoping to entice working nurses into completing a BSN.

Mr. Morton Light was a school psychologist in the Sault Area Public Schools for a number of years and is a strong supporter of the nursing field. Their son, Daniel graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1988. In 1990 the Light family moved to Houston, Alaska to open a health clinic and continued to provide medical care and treatment to the people of the Houston community until her death at the age of 81 in August 2011. Successful candidates must be a registered nurse from Michigan or Ontario, Canada who is admitted to the LSSU baccalaureate nursing post-licensure track OR a non-traditional student who has earned a college degree but now chooses to pursue a BSN degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Mackinac Straits Oncology Scholarship
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Mackinac Straits Health System of St. Ignace, Michigan established this scholarship to acknowledge and support LSSU nursing students during their clinical education. Dr. Ed Smith '78 and the Oncology staff believe in the importance of educating young nurses to provide the care, and through their scholarship, promote an interest for oncology nursing. Successful candidates must be a senior in the LSSU baccalaureate nursing program with an interest in oncology nursing and has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The recipient is recommended by the LSSU Nursing faculty.

Nancy Miller and Russell Pattison Nursing Scholarship
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Russell Pattison established this scholarship as an expression of his appreciation to healthcare provider, Nancy Miller, for her friendship and healthcare services. This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore nursing student who has demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in the public healthcare sector and has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Patrick and MaryAnne P. Shannon Nursing Scholarship
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Drs. Patrick and MaryAnne P. Shannon have provided scholarships to students at LSSU since 1983 in recognition to the scholarship donors who provided them financial assistance to earn their undergraduate degrees. MaryAnne is an advanced practice nurse in geriatrics who earned her PhD from MSU. She was awarded LSSU faculty emeritus status upon her retirement in 2012. Patrick is a practicing attorney who earned his law degree from U of D, and his EdD from CMU. He is presently the Director of Charter Schools at Bay Mills Community College. This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior nursing student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students interested in geriatrics.

TenEyck-Gulliver Nursing Scholarship
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The named scholarship is established by Richard and Marjorie Gulliver. Marjorie (nee:TenEyck) Gulliver was born and grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She received a scholarship to MCM & T – Soo Branch 1948-49, a two year college that is now Lake Superior State University. Marjorie is a graduate of the Edward W. Sparrow Hospital School of Nursing in Lansing and is married to Richard Gulliver. Their son, Richard (Rick) Stuart Gulliver attended LSSU just prior to his death from a brain tumor in 1980. This scholarship is established in memory of their son, Rick, and in appreciation of Marjorie’s career as an RN as well as their family’s loyalty to the University and community. Recipients must be a Michigan resident who is a nursing major with at least 26 credits and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Lisa Tetzlaff and Sherry Brooks Nursing & Accounting Scholarship
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This scholarship is named after Sherry Brooks and her daughter, Lisa Tetzlaff. Sherry Brooks, CPA graduated from LSSU with a bachelor’s of accounting and an MBA. Sherry is currently the Vice President for Finance of Lake Superior State University/Treasurer of the LSSU Foundation and past assistant professor of accounting. She is a past president of the LSSU Alumni Association Board of Directors and has served on various committees for the Alumni Association and LSSU Foundation. Lisa Tetzlaff, RN graduated from LSSU with a bachelor’s degree of nursing. She worked as an emergency room nurse at War Memorial Hospital before continuing her education at the University of Delaware to obtain a MSN/NP. This named scholarship is to honor her extraordinary accomplishments and to recognize the generosity of the scholarship donors who provided her financial assistance. Lisa was a recipient of the May Mitchell Royal Foundation Nursing Scholarship in her junior year at LSSU and the Jeanne K. Buxbaum Graduate Nursing Student Assistantship at the University of Delaware. Successful candidates must be a student of junior status who has earned at least 56 LSSU credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 majoring in the LSSU nursing or accounting program. Financial need may be a consideration.

War Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Nursing Scholarship
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This scholarship was established and funded by the War Memorial Hospital medical staff to assist eligible students enrolled in the nursing program. Eligible students must be college sophomores or juniors enrolled in the BSN or BSN completion program as full- or part-time students. Recipients must be from the tri-county area, demonstrate financial need and carry a GPA of 3.0 or higher

War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
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The Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship was established in 1998 to benefit a nursing student who demonstrates community leadership and a dedication to working in a medical or nursing field. The origin of the War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary dates back to a small group formed in 1903. Beginning with these six members, the auxiliary has become a dynamic arm of the hospital, numbering approximately 250 members and performing many functions that aid patients and employees. Along with providing its many services, the auxiliary formed a Remembrance Fund in 1950 for the purpose of giving interest-free loans to deserving students in the nursing and medical fields. The entire source of income is from memorials and loan repayments. Successful candidates must be a graduate of a Chippewa County high school and U. S. Citizen who is of sophomore or junior status with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

War Memorial Hospital Nursing Intern Scholarship
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This scholarship was established by War Memorial Hospital in recognition of an outstanding LSSU nursing student who has successfully completed a summer internship at the Hospital. Successful candidates shall be a junior or senior nursing student with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient is selected by a committee consisting of directors and staff from War Memorial Hospital and the LSSU Nursing faculty.

Waybrant Family LPN Scholarship
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Clifford “Rube” Waybrant of Pickford, Michigan established this scholarship in recognition of the quality of care his wife, Bernice, received in the Long Term Care Unit of War Memorial Hospital. Successful candidates must be a full-time nursing student enrolled in the LPN program who is a graduate of a Chippewa, Mackinaw or Luce County High School (Michigan) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is made by the LSSU Nursing faculty.
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