Alma Schools Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship


Scholarship Information


Senior student athletes who apply for the annual scholarship must meet the criteria in the areas of academic achievement, citizenship, and sportsmanship, as well as athletic participation. Each year, scholarships will be distributed to one male student athlete and to one female student athlete who meet the established criteria.

According to Scholarship Coordinator Doug Yarnell, the program is a further effort by the Hall of Fame to link past athletic achievement with future success. "The Hall of Fame has always attempted to celebrate the rich athletic traditions of Alma High School. Now, in addition to saluting the leaders of the past, this Scholarship Program will allow us to provide opportunities for athletic leaders of today, and of tomorrow."


Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be a graduating senior student-athlete from Alma High School;
  • Must have participated in a varsity sport for 2 years;
  • Must have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA;
  • Must have taken ACT or SAT;
  • Must have good sportsmanship while participating in sports and as a spectator;
  • Must have good citizenship in and out of school;
  • Must have good evaluation from coaches/teachers;
  • Must have been accepted to college, university, vocational or trade school.

As many as two scholarships available for as much as $1,000 each.


Scholarship Recipients


Brice Austin
Alma High School


Abby Taylor
Alma High School


Previous Recipients

Sophie Patrick
Camden Sutherland

Sydney Hanson
Brandon Huff

Ezra Faust
Evelyn VanDeMark

Adam Moeggenborg
Gabby Ramon

Slade Martin
Grace Laffoon

Matthew Young
Kaleigh Kovac

Timothy DeJong
Lilly VanDeMark

Kyle Vedrode
Kaylee Bloom

Taylor Cole
Sam Morey


Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship


The Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship was established in November 2020 by the family of Sally Kaufmann to honor her decades of service to teaching and continue her legacy in foreign language and education.  Señora Kaufmann’s passion for teaching Spanish and Hispanic culture, along with her special gift for connecting with her students and colleagues, made her a beloved educator.

Sally Kaufmann was dedicated to helping students further their education, achieve their goals, and literally explore the world.  She was a loyal confidant to countless students with whom she shared her wisdom and listened to their dreams. It is her family’s hope that the Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship will assist Alma High School and other Gratiot County students pursue their passion in foreign language, travel, and international studies. 

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