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50th Anniversary Scholarship

50th Anniversary Scholarship

The 50th Anniversary Scholarship was established in 2001 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Northwestern Michigan College. It was created through the donations of campus and community members, as a tribute to the heritage and success of the college.

Admiral Paul E. Trimble Maritime Endowment Scholarship

Admiral Paul E. Trimble Maritime Endowment Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Vice Admiral Paul E. Trimble. Vice Admiral Trimble spent 38 years in active service in the U.S. Coast Guard. His service included patrol of both East and West Coasts during World War II, and 16 years as assistant...

Alice Drulard Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Alice Drulard Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The Alice Drulard Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in 1993 to honor the memory of the late Alice Drulard, a former NMC faculty member. Mrs. Drulard helped create the licensed practical nursing program at NMC and served as its director from 1955 until her...

Angela I. Nolf Scholarship

Angela I. Nolf Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. David Marsh and the family of Angela Nolf, an NMC student who was tragically killed in a car accident in March 1993. Originally from Cadillac, Angela was planning to graduate and announce her engagement that spring. The...

Arthur Moenkhaus Engineering Scholarship

Arthur Moenkhaus Engineering Scholarship

Mrs. Ruth Moenkhaus Epting created this scholarship in 1987 in memory of her late husband, Arthur, who died in that year. His influence can be found in almost every aspect of NMC"s history, from the classroom to the physical plant to the administration. Art Moenkhaus...

Captain Lewis Ludington Scholarship

Captain Lewis Ludington Scholarship

The late Mr. Robert Hughes established this scholarship in 1986 to honor the career of his grandfather, Captain Lewis Ludington (1858-1934) and to benefit the student cadets at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy. Capt. Ludington served as a youthful apprentice under...

Catherine Strom Schmidt Zonta Scholarship

Catherine Strom Schmidt Zonta Scholarship

The parents and husband of Catherine Strom Schmidt established this scholarship in memory of Catherine, who was tragically killed in a car accident in 1997 at the age of 28. Peter and Karen Strom, her parents, and Wayne Schmidt, her husband, reside in the Traverse...

Chef Pierre Scholarship

Chef Pierre Scholarship

Traverse City-based commercial food producer Chef Pierre, which later became a subsidiary of Sara Lee, and subsequently part of Hillshire Farms, established this scholarship in 1984 to encourage and enable deserving students to pursue higher education in the...

Christian P. Kamm Scholarship

Christian P. Kamm Scholarship

The Christian P. Kamm Scholarship is an endowed scholarship established in 1999 by Mr. Christian P. Kamm to help Great Lakes Maritime Academy cadets pursue their education and prepare for a career in the maritime industry. Mr. Kamm attended the Great Lakes Maritime...

Cone Drive/Textron Scholarship

Cone Drive/Textron Scholarship

The Cone Drive/Textron Scholarship was established in April 1993 by Cone Drive-Textron. A major employer in Traverse City, Cone Drive is a manufacturing company and a subsidiary of Textron, Inc. The Cone Drive/Textron Scholarship was created to help students in the...

Corrine J. Naar Mathematics Scholarship

Corrine J. Naar Mathematics Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1964 by longtime NMC supporter Corrine J. Naar, whose patronage dates to the college"s early years. A native of Quincy, Michigan, Mrs. Naar lived in Chicago after her marriage and came to Traverse City in the summer after her...

Dale Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Dale Anderson Memorial Scholarship

The Dale Anderson Memorial Scholarship was established in 1980 by classmates, friends and family of the 1978 NMC graduate. Mr. Anderson, was enrolled in NMC’s Petroleum Engineering Technology program during the mid-1970s and is remembered by his classmates as an...

Daniel R. Olson Memorial Art Scholarship

Daniel R. Olson Memorial Art Scholarship

The Daniel R. Olson Memorial Art Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship established in 1997 by Jack and Carol Olson of Traverse City to honor the memory of their son, Daniel R. Olson, who died at the age of 18 as the result of an automobile accident in July 1997....

Don Agosa Scholarship

Don Agosa Scholarship

The Don Agosa Scholarship was established in memory of this Grand Traverse resident and supporter of the arts by his family in May 1988.

Donovan P. Rodriguez Aviation Scholarship

Donovan P. Rodriguez Aviation Scholarship

Ms. Patricia Delonnay established this scholarship in memory of her husband Donovan, an aviation instructor for more than 20 years. He disappeared in July 1999 in a flight over northern Lake Michigan. Fellow NMC aviation instructor Bob Buttleman described Mr....

