Legacy Scholarship Funds, Inc. manages over 50 scholarships currently granting annual gifts to graduating high school seniors and college students. Each seeks students with different talents and study goals. Annual dollar amounts of scholarship awards vary each year based on our investment earnings.  Amounts vary from $250 to $2500 or more.  Please note that the scholarships are available only to those high schools listed after the description of the scholarship. They are as follows (click on scholarship name for a link to the application):

You must submit two (2)  copies of each completed application and  each must have a generic application attached.

External LinkVisit the following link for the Generic Application

Student Memorial Scholarships

Chris Lampe Memorial
(1981) The first LSF scholarship was created to honor Chris Lampe, a Central H.S. student who died while running in a gym class. Seth and Pat Lampe founded Central Scholarship Funds, Inc. (now known as Legacy Scholarships Funds, Inc.) The scholarship recognizes academics, citizenship, and perseverance. (WLC only) 

Michael Camilleri Memorial
(2013) This scholarship was created by the family and friends to honor Michael Camilleri, a member of the 2013 Class of Western High School who died in 2012.  Recognizes academic achievement, receipt of a varsity athletic letter, leadership skills, positive role model, and involvement in significant community service.  (WLW only)

Jamie Charles Memorial- Available Only at Oxford H.S. Counseling Office
(2004) This scholarship was created by the family, school employees and friends of James (Jamie) Charles who died in 2002. This scholarship recognizes good attitude, good citizenship, community involvement, friendship, and sportsmanship by a graduating senior at Oxford H.S.  (Oxford Schools only)

Jennifer Dahlmann Schwartz Memorial 
(2005) This scholarship honors Jennifer Dahlmann Schwartz, Class of ’89 Central H.S. and graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago who worked for the GAP Corporation as a head fashion designer. Her family and friends created this scholarship to recognize an outstanding student in the arts. (WLC, WLN, WLW)

John Drypen Memorial Scholarship
(2009)  This scholarship was created to honor John Drypen, a member of the Class of 2000 Central High School, who died from cancer in 2005.  The scholarship recognizes a student who has maintained a 2.5 GPA, is well liked by his/her peers, enjoys and participates in sports, and has overcome a life-threatening illness or life-altering experience.  (WLC, WLN, WLW)

David Dursi Memorial/Class of ‘87
(1987) This scholarship honors David Dursi, a member of the Class of ’87 Central H.S., who died in an auto accident in 1986. The scholarship recognizes good attitude, citizenship, commitment and sportsmanship. (WLC only)

Joey Guckian Memorial Scholarship (2008)  This scholarship was created by the family and friends of Joseph (Joey) Guckian and the students and staff of Community High School to honor the memory of Joey, a member of the '07 Class of Community H.S. who lost his life in a motorcycle accident in 2007.  Recognizes overcoming obstacles, optimism, caring, and "giving back" to the community.  (Oakland Opportunity Academy only)

Heritage Memorial
(1996) This combined scholarship honors several area residents. Included are the funds of theFlorkowski, Cwikiel, Lokuta, Schneider, Carlson, and McGee families as well as Central H.S. alumni. The scholarship recognizes improved scholarship, attitude, and ambition. (WLC, WLN, WLW)

Jonathan Day Perry Memorial
(1995) This scholarship honors Jonathan Perry, a member of the Class of ’95 Central H.S., who died in 1994. The scholarship recognizes integrity, good citizenship, dedication to learning, membership in the National Honor Society, and active participation in Model United Nations or journalism, or a desire to study law, government, or public service.   (WLC only)

Tyler Richards Memorial
(2005) This scholarship honors Tyler Richards, a member of the class of 2005 Northern H.S., who died in an auto accident in 2003. The scholarship recognizes Northern H.S graduates who best exemplify the qualities of Tyler Richards--kindness, friendship, and love of life. (WLN only) 

John Sebold Memorial
(2002) The scholarship honors John Sebold, Class of ’78 Central H.S. and Ferris State graduate of the construction management program. The family construction company operates in the metro Detroit area. The scholarship recognizes a student who displays a commitment to serving others (in school, the community, or at home), exhibits a strong work ethic, leadership qualities, and demonstrates a financial need.  (WLC, WLN, WLW)

Robin J. Shapiro Memorial
(1994) This scholarship honors Robin Shapiro, a member of the Class of ’94 Central H.S., who died in an auto accident in 1991. The scholarship recognizes special services student achievement. (WLC only)

