Gilbert Gleason Fisheries and Wildlife Scholarship
Professor Emeritus Gilbert Gleason taught and advised in the Biological Science Department for 28 years. The first teacher of biology at Michigan College of Mining & Technology – Sault Branch, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Natural Wildlife History Museum located in Crawford Hall of LSSU. His life was devoted to his students and his love for the outdoors. It was his wish to provide assistance to those with the appreciation for the outdoor environment. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed two years or 56 credits in the fisheries and wildlife program with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
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 grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Izaak Walton Lock City Chapter Scholarship
This scholarship was established to ensure the mission of the Izaak Walton League “to save outdoor America for future generations.” Named after Izaak Walton, the 17th century English angler-conservationist who wrote the literary classic “The Compleat Angler” which serves as a constant reminder of their mission. Today the League’s 50,000 members fight to protect the nation’s soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife. During the 1960s and 1970s the League launched the Save Our Streams program and broke the political ground necessary for passage of the landmark 1972 Clean Water Act. The scholarship recipient must be a Sault High graduate majoring in the fisheries and wildlife management program with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
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.
Hiawatha Sportsman's Club Fisheries & Wildlife Scholarship
The Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club was organized in 1927 by a group of people who were interested in establishing an area of land to serve as a vacation center that would appeal to people of all walks of life. Members of the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club enjoy 35,000 acres of wilderness located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that is rich in history, hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking and more. Successful candidates must be a student of at least sophomore status majoring in Fisheries & Wildlife with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to high school graduates of Engadine or Newberry High School and to those who have participated in the HSC fish & wildlife study field trip.
Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited Fisheries Scholarship
Since its founding in 1975 by three avid fly-fishermen, the Headwaters Chapter has grown to encompass five northeast Lower Michigan counties, including Otsego, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Alpena, and Montmorency. Besides fostering conservation efforts and fishing, the chapter offers youth fly casting workshops and a newsletter for area enthusiasts. Trout Unlimited’s national mission is to conserve, protect, and restore watersheds that support wild trout and salmon. The Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited Fisheries Scholarship will provide financial assistance to senior students majoring in the program, with a focus on fisheries. Candidates must be full time with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a resident of Michigan. Preference is given to students who are from the Headwaters Chapter area. Selection is made by the LSSU’s Biological Sciences faculty.
The Flint Steelheaders Foundation
This year, LSSU Fisheries and Wildlife Management students were awarded all three scholarships! The recipients were Jesse Comben, Brianne Lunn, and Ben Turschak.
The Flint Steelheaders Foundation offers a Scholarship Program (min. award $1,500) to students who are majoring in an area of fresh water marine biology, law enforcement (regarding conservation),or water pollution and water quality at a Michigan college or university.
Janice Fenske Memorial Award for Outstanding Students
Four Fisheries Science students at Lake Superior State University recently received the Janice Fenske Memorial Award for Outstanding Students during the 2006 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference held in Omaha, Neb. From left to right are Bryan Engelbert of Bruce Crossing, Mich.; Eric G.W. Smith of Sault Ste Marie, Ont.; Kandi Schnurer of Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.; and Bill Keiper of Pickford. The national award is tribute to a Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ fisheries biologist who died in 2005.
The four were selected based on academic ability and scholarly achievements. They displayed what a selection committee with the American Fisheries Society considers to be an enthusiasm to protect fisheries and wildlife resources through management activities, as well as a motivation to teach others.