Sue Dilts Memorial Art Scholarship


Scholarship Information

This scholarship supports Gratiot County students in pursuit of arts education
Sue Dilts approached her mission as an art teacher at Ithaca High School with enthusiasm, creativity and encouragement of her students.  Her love of art and teaching led her to provide her students with experience in a variety of mediums in a creative environment.  Through her special gift of being an encourager, many of her students pursued careers using their artistic talents.
Sue's enthusiasm was infectious.  Very talented in her mastery of calligraphy, pottery, fiber art, painting and photography, she also experimented in other art forms.  "Sue was instrumental turning the Art Department at Ithaca High School into a very positive environment for students with all ranges of artistic talents," remembered Cheri Booth, Sue's sister.  Her family established this scholarship soon after Sue's death in 1997 with the hope of continuing her legacy of inspiring the appreciation and study of art in all forms.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Must attend or be a graduating senior of a school in Gratiot County;
  • Must pursue education beyond the classroom in arts (e.g.,band camp, dance workshops, art class, etc.).

One scholarship available for as much as $1200


Scholarship Recipients

Aleksander Jachimiak
Donald L. Pavlick Middle School~ Alma


Previous Recipients


Aleks Jachimiak

Katy Arnold

Alex Kunkel

Paige Shaw

Lauren Duflo

Robert Thall 

Austin Baadte
Rebecca Moffett

Melanie Yost


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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