Mary T Riddell Scholarship Essay

Scholarships and Awards

Accepted students automatically are considered for scholarships. No application is necessary. Some awards are based on availability of funds and scholarship criteria. Some funds are renewable annually for students who continue to meet the scholarship criteria.

The Margarette M. Aldredge Scholarship was established and endowed by James H. Aldredge Jr. in memory of his sister and Averett alumna, Margarette M. Aldredge. The scholarship recipient must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average, demonstrate financial need, show a strong desire to complete an undergraduate degree, and be a good citizen.

The Alliance One International Endowed Scholarship was established and endowed by Alliance One International. First preference shall be given to students who are dependents of full-time employees of Alliance One International Incorporated. Second preference shall be given to students who are dependents of other local tobacco industry employees. Third preference shall be given to students who have lived for at least one year in Danville, Pittsylvania County or the surrounding area. The recipient must be a full-time student and remain in good academic standing. The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a 2.5 GPA for up to 4 years.

The Alumni Association Legacy Endowed Scholarship was established and endowed by Averett University alumni. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time, undergraduate student enrolled in the traditional, GPS, or IDEAL program.  The award will be given to a student who has a family connection defined as Legacy and may be renewable. For purposes of this scholarship, "Legacy" will be defined as a student who has a parent and/or grandparent who graduated from Averett.

Since 1936 Averett University has been privileged to give an American Legion Citizenship Award. This award is provided by Dan River Post 1097 and goes to the graduating commuting student, who, in the opinion of the faculty, combines academic achievement with the ideals of citizenship and who, while a student at Averett, has put into practice those values.

The American National Bank and Trust Company Scholarship was established by the bank to provide scholarship funds for students who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student demonstrating financial need, and may be renewable up to four years.

The Anderson Student Aid Fund provides scholarships to young women who demonstrate financial need. First preference is given to those who live in the Spring Garden area of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

The Conwell Anderson Foreign Student Book Award is awarded to a full-time foreign student to assist with the cost of books.     

The Paschal Lawrence Anderson and Ellen Hawkins Anderson Scholarship was endowed by P. L. Anderson Jr. in memory of his parents. The recipient(s) should demonstrate financial need, maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average, and demonstrate traits of good citizenship. First consideration is to be given to qualified students related to Paschal Lawrence and Ellen Hawkins Anderson.

The Randy Monteith Anderson Fund was established in memory of Mrs. Anderson, who attended Averett, by her husband and friends. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving full-time undergraduate student demonstrating financial need and may be renewable up to four years. Preference is given to students from West Virginia.

The Agnes H. Athey Scholarship was established through the Estate of Mary A. Hoffmeister and is awarded to full-time undergraduate music students. The award may be renewable.

The Stephen C. Ausband Endowed Scholarship was established in October 2011 and endowed by Jacob E. Frith II. This scholarship is awarded to full time, undergraduate students who have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours at Averett and possess a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The AverettTheatre Players Scholarship was established and endowed by interested parties. This scholarship is to be awarded each year to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student majoring or minoring in Theatre. The award may be renewable up to four years providing the recipient maintains a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

The Ella Vaden Aylor Scholarship was established and endowed by Carrie Tate Aylor and Louise Aylor Montague, both Averett alumnae, in memory of their mother, Ella Vaden Aylor, Averett Class of 1900. This scholarship is awarded to one or more Christian students majoring in music. Preference will be given to a student(s) from Virginia and/or North Carolina. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and skill.

The Bruce James Barbour Family Scholarship was endowed by the Barbour family. Preference is given to an applicant who has been active in a church and who demonstrates financial need. The recipient must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better.

The Barksdale Study Abroad Fund was established and endowed by Mary Morten Barksdale to provide funds for an Averett student to study in a foreign country. The recipient is to be enrolled as a full-time Junior or Senior at Averett with 60 or more academic credits and shall have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. The study abroad shall be a program for academic credit sponsored directly by Averett or a program of study through which academic credit will be granted by Averett University. Apply through the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success.

The Brantley Barr Scholarship Fund was established by Averett alumna, Mary Lou Martin Barr, '28, in memory of her husband, Brantley F. Barr. This scholarship is awarded to students who have passed the traditional age for college attendance. Preference will be given first to students from the city of Danville, second from the county of Pittsylvania, third from the adjacent cities and counties, fourth from other areas.

The Walter E. Barrick Jr. Scholarship was established and endowed by William E. Barrick. This scholarship is to be awarded to a full-time, undergraduate student majoring in aviation/aeronautics and may be renewable up to four years.

Beazley Scholar recipients are juniors in the upper 10% of their class who have taken at least 30 hours at Averett and demonstrated leadership qualities and financial need. This scholarship was established at each of the member institutions of the Virginia College Fund to recognize outstanding students.  This scholarship was made possible through a grant from the Beazley Foundation Inc. of Portsmouth, Virginia. Recipient(s) must sign an agreement to attend the scholar ceremony held during the award year.

The Steve Bendall Annual Scholarship of Nursing is given by Catherine Bendall in memory of her husband Steve Bendall. This annual scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a BSN.

In 1966 the faculty and trustees established the Curtis Bishop award in honor of Dr. Curtis Bishop who served as president of Averett College from 1936-1966. It is presented to the graduating resident student who most clearly exemplifies in hear, mind, and soul those goals of truth, beauty, goodness, and service which Dr. Bishop modeled for Averett students.

David Strouse Blount Education Foundation Scholarships are given to full-time students who are residents of Virginia and who demonstrate financial need. The following minimum grade point averages are required every semester: Freshman, 2.0; Sophomore, 2.5; Junior and Senior 2.75.

The Thomas and Isabelle Boyd Scholarship was established and endowed by the estate of Mrs. Lightfoot Boyd Fourqurean, Averett College Class of 1931. Preference will be given to a student graduating from a high school in Halifax County, Virginia, who has demonstrated financial need.

The Russell C. Brachman Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Edward W. Fisher, Mrs. Laura Meder, other members of the Averett Biology Department and friends and family of Dr. Russell Brachman. This scholarship will be awarded to a Junior or Senior majoring in Biology with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Recipients are chosen based on contributions to the Biology Department, overall strong character, fine virtues, and good social standing. This award is merit based and shall be over and above any need-based financial aid the recipient(s) receive.

The Bradley Family Scholarship was established and endowed by Averett alumnus, H. Hawkins Bradley '48. This scholarship will be awarded to traditional or nontraditional students majoring in business administration who have maintained a grade point average of 2.5 or above and have demonstrated traits of good citizenship and demonstrate financial need.

The James W. Bryant, Sr. and James T. Collie Scholarship is for Pittsylvania County Public Schools graduates, with a preference for those pursuing education or nursing.  Applications may be made through the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

The Elizabeth and James Bustard Distinguished Award was established at Averett under the provisions of a trust created by the will of Elizabeth B. Bustard. This award is to be made at commencement to one or more graduating seniors selected by the faculty and Board of Trustees, who excel in high ideals of living, in spiritual qualities, and in generous service to others, for use in the student's higher education.

The Patty Saunders Cahill Memorial Scholarship was established and endowed by W. S. Cahill Sr. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving traditional or non-traditional full-time undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need, demonstrated traits of good citizenship, and a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The Frank Campbell award is given to the BBA graduate with the second highest GPA in all college and university work undertaken. Dr. Frank Campbell recognized the need to reach out to working adults that desired college degrees but were unable to fit into a traditional model of higher education. Dr. Campbell, working with the faculty, led Averett onto the cutting edge in this area, creating an intensive program that met the needs of working adults and delivered a rigorous academic curriculum. Through Dr. Campbell’s foresight, Averett has led the way into this important field.

The Frank and Janet Campbell Scholarship was established and endowed by former Averett president, Dr. Frank R. Campbell. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student each year from the Roanoke Valley and may be renewable up to four years.

The Carrington Scholarship was established and endowed in Mr. Carrington's memory. This scholarship is awarded to deserving, full-time students and may be renewable for up to four years.

The Alexander Berkeley Carrington, Jr. Scholarship—Honors Program was established and endowed in Mr. Carrington's memory.  This scholarship is to be awarded to deserving full-time undergraduate students to support pre-approved off campus programs such as study abroad as academically appropriate.

The Ernest L. Carter II Scholarship was established and endowed by Worth H. Carter Jr. This scholarship is to be awarded to deserving student(s) based on the following criteria: first, to those applicants who are employees of Carter Bank and Trust, formerly known as the following institutions: Blue Ridge Bank, N.A., Central National Bank, Community National Bank, First National Bank (of Rocky Mount, Virginia), First National Exchange Bank, Mountain National Bank, Patrick Henry National Bank, Patriot National Bank, Peoples National Bank, Shenandoah National Bank, or their successors or subsidiaries (hereinafter individually referred to as a "Bank" and collectively as the "Banks"), or Bank Building Corporation, Bank Services of Virginia, Inc., or Mortgage Company of Virginia, Inc., or their successors or subsidiaries (hereinafter individually referred to as a "Company" and collectively as the "Companies"); second, to those applicants who are the natural or legally adopted children of persons who are employees of one of the Banks or Companies; third to those applicants who are natural or legally adopted grandchildren of persons who are employees of one of the Banks or Companies; forth to applicants who are legal residents of Pittsylvania County or Halifax County, VA, or any cities or towns located therein; finally to applicants who are legal residents of any town, city or county in which any of the Banks then has an office or branch.

The Galilee Clark Scholarship was established and endowed by Galilee Clark. This scholarship is to be awarded each year to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student and may be renewable up to four years.

The Class of 1941 Scholarship was established and endowed by members of the Averett College Class of 1941. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, full-time student who demonstrates financial need, maintains a grade point average of 3.0 or better, and who is in good standing both academically and socially. This award may be renewable up to four years.

The Class of 1948 Scholarship was established and endowed by members of the Averett College Class of 1948. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, full-time student who demonstrates financial need and who is in good academic standing. This award may be renewable up to four years.

The Class of 1950 Scholarship was established and endowed by members of the Averett College Class of 1950. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, full-time student who demonstrates financial need and who is in good academic standing. This award may be renewable up to four years.

The Class of 1954 Scholarship was established and endowed by members of the Averett College Class of 1954. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student, and may be renewable up to four years.

The Class of 1955 Scholarship was established and endowed by members of the Averett College Class of 1955. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student, and may be renewable up to four years.

