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Timothy A. Farmer Science Scholarship
Dr. Timothy A. Farmer established this scholarship in 2012 to benefit students majoring in one of the physical sciences programs at Lake Superior State University. A 1979 LSSU graduate, Dr. Farmer went on to earn Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the Ohio State University. His career was spent in higher education, holding faculty positions at University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Missouri-St. Louis. In 2010, Dr. Farmer received the LSSU Kenneth J. Shouldice Award that honors alumni for their personal and professional achievements. Successful candidates must be a student of at least sophomore status majoring in Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science or Geology with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Norma & Weldon Fritch Memorial Scholarship
This named scholarship is established by Dr. Todd G. Fritch (’93) and his wife Jennifer to honor Todd’s grandparents, Norma and Weldon, for their loving guidance and financial support while he attended college at LSSU. Although neither attended college, both recognized the importance of education and instilled at an early age a commitment toward earning a college degree. Having visited LSSU many times, both Norma and Weldon were strongly supportive and appreciative of the personalized learning environment provided by the University. This scholarship benefits a LSSU geology or natural science major with at least 56 LSSU credits and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

LSSU Geology Club Scholarship
Founded in 1946 by Professor Emeritus C. Ernest Kemp, the Geology Club is considered one of the oldest established clubs at the University. The club's purpose is to foster personal and professional growth through geology-related activities. Established in 1982, the scholarship is funded by proceeds from the sale of a geology lab manual written by Professor Lew Brown and LSSU geology students.

John Kalesky Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Elizabeth Kalesky in memory of her son, John Kalesky, a 1985 LSSU geology alumnus. In 1987, he was a recipient of the prestigious American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation Grant-in-aid for pursuit of graduate studies. Only 74 such grants were awarded nationwide. John was a very creative thinker, highly inquisitive, and always aggressively wanting action and results. He worked hard and took his coursework very seriously and he also enjoyed life to the fullest. At the time of his death in 1989, he was employed with Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas. Awarded to an entering freshman majoring in geology, the recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher with selection based on ACT score and class rank.

C. Ernest Kemp Endowed Scholarship
C. Ernest Kemp was one of the original instructors of the Sault Branch of Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1946. The world-renowned geologist was the recipient of LSSU’s Distinguished Citizen Award in 1981, the first and only full-time faculty member to be selected for the award. He retired in 1980 and was awarded dean emeritus status, but continued teaching at LSSU until 1993. This scholarship is awarded to a high school senior admitted to the geology program. The recipient is selected based on high school grades, ACT score and class rank.

John Lehman Chemistry Scholarship
The named scholarship is established by John Lehman to benefit qualified students entering into Chemistry or Environmental Chemistry baccalaureate degree programs at LSSU. Professor Lehman was a long-time faculty member who taught at Lake State from 1966 until his retirement in 2001.