Scholarships for STEM Fields

Grace Yu-Sheng Lo Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior from Midland High School and/or Dow High School who is pursuing a degree in science or engineering.  A preference will be given to a female student.

Robert W. Cermak Engineering Scholarship ($2,500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to an engineering student to assist him/her in pursuing higher education.  The student is to be enrolled in an accredited school of engineering and have successfully completed at least two years of studies in an engineering curriculum.  To be used for undergraduate studies only.

Dr. Albert A. and Caroline Gunkler Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to students who are/have graduated from a Midland County high school who are majoring in math, science, or engineering at an accredited university with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.  All things being equal financial need will be the deciding factor.  Preference will be given to students entering their college junior and senior years, or past recipients provided they are still majoring in the field of study described above and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Jim Malek Saginaw Valley State University STEM Endowed Scholarship ($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 Saginaw Valley State University and is majoring in a STEM-related field of study (science, technology, engineering or mathematics).

Bernie Meister Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduate of a Midland County high school who is pursuing an education in a science or engineering field and who has completed at least one year of education at a college or university in one of these fields.  A preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, or biochemistry.

George E. Olson Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland or Gladwin County resident.  Successful applicants would be college juniors, seniors, or grad students at the time of the award, and would be majoring in an earth science related field.  Majors such as meteorology, geology, hedrology, ecology, forestry, etc. would be considered.  The main criteria for selection will be academic achievement, with financial need considered to a lesser degree.

Rupprecht Family Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland County or Dow College Opportunity Program graduate who is currently a junior or senior-level college student pursuing a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) related field of study.  Preference should be given to graduates of the Dow College Opportunity Program at West Midland Family Center, grade point will be taken into consideration in the selection process and scholarship recipients may reapply.

Richard E. Woodward Family Endowed Engineering Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a resident of Midland or Gladwin County that has completed at least two years of college, pursuing a bachelor's or graduate degree in engineering; including but not limited to chemical, mechanical, industrial or electrical engineering.  The applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated ambition and leadership in the field of engineering through involvement in extra-curricular activities, work experience, or community service.  One reference must be from a college instructor or professor.

Christian T. and Margaret R. Goralski Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship to students who are graduating or have graduated from a Midland County High School.  Applicants will be majoring in science, engineering, mathematics, or accounting at an accredited college or university and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better.  The applicant must have achieved a 3.0 GPA in high school, be active in the community and their church, and demonstrate financial need.  While all criteria must be met, financial need should be a strong priority.  Previous recipients may reapply if they are full time students who are majoring in the above fields of study and have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA.

Steven and Kathleen Dolan Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

Provides 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.

Eric B. Schaper Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduate of Midland Public Schools who is studying engineering and has maintained a 3.0 grade point average.

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.

Jim Malek Michigan State University Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award for a Midland High School senior or a Midland High School graduate who will be or is attending Michigan State University and majoring in one of the following fields of study: a chemistry-related field, environmental studies or related field, or other "green" related field of study.

Jim Malek Central Michigan University STEM 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 a STEM-related field of study (science, technology, engineering or mathematics).

Bob G. Caldwell Memorial Engineering Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship to a Midland County resident who is enrolled in an accredited school with a major in chemistry, engineering or business/industrial management who has completed at least two years of college.  When all criteria are equal, the award will go to a student needing financial assistance.

Jim Malek Delta College STEM 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 Delta College and is planning to major in or is enrolled in a STEM-related field of study (science, technology, engineering or mathematics).

Herbert D. Doan Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

Provides annual scholarship awards to Midland and Gladwin County residents pursuing post high school skilled and technical education the area of Advanced Construction, Advanced Manufacturing (i.e. chemical process technology), Health or Information Technology.  Educational opportunities can be taken at a community college, university, trade or technical school, or through an industry-recognized certification program.  Graduating high school students, current college students, adult and non-traditional students will be eligible.  Financial need is not a consideration.  The essay for this scholarship should describe motivation for choosing skilled and technical training, personal background, personal achievements, education or work experience and personal career goals.

Jim Malek Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award for a student majoring in electronic media/broadcasting or enrolled in an electronic media/broadcasting class or actively volunteering in the electronic media/broadcasting department at Delta College.

John W. Ryan Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of a Midland County High School or current college student who will be completing a chemistry class at Delta College and is planning to pursue a chemistry related field of study.  Preference given to those with financial need and scholarship 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.