The Class of 1958 Scholarship was established and endowed by members of the Averett College Class of 1958. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, full-time undergraduate female student, and may be renewable up to four years.

The Class of 1960 Scholarship was established and endowed by members of the Averett College Class of 1960. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student, and may be renewable up to four years.

The Pauline Coll Endowed Scholarship was established and endowed by Margaret Lanham.  Miss Coll was not only an able scholar—she was an excellent teacher and benefactor of various important programs at Averett University.  This scholarship is awarded to a full-time, undergraduate commuter student residing in or near Danville who possesses a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Preference will be given to the student(s) with the highest GPA.  The award may be renewable for up to four years providing the recipient continues to excel academically and maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA. This award is based on scholarly achievement and not financial need.

The Compton Scholarship was established by Dr. Elizabeth Compton in 1986. This scholarship  benefits students planning to teach grades K-6 and enrolled in liberal studies with teaching licensure. The recipient shall be a junior or senior from Pittsylvania County, Virginia. If such an individual is not available, consideration will be given to a student from the City of Danville. The recipient shall hold and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above.

The P.F. Conway Scholarship was established and endowed by interested parties. This scholarship is to be awarded each year to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student, and may be renewable up to four years.

The Grace V. Crenshaw Award is given to the student with the second highest academic average among the B.A. or B.S. graduates. The award is in honor of Miss Crenshaw who served as mathematics professor at Averett for 40 years, retiring in the spring of 1969. She has been remembered and honored by her students as a great teacher, whose commitment and interest in her students and the college extended far beyond the formal requirements of her work.

The Philip N. and Frances K. Daly Trust Nursing Scholarship is an annual scholarship that provides tuition assistance to local RN students pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing degree.

The Dan Daniel-MRI Endowed Scholarship was established in March 2012 through proceeds of the Military Resale Invitational, an annual golf tournament which honors the memory of the late Congressman, Dan Daniel.  First preference will be given to a student who is the legally recognized spouse or offspring of a deceased military member of the Global War on Terror and whose death occurred in the military campaigns of Iraq or Afghanistan. Second preference will be given to a student who is the legally recognized spouse or
offspring of a deceased military member of the Global War on terror and whose death occurred in foreign lands other than Iraq or Afghanistan. Third preference will be given to a student who is the legally recognized spouse or offspring of a wounded military member of the Global War on Terror and who was wounded in the military campaigns of Iraq and Afghanistan.  Fourth preference will be given to a student who is the legally recognized spouse or offspring of any active duty member of the military or honorably discharged veteran who served in the military campaigns of Iraq or Afghanistan during the Global War on Terror.  Fifth preference will be given to a student who is the legally recognized spouse or offspring of any active duty member of the military or honorably discharged veteran. The recipient shall be a deserving, full-time undergraduate traditional or non-traditional student. The award may be renewable for up to three years. Preference will be given to qualified students with financial need.  Recipient must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in order to continue receiving the scholarship.

The Daniel, Medley and Kirby Scholarship was established and endowed by the members of the Daniel, Medley and Kirby P.C. law firm. Preference shall be given to traditional or non-traditional students who have demonstrated financial need. The recipient shall have maintained a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and shall have demonstrated traits of good citizenship.

The Danville Regional Medical Center Auxiliary/Volunteers Scholarship was established in 2007 for Danville Regional Medical Center employees, volunteers and their immediate families, who are studying a medical field.  Applications may be made through the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

The C.L. Davenport Award for Excellence is the most prestigious award granted to a graduate of Averett University. The award is named for Mr. C. L. Davenport, a member of the Board of Trustees from 1922 until 1952. This award recognizes characteristics such as warmth of spirit and an interest in others. It also characterizes the development of a full personality in a manner referred to in the scriptures in describing the growth of Jesus: increasing in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and humanity. It is intended to honor a person who combines outstanding scholarship, a concern for others, a respect for Averett University, and the leadership potential to have an impact on society.

The Lucille Heydorn Digges Scholarship was established and endowed by alumna, Lucille H. Digges, '55.  This scholarship is awarded to a full-time, female, freshman student who is a music major or music minor. Preference is given to a Virginia resident.

The Disabled American Veteran's Scholarship is an annual award of $500 presented to a full-time student demonstrating financial need. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen and a legally recognized, honorably discharged American Veteran.  Entering freshmen or transfer students should have a 2.0 GPA and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 through the completion of the degree or as long as funding is received.

The Disabled American Veteran's Scholarship is an annual award of $250 presented to a full-time student demonstrating financial need. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen and a legally recognized, honorably discharged American Veteran.  Entering freshmen or transfer students should have a 2.0 GPA and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 through the completion of the degree or as long as funding is received.

The Ruth Walton English Scholarship was established and endowed by Averett alumna, Ruth Walton English, '32. The recipient shall maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average, demonstrate good citizenship and have financial need. Provided the student continues to meet the requirements, this award may be renewable up to four years.

The Mamie Strickland Farmer Scholarship was established and endowed by Averett alumna, Mamie Strickland Farmer, '32. This scholarship is to be awarded each year to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student, and may be renewable up to four years.

The Annette Nolen Ferguson Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in business. The successful recipient must have maintained a 3.5 GPA or better while attending high school and evidence participation in extra-curricular activities including, but not limited to, sports.  The recipient will be required to write an essay about their pet, special qualities their pet possesses, and/or their philosophy of how animals should be treated in order to be considered for the scholarship.

The Mary C. Fugate Award for academic excellence goes to the graduating B.A. or B.S. student who has earned the highest academic grade point average on all college and university work undertaken. It is named for the former Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success and interim president of Averett College, Dr. Mary Fugate, who for 45 years served the college and was widely recognized for her commitment to scholarship, to students, and to the principles of Christian higher education.

The Mary C. Fugate Scholarship was established and endowed by Averett College alumni in memory of former Averett Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success, Mary C. Fugate. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time, undergraduate female student majoring in Education who best demonstrates those ideals exemplary of the life of Mary C. Fugate and may be renewable up to four years. Recommendations from the Education Department faculty should be forwarded to the University Scholarship Committee.

The Dr. and Mrs. Clifford Gaddy Endowed Scholarship was established and endowed in honor of Inez Gaddy by her husband Dr. Clifford G. Gaddy. Preference shall be given to a student with demonstrated need graduating from a high school in Pittsylvania County, VA, Danville, VA, or Caswell County, North Carolina. Provided the recipient remains in good social standing and maintains a 2.5 minimum GPA, the award may be renewable for up to four years.

The Galbraith Family Scholarship was established and endowed by Paula Galbraith '69, and members of the Galbraith family.  This scholarship is awarded to students who are natives of Virginia and demonstrate financial need. Awards may be applied to tuition or housing costs.

The Roy G. and Joan F. Gignac Scholarship benefits area students who may attend the Illinois Institute of Technology or pursue technical disciplines.   Applications may be made through the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

The Roy G. and Joan F. Gignac Endowed Scholarship was established and endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Roy G. Gignac. Preference will be given to a student graduating from a high school in Pittsylvania County, VA, Danville, VA, or Caswell County, NC, who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to a student who attends Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Danville, VA. Provided the recipient remains in good social standing and maintains a 2.5 minimum GPA, the award may be renewable for up to four years.

The Emily Swain Grousbeck Scholarship, established and endowed by Mrs. Grousbeck, is awarded to deserving, full-time students who demonstrate financial need and who are in good academic and social standing with the University. This award may be renewable for up to four years.

The John O. and Annie Newman Gunn Scholarship was endowed through the generosity of John O. and Annie Newman Gunn.  This scholarship is awarded to a full-time, deserving undergraduate student.  While the scholarship is not restricted, the donors wish to encourage students for full-time Christian service and give preference to students from Caswell County, NC, and may be renewable for up to four years.

The Haley-Wood Scholarship was established and endowed by Averett alumna, Josephine E. Wood, '41, in memory of her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Mae Haley. The scholarship is awarded to a female undergraduate student who is a resident of Virginia. The recipient shall have demonstrated academic achievement. A 3.0 GPA is required in any academic program the recipient was enrolled in prior to Averett University.

The Charles Harris Scholarship is awarded to a black, undergraduate student majoring in education or business. The recipient shall rank in the top 20% of their graduating class and demonstrate the greatest financial need. The recipient shall live within a 30-mile radius of First State Bank. This award may be renewable.

The J. Bryant Heard Scholarship was endowed by Major Olga S. Heard, '33, in memory of her father. The scholarship is awarded to a Virginia resident majoring in mathematics with first preference given to a student from Danville or Lynchburg.

The Mrs. Bryant Heard Scholarship was established by her daughter and Averett alumna, Major Olga S. Heard, and endowed through the generosity of the Heard family. This scholarship is awarded to a Virginia resident majoring in English or voice with first preference given to a student from Danville or Lynchburg.

The Olga Sheppard Heard Scholarship was established in 1995 by Olga S. Heard, '33, and shall be awarded to a student majoring in history. The recipient shall demonstrate financial need and have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The Thelma Farthing East Herndon Scholarship was established through the Robert H. Herndon III Estate. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student majoring in pre-law. This award may be renewable for up to four years.

The Vesa Hiltunen Scholarship was established by Vesa Hiltunen in 1986. First preference shall be given to a full-time undergraduate student-athlete—with priority to an international student. The award may be renewable for up to four years provided the recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA or better.

The Vesa Hiltunen International Student Scholarship was established by Averett faculty, staff, alumni, and interested parties. This scholarship is to be awarded each year to a deserving, full-time undergraduate international student, and may be renewable up to four years.

The Richard and Louise Hinton Scholarship was endowed by Averett alumna, Anna Lee Hinton Fetter, '40, in memory of her parents Richard and Louise Hinton. Preference will be given to a worthy, full-time student.  Preference will be given to students from the Northern Neck of Virginia and/or from the state of Virginia who demonstrate financial need.

The Moonja Hong Endowed Scholarship was established and endowed by Dr. Inja Hong. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, undergraduate, sophomore student demonstrating financial need. Priority is given to students without living parents or to students of a single parent. The scholarship is renewable a long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA.

The Hopkins-Bryan Scholarship is funded annually through the Ira and Bertha Hopkins and Nancy Hopkins Bryan Trust Fund managed and held in perpetuity by the Virginia Baptist Foundation, Inc. The recipient is to be a Virginia Baptist student who was a member of a Virginia Baptist church of the Baptist General Association of Virginia prior to enrolling at Averett.