Shannon Sturgeon Memorial
(1994) This scholarship honors Shannon Sturgeon, a member of the Class of ’94 Western H.S., who died in an auto accident in 1993. The scholarship recognizes one or more female graduates of WLW who exelled in athletic, academic, friendship, and sportsmanship achievement. (WLW only)

Michael Thompson Memorial
(1985) This scholarship honors Capt. Barry Michael Thompson, US Marine Corps, a member of the Class of ’73 Western H.S., who died in a helicopter crash while serving his country in 1984. The scholarship recognizes attitude, morals, drive, commitment, friendship, and sportsmanship. (WLW only)

School Staff Memorial

Joan Calhoun Memorial
(1997)  This scholarship honors Joan Calhoun who taught in the Walled Lake Schools for twenty-eight years, fourteen as a Spanish teacher at Central H.S.  Recognizes outstanding achievement in a world language.  Awarded 2016 and in even numbered years.  (WLC only)

William Calhoun Memorial
(1995)  William Calhoun served as assistant principal at Western H.S. for twenty five years
(1969-1994).   Upon his retirement his family and friends created this scholarship in his honor.
 Recognizes strong leadership in student activities at Western H.S. Awarded in 2017 and odd numbered years.   (WLW only)

Floyd & Julia Chowen Memorial
(1985) This scholarship honors Floyd Chowen and his wife, Julia. Mr. Chowen served in Walled Lake Schools as a teacher and principal for twenty-nine years. Mrs. Chowen taught in the elementary schools. The scholarship recognizes achievement in science and mathematics. (WLC only)

Thomas Chrzanowski Memorial
(2004) This scholarship honors Thomas Chrzanowski, who taught in the Farmington Schools for over thirty-two years. Mr. Chrzanowski was very active in educational association activities. The scholarship recognizes distinguished service to the community. (Any Farmington Public H.S. or WLC only)

 Ethel Mugler Memorial
(2000) This scholarship honors Ethel Mugler, who served Walled Lake Schools as teacher and principal for over forty years. She was instrumental in developing the Outdoor Education Program. The scholarship recognizes extra-curricular activities and environmental awareness. (WLC, WLN, WLW) 

Barry Roseborough Memorial
(1994) This scholarship honors Barry Roseborough, who served as assistant superintendent for personnel in Walled Lake for many years. He worked to staff the schools with the finest teaching candidates available. The scholarship recognizes scholastic merit. ((WLC, WLN, WLW)

Matthew Schumann
(2014)  This scholarship honors Matthew Schumann a graduate of Michigan State University who completed his student teaching in the field of mathematics at Western H.S.  He actively participated in the after school math tutoring program and founded the computer science club.  Recognizes a student who has exhibited an interest in mathematics and/or education.  (WLW only)

John Shadford Memorial
(1996) This scholarship honors John Shadford, who served as teacher and coach at Central H.S. for over twenty-five years. His love of WLC and the Vikings was legendary. The scholarship recognizes athletics, academics, competitiveness, and sportsmanship. (WLC only)

Dean Smith Memorial
(1990) This scholarship honors Dean Smith, who had a thirty-three year career in Walled Lake Schools as teacher, counselor, and administrator. The scholarship recognizes a student who has overcome adversity. (WLW only)

Bernard & Diane Stafford Memorial
(1983) This scholarship honors Bernard Stafford, who taught and coached in Walled Lake Schools from 1955-1982. His strong interest was the boys and girls track programs. After her death in 2013, his wife, Diane who was a speech therapist in Walled Lake Schools for many years and a co-founder of Legacy Scholarships, was added to this memorial fund.  The award recognizes scholarship, character, and athletic participation. (WLW only)

Community Scholarships

Wilfrid Berry Memorial
(1998) Dr. Andrew Berry created this scholarship in loving memory of his father, Wilfrid Berry. The scholarship recognizes exemplary acts of kindness. (WLC, WLN, WLW)

Commerce United Methodist Church- 

You must be a member of the church and request an application from the church office.

