Steven & Kathleen Dolan Endowed Scholarship Fund #650
To provide an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of a Midland County high school who is pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, math, healthcare, or arts at an accredited four year college or university. The applicant must have a 3.5 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. The essay for this scholarship should state the student’s personal and career goals as well as a description of school and community activities in which the student has participated.
From the fundholder:
Steven Dolan, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Purdue University in 1971 with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering, and completed his master of science in chemical engineering in 1973 at Purdue. He also served in the Michigan National Guard. In 1988, Steve completed the Program for management Development at Harvard Business School.
In 1973, he and Kathy moved to Midland, where he joined The Dow Corning Corporation as a Process Engineer. Steve worked for 27 years at Dow Corning in a progression of leadership and executive roles, including Site manager of Dow Corning’s Barry, Wales site, USA Vice President and General Manager of the Advance materials Group, and the Global Director of Transportation, Energy, and Fabrication Industries. Through Dow Corning, Steve and his family enjoyed three years in Wales. Steve built and enjoyed many rewarding professional relationships.
Steve developed passions for sailing, biking, golf, woodworking, investing and community-building. He was a tireless and generous volunteer for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, the Alliance for Paired Donation, Creative 360 Artshop, and The Arc of Midland.
A man of integrity and honesty, with a keen mind, he was always ready to help think through and solve a problem. He strived to learn something new every day.
Having endless discussions with family or friends on a variety of topics was a great pleasure for him and for them. In his memory, his family establish the scholarship for students interested in engineering, technology, mathematics, science, including healthcare, and art. These fields of study reflect the passions and interests of the entire family.