Carson Fraker Memorial Scholarhsip


Scholarship Information


Carson Fraker graduated from Ithaca High School in 1930 where he was the salutatorian of his class.  He participated in a number of activities at Ithaca to enhance his education including the baseball team and as editor of the yearbook staff.  Upon graduating from high school, Carson furthered his education at Michigan Technological University. 

Education was important to Carson and he believed that everyone should have the opportunity to further their education beyond high school; which is why he established this scholarship with a planned gift from his estate.  Though a modest and humble man, he would surely be pleased that this scholarship fund has helped nearly 100 Ithaca students further their education since it awarded its first scholarship ten years ago this year. 

Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be a graduating senior of Ithaca High School pursuing post-secondary education;
  • Preference given to those with high academic achievement and demonstrating financial need.

As many as five scholarships available for as much as $1250 each.


Scholarship Recipients


Chanc McCormack
Ithaca High School


Hannah Mox
Ithaca High School

Nathan Passalacqua
Ithaca High School 

Sydney Sheets
Ithaca High School


MacKelle Thompson
Ithaca High School

Dalton Williams
Ithaca High School


Previous Recipients

Alyssa Vera-Carrillo
Mac Meier
Bethany Slater
Alex VanDeWeghe

Bailey Bush
Cavun Beck
Ethan McCormick
Jason Williams
Landon Strong
Lauren Sheets
Rylee Reeves
Skylar Shaw
Taylor Boyer

Kaitlyn Fish
Adriana Santana
Mary Beth Mates

Alison Brookens
Noah Burks
Kristyn Graves
Michael Meier
Emily Reeves
Erica Sheahan

Hannah Andrews
Morgan Baublitz
Taylor Clark
Lacie Mates
Ashten Stambersky
Hannah Zank

Amber Carman
Seth Casey
Lacey Lehman
Bailey Scott

Olivia Strong
Ashley Clark
Elizabeth Lytle
Luke Bunting
Michael Mallory
Michael Rolf


Riley Kench
Garrett Miniard

Heather Becker
Jory Purvis
Hannah Reeves
Mathew DesRochers


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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