Dorothy Helms Memorial Scholarship

Dorothy Helms Memorial Scholarship

NMC faculty member Hogan Helms established the Dorothy Helms Memorial Scholarship in 1984 in memory of his wife. A Michigan native, Mrs. Helms served as a member of the Women"s Auxiliary Volunteer Emergency Service at Bethesda Naval Hospital during World War II....

Earl J. and Thressa Lee Hathaway Memorial Scholarship

Earl J. and Thressa Lee Hathaway Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 1985 with a bequest from Captain Hathaway, retired commander of the 7th District Headquarters of the Michigan State Police in Traverse City, to assist students pursuing their education in the field of nursing. Captain Hathaway served...

Elks Lodge BPOE #323 Scholarship

Elks Lodge BPOE #323 Scholarship

The Elks Lodge BPOE #323 Scholarship was established in 1955 by the Lodge, a local service organization dedicated to supporting good works that benefit the Grand Traverse community. It is affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United...

Ernest and Donna Rae Gaunt Scholarship

Ernest and Donna Rae Gaunt Scholarship

The Ernest and Donna Rae Gaunt Scholarship was established in 2001 to help deserving students further their education. Mr. and Mrs. Gaunt moved to Traverse City in 1952 when NMC was beginning its second year and spent the next 25 years at the college. Mr. Gaunt...

Exchange Club of Traverse City Scholarship

Exchange Club of Traverse City Scholarship

The Exchange Club of Traverse City Scholarship was established in March 1984 by the local service organization, which is dedicated to supporting good works that benefit the Grand Traverse community and the nation. It is affiliated with the National Exchange Club. The...

Ferguson-Osterlin Scholarship

Ferguson-Osterlin Scholarship

The Ferguson-Osterlin Scholarship was established by the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Benzie Medical Alliance. Also known locally as the Tri-County Medical Alliance, this scholarship honors the memory of Mary Ferguson and Helen Osterlin of Traverse City, who were among...

Fivenson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Fivenson Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Fivenson Memorial Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship established in 1967 by Mr. Mitchell “Mickey” J. Fivenson of Traverse City to honor the memory of his parents, F.E. “Fy” and Zelma Fivenson. Mr. and Mrs. Fivenson owned F.E. Fivenson Company, a...

Frank and Dorothy Stulen M-TEC Scholar Award

Frank and Dorothy Stulen M-TEC Scholar Award

This scholarship was created in 2002 by the Rotary Club of Traverse City in honor of Frank and Dorothy Stulen. Frank Stulen was one of a pair of Traverse City entrepreneurs who revolutionized industrial production in the post-World War II era through the invention of...

Franklin Sears Memorial Scholarship

Franklin Sears Memorial Scholarship

The Franklin Sears Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Franklin Sears, owner of Sears Marine Construction Company in Traverse City. Among Mr. Sears" business achievements was the construction of the commercial coal dock in Greilickville, on West Grand Traverse Bay,...

F.W. Sorensen Memorial Scholarship

F.W. Sorensen Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. Annette Sorenson of Traverse City established this scholarship in 1981 in memory of her husband, Frederick W. Sorenson, who died the same year. Mr. and Mrs. Sorenson moved to Traverse City in 1950, where he worked at Cone Drive, now Cone-Drive Textron. He spent...

Genevieve Steiger Richardson and Harold Richardson Scholarship

Genevieve Steiger Richardson and Harold Richardson Scholarship

Douglas Steiger of Rochester and Richard Steiger of Traverse City established this scholarship in 1984 to honor the memory of their mother. Mrs. Genevieve Richardson was an active business and civic leader in Traverse City who died in 1984 at the age of 88. She was...

George C. Comden Alumni Scholarship

George C. Comden Alumni Scholarship

Originally established in 1992 as the NMC Alumni Association Scholarship, this scholarship was renamed the George C. Comden Scholarship in 1999 in recognition of Mr. Comden"s outstanding service to the college and the Alumni Association. A Traverse City native,...

Gordon and Marlene Rady Scholarship

Gordon and Marlene Rady Scholarship

The Gordon and Marlene Rady Scholarship was established in January 1994. Dr. and Mrs. Rady have been residents of the Traverse City area since 1983, and have been great supporters of education. Both have attended NMC, as did their three children. Dr. Rady was a...

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....