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Deadline is March 3 for scholarship that promotes volunteerism at I-500

Posted: February 24th, 2013

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Time is running out for students to sign up for a scholarship at Lake Superior State University that rewards students who volunteer for the Sault's famous International 500 Snowmobile Race.

LSSU's Financial Aid Office is seeking qualified recipients for the Ross N. Roe Scholarship, now being offered to students with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher who must have volunteered for the I-500 Snowmobile Race or have a family member who has volunteered. Two $1000 renewable scholarships are available to students who apply for the 2013-2014 academic year by March 3.

Ross N. Roe is a former Sault Ste. Marie businessman who established the scholarship through a gift to LSSU. Roe came up with the idea of a 500-mile snowmobile race in 1969 to boost tourism and the race continues to this day on the first Saturday in February, bringing thousands of snowmobile enthusiasts to Sault Ste. Marie.

The I-500 committee seeks scholarship recipients throughout the year. Students may also apply through LSSU's Financial Aid Office

On the application, students must list the I-500 volunteer's name and brief job description of volunteer tasks in the most recent race. The information will be verified by the I-500 Race Committee. The top two students who meet the criteria will be awarded the scholarships.

For more information about the scholarship, please contact LSSU Financial Aid Director Deborah Faust at 906-635-2677 or -LSSU-

CONTACT: Tom Pink, 906-635-2315,; John Shibley, 635-2314,; Deb Faust, LSSU Financial Aid, 635-2678