Commerce United Methodist Church
1155 North Commerce Road
Commerce, MI 48382

(1997) One of the oldest United Methodist churches in the state, the church created this scholarship to honor a graduating member of its congregation. (Church membership required)

Gary S. Olson Memorial
(2013)  This scholarship was established by the parents of Gary Olson a 1973 graduate of Mio-AuSable High School.  Gary completed degrees at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.  He served the Michigan Legislature for thirty-four years, retiring as Director of the Senate Fiscal Agency.  Recognizes academic achievement, Honor Society Membership, and athletic participation. (Mio-AuSable H.S. only) 

 

Henry W. Patton Memorial-

Mail a written request for an application to:

Acromag, Inc.
C/O Patton Scholarships
30765 S. Wixom Road
P.O Box 437
Wixom, MI 48393

(2003) The late Henry Patton II, founder of Acromag, Inc., located in Wixom, created this scholarship to honor his father who served as a medical doctor in the US Navy during WW II in the Pacific. Acromagmanufactures industrial electronics equipment. The scholarship recognizes students whose parents are employed in the industrial electronics industry. (You must request application from Acromag)

Ann Kathleen Reddy Memorial
(1996) This scholarship was created by the family of Ann Kathleen Reddy, who served as a registered nurse and nurse educator all of her life. The scholarship recognizes a Farmington Hills Mercy H.S. student for scholastic achievement, community service, and a desire to enter the nursing profession. (Farmington Hills Mercy H.S. only)

Gale Seedorf Memorial
(1988) The family of Gale Seedorf created this scholarship in her honor following her death at the hands of a drunken driver in 1986. The scholarship recognizes scholastic achievement, interest in the fine arts, and support of racial and ethnic diversity, harmony, and civil rights. (WLC only)

Walled Lake School Employees Credit Union
(2004) The Walled Lake School Employees Credit Union created this scholarship at each of the Walled Lake High Schools to provide financial assistance to a graduating member of the credit union, or the graduating son/daughter of a credit union member. (WLC, WLN, WLW)

Leo & Lorna Wessinger Memorial
(2014)  This scholarship honors Leo and Lorna Wessinger.  Dr. Wessinger was a local dentist and served on the Walled Lake Board of Education for many years.  They both shared a love of music and were accomplished musicians.  Recognizes academic achievement or academic achievement while overcoming a personal or academic challenge.  (WLN only)

Retired Staff Scholarships

Harold Estep
(1988) Harold Estep served Walled Lake Schools as a science teacher and was assistant principal of Central H.S. from 1969-87. His friends created this scholarship upon his retirement. He always maintained a strong interest in the field of science education. The scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement and interest in a career in the field of science. (WLC only)  

Ronald & Beverley Rentschler
(1990) Ronald & Beverley Rentschler gave over sixty-five years of service to Walled Lake Schools as teachers, counselor, and library coordinator. This scholarship was created by family and friends and recognizes a student planning a service-oriented career such as teaching, library science, nursing, or environmental sciences. (WLC, WLN, WLW)

Smith Performing Arts
(1996) Richard and Linda Smith have served as teachers in Walled Lake Schools for many years. Linda taught first grade at both Keith and Oakley Park Elementaries. Richard served as principal of both Western H.S. and Central H.S. This scholarship recognizes the outstanding performing arts student at Central H.S. (WLC only)

Gerald Wallace
(1985) The family and friends of Gerald Wallace created this scholarship to honor his sixteen years as principal of Central H.S. He had a long career in education as a teacher, coach, and administrator in the Waterford Schools. He was a founder of Legacy Scholarship Funds, Inc. (formerly known as Central Scholarships Funds, Inc.) His scholarship recognizes a student who served and contributed to his/her school and community. (WLC only)

Schools and Educational Scholarships

Commerce Elementary
(1991) This scholarship was established by the families, friends, teachers, and administrators of Commerce Elementary School. Various fund-raising activities were conducted to establish this scholarship that recognizes a graduating senior from Commerce Elementary School. (Open to all Walled Lake High Schools -- Commerce Elementary Attendance Required)

Mary Helen Guest Memorial – Guest Elementary
(1997) Mary Helen Guest devoted more than fifty years to teaching in Walled Lake Schools, most of it as a kindergarten teacher at Decker Elementary. In 1997 the Board of Education honored the service and dedication of Miss Guest by re-naming Decker Elementary the Mary Helen Guest Elementary. This scholarship recognizes a graduating senior from Guest Elementary School. (Open to all Walled Lake High Schools -- Guest Elementary Attendance Required)

Keith Elementary
(2000) This scholarship was established by the families, friends, teachers, and administrators of Keith Elementary School. Many fund-raising activities supported the scholarship which recognizes a graduating senior from Keith Elementary. (Open to all Walled Lake High Schools -- Keith Elementary Attendance Required)

