Leo 'Bud' and Janet Goodyear Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship Information

The Leo 'Bud' and Janet Goodyear Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by his family in memory of Bud's commitment to the farming community of Breckenridge.  This scholarship assists Breckenridge High School seniors looking to further their education in an agricultural field of study.
Bud grew up on a family farm north of St. Louis.  In 1955, he and Janet, along with their family moved to Breckenridge where he was employed at Farmers State Bank.  After many years of various jobs and responsibilities, Bud became President and CEO of Farmers State Bank.  Bud was active during his years in the Breckenridge community as a member of Rotary, United Methodist Church, Mayor, B & W Co-Op Board and Coach for Little League teams.  Bud was active in many other organizations throughout Gratiot County.  He served the community of Breckenridge and understood what the farming industry meant to Gratiot County.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be a graduating senior of Breckenridge High School pursuing post-secondary education at a college, university or trade school;
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;
  • Preference given to those demonstrating financial need;
  • Preference given to those pursuing education in the field of agriculture.

Two scholarships available for as much as $1,650 each.


Scholarship Recipients

Josh Sherman
Breckenridge High School

Blaine Long
Breckenridge High School


Previous Recipients

Megan Carter
Kaitlin Sanger

Jessica Delo
Ryan Schall

Kali Sanger
Jarrett Markley

Emily Mullet
Parker Schaub

Logan Crumbaugh
Lindsay Hoard

Jessica Poli

Dirk Stoneman

Lauren Bluemer


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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