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John Weir (Sault Police Department) Memorial Scholarship
Established in recognition of John Weir, a police officer who served with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department for nineteen years. On September 23, 1990, Mr. Weir responded to a call that involved a man threatening others with a knife and was stabbed resulting in injuries that left him in a coma for several months. After coming out of the coma, Detective Weir remained partially paralyzed until his death on November 7, 2004. The Sault Police Department established a golf outing fundraiser to assist the family with their expenses while caring for Detective Weir and now wish to honor his memory. Successful candidates must be a graduate from the LSSU Criminal Justice Program and a current MCOLES academy cadet who has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrates outstanding citizenship. Preference may be given to candidates who are the first to attend a university in their family.

Harold Weiss Memorial Scholarship
Harold Weiss was a retired member of the Michigan State Police where he served as a trooper, fire marshal officer, and detective. He served at various posts throughout Michigan, with his final post being St. Ignace. Harold was very supportive of LSSU and several of his children and grandchildren attended the University. Recipients must be a criminal justice major from Michigan who have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.