This year marks the fourth in which Mid Michigan Community College awarded competitive full ride scholarships to eight exceptional high school seniors. Laker Distinction (LD) Scholarships are offered at two award levels, with four of each being conveyed. However, this year a tie resulted in five Presidential LD Scholarships and three LD Scholarships being awarded.
The scholarship’s traditional level provides for 31 credits worth of tuition and fees. Presidential LD Scholarships, the highest awards, include 62 credits (the equivalent of an associates degree) worth of tuition and fees. The Presidential LD Scholarship is renewable and includes a $500/semester stipend for books and school supplies.
To qualify for LD Scholarships, applicants must be Michigan high school seniors with a 3.5 GPA or better.
Selection for the 2016 scholarships occurred over the course of two months, and applicants attended two events at MMCC as they progressed through the process. Final determinations were based on applicants’ leadership, service, and academic performance, which were assessed through a variety of measures. Students submitted creative response pieces, wrote on-campus essay responses, and, for those moving to the final round of selection, underwent a series of short interviews with MMCC personnel.
2016 Laker Distinction Presidential Scholarship (2 year)
Mallory McDowell, Clare High School
Ally Richardson,McBain High School
Rylie Alward, Gladwin High School
Lexi Strope, Mt. Pleasant High School
Madelyn McLavy, Harrison High School
2016 Laker Distinction Scholarship (1 year)
Olivia Arends, Mt. Pleasant High School
Madison McPhee, Clare High School
Lenagrace Hovey, Mt. Pleasant High School