Katherine Mullinax Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship Information


Supporting residents of Gratiot County graduating from high school or enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution

Katherine Mullinax (1908-1996) was the owner and operator of the Betty Barry Shop in St. Louis and passed the business to her daughter, Betty Miller.  Betty was a reputable businesswoman in her own right, as well as being a very charitably-minded person.  Upon her death in 2004, Betty established this scholarship in memory of her mother, Katherine (pictured at the right).

Betty’s goals for this scholarship were to define broad criteria so as to make it available to most any student in Gratiot County who had the desire to pursue post-secondary education.  The first scholarship was awarded in 2007, nearly 100 years following Mrs. Mullinax’s birth.  This scholarship will continue for generations to come supporting Gratiot County youth in achieving their goals of higher education. 


Scholarship Criteria

  • Must reside in Gratiot County and be either a graduating high school senior OR full-time student enrolled in post-secondary educational institution including college, university, vocational and post-graduate study OR previous scholarship recipient;
  • Preference given to those demonstrating academic achievement, community service and financial need.

As many as ten scholarships available for as much as $2,000 each.


Scholarship Recipients


Alex Lawhorne
St. Louis High School 

Olivia Anderson
St. Louis High School Graduate
University of Detroit Mercy

Madeline Greenup
St. Louis High School Graduate

Ayanna Williams 
Breckenridge High School Graduate
Ferris State University

Holly Gregory
Breckenridge High School Graduate
CMU Graduate
University of Maryland

Dominique Gutierrez
Breckenridge High School Graduate
Central Michigan University Graduate
CMU College of Human Medicine

John Sherwood
St. Louis High School Graduate
University of Detroit Mercy Graduate
Wayne State University of Medicine

Jenna Jewell
St. Louis High School 

Dalton Williams
Ithaca High School 

Anna Munger
Alma High School


Previous Recipients

Adam Lawhorne
Amber Brown
Autumn Gurnee
Cassidy DeGroft
Elizabeth Gotaas
Emily Cross
Kylie Slavick
Lyndsey Lehman
Savannah Fuller
Taylor Gibson

Evan Casey
Kaylin Davis
Evan Goodell
Holly Gregory
Autumn Gurnee

Dakota Colthorp
Madeline DuHadway
Nathan Goffnett
Aubree Jenkins
Devin Schreiner
Haley Shankel
Devin Slavik
Dirk Stoneman
John Vusich

Ashley Clark
Dominique Guiterrez
Slade Martin
Parker Schaub
Reed Smith
John Sherwood
Ashten Stambersky
Samantha Drowley
Samantha Dunlap

Mathew Blick
Stephanie Bransdorfer
Samantha Drowley
Matthew Loomis
Elizabeth Lytle
Haley Shankel
Marissa Struble

Ashlee Fish
Elizabeth Lytle
Jacob Bush
Joshua Wilk
Marlena Payne
Matthew DesRochers
Kimberly Azelton

Jaclyn Cartwright
Ashlee Fish
Jacob Nelson
Chelsea Nowlin
Andrea Ring
Aaron Wendzel

Heather Becker
Mathew DesRochers
Jaclyn Cartwright
Garrett Slavik
Angela McDonald
Erikka Hammond


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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