Doctors Dale and Lisa Davis Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduate of Midland Public Schools who is pursuing a degree in science such as but not limited to biology, chemistry, medicine, or dentistry.

Great Lakes Safety Training Center Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a resident of Midland County who is pursuing a degree or certification in trades, construction or engineering with an interest in safety.  The student must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher and provide an essay outlining their interest in the intended field of study and safety related career goals.  Two letters of reference are required; one must be from an employer or instructor, whichever is applicable.

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.

Midland Section American Chemical Society Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,000)

Provides financial support to college students seeking academic degrees in the chemical sciences at college and universities in the Section's area.  The Section's area is Midland, Bay, Saginaw, Gratiot and Isabella Counties as of this writing, but may be expanded.

Ralph and Faye Prescott Memorial Scholarship Fund ($1,500)

Provides an annual college scholarship for Midland County high school graduates who seek a degree in scientific disciplines such as chemistry, physics, biology, and the like.

Louis "Bud" C. Rubens Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland County high school graduating senior or current college student who will be or is currently pursuing a chemistry, physics or biology related field of study.  Preference will be given to applicants with financial need, a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 and to those involved in leadership and community activities.  Scholarship recipients may reapply.

William H. Schuette Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($10,000)

Provides annual scholarship award(s) to student(s) graduating from Midland County high schools in the year of the award, pursuing higher education in a science-related field such as chemistry, physics, biology, etc.

Thomas L. Staples Endowed Scholarship Fund ($3,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to an individual graduating from a Midland County public high school in the year of the award who intends to pursue science or engineering in higher education.  Financial need is not a factor.

Irene T. Takahashi Memorial Scholarship Fund ($3,000)

Provides an annual, nonrenewable grant to the graduate of a Midland County high school for the purpose of further study in chemistry or a closely related science.

Kirsten Beth Triebes Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)

Provides an annual scholarship to encourage a college student to complete preparation for a career in engineering or in a health field.

Richard G. Waterman Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior or a graduate of a Midland County high school who is pursuing an education in a science or engineering field.  Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in chemical engineering.

Donald R. Weyenberg Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund ($1,500)

Provides scholarships to outstanding graduating seniors in Midland County so they might pursue degrees with majors in the fields of chemistry or biochemistry from accredited universities as full-time students.  Previous recipients of the scholarship may reapply, and all else being equal, will be given preference.

Kimberly Featherly Memorial Scholarship Fund

To assist qualified Midland County residents in the pursuit of post-high school studies in the commercial art field at an accredited college, junior or community college, university or art school.  The term "commercial art" includes standard art major tracks, computer or electronic art, photography and videography.

Robert F. and Irene W. Fleming Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

To provide an annual scholarship award to a student planning to attend or attending a four year accredited college affiliated with either: a) the Lutheran Church (ELCA or Missouri Synod); or b) the Presbyterian Church; with preference given to those who are pursuing either: a) a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math); or b) in music.  Preference will be given to students meeting one or more of the following criteria, not necessarily in the order listed: a) students who are members of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland; or b) students who are members of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Midland; provided however that students attending Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, will be given the highest priority.  Students must have a B average or above to be eligible.  Previous recipients may reapply.  In the event that the income of the Fund in any year exceeds $10,000.00 two scholarships may be awarded.

John and Bev Schwartz Endowed Scholarship Fund ($5,000)

To provide an annual scholarship award to a Bullock Creek High School senior or graduate with a cummulative high school GPA of 3.2.  The applicant must be pursuing either an education degree in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) fields or an accounting degree at a Michigan two or four year college or university.  Previous recipients may reapply.

Charles E. Pardue Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($300)

To provide an annual scholarship award to graduates of Harrison Community High School who are pursuing an education in the Skilled or Advanced Technical Trades which includes but is not limited to welding, engineering, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, automotive service technology or mechanical or electrical engineering.

Cristoforo and Alma Zuliani Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

To provide an annual scholarship award(s) to a Midland County high school graduate who is pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) at an accredited four-year university or college in Michigan or at Delta College (or another approved two-year college in plant communities serving Dow Chemical employees).  Students must have graduated with a cumulative GPA over 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.  This is a one year renewable scholarship and recipients that maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above will be awarded a consecutive scholarship for their second year of study.