Gerald and Phyllis Ilsley Scholarship Fund #664
To provide annual scholarship awards to a graduating senior, returning student or a non-traditional student who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to those who are pursuing a course of study in the skilled trades or office professions.
From the fundholder:
Gerald and Phyllis (Christiansen) Ilsley were natives of Alpena, Michigan, coming to Midland in 1956 when Jerry was hired as a machinist at Dow Chemical. After their children were in junior high school, Phyllis worked in the office at Trinity Lutheran Church. Upon completion of their careers, they retired to Port Charlotte, Florida and Aiken, South Carolina. This scholarship recognizes their belief that Midland was “home” and hopefully allows individuals to obtain the necessary skills to allow them to enjoy a comfortable life.