Willard Brainard Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship Information

Willard Brainard was the manager of the Ben Franklin store in St. Louis until a tragic accident took his life.  At the age of 18, Mr. Brainard traveled overseas with the International Boy Scout Jamboree visiting London, Brussels, Paris and other European cities.  After Willard's untimely death at the age of 28, his mother Inez started this scholarship fund in his memory as a student loan program and it was moved to the Foundation in 2015.  She hoped to inspire other St. Louis High School students to love learning beyond hish school as her son, Willard, did. 

Scholarship Criteria

  Must be a graduate or graduating senior of St. Louis Public Schools residing in Gratiot County;
  Must be in pursuit of a post-secondary education (including, but not limited to university, college, vocational technical or other certificate program);
  Must demonstrate financial need;
  Must demonstrate high moral character and
  Must provide personal letter of reference from academic advisor, clergy member or other non family member attesting to moral character.
One scholarship available for as much as $700.00.

Previous Recipients

Tamara Smith

Micah Honig

Scholarship Recipient


Maverick Giles
St. Louis High School

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