Do you have a graduating senior? Have you been an MASSP member in good standing for at least three years? You're in luck! The MASSP Board of Directors offers scholarship opportunities each year to college-bound high school seniors.
Eligible candidates for the MASSP Board of Directors Scholarship must be the dependent of an MASSP Professional level member for at-least three years in good standing and a graduating senior at a Michigan public high school or private high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled as a full-time student (at least 12 credits per semester/trimester) at a public community/junior college, four-year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification or license. Priority was given on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and school and community service. Scholarship determinations were made by the MASSP Scholarship Committee strictly on the merit of the applicant’s performance against the criteria. The selection and award of scholarships is an anonymous and nondiscriminatory process.
Use this page to find more information regarding the application process, as well as past scholarship winners.
***Class of 2021 Scholarship Has Now Closed***
Three (3) $2500 scholarships are available for the Class of 2021. Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2021. Additional details and requirements can be found in the application package below.
Please note: students who do not have ACT or SAT scores available this year may still apply. Lack of test scores will not affect eligibility.
Class of 2021 Scholarship Winners
Madison Rogers, Grand Haven High School
Madison is the daughter of Robert Rogers, Assistant Principal at Fruitport High School. Madison will be graduating 13th in her class from Grand Haven High School (GHHS) with a 4.24 GPA, including multiple AP credits. Madison is an accomplished athlete participating as a team member of the: Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics USA Swim Team, and GHHS Women’s Varsity Swim and Water Polo Teams. She is a member of Western Michigan Osteoscholars, GHHS Catalina Club and attends Harvest High School Ministry. Not only is Madison active at school, she works at Community Shores Dental and volunteers in her community as: the Chair of the Youth Advisory Council for Grand Haven Area Community Foundation (GHACF), a voting member of the GHACF Community Relief and Recovery Fund, Grands and Program Committee, and a member of GHHS National Honor Society chapter. Lauren Bloomquist, GHHS Spanish Teacher detailed her confidence in Madison’s future pursuits. "Madison has been recognized as a leader in the community. Through her involvements, she has learned time management and strong leadership skills and she has earned the respect of her peers.” Madison will attend University of Alabama in the fall.
Tyler Harding, Walled Lake Northern High School
Tyler is the son of Christina Harding, Assistant Principal at Waterford Mott High School. Tyler will be graduating from Walled Lake Northern High School (WLNHS) this May with a 4.03 GPA, including multiple AP credits. Tyler is engaged with the WLNHS Social Justice Club, National Honors Society, Film Club, Forensics Speech and Debate, Spanish National Honors Society, UMatter Committee, WLNHS Marching Band and after-school play, musical and boys choir. He has volunteered for the Walled Lake Northern Social Justice and Masonic Temple, Orchard Grove Community Church/Group Missions International, Walled Lake Northern Social Justice Club/Black Lives Matter, Walled Lake Northern NHS/Gleaners Food Bank, Waterford Coalition for Youth and PBS Curious Crew/WKAR. Joe’s extensive work experience in film: directing, production, writing, camera operating, sound and editing. Kathy Quinn, Tyler’s Counselor at WLNHS, explains his values, dedication to assisting the others, and determination to accomplish his goals, “Tyler doesn’t wait for someone to ask him for help; he actively and optimistically seeks out ways that he can promote a true feeling of community.” Tyler will be attending Emerson College in the fall.
Zachary Kerhoulas, Port Huron Northern High School
Zachary is the son of Theo Kerhoulas, Executive Director of Operations and Innovation at Port Huron Schools. Zachary will be graduating from Port Huron Northern High School (PHNHS) with a 4.39 GPA, including several AP credits and dual enrollment at St. Clair County Community College with a 4.0 GPA. He was President of PHNHS National Honor Society, St. Clair County Youth Advisory Council and PHNHS LEAD (PBIS Student Organization), in addition to being a member of PHNHS Drama Club and Bands. He spent some of his extra time being an Elementary Coach for Destination Imagination, Youth Advisory Council Service Day projects and MiMTSS Presentation to assist educational staff state-wide in engaging students in PBIS. Zach works as a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor at Port Huron Parks and Recreation and an Associate at Potbelly Sandwich Shop. Charles Mosset, PHNHS Principal, describes Zachary as “an outstanding individual,” and “an active leader,” who is determined to excel. Charles stated “What stands out the most for me with Zak is his quality of character and his commitment to make the world around him better.” Zachary will attend the University of Michigan in the fall.
Class of 2020 Scholarship Winners
Mattie Fegan, Standish Sterling High School
Mattie Fegan is the daughter of Keith Fegan, Assistant Principal at Standish-Sterling Central High School. Mattie is ranked second in her class and has completed numerous honors and Advanced Placement courses. She is a part of the Rotary Club, her school’s Student Council, National Honor Society, and the Peer Assistant Leaders program. She is also a three sport student-athlete, playing volleyball, basketball and softball and earning 12 varsity letters. She has volunteered at her communities animal shelter, numerous volleyball and basketball youth clinics and other community clean up projects. Mattie is described by many as being hard working, determined and dedicated. Her Principal at Standish-Sterling Central High School, Mark Williams, stated, “Aside from her strong work ethic, Mattie’s personality and leadership makes her an exemplary person. She is one of those people who is a pleasure to be around and to talk to because of her determination and drive to become successful…” Mattie plans to attend the University of Michigan in the fall. Congratulations, Mattie.
Maris Ferguson, Lake Fenton High School
Maris is the daughter of Dr. Daniel Ferguson, Middle School Principal in Lake Fenton Community Schools. Maris is graduating as Lake Fenton High School’s Class of 2020 Valedictorian. She has distinguished herself in her community as an incredible leader and innovator. Not only has Maris excelled in her academics, she is also a part of the school’s National Honor Society, Key Club, Student Council, and the marching and symphonic band as a drum major. Maris is also a founding member, treasurer, director and photographer of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in her community called Faith in Femininity. Most who know her describe Maris as a compassionate, dedicated, and motivated member of her community. When asked to describe Maris, Chris Belcher, the Principal at Lake Fenton High School, stated, “I cannot stress enough that the work Maris and Faith in Femininity is doing is the single most impressive work I have ever seen high school students do in my 17 years in education. More importantly, she is leaving a legacy that will continue long after she leaves our community for college.” Maris will attend Oakland University in the fall.
Lilly Griebel, Gladstone High School
Lilly Griebel is the daughter of Darci Griebel, Principal at Escanaba High School. Lilly is graduating from Gladstone High School ranked first in her class while also being dual enrolled at Bay de Noc Community College. While achieving academically, Lilly has also played basketball and tennis as well as being involved in the school’s National Honor Society, marching band, pep band, concert band, choir, and student council. She has held many positions in her various activities including drum major and class president for three years. Lilly is described as incredibly kind, honorable, and hard working. Lilly’s chemistry teacher, Paula Lundin, explained, “What sets Lilly apart from other students is her natural leadership ability, both inside and outside of the classroom... She is wise beyond her years and is the most trustworthy student in her class.” Lilly will be attending Northern Michigan University in the fall.
Class of 2019 Scholarship Winners
Samantha Kowalczyk - Pinconning High School
Madelynn Remenap - Granville High School
Alexa McVoy - Grand Haven High School