Rebecca (Becca) Arms (1985-2009) was a life long resident of Michigan. She selected Lake Superior State University and fell in love with the college and the town. She was very active with campus life and a committed and involved member of the Sigma Lambda Sigma Sorority. Becca was a huge fan of Laker Hockey and a big advocate for Lake State and the values the University holds dear. She received her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in History in 2008.
Becca was an avid traveler and people-lover. She had been to Europe several times. She related well with others, no matter their age. Becca’s passion was teaching and working with children; helping them reach full potential. Unfortunately, at the age of 23, her time was cut short before she was able to have a classroom of her own. This scholarship is Rebecca Arms’ legacy to Lake Superior State University and its students.
Successful candidates must be a student with at least 26 LSSU credits and a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is majoring in the Early Childhood or Elementary Education program. Preference will be given to students who are members of the Sigma Lambda Sigma sorority.
This scholarship was established in 2000 in memory of Daune Weiss, a prominent Gaylord businesswoman who was tragically killed in a plane crash in October 2000. Just prior to her death, Daune was appointed to the LSSU Foundation Board of Directors. She was instrumental in establishing the Lake State Classic Golf Tournament and had contributed greatly to its planning and success. This scholarship gives preference to students from Otsego and Mackinac counties majoring in Elementary/Secondary Education or Business who has earned at least 26 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
This scholarship was established by Gordon Wilman to honor his wife, Adela’s wish to help students pursue a college education. Adela and her husband were married for 61 years before her death in July 2007. One of Gordon and Adela’s proudest moments was to see their granddaughter, Julie Suggitt graduate from Lake Superior State University in May 2007. Their daughter, Kimberly and grandson, David Suggitt also attended Lake State. This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman pursuing a degree in Education with a GPA of 3.0 or higher with preference to Sault Area High School graduates.
Lake Superior State University Foundation
650 W. Easterday Ave
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783