Scholarships for Education Majors

Elder/Civitan Scholarship Endowment Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a college student who has some handicap or disability, or who will be studying to work with disabled individuals.

John M. Hoy/Arline Kroeger Endowed Scholarship Fund ($750)

Provides an annual scholarship award to assist a student in completing a degree program in either music education, history or early childhood education.  Student should be pursuing a teaching degree and should be in either junior or senior year of college.

James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Endowed Art Scholarship Fund ($1,500)

Provides an annual scholarship to a graduating senior art student(s) in the Midland Public School system who will pursue an education in the visual arts, art education or design (including but not limited to interior, fashion or graphic design) degree at an institution of higher education.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be active in the community.  Grade point average is not a consideration for this scholarship.  Selection will be based on the application and a portfolio of art and/or design work.

Della Keyworth Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduate of H.H Dow High School who is pursuing a teaching degree with a preference to those majoring in math education.  The applicant must be active in their community, school, or church; working with children or teens in a volunteer capacity is preferred but not required.

John C. Eckhold III Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a resident of Midland County who is either a graduating senior or current college student.  The successful recipient would demonstrate financial need, and would show how he/she is overcoming or has overcome a personal or family difficulty.  The successful recipient would also demonstrate a recent commitment to achieving academic success and would be driven to the pursuit of a service-oriented career, such as health/nursing/medicine, education, etc.

Harold and Francine Heinze Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to an individual graduating from a Midland County High School in the year of the award, or a previous recipient of the award. The preference will be given to those pursuing a degree in teaching, and the applicant must show financial need.

Barbara M. Burdon Memorial Educational Endowment Fund ($1,500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Bullock Creek High School senior who is pursuing a degree in secondary education.

Betty Thompson-Shuler Endowed Scholarship Fund ($200)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior from Meridian High School who is pursuing a teaching degree in English, a general teaching degree or a degree with a major in English.  A preference will be given to a student pursuing a teaching degree in English.

Carey Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($750)

Provides an annual scholarship to a Midland County resident who is graduating from a Midland County Public High School or to a Midland County public high school graduate who is now attending a college or university.  Previous recipients are welcome to reapply.  Preference will be for Meridian High School graduating seniors or graduates who are studying business, environmental science or education.

W. Herman Gieseler Endowed Scholarship Fund for Chippewa Hills High School ($3,000)

Provides an annual scholarship(s) award to a Chippewa Hills High School (located in Remus, Michigan) graduate who is pursuing a degree in Skilled or Advanced Technical Trades Education and Training which includes but is not limited to welding, engineering, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, automotive service technology or mechanical or electrical engineering or someone pursuing an education in teaching in any of these fields.

Colic Pearcy Malek Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award for a senior at any Midland County high school or a graduate of any Midland County high school who will be or is attending Central Michigan University and is majoring in education.  Preference will be given to Bullock Creek High School graduating seniors or graduates.

Ashley Sue Adan Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund for Special Education ($750)

Provides a scholarship award to Midland County residents who meet the following criteria: a) special education paraprofessionals or Para-educators pursuing a teaching degree in Special Education, or b) graduating high school seniors, college or graduate students pursuing a teaching degree in Special Education.  Preference will first be given to paraprofessionals or Para-educators or to other individuals who have demonstrated the compassion and commitment required to work with and help Special Education students.  Previous recipients may reapply.

Turner Alfrey, Jr. Scholarship Fund ($1,500)

Provides an annual, nonrenewable grant to a student demonstrating a career interest in research or teaching in the fields of science or engineering.

Gwendolyn M. Bagley Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to residents of Midland and/or Gladwin Counties who are either current college students or graduating seniors from public high schools within the two counties.  Applicants should be planning a career in teaching in the health/physical education area or a career in nursing.

Deborah Lynn Hawkins Special Educator Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

Provides a scholarship award to Midland or Gladwin County residents who meet one of the following criteria: a) college students who are pursuing degrees in Special Education, or b) college students who are pursuing degrees in Occupational, Physical or Speech Therapy but only if their main interest area is working with special education students.  Preference will be for the former.

Don Irish Memorial Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual non-renewable scholarship to a graduate of a Midland County high school who has been accepted into an accredited college to prepare for teaching, research, or industrial applications of biology, ecology, biochemistry, wildlife management, or forestry.

Sharon F. Kalina Scholarship Endowment for Special Services Graduates ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award for graduating Midland Public Schools high school seniors or those who have graduated from the following programs: Learning Disabled (LD), Emotionally Impaired (EI), Educable Mentally Impaired (EMI), Physically or Otherwise Health Impaired (POHI), Speech.  The award would be used mainly for tuition, but may also support books, fees, and supplies.

Sue "Dominowski" Schindler Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual, one-time scholarship award to a graduating senior from a Midland County public high school.  Preference will be for those graduating from Bullock Creek High School.  The recipient must have declared and demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in teaching.

Edith Irene (Stinchcombe) Gieseler Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduate of Midland Public Schools who is pursuing an education in horticulture, floriculture or floral design, or early childhood education.

Robert and Barbara Stoppert Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a junior or senior in college who has been admitted to a College of Education and plans to become an educator.  Successful applicants will have graduated from a Midland County high school and will have a positive record of community service and/orextra curricular activities.  Previous recipients of the scholarships are encouraged to reapply.

Alice B. and Earl E. Ziegler Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

Assists with the cost of tuition, books and fees for college students in preparation for a career in early childhood education.

Matthew J. Reinke Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

To provide an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior at Harrison Community Schools who has achieved a 3.0 grade point average or better and plans a career in teaching at the elementary or secondary level.  If there is no qualifying applicant in this curriculum then the field of education is open.  The recipient must have participated and lettered in at least one varsity sport.  The scholarship application must include a letter of recommendation from a varsity coach which testifies to the applicant's traits of good character and sportsmanship following Matt's philosophy, "the only thing worse than losing is quitting".

Kinne-Millard Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund for Gladwin High School ($1,000)

To provide a annual scholarship award in memory of Gladys Kinne, Margaret Millard and Rosalie Kinne-Millard to a graduate of Gladwin High School who achieved a 3.0 grade point average or better and displays a financial need and is attending a state supported Michigan college or university.  The recipient must display leadership qualities by having volunteered at Gladwin High School, in the Gladwin community or in their church.  If applicants have equivalent qualifications, preference shall be given to any such applicant who is pursuing a degree in education.