Clifford H. Smart Middle School
(1998) This scholarship was established by the staff, students, and parents of Clifford H. Smart Middle School to recognize a graduating senior from Smart Middle School. (Open to all Walled Lake High Schools -- Smart Middle School Attendance Required) 

Walled Lake Education Association
(1992) The Walled Lake Education Association created this scholarship to provide financial aid to a graduate from each Walled Lake high school who has expressed an interest in a career as an educator. This scholarship recognizes scholarship, citizenship, perseverance, and involvement in student activities. (WLC, WLN, WLW) 

Walled Lake Northern Student Council / Pamela Sullivan Memorial
The Walled Lake Northern Student Council / Pamela J. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 by the Walled Lake Northern Student Council in memory of Pamela J. Sullivan, mother of Elizabeth Sullivan, a past president of the Walled Lake Northern Student Council.  Mrs. Sullivan spent countless hours helping to make the WLN Student Council a thriving group.  Recognizes leadership on the Student Council. (WLN only)

 

High School Athletic Scholarships

Commerce Chargers Youth Football
(2014)  The Commerce Chargers Youth Football organization created this scholarship to provide financial assistance for up to two seniors who have participated in the football or cheerleading program at WL Central and have participated for at least one year in the Commerce Chargers program.  Selection is based on the candidate's ability to be a positive role model and four years of high school participation.  (WLC only)

Mike Lindstrom Memorial
(2003) Mike Lindstrom, (Mr. L), was what high school volleyball was meant to be. This beloved volleyball coach and Walled Lake Schools' teacher died suddenly in 2002. This scholarship was created by his family, students, players, parents, and colleagues and recognizes a graduating senior volleyball team member for academic achievement, sportsmanship, positive attitude, and dedication to her team. (WLC, WLN, WLW)

Sarah Pepper Memorial
(2005) This scholarship was created by the family and friends of Sarah Pepper, a Northern H.S. parent who loved and supported the Northern H.S. Men's Soccer program. This scholarship is awarded to a male soccer player who excels in team play, sportsmanship, and tenacity. (WLN only)

Jan Schnelz Memorial
(2004) Jan Schnelz was a dedicated “Soccer Mom” who died in a tragic auto crash in 2003. Her family and friends created this scholarship to provide assistance to graduating seniors who were members of the men’s and women’s soccer teams. This scholarship recognizes leadership and responsibility, sportsmanship, positive attitudes, and dedication to the sport. (WLC, WLW)

WL Central Football Boosters
(1993) The Central H.S. Football Boosters Club created this scholarship to financially assist and recognize the faithful, dedicated, contributing player, who practiced hard, played hard, did his best, but did not necessarily make the headlines. Strongest preference is given to four-year players.  (WLC only)

WL Central Men’s Soccer Boosters
(1995) The Central H.S. Men’s Soccer Boosters created this scholarship to reward individual effort and teamwork, growing skills, and sportsmanship – all elements which support and increase interest in the high school soccer program.Applicants must have played soccer at Walled Lake Central their senior year, and are in good standing in the program.  (WLC only)

WL Central Women’s Soccer Boosters
(2000) The Central H.S. Women’s Soccer Boosters created this scholarship to provide financial assistance to graduates who earned a varsity letter in soccer, excelled as a team player, displayed sportsmanship, and served as a role model . (WLC only)

WL Northern Football Boosters
(2007) The Northern Knights Football Boosters Club created this scholarship to financially assist and recognize a contributing player of the Knight's football program. (WLN only).

WL Northern Women's Basketball Boosters
(2005) The Northern H.S. Women's Basketball Boosters and friends of the basketball program created this scholarship to recognize faithful, dedicated, and contributing players who practiced hard, excelled as a team player, and demonstrated courage, discipline and confidence. (WLN only)

WL Northern Men's Soccer Boosters
(2005) The Northern H.S. Men's Soccer Boosters created this scholarship to recognize one or more soccer team members who displayed dedication to the team, inspired their teammates, and exhibited academic and athletic balance. (WLN only)

WL Northern Women's Soccer Boosters
(2005) The Northern H.S. Women's Soccer Boosters created this scholarship to recognize and reward a graduating soccer team member who exhibited dedication, sportsmanship, inspiration, respect for the game, and academic and athletic balance. (WLN only)

WL Schools Bowling
(2004) The Walled Lake High Schools Bowling Club created this scholarship to reward graduating seniors who achieved varsity status, practiced and played to their utmost ability, displayed comraderyand sportsmanship, community involvement, and served as a role model for younger players. (WLC, WLN, WLW)