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Great Lakes Maritime Academy Superintendent's Scholarship

Great Lakes Maritime Academy Superintendent's Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1987 to honor past and future Great Lakes Maritime Academy Superintendents. It was created by RADM James McNulty, GLMA Superintendent from 1984 to 1991, and supporters of the GLMA to assist deserving Maritime students pursue their...

Harold & Ida Murner Nursing Scholarship

Harold & Ida Murner Nursing Scholarship

The Harold C. (“Curly”) & Ida Murner Nursing Scholarship is an endowed scholarship established in 1996 to assist students enrolled in Nursing Programs at NMC. Mr. & Mrs. Murner were Traverse City residents and business owners. After Mr. Murner"s death, Mrs. Murner...

Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area Home-in-a-Day Merit Scholarship

Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area Home-in-a-Day Merit Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1984 by the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area, Inc., a professional trade association chartered in 1970. Encompassing Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties and affiliated with the...

Imogene and Harold Wise Memorial Scholarship

Imogene and Harold Wise Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wise who provided generous support for many college projects. The Wises first visited northern Michigan in 1928 and spent summers on Elk Lake until Mr. Wise"s retirement in 1936, when they built a permanent home....

James J. and Dorothy A. Beckett Scholarship

James J. and Dorothy A. Beckett Scholarship

The James J. and Dorothy A. Beckett Scholarship was established in 1998 by the Becketts, enthusiastic supporters of NMC and the community for half a century. Mr. Beckett is a retired manager for Michigan Bell Telephone and among the many community leaders who worked...

Jane and John Norton Scholarship

Jane and John Norton Scholarship

This scholarship was originally established in 1991 by Mrs. Jane Norton of Traverse City to honor the memory of her husband John. The name was changed to honor both of the active community volunteers and longtime supporters of NMC and the Dennos Museum Center...

Jane M. and Chester R. Jones Scholarship

Jane M. and Chester R. Jones Scholarship

NMC alumnus Thomas C. Jones established this scholarship in 1993 to honor the memory of his parents, lifelong residents of northern Michigan, who shared with their children a love of learning and the aspiration of higher education. After graduating from NMC in 1966,...

Jerome and Margery C. Slack Scholarship

Jerome and Margery C. Slack Scholarship

This scholarship was established in December 1993 by Mr. D. Jerome Slack, a native of the Mesick-Buckley area. Mr. Slack"s maternal grandfather, Jesse Oatley, and his brothers homesteaded land in Antioch Township near Mesick in the late 1870s. Shortly after settling,...

Jerry McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jerry McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Jerry McCarthy Memorial Scholarship was originally established in 1972 as the NMC Humanities Scholarship. The name was changed in 1978 to honor the memory of Jerry McCarthy of Traverse City. The owner of Grand Traverse Title Company in Traverse City, McCarthy was...

John Lewis Veterans for Peace Scholarship

John Lewis Veterans for Peace Scholarship

The John Lewis Veterans for Peace Scholarship is an endowed scholarship created to assist U.S. Veterans of the Armed Services, or their spouse, children, siblings or grandchildren. The local Veterans for Peace Organization, Chapter 50, is offering this scholarship...

Joseph H. Rogers Science - Mathematics Award

Joseph H. Rogers Science - Mathematics Award

This award was established in 1993 in tribute to retired NMC faculty member and staunch Observatory supporter Joseph H. Rogers of Traverse City. Mr. Rogers was among NMC"s earliest professors, joining the faculty in 1955 as a science instructor. During his 30-year...

Joseph (Joe) Noverr Scholarship

Joseph (Joe) Noverr Scholarship

Dr. Douglas A. and Betty J. Noverr established this scholarship in 1988 to honor the memory of Dr. Noverr"s father, Joseph (Joe) Noverr, to assist NMC students studying journalism. Joe Noverr was an accomplished journalist who spent his retirement years in Benzie...

Judith A. Pohlod Endowed Scholarship

Judith A. Pohlod Endowed Scholarship

The Judith A. Pohlod Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to an NMC female Commitment Scholar enrolled in the Commitment Scholarship Program. As a first generation college student herself, Judy shares that, “I fully appreciate the many challenges these...

Julius "Jake" and Barbara Beers Scholarship

Julius "Jake" and Barbara Beers Scholarship

The Julius and Barbara Beers Scholarship was established in December 1978 by Mr. and Mrs. Beers, lifelong Traverse City residents and longtime supporters of NMC. Mr. Beers, who passed away in 2002, was the retired Chairman of the Board of Traverse City State Bank...

Kathleen (Kay) Donnelly Scholarship

Kathleen (Kay) Donnelly Scholarship

The Kathleen (Kay) Donnelly Scholarship was established in 1985 as a tribute to retired NMC faculty member Kathleen (Kay) Donnelly of Traverse City. Mrs. Donnelly was among NMC"s first instructors in the Associate Degree Nursing program. She began her tenure in 1961...