The Douglas W. Hosier '83 Memorial Scholarship was established and endowed by his parents, members of his family, classmates and friends, in memory of Douglas Hosier, Averett College Class of 1983. The recipient will be a full-time student who has demonstrated financial need and good citizenship. Preference will be given to a qualified student who is related to any deceased Averett University alumni or to any international student who meets the criteria.

The Hudson Scholarship was endowed by Lester and Jane Hudson and is awarded to a junior or senior. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

The Bonnie Humphreys Scholarship was established through a bequest from the Estate of Bonnie W. Humphreys. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student and a resident of the city of Danville or Pittsylvania County. This award may be renewable up to four years.

The Ollie Y. Jennings Memorial Scholarship was established and endowed by Averett alumna, Ollie Y. Jennings, '36. This scholarship is to be awarded each year to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student, and may be renewable up to four years.

The Jones Family Endowed Scholarship was established through the estate of Dr. Charles E. Jones. This scholarship shall be awarded to a deserving, undergraduate student with demonstrated need pursuing an education in the area of religious studies, and showing promise for future service to the field.

Keesee Scholars must be United States citizens who are residents of Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina.  Awards are need-based and shall not exceed $5,000 per student, per year.  Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of "C" or higher. First preference is given to students who are Baptist and planning to enter full time Baptist religious work. Second preference is given to other Baptist students. Grants may be awarded to non-Baptist students if there are funds remaining from the annual appropriation.

Yvonne Kelly Scholars are full-time juniors and/or seniors with financial need and GPA's of at least 3.5.

The Lovick H. Kernodle Scholarship was established by the Lovick H. Kernodle Foundation for a graduate of George Washington High School, Danville, VA, who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and good citizenship and who has financial need. This award may be renewable up to four years.

The Kiwanis Club of Danville Music Scholarship is an annual scholarship presented to a music student selected by the Music Department faculty.

The Kiwanis Club of Danville Theatre Scholarship is an annual scholarship presented to a theatre student selected by the Theatre Department faculty.

The Malcolm Knowles Award is given to the BBA graduate with the highest GPA in all college and university work undertaken. This award is named in honor of a pioneer in adult education, Malcolm Knowles. Dr. Knowles carefully studied self-direction in learning and informal adult education. His groundbreaking research became a guide for programs like our own Graduate and Professional Studies program in delivering high quality education to those already in the workforce.

The Howard and Margaret Lee Scholarship was established by Averett faculty and staff to honor the contributions of Dr. and Mrs. Howard Lee to Averett University. The recipient shall be a full-time, undergraduate student and demonstrate financial need. This award may be renewable up to four years.

The Robert J. and Irene W. Mann Scholarship Fund honors the long-standing and sacrificial efforts of Reverend and Mrs. Mann. Preference is given to students from Patrick and Albemarle Counties and the city of Charlottesville, VA. Based on both need and merit, this scholarship is awarded to deserving, full-time undergraduate students, preferably freshmen. This award may be renewable up to four years.

The Margaret D. and Robert T. Marshall Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to deserving students making satisfactory progress toward a degree and is based on financial need and academic ability.

The Webster and ElizabethMarshall Award is presented to an incoming freshman with first priority given to a full-time graduate from one of Danville's high schools. Second preference is given to an incoming freshman from a Pittsylvania County High School. Providing the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA the award may be renewable for up to four years.

The MBA Scholarship was established and endowed by the Averett MBA Cluster-146 and the Estate of Ruth Irene Baker, Averett Class of 1945. This scholarship, for MBA students, will be awarded each year in each of the four regions of the non-traditional programs. Each recipient cannot be receiving other financial assistance including employer tuition reimbursement. Applicants entering the program must have an overall grade point average of 3.5 from undergraduate study. Applicants in the program are to have a grade point average of 3.5. Previous recipients may reapply, but are not guaranteed a second award. Applications are available at each regional office.

The Carroll and Ruth McDowell Scholarship was established and endowed by Averett alumna, Louise Hall McDowell, '57, and her husband Charles, in memory of his parents. Preference will be given to a traditional or nontraditional student with demonstrated need. Recipients shall be residents of a rural area in Southside Virginia with preference given to a high school graduate residing in a rural section of Halifax County, VA. Preference shall be given to a student pursuing a degree in Religious Studies or in Education. The scholarship may be renewable up to four years providing that the student remains in good social and academic standing (2.0 GPA or above) and maintains demonstrated need.

The Louise Hall McDowell, '57 Endowed Scholarship was established by Averett alumna, Louise Hall McDowell, '57. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student demonstrating financial need who is a high school graduate from rural Southside Virginia to include the counties of Charlotte, Halifax, and Pittsylvania County with preference given to qualified candidates from Charlotte County. The recipient shall be a traditional or non-traditional student demonstrating financial need and pursuing a degree that would lead to a career working with people to benefit mankind, such as public education, social work, physical therapy, medicine, ministerial or religious studies. This award may be renewable up to four years.

The Clara Barbour Meadows Scholarship was established and endowed by Charles S. Barbour, '50. This scholarship is to be awarded each year to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student demonstrating financial need and may be renewable up to four years.

The Dorothea Noonan Mellon Scholarship was established by Mr. Curtis Mellon in memory of Dorothea Noonan Mellon, '94. The recipient shall be a deserving student in the Graduate and Professional Studies Program and shall demonstrate financial need.

The Robert and Bernice Milam Scholarship benefits the active members of the Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church.  Applications may be made through the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

The Evelyn Miller Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by current and retired Averett University faculty and staff, family, and friends of Evelyn Miller. Funds are awarded to students majoring in Liberal Studies with PK-6 Teaching Licensure, Music, or any major leading toward Secondary Teaching Licensure with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Recipients shall be chosen based on contributions to the major, overall character, fine virtues and good social standing. This award is need and/or merit-based.

The Onnie H. and Bertie Milloway Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Onnie and Bertie Milloway. This scholarship is to be awarded each year to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student demonstrating financial need and may be renewable up to four years. The recipient must be a resident of Danville or Pittsylvania County, VA, or Caswell County, NC.  Averett University provides recommendations for the award to the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

The Spencer and Mary Elizabeth Morten Scholarship was established and endowed by Mary Elizabeth Bassett Morten. Preference is given to traditional or non-traditional students who are employees, spouses or children/grandchildren of employees of Bassett Mirror Company and/or Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. Second preference is given to students who have lived for at least one year in the geographic area of Northern Henry County and Eastern Patrick County, VA. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate traits of good citizenship.

The Patrick H. Musick Scholarship is awarded to deserving, academically qualified student with a tennis playing background.  The recipient must be a resident of Danville or Pittsylvania County, VA, or Caswell County, NC.  Averett University provides recommendations for the award to the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

The Tony and Reva Myers Scholarship was endowed by Averett alumnus, Dr. Danny C. Myers, '72, in memory of his parents. This scholarship is awarded to a student from Pittsylvania County, VA, majoring in mathematics or science. Preference shall be given to a traditional or nontraditional student from a home where only one natural parent resides and from whom no financial support is available. The recipient must maintain a 3.2 GPA while in high school and/or college.

The Neil Andrew Nesterak Scholarship was established and endowed by his parents, members of his family, Averett College classmates and friends, in memory of Neil Andrew Nesterak, Averett Class of 1983. This scholarship is to be awarded to a full-time, undergraduate student who demonstrates an interest and enjoyment working with young people in sports and outdoor activities. The recipient must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or above and have demonstrated financial need. This award may be renewable for up to four years.

The Mildred Fulton Owen Scholarship was endowed by her son, Claude S. Owen, Jr., and daughter-in-law, Lamar Lewis Owen, '65. This scholarship is awarded to one or more female residents of Pittsylvania County who are full-time students at Averett.

The Louise Paulsen Scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate music student and may be renewable.

The Dr. William E. Pearson Scholarship was established in memory of Will Pearson, former executive director of the Virginia College Fund and is an annual scholarship awarded to full-time, undergraduate students.         

The Peoples Mutual Telephone Company Scholarship was established and endowed by the Board of Directors of Peoples Mutual Telephone Company of Gretna, VA. Preference is given to students who are employees, spouses or children/grandchildren of employees of Peoples Mutual Telephone Company. Second preference is given to traditional or non-traditional students who have lived for at least one year in the geographic area served by the Peoples Mutual Telephone Company. The recipient must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average and demonstrate traits of good citizenship.

The Pfau Family Scholarship was established by Averett's Board of Trustees and interested parties and is awarded to deserving full-time undergraduate students. This award may be renewable provided the student remains in good academic standing.

The Phifer-Delius Recognition Award was established and endowed by Jean Vernon and sons, Melvin Vernon III and R. Hutchings Vernon to honor the memory of their husband and father, Melvin C. Vernon Jr. Recipients shall be full-time, undergraduate students majoring in music or some facet of the Liberal Arts who possess scholastic merit or demonstrates financial need. Recipients are required to promote the history and/or characteristics of Messiers Phifer and Delius in a significant manner upon receiving the award at some time during the academic year.

The Pi Kappa Phi Memorial Scholarship is awarded based on the following criteria: the recipient(s) shall be a current member of the Averett University Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi, shall have remained in good standing with the Chapter and the National Organization for at least two semesters, shall have held or currently hold an Executive Committee office in the Chapter for two semesters, have maintained a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and remained in good academic and social standing with the University for at least two semesters.  If there is no active chapter of Pi Kappa Phi on Averett's campus, the scholarship shall be awarded to a student who can prove they are related to a member of any chapter of Pi Kappa Phi and meet the above academic requirements.

The Pittsylvania Baptist Association Endowed Scholarship is awarded to recipients demonstrating financial need and participating as an intern in the In-Service Guidance program of the Department of Religion. Recipents must also be in good academic and social standing with the college.

The Arnold B. Porter & Elizabeth J. Porter Scholarship was established for students who are members of Fairview United Methodist Church.  Applications may be made through the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

The Rita S. Porterfield Music Award is an annual award given to an outstanding music major who is preferably active in the Averett Singers and Averett Handbell Choir. Preference is given to a graduating senior.  The student will possess strong leadership qualities and should be active with a church music program in some manner.  In addition to a cash award, the recipient's name will appear on a plaque which will be placed in the Grousbeck Music Center.

