SJPS Foundation Scholarships

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2023 Scholarship Criteria

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2023 Scholarship Application

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$65,000

Thirteen – $5,000 scholarships offered to the SJHS Class of 2023

Paul W. and Rose Suchovsky Memorial Scholarship (6)

Believe in Yourself Scholarship (2)

 Yeager Family Foundation Scholarship (1)

The Bill Marohn Leadership Scholarship (1)

Spirit of Community Service Scholarship (1)

NEW! The Bob and Carol Gerbel Scholarship for MSU Bound Students (2)

“Each scholarship is composed of a Foundation board member chairperson and three community members, all of whom thoroughly review each application and determine applicants to interview. After the interviews, recipients are selected. A difficult task for certain, as each applicant has strengths and worthy attributes.” 

~Michele Borre, Scholarship Chair

Meet our Scholarship Benefactors

Ed Todd ’54
Bob ’53 and Carol Gerbel
Jim and Nancy ’79 Kodis
Chris Yeager
Thomas and Marie Yeager Family Foundation
Sam and Anna Abdelnour and Family
2023 Scholarship Recipients

Paul W. and Rose Suchovsky Memorial Scholarship

 

Edward Todd wishes to honor the memory of his mother and stepfather Paul and Rose Suchovsky by establishing this scholarship to assist graduating seniors from St. Joseph High School who wish to pursue a college degree in the field of business. Paul and Rose Suchovsky were business people and entrepreneurs who appreciated the important role business plays in building communities and providing opportunity for people. This scholarship is intended to recognize the excellence and leadership of St. Joseph High School students who wish to apply those traits to the study of business.

Left to Right: Andrew Loikits, Breanne Pratley, Silas Lorenz, Ed Todd ’54, Lincoln White-Day, Sonia Komdeur, Harsh Gupta

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Harsh Gupta

University of Michigan

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Sonia Komdeur

University of Michigan-Flint

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Andrew Loikits

Central Michigan University

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Silas Lorenz

University of Michigan

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Breanne Pratley

Northwood University

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Lincoln White-Day

Grand Valley State University

Believe in Yourself Scholarship

 

The Gerbel and Kodis families have established a scholarship to help assist graduating seniors from St. Joseph High School who wish to further their education by attending college.  As longtime members of the community, The Gerbel and Kodis families feel strongly about providing this opportunity for St. Joseph High School students.  They would like to recognize students who have displayed a passion for learning, who have a desire to succeed, and who want to build on the foundation that they received through the St. Joseph Public Schools. 

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Kole Parrett

Florida State University

Left to Right: Kole Parrett, Scholarship Chair Anna Abdelnour, Cooper Trumbley

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Cooper Trumbley

Grand Valley State University

Yeager Family Foundation Scholarship

 

The Yeager Family Foundation has established a scholarship to help assist graduating seniors from St. Joseph High School who wish to further their education by attending college.  As longtime members of the community, the Yeagers feel strongly about providing this opportunity for St. Joseph High School students.  The Yeagers would like to recognize students who have displayed a passion for learning, who have a desire to succeed, and who want to build on the foundation that they received through the St. Joseph Public Schools. 

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Claire Caplea

University of Tennessee

Left to Right: Claire Caplea, Chris Yeager ’88

Bill Marohn Leadership Scholarship

 

Dr. Gyl Kasewurm wishes to honor her friend and mentor, William (Bill) Marohn, by establishing this scholarship to assist graduating seniors from St. Joseph High School who wish to pursue a college degree. As a man of exceptional character and a highly regarded community leader, Bill has served as a mentor for many friends and colleagues over the course of his lifetime. The Bill Marohn Leadership Scholarship will recognize student leaders who demonstrate impeccable character, kindness and leadership skills.

 

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Cecelia Soler

Grand Valley State University

Left to Right: David Kasewurm, Bill Marohn, Cecelia Soler, Dr. Gyl Kasewurm

Spirit of Community Service Scholarship

 

The Abdelnour Family has established a scholarship to assist graduating seniors from St. Joseph High School who wish to further their education by attending college. Sam and Anna Abdelnour have a long history of service to others in the community. Their experience has personally enriched their lives, and they wish to recognize students who exhibit the spirit of volunteerism. The recipient of this scholarship will demonstrate a wide range of community involvement and display sincerity and passion for giving to others.

 

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Joshua Conley

University of Illinois

Left to Right: Sam Abdelnour, Joshua Conley, Anna Abdelnour

SJPS Foundation Health and Education Scholarship

 

The SJPSF Health & Education Scholarship was recently added by Jim Darnton and his Family. Diane Darnton, a nurse, was an active school parent when her children Hannah and Luke were students in the St. Joseph Public Schools. She volunteered in the library at E.P. Clarke, and led the Junior Great Books Club with Becky Foster.

A tragic spring break accident left Diane a quadriplegic while the Darnton kids were in high school. Diane’s husband Jim will never forget the outpouring of care for his family from the SJPS Family after this life altering event.

Diane recently passed away, but the family would like to continue her legacy by assisting a student pursuing a career in healthcare or education.

 

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Mei Mei Saggau Drotos

Michigan State University

Left to Right: Mei Mei Saggau Drotos, Becky Foster