Kristine (Kris) Sue Boike Memorial Scholarship

Kristine (Kris) Sue Boike Memorial Scholarship

The Kristine (Kris) Sue Boike Memorial Scholarship was established in December 2001 to create a lasting remembrance of Kris, who loved NMC and valued education. Her scholarship was established to encourage, inspire and motivate others. Kris was born January 4, 1967,...

Laura Olmsted Memorial Scholarship

Laura Olmsted Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1952 by Mr. George E. Olmsted, an executive of Consumers Power in Traverse City, in memory of his wife, Laura, who died in 1951. Mr. Olmsted gave 100 shares of Consumers Power stock to NMC with the stipulation that dividends earned...

Lena Christine Jensen Scholarship

Lena Christine Jensen Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of longtime Traverse City resident Lena Christine Jensen, who died in 1996 and left most of her life savings to the NMC Foundation to create a scholarship fund for young people who might otherwise be unable to attend college. Born...

Magnum Hospitality "Missy" Memorial Scholarship

Magnum Hospitality "Missy" Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of Magnum Hospitality employee Melissa “Missy” Kamyszek, who passed away in July 2004 while a manager at the Boyne City Red Mesa Grill restaurant. The recipient of this scholarship is chosen by the GLCI faculty, and...

Margaret A. "Peg" Stace Memorial Scholarship

Margaret A. "Peg" Stace Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Melba Bram of Sierra Vista, Arizona, in tribute to the half-century of friendship she shared with Margaret A. “Peg” Stace. Ms. Bram met Ms. Stace at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, where Ms. Stace was the assistant to Joseph...

Marion Weigand Memorial Scholarship

Marion Weigand Memorial Scholarship

NMC alumnus Jim Weigand established this scholarship in 2000 in honor of his aunt, Marion Weigand, who was instrumental in his education. A native of Bingham, Ms. Weigand was a nurse at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City and retired as an anesthesiologist, one of...

Martin M. Easling Engineering Scholarship

Martin M. Easling Engineering Scholarship

Employees of the Easling Construction firm of Leland created this scholarship fund in 1998. Marty Easling, who attended NMC in the early 1970s, bought the company in 1978. Easling Construction has been one of the largest general contracting companies in the region,...

Mary Alice Strom Zonta Endowed Scholarship

Mary Alice Strom Zonta Endowed Scholarship

The Mary Alice Strom Zonta Scholarship is an endowed scholarship established in 1973 by Mr. Peter Strom of Traverse City in honor of his mother. He was joined in this endowment by the Zonta Club of Traverse City to honor Strom as one of its long-standing members....

Nellie A. Walker Memorial Scholarship

Nellie A. Walker Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Edward Walker of Traverse City established this scholarship in memory of his younger sister, Nellie, who died of lung cancer in 1997 at the age of 47. Nellie Walker grew up in Flint, but lived most of her adult life in Puerto Rico where she worked for the...

Nick J. Rajkovich Memorial Scholarship Fund

Nick J. Rajkovich Memorial Scholarship Fund

NMC faculty and community members established this scholarship in 1970 to honor the memory of NMC faculty member Nick Rajkovich. Born in Yugoslavia in 1910, Mr. Rajkovich immigrated to the United States with his family in 1921 and settled in Ironwood in Michigan"s...

Olive V. Longcore Memorial Scholarship

Olive V. Longcore Memorial Scholarship

The seven children of Olive V. Longcore, all of who attended NMC, established this scholarship as a memorial to their mother. Olive Longcore was raised on Old Mission Peninsula and graduated from Traverse City Central High School in 1933. She pursued a career in...

Patricia and Gene Wolff Memorial Scholarship

Patricia and Gene Wolff Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of longtime Traverse City residents and musicians Patricia and Gene Wolff and was established after Mr. Wolff"s death in 1992. Originally from Indiana and Detroit respectively, Pat and Gene met in Ohio in the mid-1940s when Pat was...

Peggy A. Pronger Scholarship

Peggy A. Pronger Scholarship

The Peggy A. Pronger Scholarship was established by her children after she passed away in August, 2001. The scholarship is intended to honor her memory and serve the needs of students in the Nursing Programs at NMC. Peggy Pronger was an instructor in NMC"s Nursing...

Peta Williams Memorial Scholarship

Peta Williams Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of longtime Traverse City resident Peta Williams, an environmentalist, gardener, pianist and community volunteer. Her husband, C. Robert Williams, initiated the scholarship at the time of her death in 1997. A Detroit native...

President Emeritus Preston N. Tanis Scholarship

President Emeritus Preston N. Tanis Scholarship

President Emeritus Preston N. Tanis was the founding Director (1951-67) and first President (1967-70) of Northwestern Michigan College. He provided the vision and leadership for the college in its early years, contributing enthusiasm, wisdom, and foresight to the...