Joyce aand Gary Schaub Scholarship


Scholarship Information

The Joyce and Gary Schaub Scholarship supports graduating seniors from Gratiot County high schools in their pursuit of post-secondary education at a college or university.  Although Joyce and Gary no longer reside in the area, they have ties to Gratiot County.  Joyce (Sherwood) Schaub taught at Michigan Avenue School in St. Louis and at Hillcrest Elementary School in Alma, for a total of 32 years.  She has wonderful memories of the great students and staff that she worked with, and still enjoys reconnecting with friends. 
Both Gary and Joyce grew up in homes that valued the importance of education.  They are honored to be able to give students the opportunity to move one step closer to achieving their dream. 

Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be a graduating senior from a high school in Gratiot County
  • Must be pursuing post-secondary education at a college or university (trade schools, vocational or technical programs do not qualify)
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • A grade point average of 2.5 or greater (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must provide a letter of reference focused on character, responsibility, etc. 

One scholarship available for as much as $1,600


Scholarship Recipients


Alex Lawhorne
St. Louis High School

Dalton Williams
Ithaca High School


Previous Recipients


Maverick Giles
Constance Cleveland

 Evelyn VanDeMark

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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