The Prillaman-Davis Endowed Scholarship was established and endowed by alumna and former Averett staff member, Mary Jo Davis, '55.  This scholarship is to be awarded each year to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student, and may be renewable up to four years.

The Alfred Hugo Radke and Gerda Else Radke Scholarship was established and endowed by Averett alumnus, Dr. Danny Myers, '72, and his wife Ingrid, in honor of Mrs. Myers' parents, Alfred and Gerda Radke. As Mr. and Mrs. Radke immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1950, this scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, full-time, undergraduate, international student or a first generation American student whose intent is to graduate from Averett University and demonstrates financial need. This award may be renewable for up to four years.

The Charlotte Read Endowed Scholarship was established by friends of Charlotte Read. Recipients shall be a full-time, rising sophomore majoring in business and possessing a 2.5 GPA or greater. Providing the recipient continues to meet the criteria, this award may be renewable for two additional years.

The Herman E. Bond and Cora H. Bond Reid Memorial Scholarship was established and endowed by the Estate of Cora H. Bond Reid, '82. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student who is a least 30 years of age or older and may be renewable up to four years.

The David S. Reynolds Theatre Arts Scholarship was established and endowed by his father and his sister, Claude D. Reynolds and Claudette Reynolds Keeter. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student majoring in theatre. Awards will be given on the basis of a student audition, academic performance (a minimum 3.0 grade point average) and demonstrated traits of good citizenship.

The Riddle-Francis Scholarship was created by a former teacher to benefit Pittsylvania County students, with a preference for Tunstall and Dan River students.  Applications may be made through the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

The Katherine Payne Rigney '42 Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to a resident of Virginia majoring in Education. Preference is given to a transfer student that has completed a community college program. The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA prior to enrolling at Averett.

The Rippe Scholarship was established and endowed by A. Benjamin Rippe in honor of Karen Rippe Steinreich, Sonia Lubin Rippe, E. Louis Rippe and David H. Gladstone. First preference shall be given to a full-time, freshman student demonstrating financial need, from the city of Danville, Pittsylvania, Henry, or Halifax Counties, VA, or Caswell or Rockingham Counties, NC. Second preference shall be given to a full-time, freshman student demonstrating financial need at the discretion of the Director of Student Financial Services.

The O. Lewis Roach Jr. Scholarship was established and endowed by Alyce Amory Roach in memory of her husband, Averett College trustee emeritus, O. Lewis Roach, Jr. The recipient must major in business administration. A 3.0 GPA or its equivalent is required in any academic program that the recipient completed or was enrolled in prior to Averett University. Preference will be given to a resident of Virginia.

The Othelia and William Shelhorse Scholarship was established and endowed by Othelia Shelhorse Anderson. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student who is a resident of Danville or Pittsylvania County. Selection is based on a combination of individual merit and financial need and may be renewable up to four years.

The George and Leah Shields Endowed Scholarship was established and endowed by Dr. and Mrs. George H. Shields Jr. The scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from Dan River High School and is non-renewable. Not based on academic merit, this scholarship is awarded to students of average or slightly above average academic ability. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

The Shields' Sisters Endowed Scholarship was established and endowed by alumna, Barbara Shields Collie, '50 to honor the Shields Sisters: Stanley Lester Shields Presto, '36; Ryland Jean Shields Coggins, '37; Ruth Whitney Shields Cobbs, '44; Barbara Joyce Shields Collie, '50; and Judith Allen Shields Durham, '54. The recipient shall be a full-time, undergraduate female student on the Danville campus majoring in business. The recipient shall demonstrate financial need and possess and maintain a GPA of 3.0.

The Florrie Storey Shultz Endowed Scholarship was established and endowed by her nephew Robert H. Shultz Jr., and the estate of Florrie Storey Shultz, Averett College Class of 1928. The recipient may be a traditional or non-traditional student, majoring in the field of business, who demonstrates financial need, and must have at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate traits of good citizenship. This award is available to incoming freshmen provided they have met the GPA requirements during their senior year of high school.

The Elizabeth R. Smith/Tom Wilson Theatre Arts Scholarship was established by Averett's graduates of the Theatre Arts Department and other interested parties. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student. The recipient shall have maintained an overall grade point average of 2.0 and a 3.0 in their major area of study. This award may be renewable for up to four years. The selection of the recipient(s) shall be made by the Theatre Arts Department in conjunction with the University's Scholarship Committee.

The Floyd and Marietta Smith Scholarship is an annual award for a student who is a resident of Martinsville or Henry County, Virginia, and preferably a member of a Baptist church.  Recipients must be United States citizens who are residents of Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina.  If a qualified student from Martinsville or Henry County is not available, first preference will be given to students who are Baptist and who are planning to enter full time Baptist religious work. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of "C" or higher.

The Louise G. Snavely Scholarship was established and endowed by Louise Goodwin Snavely, Averett Class of 1941, in memory of her parents, Nicie B. and John S. Snavely. Preference shall be given to traditional or non-traditional students who have demonstrated need and who reside in the area of Virginia to include, beginning on the east, Giles, Montgomery, Floyd and Carroll Counties and to include all other counties west of these to the western end of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Within this area, preference shall be given to females from Smyth, Washington and Wythe Counties in the order as listed. The recipient shall have maintained at least a grade point average of 2.5 or above and shall demonstrate traits of good citizenship. May be renewable up to four years.

The Bessie Myers Suddarth Scholarship was established and endowed by the members of the Myers family in memory of Averett alumna, Bessie Myers Suddarth. The recipient shall maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate traits of good citizenship and financial need. First consideration is given to qualified students from Danville or Pittsylvania County.

The Wycliffe Swain Scholarship was established and endowed by his sister, Emily Swain Grousbeck. Selection of the student is made in conjunction with the faculty of the Music Department and the University's Scholarship Committee. This scholarship is awarded to one or more students majoring in music that demonstrate the greatest financial need and/or at the discretion of the faculty of the Music Department.

The Bernard C. and Barbara S. Swann Scholarship, endowed by Bernard and Barbara Swann, is awarded to students based on the following:  first choice shall be a Christian student preparing for a church-related vocation  recommended by his/her church; second choice shall be a Virginia Baptist student recommended by his/her church; third choice shall be a Christian student in good standing with Averett University recommended by his/her church.

The Dewey W. Swicegood Scholarship was established through a bequest of Dewey W. Swicegood and endowed by Mrs. Dewey W. Swicegood in memory of her husband. Preference is given to a female, full-time undergraduate student from Danville or Pittsylvania County and may be renewable for up to four years.

The Homer "T" Thomasson Scholarship was established by the Homer "T" Thomasson Fund Directors from contributions received from friends and colleagues in memory of Homer "T" Thomasson. The recipient must be preparing for a career in the field of communications.

The Dr. Luther Lee Vann and Ida Rochester Chaney Vann Endowed Scholarship was established and endowed by Averett alumna, Carolyn Vann Irvin, '24, to honor Dr. Vann, former Averett Trustee, and Ida Vann, Class of 1889.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a junior and a senior from the City of Danville or Pittsylvania County.  Recipients shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2 and demonstrate financial need, traits of good citizenship and promise.  Providing the junior recipient continues to meet the requirements, he/she will receive the award in their senior year as well.

The Vinson Family Fund Scholarship was established and endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Richard G. Vinson.  Recipients must be enrolled in a division of the Arts & Sciences.  Preference is given to a person in need who exhibits strong character and fine virtues. Provided the recipient remains in good academic standing with Averett University (minimum GPA of 2.8), social standing, and maintains demonstrated need, the award may be renewable for up to four years.

The Virginia Bank and Trust Company Scholarship was established by The Virginia Bank and Trust Company. This award is available to a full-time, rising senior student who lives within 30 miles of the bank's main office in Danville. Applicants must be majors in either Business Administration: Management Science, Business Administration: Marketing, or Business Administration: Accounting. The recipient shall possess a GPA of at least 2.75, demonstrate financial need, and have a record of good citizenship.

The Virginia Collegium Scholar Award recognizes outstanding academic performance of students enrolled in the Averett Honors Program.  This fund was made possible through gifts to the Virginia College Fund of which Averett University is a member institution.

The Virginia License Plate Scholarship is an annual award made possible through the sale of Averett University license plates in Virginia.  Recipients shall be full-time students, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, be bona fide residents of Virginia, and have a zero EFC as determined by completion of the FAFSA (have financial need).  This scholarship is not automatically renewable.

The Dr. Bernice Heard Waddell Scholarship was established and endowed by Averett alumna, Major Olga S. Heard, in memory of her sister, Dr. Bernice Heard Waddell who served as a professor and as acting President of Stratford College. For twelve years she served as professor of foreign languages at Averett. This scholarship is awarded to an upperclassman who has demonstrated interest and ability in the study of French and/or Spanish and who desires to pursue the study of French and/or Spanish beyond the intermediate level. The Department of Modern Languages Faculty and the University’s Scholarship Committee make the selection of the student.

The Nancy Frazer Wakeman, '31, Scholarship was established and endowed by her husband, Truman J. Wakeman. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student maintaining a 2.5 GPA, demonstrating traits of good citizenship, and financial need. This award may be renewable up to four years.

The Grace W. Garrett and Harry B. Waller Memorial Scholarship was established and endowed through the Harry B. Waller Estate. This scholarship is to be awarded each year to a deserving, full-time undergraduate student, demonstrating financial need and may be renewable up to four years.

The Warren and Mary Lewis Weddle Scholarship was established in November 2007 through the generosity of the Mary Lewis Weddle Estate. The scholarship is awarded to full-time, undergraduate students and may be renewable for up to four years providing the student remains in good academic standing and maintains a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation provides scholarships for Christian female residents of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana who are studying nursing, medical technology, special education, or wellness/sports medicine. The student must demonstrate financial need.

The Alma Nuckles Wellman Scholarship was given by Lt. Col. Joseph Wellman, '51 In memory of his wife who was a nurse.  This an annual scholarship awarded to a full-time female student majoring in nursing and demonstrating financial need.

The Anna Bowles Ferrell Willeford Scholarship was established through the Estate of Anna Willeford. The recipient shall be a full-time student demonstrating financial need. The award may be renewable for up to four years provided the student maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA and remains in good academic standing.

