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Andersen Family Engineering Scholarship
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The named scholarship is established by Robert G. Andersen, a retired engineering supervisor from Continental (Teves) Automotive Systems who is a strong supporter of LSSU and its engineering program. In 2004, he received the Donald & Catherine Finlayson Award that is presented to an individual who has enjoyed success in their profession and community, and who is a strong advocate of the University, its programs, faculty, staff and students. Successful candidates may be an incoming freshman or returning student who is majoring in any engineering-related course of study with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on the recommendation of the Dean and faculty of the LSSU Engineering program.

William R. Gregory Scholarship
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This scholarship was established in honor of William R. Gregory, former president of Edison Sault Electric Company. He has served as a member of the LSSU Board of Trustees and the LSSU Foundation Board. He received LSSU's Distinguished Citizen Award in 1986. Former LSSU President Robert Arbuckle once stated, "Bill Gregory has actively supported the University with his talent and treasure for over 25 years. No one in this region is more devoted to Lake State." Successful candidates must be a junior majoring in engineering, mathematics, business, biology or fisheries and wildlife management with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Rosa L. Grout Scholarship Fund
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A founder of the Chippewa County Employees Credit Union and a longtime Sault High School math teacher, Rosa Grout, enlightened more than 2,000 students on the beauty and precision of math. "I still hear from many of them who thank me for the structure and discipline that geometry instilled into their lives," she recalled shortly before her death in 2004 at the age of 95. Grout's spirit of education carries on in the form of a math, science and technical studies scholarship endowment she created in 1992. The student recipient is a major in engineering, engineering technology, mathematics, computer or mathematical science. Selection of the award is based upon high school GPA, ACT score and high school class rank.

Dennis Hardt Memorial Scholarship
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This scholarship was established by Mrs. Jean Hardt and classmates Joseph Knauf and Anthony Bellhorn in memory of Dennis Hardt, a 1977 electrical engineering technology graduate. The scholarship recipient is an incoming freshman majoring in electrical engineering with selection based on GPA, class rank and ACT score.

Sven V. Heikkinen Engineering Scholarship
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This scholarship was established by Ken and Kate Heikkinen in memory of their son, Sven. He was a 1982 graduate from Pickford High School. He graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1993 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was an Engineering Specialist in Vehicle Development working for the Continental-Brimley Development Center. He was also an Adjunct professor with LSSU vehicle test dynamics, a driving instructor, a Junior Achievement mentor, and a Dale Carnegie trainer. His unexpected death on June 3, 2007 at the age of 43 has left an indelible void to all who knew Sven. He had a genuine love for LSSU and, in particular, the school of engineering. It is his parents’ wishes to honor his memory with a scholarship to benefit future LSSU engineering students. This merit scholarship is awarded to an engineering student majoring in any engineering field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher based on a recommendation by the LSSU Engineering faculty.

Lawrence Roy Jacobson and Dorothy M. Bell Engineering Scholarship
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This endowment was established through the estate of Dorothy Bell to benefit a Sault High graduate who is pursuing an engineering degree at LSSU. Dorothy Bell was a graduate of Pickford High School. She attended Marquette Beauty Academy in Marquette, Michigan where she received her certificate in Cosmetology. She owned and operated a beauty shop on Seymour Street in Sault Ste. Marie for over 27 years. Upon her death, she bequeathed that a scholarship be established in memory of her son. Lawrence was a graduate of Sault Area High School and a Michigan Tech and Central Michigan University graduate earning a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for the Dow Corning Corporation for 25 years as an engineering specialist in the electromechanical design group until his death at the age of 47. This merit scholarship is awarded to an engineering student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended by the LSSU Engineering faculty.

John & Jan Madl Engineering Award
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This scholarship was established to benefit a student majoring in the manufacturing engineering technology or mechnical engineering program. John Madl started teaching in the Engineering Department at the Soo Branch of MTU in 1967 after finishing his MSME at Michigan Technological University. He accepted early retirement in 2002 after 34 years of service to Lake Superior State University.

Jan (Osterhout) Madl was born and raised in the Soo. She received her RN from LSSU in 1982 and has since retired from War Memorial Hospital. They have three children: Janel Wallis, Dawn Cole, and Bryan Madl. They also have three grandsons. Recipients must have earned at least a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Precision Edge Surgical Products Company Engineering Scholarship
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This endowment was established to assist sophomore level students who are majoring in any course of study in the LSSU School of Engineering and Technology program. Precision Edge Surgical Products Company LLC is a world-renowned manufacturer of precision surgical components, cutting tools, instruments, and accessories. The company was founded in 1989 as a bur manufacturing facility near the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Originally operating in a 1,100 sq. ft. facility, its founder and his family hired and trained a talented young work force from the local area. The company expanded to outgrow a 14,000 sq. ft. facility located in Barbeau to operating today in a 37,000 sq. ft. facility in Sault Ste. Marie employing over 180 highly skilled workers. Many Lake Superior State University engineering students are employed by Precision Edge or have worked for the Company since its inception. Selection is based on the recommendation of the LSSU School of Engineering & Technology faculty.

LSSU Robotics & FIRST Scholarship
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This scholarship was created by the LSSU Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) and funded through a special fund-raising drive. Successful candidates must be an incoming freshman pursuing an undergraduate engineering education and have demonstrated academic success and interest in the robotics specialty curriculum.

Charles H. (Charlie) Snyder Industrial Advisory Board Engineering & Technol
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Established to provide financial assistance and recognition to students entering LSSU in engineering and technology majors, this endowment is named in memory of Charlie Snyder of Delco Electronics. Charlie's years of leadership on the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) and unsurpassed contributions to LSSU engineering and technology and its students left an indelible mark. Charlie had an infectious enthusiasm and brought skill, experience and understanding to LSSU senior project students. Successful candidates must be an incoming freshman or transfer student majoring in engineering or engineering technology with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Incoming freshmen must have a minimum ACT score of 22. Selection is based on the recommendation of the School of Engineering & Technology faculty.

Floyd & Joyce Starks Memorial Scholarship
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This scholarship was established by Stan Starks, a 1976 LSSU Engineering graduate in memory of his parents. The Starks were average hard working folks who never had the opportunity to go to college. Nonetheless, they were strong believers in higher education. They were very familiar with Lake Superior State and the Sault from numerous summer vacations. Insistent that their two sons get a college education, they made numerous sacrifices to enable that to happen. They were both very proud that their sons graduated from LSSU and they will always be remembered for their sacrifices and unwavering support that made that accomplishment possible.

Successful candidates must be a student majoring in the electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, or computer engineering field of study who has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on recommendation by the LSSU Engineering faculty.
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