Anna Frutiger Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship Information


Supports graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in dentistry

Anna Frutiger will always be remembered for her dedication to her friends and family, her education and her love for serving her community. She graduated from Alma High School in 2005  as a valedictorian of her class and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in 2009. Anna had just completed her first year of dental school at University of Pittsburgh when she suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism May of 2010.

Anna’s family established this scholarship in her memory to recognize a student who has the same passion for serving others and exemplifies the dedication to pursing a profession in dentistry.


Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be a graduate student pursuing a doctoral degree in dentistry at an accredited US dental school;
  • Must be a graduate of a Gratiot County high school with preference to Alma High School graduates;
  • Must demonstrate financial need, academic excellence and high moral character;
  • Must provide evidence of service to community;
  • Must submit essay on goals as a dental professional;
  • Must provide personal letter of reference from academic advisor, clergy member or other nonfamily member attesting to community service and high moral character.

One scholarship available for as much as $3,200.


Scholarship Recipients

Aubree Capen
Alma High School Graduate
CMU Graduate
A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health


Previous Recipients

Emily Maslovich

Matthew Loomis

David Gardner
Matthew Loomis

Kyle Lark
Neil Stebelton

Morgan Whitmore


Kimberly Azelton
Lacey Croskey



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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