The Dot R. Williamson Scholarship was established and endowed by The Williamson Family. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in music. The selection of the recipient will be determined by audition and will be based on demonstrated skill and financial need. The selection of the student shall be made by the Music Department faculty in conjunction with the University's Scholarship Committee.

The Lawrence G. “Lefty” Wilson Memorial Scholarship was established and endowed by family and friends, in memory of Lawrence G. "Lefty" Wilson. Preference will be given to a graduate of George Washington High School in Danville, VA. If a student is not available from GWHS, preference will be given to a student from Southside VA. The recipient will have demonstrated traits of good citizenship, financial need, and sportsmanship. This award may be renewable up to four years providing the recipient maintains a GPA of at least 2.5.

The Louise Rowlett Wingo Scholarship was established by Mrs. Sara Gregory and Mrs. Gene Moore in memory of their aunt, Louise Rowlett Wingo. The recipient must be preparing to teach mathematics, demonstrate financial need, and must teach one year for each year he/she receives the scholarship.

The Womack Scholars Program  is an annual award made possible through the generosity of the Womack Foundation. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and possess a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students are selected from Danville, Pittsylvania County and Caswell County, NC, and will represent regional diversity, educational capacity, and level of need.

The Virginia Elizabeth Davis Woody, '73 Scholarship was established and endowed in August 2007 to honor the memory of Virginia Elizabeth Davis Woody, '73. This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in Liberal Studies with Teaching Licensure and planning to teach in grades K-6 upon graduation.  Recipients must maintain a 2.5 minimum GPA. Preference is given to juniors or seniors from Henry County, VA.

The Anne Worthington Scholarship was endowed by Dr. Anne Worthington, '74, and is awarded to one or more non-traditional junior or senior students majoring in the humanities or in science. A grade point average of 3.0 or better and demonstrated financial need is required.

The Garland and Harriet Wyatt Scholarship was established and endowed by Averett alumni Garland and Harriet B. Wyatt. This scholarship is awarded to student(s) majoring in the field of business.

 

Establishing a scholarship fund provides an opportunity for scholarships to be awarded in your name or the name of a loved one, while helping to educate and train our future work force. Creating a scholarship opportunity to help others achieve their educational goals is certainly making a difference in the lives of individuals in this community! The Battle Creek Community Foundation is working with partners to implement program elements that will help lead us to our ultimate goal of making sure that every individual, regardless of financial status, has an opportunity to complete college or technical training education.

21st Century Health Careers Scholarship Fund
Aaron W. Howard Scholarship Fund

The Aaron W. Howard Scholarship was established by the parents, family and friends of Aaron Howard. Pfc. Howard died in February 1991 while serving in the U.S. Army in the Persian Gulf War. He was a 1989 Lakeview High School graduate.

American Association of University Women-Battle Creek Branch Scholarship Fund

The American Association of University Women mission is equality for women, education, positive societal change, and self-development. Applicants must be female students who have graduated from a Calhoun County, MI high school and are presently enrolled in a STEM field baccalaureate/undergraduate program. Financial need may be considered and applicant must have completed, or in process of completing, sophomore status or above at their respective college or university.

Amy Yeast Tennis Fund

This scholarship recognizes senior tennis team members from Battle Creek area schools. Amy competed as a student at Lakeview High School and Western Michigan University, being inducted into the WMU Hall of Fame in 1997. Amy died unexpectedly on December 21, 1985. In that same year, she was ranked the #1 Singles Player in the U.S. Tennis Association Women's Amateur Conference.

Anita M. Clark Mathematics Scholarship Fund

The Anita M. Clark Mathematics Scholarship was established in 1993 with funds from the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support for academically successful students graduating from Marshall High School who are pursuing a career in mathematics or a field related to mathematics.

Ann Platusic Memorial Scholarship Fund

Believing in the power of higher education, friends and family established this fund in 2007. Ann was born in Alberta, Canada and was naturalized as an American citizen in 1949. Ann worked for Michigan Carton Company for 10 years and Kellogg Company for 31 years until her retirement in 1970. In retirement, she enjoyed working as a beautician in a salon above the former Speaker Pharmacy.

Anne and Dave Hunt Scholarship Fund

The Anne and Dave Hunt Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of providing tuition scholarships, testing, books, supplies, room and board for those pursuing educational opportunities beyond high school and seeking a nursing degree or certification such as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Anne E. Schwarz Scholarship Fund

As a civic leader and ambassador for Battle Creek, Anne Schwarz is remembered fondly by many people in the community. Mrs. Schwarz was an inspired volunteer with S.A.F.E. Place, Leila Arboretum, the Battle Creek City Parks and Recreation Department, and Junior League. In 1988, she received the Battle Creek Enquirer's George Award for her civic activities.

Annette Marie Probol Scholarship Fund

Jo Probol, wife of the late Manfred W. Fred Probol established this fund in memory of their daughter, Annette Marie Probol, who passed away August 7, 1954. This fund is a way for the family to give back to those who, over the years, have supported their educational goals and dreams.

Art and Izora Ward Scholarship Fund

Arthur Mason Ward, Sr. and Izora Vereachia Ward met at Tennessee State University where they both received Bachelor's degrees. They moved to Battle Creek in 1955 and became committed servant leaders at their church, Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church. Their mission was to effectively serve civic and religious organizations to foster a higher quality of life for their community.

As Scene By Richard and Shirley DeRuiter Scholarship Fund for Future Visionaries

In recognition of the impact Richard and Shirley DeRuiter, founders of Scene Magazine, have had on our community, their children established this fund in 2009. Because of their firm belief in the strength and attributes of our local community, the DeRuiter Fund supports students who pursue their post-secondary education at a local college/university.

ASMO Manufacturing, Inc. Scholarship Fund

The ASMO Manufacturing, Inc. Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to graduates or graduating seniors from the Battle Creek area. Selection criteria is based on academic achievement, career plans, and involvement in school and community activities.

Barbara Ann Whitehair Scholarship Fund
Battle Creek Area AMBUCS Scholarship Fund

The objective of the Battle Creek Area AMBUCS Scholarship Fund is to enhance direct therapy services to functionally handicapped and disabled citizens by providing financial assistance to men and women for professional training in the various fields of clinical therapy.

Battle Creek Community Foundation Scholarship Fund
Battle Creek Japan Club Scholarship Fund

In 2012, the Battle Creek Japan Club's newly elected board officer's, comprised of 19 Japanese firms, established this fund to provide opportunity and support to Battle Creek area graduating seniors. It is with sincere hope that establishing the scholarship will contribute to the Battle Creek area and support a young person's education.

Battle Creek Kennel Club Scholarship Fund

The Battle Creek Kennel Club is a member of the American Kennel Club. It encourages and supports good sportsmanship and responsible dog ownership. This scholarship is awarded to a student currently attending the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University.

Battle Creek Lodge #12 Free and Accepted Masons Scholarship Fund

The Battle Creek Lodge #12 Free & Accepted Masons, established January 14, 1847, belong to the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. They are deeply involved in helping people by creating scholarship programs, performing public service activities, and supporting many community-based charitable projects.

Becky Rocho Education Fund

Becky Rocho Education Fund

Berenice Bryant Lowe Fellowship Fund
Bettie and Jim Cox Scholarship Fund

This fund has been established for the increasing number of individuals entering the field of manufacturing technology in the Calhoun Area Career Center's service area, including but not limited to; welding, computer assisted design, machine shop and drafting. Eligibility is limited to CACC manufacturing technology program graduates.

Betty M. Root Scholarship Fund

Betty M. (Kiblinger) Root graduated from Delton Kellogg Agricultural High School in 1940. She was a member and Past Matron and Life Member of the Prudence Nobles Chapter #366 of the Eastern Star. Eligible applicants are graduating seniors from Delton Kellogg High School.

Bill Evans Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund

The Bill Evans Memorial Athletic Scholarship was established as a memorial tribute to the life of Bill Evans. His 27 year education career included time at Battle Creek Central High School, where he was chairman of the business department, wrestling coach, coaching three individual state champions, and athletic director. He was also a City of Battle Creek sports promotion director.

Bradford Memorial Scholarship Fund

Major Helen Hollins funded the Bradford Memorial Scholarship Fund with money from her brother's estate, the late Dudley Bradford. Major Hollins had a vision for the future of young people at Second Missionary Baptist Church. A scholarship committee was appointed by then pastor, Rev. Albert Thomas, to evaluate potential recipients. To date numerous scholarships have been given out.

Major Hollins' vision is now a reality.

Brass Band of Battle Creek Scholarship Fund
Breanne Blodgett Memorial Scholarship Fund

Through the combined efforts of the Climax Rotary Club and other local individuals, the memory of a little girl with a gentle smile and kind heart, Breanne Blodgett, will live on each year through this fund. Breanne, who was energetic, loving and full of life, will be remembered as a little hero after her organs touched eight individual's lives.

Brittany Despins Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Brittany Despins Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to honor the memory of Brittany Despins, a Marshall native dedicated to helping others. Calhoun County residents in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) basic and paramedic certification programs at Kellogg Community College are eligible for this scholarship. Brittany's family hopes her brave and selfless spirit will continue through the work of others through this fund.

Bronson Battle Creek Medical Staff Scholarship Fund

The Battle Creek Health System Medical Staff Scholarship was established to support students whose career goals are specifically in a patient-oriented program such as nursing, medical technician, dental hygienist, etc. Applicants must live in the greater Battle Creek area and plan to attend an educational institution in southwest Michigan.

Calhoun Area Career Center Automotive Service Technology Scholarship Fund

This fund has been established for the increasing number of qualified auto service technicians in the Calhoun Area Career Center's service area. Scholarship recipients are graduates of the Calhoun Area Career Center Auto Service Technology Program, who are pursuing a career in automotive technology.

Calhoun Area Career Center Clara Miner-Fuller Scholarship

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalm 121:8. This fund was established by Clara Miner-Fuller as a memorial tribute to her deceased husbands, Charles Miner and George Fuller. Clara passed away on December 1, 1990.

Calhoun Area Career Center/Connie Dillard Scholarship Fund

Eligible recipients for the CACC Connie Dillard Scholarship are graduating students from the Calhoun Area Career Center. Students must be enrolled in a non-traditional occupation (any occupation in which women or men comprise 25% or less of total employment) and enrolled at a post-secondary training school.

