Louis Adams Memorial Scholarship – Lou was a veteran who bravely served his country by enlisting in the Army and served in Korea. After returning, he attended Ferris State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Lou moved to North Branch in 1964 and owned and operated Adam’s Apotheke for 30 years. He was extremely grateful to his friends, loyal customers, and the North Branch community for supporting him and his business throughout the years. Lou was diagnosed with Gullain Barre Syndrome (GSB) in 1993 and was hospitalized for five months and then had extensive rehabilitation for years after. You could see him, walking with his leg braces, around the streets of North Branch. He always had a smile, a wave, and a great positive attitude. The scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Louis A. Adams and his commitment to providing post-high school formal education and training scholarship assistance to deserving graduating seniors of North Branch High School. Students must be pursuing post-secondary studies at a community college or university, or accredited trade/technical school, apprenticeship or certificate program, or other post-secondary vocational training program.
Kendall Coulter Memorial Scholarship – Kendall was a student at North Branch High School and also attended Lapeer County Ed Tech in the Medical Program. Kendall lost her life due to an unfortunate accident. Kendall was a very bright and friendly young lady with big life goals. She loved helping others and was a true friend to all. The fund is established to memorialize Kendall and to provide scholarships for graduating seniors attending a Lapeer County High School as well as enrolled in the Lapeer County Ed-Tech Center who are pursuing post-secondary studies at a community college or university, accredited trade/technical school, apprenticeship or certificate program, in a medical or allied health field.
Jim and Lorraine Jessop Scholarship – Jim and Lorraine Jessop were both educators for Lapeer Schools. Jim Jessop began his career at Lapeer High School in 1952 as a vocational agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. He retired from teaching in Lapeer in 1990, having served in various positions, including transportation director, administrative assistant in charge of personnel and negotiations, and principal of Maple Grove Elementary. Lorraine began her teaching career at Irwin Elementary in 1955. She retired from teaching in Lapeer in 1988 as a second-grade teacher at Schickler Elementary. During her career, she taught various grades at different schools, including a one-room schoolhouse. She always said that second grade was her favorite grade to teach. She positively impacted over 1,000 students during her 33-year career in Lapeer. The scholarship was established to positively impact future generations of high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education in the areas of horticulture, agriscience, or elementary education.
Jacob N. Johnson Memorial Scholarship – Jacob N. Johnson was a student at Lapeer East High School. He lost his life due to complications following a transplant. A gifted artist, Jacob was also the type of person who cared very deeply about the world around him and for people in need. He was a giant in character and remains an excellent example for those who knew him. Applicant must be a graduating senior of Lapeer High School and a resident of Lapeer County. Preference will be given to any student who is a transplant recipient, a transplant donor, part of the immediate family of a transplant recipient or facing a significant health challenge.