GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 129



degree program. Established by Helen Jalonen in gratitude to an
anonymous donor who gave her the opportunity to attend Gogebic
Junior College from 1933-35. Helen was a teacher who believed
in the importance of an education and she enjoyed her career
immensely. Open to sophomore students who are majoring in
elementary education. Students need to demonstrate a strong
commitment to children. Priority is given to students who show
financial need. $500 (1)
ISAAC
AND
OLGA
JALONEN
MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP
The Isaac and Olga Jalonen Memorial Scholarship is awarded to
students majoring in an environmental, art, or elementary
education degree transfer program. Established by Elaine R.
Jalonen, daughter of Isaac and Olga Jalonen. $500 (1)
AILEEN HIETANEN JAREK NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
The Aileen Hietanen Jarek Nursing Scholarship is awarded to fulltime students enrolled in the Nursing program with a minimum
GPA of 3.0. Established by Aileen Jarek. $100 (1)
WILLIAM
“BILL”
JOHNSON
MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP
The William “Bill” Johnson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to
students enrolled in the Building Trades or Construction
Technology Program and who are residents of Gogebic County,
Michigan or Iron County, Wisconsin. Established by the Johnson
family in memory of Bill. $500 (1)
WILLIAM
LEONARD
JOHNSON
MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP
The William Leonard Johnson Memorial Scholarship is awarded
to freshman or sophomore students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who
have graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Michigan
and are majoring in Math & Science, radio communications, ski
area management or music. Established by the Johnson family to
honor the memory of William. $250 (1)
RAGNAR AND IRENE JOSEPHSON ENDOWED
SCHOLARSHIP
The Ragnar and Irene Josephson Scholarship is awarded to
graduates from a Gogebic County, Michigan or Iron County,
Wisconsin high school. The recipients should be full-time with a
GPA of 3.0 or higher. The scholarships will be granted to a student
majoring in business or nursing. $400 (2)
KEWEENAW
LAND
ASSOCIATION,
LTD.
SCHOLARSHIP
The Keweenaw Land Association, Ltd. Scholarship is awarded to
freshman or sophomore students who have graduated from a
Gogebic County high school and have been accepted in to a
program related to natural resources. Established by the
Keweenaw Land Association because of their deep concern for the
economic development of the area and, in particular, the growth
of GCC. $200 (1)
KRISTI
MAE
KIVI
MEMORIAL
NURSING
SCHOLARSHIP
The Kristi Mae Kivi Memorial Nursing Scholarship is awarded to
second year nursing students with special consideration for single
parents. The applicants must be involved in extracurricular
activities, community activities or volunteer work and
demonstrate leadership abilities. Established by Lauri Kutz and
Marty Lispke. The intent of this scholarship is to honor the life of
Kristi Kivi for her work as a dedicated nurse who provided
compassion and care to her patients; for her fortitude and
indomitable spirit; and for her love of her family and friends.
$1,000 (1)
KLASSIC KRUISERS CAR CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
The Klassic Kruisers Car Club Scholarship is awarded to students
who are residents of Gogebic County, Michigan or Iron County,
Wisconsin. Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in the
automotive technology program and applicants must maintain a
GPA of 2.0 or higher. Established by the Klassic Kruisers Car
Club, a local club that is passionate about cars, cruising and
community. $500 (1).
ROD
STEVE
KOVACEVICH
MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP
The Rod Steve Kovacevich Memorial Scholarship is awarded to
students who are residents of Gogebic County, Michigan or Iron
County, Wisconsin with preference given to students who are
majoring in a business related program. Recipients must maintain
a 2.5 GPA. Established by Rev. Dr. Ardyth Kovacevich Johnson
in loving memory of her brother who attended GCC and graduated
with honors from Michigan State University. He served his
country and fought in the Battle of Hamburger Hill in Vietnam.
He was a bright, loyal and courageous man who was faithful to
God, country, family, and friends. $200 (1)
JOSEPH F. AND JUDITH A. KRAUSE MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP
The Joseph F. and Judith A. Krause Memorial Scholarship is
awarded to high school graduates of Gogebic County, Michigan
or Iron county, Wisconsin who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and
are full-time students. Established by Judith Krause in memory of
Joseph Krause. $150 (1)
DORIS M. KRELL SCHOLARSHIP
The Doris M. Krell Scholarship is awarded to full-time students
enrolled at GCC with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipients are
not limited to any specific manor or program of study. Established
by Doris M. Krell. $500 (1)
MARY M. & TONY J. KRIZMANICH MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP
The Mary M. & Tony J. Krizmanich Memorial Scholarship is
awarded to full-time students with sophomore status who have
graduated from a high school in Gogebic County, Michigan. The
applicants should be enrolled in a business program with an
emphasis on pre-engineering or drafting. A minimum GPA of 2.5
is required. Established by Mary M. Krizmanich in memory of
her husband, Tony. $100 (1)
LADIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Ladin Memorial Scholarship is awarded to returning
sophomore students who have been raised and attended high
school within a 60 mile radius of Ironwood, Michigan. The
scholarship is awarded to students with financial need and
academic merit. Established in memory of Louis Ladin whose
family came to Ironwood, Michigan from Lithuania in the 1880s.
$100 (2)
MARGARET RUTH LAFORGE MEMORIAL NURSING
SCHOLARSHIP
The Margaret Ruth LaForge Memorial Nursing Scholarship is
awarded to students enrolled in the Nursing Program. The student
must have good academic standing and financial need. Established
by John LaForge and his family in memory of his sister Margaret
Ruth LaForge. $200 (1)
IRONWOOD KIWANIS LAURI LAHTI AUTOMOTIVE
SCHOLARSHIP
The Ironwood Kiwanis Automotive Lauri Lahti Memorial
Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Automotive
Technology program. Established by the Ironwood Kiwanis Club,
which began their existence in 1925 dedicated to youth and the
community. $500 (1)
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