Calhoun County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel Scholarship Fund

The Calhoun County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) was established in 1923, with four objectives, two of which directly impact the education of our youth, 1) to furnish a practical basis for united action among those devoted to the cause of public education and 2) to promote voluntary participation by its members in civic and educational affairs.

Calhoun County Medical Society Alliance Nursing Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established to provide scholarships to students who are residents of or employed in Calhoun County and enrolled in a nursing program at an accredited Michigan college/university, or the nursing program at Kellogg Community College. It is the Alliance's hope that the scholarship recipient will be employed in Calhoun County for at least one year following graduation.

Carlos M. Gutierrez Scholarship Fund

Carlos M. Gutierrez was Chairman and CEO of the Kellogg Company from 1999 until 2005, when he was named United States Secretary of Commerce under the Bush Administration. Mr. Gutierrez had a thirty-year career with the Kellogg Company, and through his inspiring leadership, has left a strong legacy in this community.

Carolyn L. Burnett Scholarship Fund

Carolyn Burnett established this fund for one simple truth, I would not have gone to college had it not been for the scholarship I received. Carolyn wanted to help others as she had been helped, knowing when others support your educational dreams in some way, you should do your best and persevere over whatever the obstacles are to succeed.

Carolyn Nordstrom Scholarship Fund

The Carolyn Nordstrom Scholarship was established for graduating seniors from Battle Creek public and private high schools who will be pursuing a degree in public relations and communications at Michigan State University. Candidates should demonstrate potential to succeed in their college curriculum.

Charles C. Brackett and Jessie Atkins Brackett Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Charles C. Brackett and Jessie Atkins Brackett Memorial Scholarship Fund was created with the remaining assets of a charitable trust of the same name in Mrs. Brackett's will which was created in 1942. The fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors of any Battle Creek public high school for further education in engineering, medicine or law.

Cheryl J. Begg Educational Fund
Christa Ferree Scholarship Fund

The Christa Ferree Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 by the family and friends of Christa Ferree, who was a student at Harper Creek High School until her untimely death in 1991. She played baseball, was a cheerleader, served as Vice President of her class, and enjoyed long bike rides. Most special to Christa were stray animals that easily found their way to her home. Eligible applicants are female graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School. Awarding criteria: GPA of 2.5 or above, financial need (determined by federal guidelines), strong desire to continue education beyond high school, creativity, ambition and initiative.

Christian J. and Elaine M. Seedorf Scholarship Fund

After being married for almost twenty years, Christian, a Navy veteran who was working as a pattern maker, suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed on the left side and unable to provide for his family. Following the stroke, Elaine, who was 38 years old at the time, was determined to return to school and earn a Nursing degree from Kellogg Community College. Elaine overcame many obstacles as she had to become the breadwinner for her spouse and six children. She was often discouraged, overwhelmed and fatigued but she was determined to succeed. This fund was established by the Seedorf family to honor their parents' commitment and perseverance towards a goal in hopes of supporting others who despite the obstacles are determined to succeed.

Christopher Higgins Scholarship Fund
Clarence and Ruth Cole Memorial Scholarship Fund

Judith Cole Arnold and LaVaughn Cole established this scholarship in memory of their parents, Clarence and Ruth Cole, who maintained a life-long interest in the education of young people in the community. Their primary interest was helping young people develop to their full potential. Clarence and Ruth Cole realized that by giving to others, it would come back in abundance.

Clifton J. Woods Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mr. Woods was a life member of the NAACP, the Urban League and the Battle Creek Civic League. He was also a 60-year member of Strothers Masonic Lodge No. 3 Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliation. In 1988, at 92 years of age, Mr. Woods received the Senior Citizens' Award and District Award from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc.

Community Leadership Academy Scholarship Fund
Connie Amos/Orville E. Strang Vocal Music Scholarship Fund

In 2015, the Connie Amos/Orville E. Strang Vocal Music Scholarship Fund was established as a combined fund to address and promote vocal excellence and instruction.

Connie Amos was a young woman who loved singing and loved being a member of the Battle Creek Community Chorus. Following her tragic death in an automobile accident in 1980, her parents established the Connie Amos Memorial Scholarship Fund in her memory. The fund has provided and will continue to provide other young people with the means to pursue their interest in vocal music.

Orville E. Strang was an active member of the Battle Creek Community Chorus for fifty years. During that time he performed as a soloist in many Chorus productions. Orville studied with private voice teachers during his adult life in order to develop his rich bass-baritone voice. It was his wish that the Strang scholarship would provide the opportunity for private study to young people and adults who wished to become excellent choral singers and soloists. The Strang scholarship was established following his death in 2004.

Crider/Bommersbach Scholarship Fund

This fund is being established to recognize all educational personnel who are committed to the success of all students and those in the community who celebrate the small and large successes of every student. This also celebrates those students who have continued to work through adversity to complete their high school educations with clear plans for post-secondary goals.

Dan Petersen Memorial Scholarship Fund

This memorial fund was created from contributions by Dan's friends and several of the organizations to which he belonged. Dan Petersen was a 1975 graduate of Lakeview High School. If he could, Dan would remind us that high school and life, like athletics, can and should be a great experience, but should be enjoyed while not neglecting the other skills and traits that remain with us for life.

Dandamudi Family Scholarship Fund

A local physician's positive volunteer experience led to the establishment of the Dandamudi Family Scholarship Fund in 2010, a fund comprised of two separate scholarship funds under this one name. Awarded under the Dandamudi Family Scholarship name are graduating seniors who attended the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center for four years.

Dave Kennedy Sportsmanship Scholarship

Dave Kennedy is remembered by his family and friends as a humble, cheerful, respectful and responsible man who profoundly loved those nearest to him and the sport of hockey. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1986, David joined the Air Force as a pilot with the 110th Fighter Wing. David served his country for over 23 years and was decorated with two Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor and a Bronze Star. It was during his service that he met and married the love of his life and best friend, Renee Kennedy. David and Renee were married for over 25 years and have two children. During this time, David coached the Battle Creek Bruins Youth Hockey league for over 11 years, while also playing hockey on the Men's League. After his passing in 2016, the Battle Creek Men's League established the annual David Kennedy Award for sportsmanship, and the Kennedy Cup.

David Scott Turner Memorial Vocal Music Award Fund

The Fund was established in loving memory of David Scott Turner for the purpose of providing scholarships for vocal music lessons to 8th and 9th grade students at Battle Creek Public Schools and Lakeview School District. The scholarship may be used for, but not limited to, the following examples: music lessons offered through private instructor or college such as Kellogg Community College; or towards attending Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Interlochen, the Music Center of South Central Michigan, and/or other music programs and institutions. Criteria includes students that exhibit interest and love of music, are continually working to better themselves, are dedicated to their musical group, and are making an effort to be a team member. Candidates do not need to be making a career in vocal music.

David Wallace Sportship Scholarship Fund
Delia M. and Dora D. DeMaso International Study Fellowship
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship Fund

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world, including the Battle Creek Alumnae chapter, chartered in 1980. Locally, the sorority began soon after it chartered to award scholarships to community-minded, academically-gifted minority women.

DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. Scholarship Fund

DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. has established a scholarship to pay homage to qualities such as trustworthiness, modesty, integrity, sincerity, cooperation, vision, innovation and creativity. This award is designed to celebrate the whole student and selects its recipients based on extra-curricular activities, work experience, personal recommendations, interview and an essay.

Detective David C. Adams Scholarship Fund for Law Enforcement Education

This scholarship was established in loving memory of Retired Detective David C. Adams for the purpose of providing scholarships to individuals who wish to pursue education in law enforcement.

Detective LaVern S. Brann Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in loving memory of Detective Brann by his family for the purpose of providing scholarships to individuals who are considered a minority by race or representation in the police officer profession. Detective Brann was killed in the line of duty on May 9, 2005. One of the many tributes stated, his smile was contagious, attitude always bright, and integrity steadfast.

Donald R. and Barbara H. Wilson Scholarship Fund

The Donald R. and Barbara H. Wilson Scholarship Fund was established to assist members of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Battle Creek in obtaining a post-secondary degree. Preference may be given to individuals pursuing degrees at Valparaiso University, where Bobbie received an Honorary Degree and her son Dave graduated, Northwestern University, where Don and son Rick received degrees, and Western Michigan University, where Bobbie graduated and also did post graduate work later in life.

Donna (Dee Dee) Hookway Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in loving memory of Donna Mae (Dee Dee) Hookway. Dee Dee had the belief of living life to the fullest and she did just that right up until her final illness. Dee Dee traveled the world with her husband, Charlie, touching lives where she went and greeting each culture she encountered with respect. She was Charlie's constant companion, his executive assistant, his travel facilitator, and a full partner in his life. Dee Dee never met a stranger, always saw the glass as half full, and worried more about others than she did about herself. She was witty, loving and loyal to friends and family. This fund has been established to keep Dee Dee's memory and legacy living on in perpetuity. Scholarships awarded in her memory will be for students of Harper Creek, Marshall and Lakeview high schools who will be pursuing any form of study/degree.

Dr. Mathikere and Lily Rajachar Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was originally established in 1998 by Lily Rajachar in memory of her husband, Dr. Mathikere Rajachar. At the request of the family, Lily's name was added in 2014 after her passing. Both displayed a strong leadership and commitment to education believing that by obtaining a good education, you can achieve anything. Dr. Rajachar and Lily were always willing to help others who were willing to learn, work hard and displayed ambition while pursuing their goals. In fact, Lily had a particular interest in making sure women interested in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers had the supports they needed to succeed.

Dr. Paul V. and Evelyn A. Ponitz Scholarship Fund

This fund was established to support graduates or graduating seniors who will be pursuing a degree at a four-year accredited university or a community college. Recipients must demonstrate the same characteristics shared by Dr. Ponitz: goal oriented, dedicated, energized, and fully committed to obtaining a degree.

Dr. Roman Zaplitny Memorial Scholarship Fund
Edite Balks Walter, M.D. Scholarship Fund

This fund was established to help women seeking degrees in biology, chemistry, physics and human or animal medicine. Dr. Walter is a graduate of the former Springfield High School. Through the assistance of various scholarships, she graduated cum laude from Kalamazoo College. Dr. Walter remains an inspiration and believes, Women Can Do Science and Should Do Science.

Edward and Toni Fugate Health Care Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in recognition of Toni Fugate's over 40 year career in nursing, an educational career that began at Kellogg Community College. Because of this, the Fugate's wanted to support those going into a patient-oriented health care program or allied health field at Kellogg Community College.

Edward L. and Joanne M. Drewno Scholarship Fund

Edward L. & Joanne M. Drewno established this scholarship to recognize and honor their parents, Stanley and Josephine Drewno, and Lloyd and Martha Mason, who by their example and guidance, instilled in Edward and Joanne good moral values and respect for and a desire to help other people. Edward retired from Post Cereals in 1984, and Joanne retired in 1985 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Elizabeth Mary List Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is given in loving memory of Elizabeth Mary List. Liz was ranked in the top four in the graduating class of 1969 at Battle Creek Central High School. Liz loved music and played the piano. The song, Climb every mountain, sums up her courage through her long illness which she termed her impossible dream. For 20 years, Liz battled a disease that finally took her life in 1992.

Endeavor Charter Academy 8th Grade Scholarship Fund
Frank and Elizabeth Zanetti Scholarship Fund

The Frank and Elizabeth Zanetti Scholarship was established by Santo and Maria Zanetti to honor Santo's parents who moved from Italy to the United States in 1924. The Zanetti Scholarship is awarded to students who exemplify academic and leadership skills and plan to attend Kellogg Community College.

Gear Up Scholarship Fund

The GEAR UP Scholarship is the educational financial assistance component of the Western Michigan University GEAR UP Learning Centers project, funded in part by the United States Department of Education. The objective is to provide renewable scholarships to graduating seniors of the Battle Creek Public School system who seek educational opportunities beyond high school.

Georgia Rothberg Nursing Scholarship Fund

Georgia Rothberg was a school nurse. She was very concerned about cancer research and volunteered many hours with the American Cancer Society. In establishing this scholarship fund, it was Georgia's hope that dedicated nursing careers would develop from this assistance. Emphasis should be placed on academic performance, financial need, character and citizenship, and motivation to succeed.

Gill-Kline Scholarship Fund

Eligible recipients are graduating seniors of any public or private high school in the Battle Creek area (or) adults residing in the Battle Creek area who are returning to college, and who will be pursuing a degree in nursing, if not, another field of study may be considered. Recipients must be able to exhibit strong community involvement and maintain a specified level of academic performance.

Glenn and June Williams-Chapel Hill United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund

This fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to students of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Applicants must be graduating seniors who are active members themselves, or family of active members of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Glyn Lake WMU Engineering Scholarship Fund
Gysel/Morton Scholarship Fund

The Gysel/Morton Scholarship Fund was created to honor the ministries of Rev. Dr. Jim Gysel and Rev. Dave Morton. Recipients of this award are graduate students pursuing theological education and from the United Methodist Church within the Michigan area (State of Michigan).

Harry and Helen Davidson Family Scholarship Fund

Harry served as the superintendent of the Battle Creek Public Schools for a number of years and later became the first executive director of the Battle Creek Community Foundation. Much of Harry and Helen's work in this community can be exemplified today through the Foundation's growth and a strong community value for the education of our young people.

Herbert and Clara Swafford Citizenship Scholarship Fund

The Herbert and Clara Swafford Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduates or graduating seniors from Lakeview High School and Harper Creek High School, who seek educational opportunities beyond high school at a four-year college or university. Recipients of this award should demonstrate good citizenship.

Higdon Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Higdon Memorial Scholarship was established by Sharon Gawlak in honor of her parents, Maude and Harold Higdon. Sharon's parents were life-long residents of Battle Creek who exemplified a strong work ethic. Sharon continued the family value by obtaining her college degree and serving as a teacher at Northwestern Junior High School for 30 years.

Hispanics for Educational Progress Scholarship (HEP) Fund

Hispanics for Educational Progress (HEP): The group's purpose for forming and establishing the scholarship program is to promote the importance of education and the opportunities that a college education will create. Education is the means by which individuals compete in the global economy today; if you don?t have an education beyond High School, your opportunities become limited and in some cases non-existent. This fund, established in 2015, will continue in perpetuity the legacy that the founders of the Air Force Cataloging and Standardization Center (CASC) Hispanic Employment Program (HEP) put in motion 40 years ago.

Hugh F. McPherson Scholarship Fund

Hugh F. McPherson was a successful Battle Creek area businessman, who chose to share his success with a number of organizations. The McPherson Scholarship was established based on his desire to help the students of his adopted alma mater, Battle Creek Central High School, achieve their goals.

In God We Trust, Mitchelle T. Savage Memorial Scholarship Fund

The In God We Trust, Mitchelle T. Savage Memorial Scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities beyond high school for Battle Creek area graduates or graduating seniors. Eligible recipients will be graduating seniors from Battle Creek area public and private schools who will be attending a college that is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

J. K. Stanford Memorial Scholarship Fund

Rose Miller and her family established this scholarship in memory of their loved one, J. K. Stanford, who was a talented auto mechanic. According to Rose, My brother J. K. was as good as a mechanic; it seemed like he could simply listen to a car run and tell you what was wrong. He was such a compassionate, kind-hearted person, who had a love of cars from an early age.

Jake and Howard Westrick Scholarship Fund

Jake was employed by Clark Equipment Company for over 27 years. His son, Howard Westrick, a 1957 graduate of St. Philip Catholic Central High School, worked in the plumbing and pipe fitting industry for 33 years. A strong work ethic, personal responsibility, dependability, and punctuality are traits exhibited and valued by both Howard and Jake & acknowledged through this scholarship.

James E. Sherman Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jim Sherman graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1955 and attended Western Michigan University. Participation in extra-curricular and school activities provided him first-hand lessons in the importance of responsibility, discipline, fairness, and respect. Jim was a superb craftsman in the printing field. His family established this scholarship in Jim's memory.

James F. Hettinger Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2008 by the board of directors and staff of Battle Creek Unlimited, Inc. (BCU) to celebrate and honor the visionary leadership of James F. Hettinger at the time of his retirement. Mr. Hettinger served with distinction as President and Chief Executive Officer of BCF from 1979 to 2008. He is credited with attracting nearly 100 companies and 9,400 jobs to Battle Creek's Fort Custer Industrial Park during his tenure. The fund represents a heartfelt expression of gratitude towards Jim for his commitment to community, education, jobs and sustainable families. Jim is a graduate of Albion High School and earned both bachelors and master's degrees in political science from Western Michigan University.

Jean McLean Arts and Educational Scholarship Fund
Joe Brutsche Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is a memorial tribute to Earl Joe Brutsche IV who lived the Boy Scout oath and law in his daily life and never hesitated to help a friend regardless of the time of day. Joe was a 2006 graduate of St. Phillip Catholic Central High School. It is hoped that individuals receiving this award will continue to display the same character, dedication and willingness to give as Joe did.

John Craig Allen Scholarship Fund

Mr. Allen was a highly respected English teacher at Battle Creek Central High School from 1926 to 1936. He later went on to accept a position as director of personnel at General Foods. Mr. Allen especially loved music and drama and often traveled to New York and Europe to see top programs in the fine arts.

John R. Shaw Memorial Fund
Julian Ptacin Scholarship Fund

Honoring Julian's memory led to the establishment of this fund by the Ptacin family, students, friends and community members. While Julian's untimely death will linger, his accomplishments and potential as an individual will be honored annually through the Julian Ptacin Scholarship. Recipients must demonstrate actions that support anti-drinking and other positive lifestyle behaviors.

Julie Karamchandani Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established as a memorial by her parents, Dr. Mahesh C. and Roshan Karamchandani, family, and friends. To her parents, she was like a beautiful flower that bloomed in the garden for a very short span of time, but during this short stay she charmed the hearts of all the people she came across. Julie was a very warm, friendly, and loving child with a great interest in music and painting.

Junior Achievement - Sherry Hill Scholarship Fund

Sherry Hill was a valued member of the staff of Junior Achievement of S.W. Michigan at Operation G.R.A.D. prior to her tragic passing. The scholarship fund was initiated by the staff of Junior Achievement as a memorial. Sherry is remembered as an inspirational force in the lives of many young people that she worked with at Operation G.R.A.D.

Kaleigh Woodman Memorial Fund

The Kaleigh Woodman Memorial Fund was established in memory of Kaleigh Woodman who died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in December 2015. Kaleigh lit up a room with her beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She was a Tomboy Princess, a tough - never get hurt, I can do it outlook and a tender helpful, always willing to help no matter what the project attitude. Her Pennfield Schools and extended cheer families were a very important part of her life.

Kathy Petrich Music Scholarship Fund

Established in 2009 as a memorial tribute by friends and colleagues, Kathy was director of choral activities for Marshall Public Schools. Her high school groups consistently earned first division ratings in Michigan, national and international competitions. Kathy was held in the highest of esteem by her colleagues and students for her compassion, dedication, selflessness, and commitment to excellence.

Kay Earline Vanderford Nursing Scholarship
Kellogg Company-Tony McGee Scholarship Fund

The Kellogg Company - Tony McGee Scholarship was specifically established to support scholarships for minority students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Priority consideration will be given first to those who plan to attend a historically black college or university (HBCU), second to four-year Michigan colleges, and third to Kellogg Community College.

Ken Ervin Athletic Scholarship Fund in Memory of Joel S. Ervin

This fund was established in honor of Ken Ervin for being the voice of high school sports in Battle Creek for over 25 years. Ken, a Highland Park, Michigan native, graduated high school, joined the Navy then attended college in Virginia. Locally, he's been a balloon festival announcer and has broadcast local sports for WBCK and baseballs minor leagues at Bailey Park.

Kiwanis/Hebble Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by the Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek to honor the Andrew and Esther Hebble legacy. This scholarship further demonstrates the Kiwanis Club's commitment and long tradition of caring for young people in the community. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership skills, community service commitment, and maintained a specified level of academic performance.

Lakeview Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund

The Lakeview Class of 1968 Scholarship was established in 2009 as a legacy to its graduates and as a promise to Lakeview High School future graduates. Recipients are Lakeview High School graduating seniors or graduates who have demonstrated academic success and show strong character and compassion through involvement in community service.

Leland, Dorothea, and Barbara McLain Scholarship Fund

The Leland, Dorothea, & Barbara McLain Scholarship was established by Barbara in honor of her parents who provided a good home and strong upbringing for her. Barbara, a 1945 graduate of Argubright Business College in Battle Creek, has had a lengthy and successful career at the Kellogg Company.

Leon Buford Memorial Scholarship Fund
Leslie Rardin Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by Bill Rardin, along with the Battle Creek Enquirer to honor Leslie's memory for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating local high school seniors who plan to study journalism, creative writing, or a related field.

Lionel and Muzzie Wood Family Scholarship Fund

The Muzzie Wood Scholarship was established in loving memory of Muzzie by her family after she passed away on March 16, 2001. In 2010, her husband's name, Lionel, was added to the fund name and its support of Battle Creek area students expanded. Muzzie loved the outdoors, Lionel laughingly recalls a time she wore her sneakers in the river, knee-deep, and caught a salmon bare handed.

Mac & Betty Behnke Scholarship Fund

The Mac & Betty Behnke Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to Battle Creek area students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Eligible applicants are graduates and graduating seniors of greater Battle Creek area public and private schools pursuing a degree at Notre Dame University. Applicants pursuing an engineering degree may be given preference. Selection criteria are based upon GPA and SAT/ACT scores, and the student's service to the community. Financial need is not necessary. In the event a scholarship is not awarded for two consecutive years or more, an eligible applicant attending Saint Mary's College may also be considered. Former recipients may reapply.

Margaret A. Randall Fund
Martha Matrone Altenburg Scholarship Fund

The Martha Matrone Altenburg Memorial Scholarship was established by her family and friends after her untimely death. This scholarship is awarded annually to female seniors of Battle Creek Central High School to provide advanced training/college study with an emphasis in the area of business.

Maurice Rose, Jr. Scholarship Fund

This fund strives to help support, encourage, and educate African American young men from single-parent homes who are without the assistance or guidance of a biological father in their lives. The recipient will be encouraged to continue throughout their college years to live their life to its fullest by staying focused on education, striving to do their best, and pledging to a drug-free lifestyle.

Melvin H., Doris A., and Fovette E. Dush Scholarship Fund

Melvin H. & Doris A. Dush as well as their daughter, Fovette E. Dush were deeply committed to philanthropy in their hometown of Battle Creek, making grants to some 20 organizations annually, leaving a lasting legacy in our community. Although they are no longer with us, their positive impact on our youth & love for this community are evident through the establishment of this and other funds.

Norene Keaton Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Norene Keaton Scholarship is for Battle Creek area high school graduating seniors planning to attend Michigan State University. Norene loved all aspects of Michigan State University, from academics to sports. Norene always was highly motivated to pay back in some way for the outstanding education experience and social environment that she was provided at MSU.

Norma J. Reed Scholarship Fund

The Norma J. Reed Scholarship was established by Norma to assist exemplary graduating seniors of St. Philip Catholic Central High School who have applied themselves to their academics and other activities. I never had a college education, but I've always wanted a degree. I want to make it available for today's youth. To every recipient, I say, Give it your best shot!

Officer Mike St. John Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in honor of Officer Mike St. John, longtime Battle Creek Police Officer assigned to the downtown beat. Officer St. John wanted this fund to reach out a helping hand to students who may have experienced challenges in life. Eligible candidates will be Battle Creek area graduating seniors pursuing their education at one of the local Battle Creek colleges or universities.

Paul A. Riegle Scholarship Fund

In the fast-paced world we live in, slowing down to spend quality time with friends can often get missed. However, for Paul A. Riegle, taking time out for friends was a characteristic you could always count on. That's why it's more than fitting when the family of Paul A. Riegle established the Paul A. Riegle Scholarship Fund in 2016, allowing Paul to continue to take time out for and support "a friend". Paul was a family-oriented and well-rounded person, valuing service, education, business and the trades while at the same time loving and enjoying the majestic beauty of the outdoors through many of his favorite pastimes such as skiing, hunting and fishing. Through the establishment of this fund, it is the family's hope that it will contribute in meaningful ways towards a better life for the recipient and their family.

Paul and Mavis Pitzer Public Service Scholarship Fund

Paul & Mavis Pitzer, lifelong public service employees, believed good people could and should work in areas that promote the well-being and betterment of society. Recipients must exhibit good character and a propensity toward public service through volunteerism, service to others, or service to the community.

Pessetti Family Scholarship Fund

The Pessetti Family Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduates from Battle Creek area public or private high schools. Candidates will be eligible and selected upon entering their junior year of college. Students should demonstrate community involvement, good work ethic while attending school, and/or involvement in sports, clubs, etc.

Pieper Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Pieper Memorial Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to Battle Creek area students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Applicants must be planning to enroll at a two or four-year college or university, trade school, or similar learning institution until completion of the specific program of study.

R.G. Frantz AFL-CIO Technical Trades Scholarship Fund

The R. G. Frantz AFL-CIO Technical Trades Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing educational scholarships to local individuals associated with organized labor. Strong emphasis is placed on merit, need, and academic achievement.

Radiology Consultants, PLC / Kellogg Community College Medical Imaging Programs Scholarship Fund

Radiology Consultants, PLC established this scholarship to support students attending Kellogg Community College who possess the individual desire and work ethic to build a planned and secure career path in the radiology and medical imaging fields. It was important for this scholarship to recognize students, who work hard at a job while attending college, excel in their studies and are deeply motivated in purposeful pursuit of a career.

Ralph L. Deal Memorial Music Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2010 in memory of Ralph L. Deal, general music teacher for the Lakeview School District elementary schools, teaching vocal music for 25 years. His love of music and continued after his retirement with an additional 10 years of teaching the part time music program for St. Joseph Catholic Schools. He also served as choir director and/or organist for numerous area churches.

Ratner Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Ratner Scholarship is to reward students from Calhoun County who have achieved academic success, exhibited good character and performed services for their communities. Marv and Jane Ratner stated, We hope that the scholarship recipients will achieve continued academic success and continue their record of service in their communities.

Rebecca "Becky" Porter Health Care Scholarship Fund

Rebecca "Becky" Porter made a lasting impact and impression on all who knew her. Selecting the compassionate profession of nursing led her on a journey that culminated in the founding and establishment of the Holistic Health Center. Becky (and Larry) spent the past 20 years putting her mind, body, and all her strength into helping others through the Center. Therefore, it's no surprise family, clients, Western Michigan University students and friends felt it more than fitting to establish the Rebecca "Becky" Porter Health Care Scholarship Fund in tribute to a loving, gracious soul and giving spirit.

Rev. Earl F. Young and Rev. William Young, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is in memory of the late Reverend Earl F. Young and Reverend William Young, Jr. Reverend Earl F. Young was the founder and pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church from 1959 to 1982. Reverend William Young, Jr. was pastor at Macedonia from 1982 to 1997. Both dedicated their lives to the spiritual needs and overall well being of all Battle Creek citizens.

Richard and Elizabeth Jones Scholarship Fund

The Richard & Elizabeth Jones Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to individuals residing in Calhoun County who will be obtaining an education in graduate school at the University of Michigan. Eligible applicants must exhibit financial need and the potential to succeed in a graduate school program at the University of Michigan.

Richard R. Montgomery Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Richard R. Montgomery Scholarship was established by his family and friends with the hope that recipients will display the same character and compassion to better their community as did Dick Montgomery. Dick was a talented, enthusiastic person whose positive attitude enriched all who had the good fortune of knowing him.

Rick and Debra Baron Second Chance Scholarship Fund

Rick and Debra Baron realize the importance of education to help pave the path to success, and yet realize that sometimes difficult challenges and obstacles get in the way of our educational goals. Life's challenges may include addictions, inadequate family support, poverty, health issues, or sometimes just misguided choices along the way. However, they feel that anyone who is highly motivated to rise above those hardships with determination and hard work, deserve to succeed by being given a second chance. They value and support the belief that help comes to those that are willing to help themselves.

Robert and Eleanor DeVries Professional Advancement Fund for Binder Park Zoo

In the summer of 2016, Robert and Eleanor DeVries' long standing and generous support of the Binder Park Zoo led to the establishment of the Robert and Eleanor DeVries Professional Advancement Fund for Binder Park Zoo. Its formation positions Binder Park Zoo as a leading research and educational zoo, aligning full time professionals with endless opportunities both individually and for the Zoo overall.

Robert and Margaret Randolph Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by Robert and Margaret Randolph in their Last Will and Testament to assist or enable worthy Battle Creek area public high school graduating seniors to pursue their education.

Robert L. Nendorf Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in loving memory of Robert L. Nendorf by family and friends. A 1964 graduate of Comstock High School, Rob enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966, served a tour of duty in Vietnam and earned a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in battle.

Robert M. Ward Scholarship Fund
Roberta H. Cribbs Scholarship Fund

As a retired Kellogg Company employee, civic leader, community and political activist, Ms. Cribbs has devoted a great deal of her life to enhancing the lives of others. Most precious to her are young people. Recipients are African-American adults, college students, or graduating seniors of Battle Creek area public and private schools who have demonstrated service to their community, church and/or family.

Roger and Kim Pitzer Calhoun Area Career Center Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in honor of Kim Pitzer, who attended the CACC in 1977. Roger & Kim obtained their education through hard work and a commitment to their goals. They have established this scholarship to help other individuals obtain and achieve their goals. Roger and Kim believe that those of us who have benefited from our community should give something back.

Ron LaParl Scholarship Fund

Website: Ron-LaParl-Scholarship

Eligible students must have worked as an employee or caddie of the Battle Creek Country Club within the preceding twelve months, must exemplify the highest degree of loyalty to the Battle Creek Country Club and its members, and must possess a specified level of academic achievement from the most recent educational facility attended.

Ronald Clark McDaniel Memorial Scholarship Fund

To honor the life and legacy of Ronald Clark "Ron" McDaniel, family and friends established the Ronald Clark McDaniel Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2008. Ron, born in Harlan, Kentucky, moved to Battle Creek, Michigan at the age of 5. He was involved in the National Honor Society, Boys State, played baseball and football and graduated in the top ten of his class at Pennfield High School. He then served in the United States Air Force obtaining presidential awards and honors before he made his home back in Battle Creek. Ron managed to balance his commitment and love for his family and sports while exhibiting an unequaled work ethic, often working 7 days a week, at the same company for 38 years. This fund was established to carry on his value of education. He believed that all young adults should participate in extra-curricular activities in or outside of school while focusing on education. Most of all Ron McDaniel believed education was the key to success. Scholarships in memory of Ron will be awarded to graduating seniors who have participated in high school athletics and are seeking educational opportunities in teaching/education.

Roosevelt Scholarship Fund

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