College can be an expensive financial investment, but MIS Cares is hoping to make it a little easier for 14 local students taking the next step in furthering education.
As part of an ongoing initiative to promote learning among students at all educational levels, MIS Cares will award $1,000 scholarships to seven students from both Lenawee and Jackson Counties. The high school seniors will be recognized during a reception Tuesday in the Michigan Room at Michigan International Speedway.
|Ashlee Bartlett||Home Schooled||Spring Arbor||Chemistry|
|Regan Bernstein||Columbia Central||Michigan||Biomedical Engineering|
|Quentin Blonde||Concord||Michigan State||
|Kayla Burmis||Hanover-Horton||Michigan State||Applied Engineering|
|Nnamdi Enwereuzo||Lenawee Christian||Michigan||Chemical Engineering|
|Brooke Huizenga||Lumen Christi||Michigan||Chemistry/Biology|
|Tiffany Jones||Northwest||Lansing CC||Dental Hygiene|
|Kyle Lakatos||Sand Creek||Michigan||Mechanical Engineering|
|Aubrey Masters||Sand Creek||Western Michigan||Interior Design|
|Thomas Plummer||Columbia Central||Michigan||Mechanical Engineering|
|Rachel Rudd||Columbia Central||Michigan||BSN/Nurse Practitioner|
|Grace Skinner||Home Schooled||Grand Valley State||Graphic Design|
|Austin Thompson||Onsted||Michigan||Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics|
|Wyatt Wagoner||Tecumseh||Michigan Technological||Mechanical Engineering|
The scholarship was open to any graduating senior in Jackson or Lenawee County who was entering a STEAM-related (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) field at a college or university in Michigan.
“The changing world of NASCAR, and really society, increases the dependence on the study of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “As a parent of three children, I fully understand the financial investment of a college education. We are happy to honor 14 students in their educational pursuits through MIS Cares.”
The winners of these scholarships will receive the monetary award during the winners’ second semester, provided they have passed all first semester classes with a “B” or better grade.
As a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, the mission of MIS Cares is to assist and inspire youth within our community. The NASCAR Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit entity.
Thanks to several local organizations, MIS Cares raised $7,500 of the $14,000 through a scholarship match challenge. Orbitform, Christoff & Sons Floor Covering Inc., Country Market, CP Federal Credit Union, R.W. Mercer Co., OmniSource, Childrenz Challenge, Iott Insurance, Michigan Community Credit Union, Signal 88 Security and Spring Arbor University each donated $500, and TAC Manufacturing and the Dryden Family Foundation each provided $1,000 towards the MIS Cares Scholarship Program.
MIS focuses on charity through the program MIS Cares. MIS and its sister company Americrown combined donated a total of $916,566.82 to local service groups and organizations through cash donations, work programs, grants and sponsorships, as well as tickets and merchandise that clubs raffle to raise money in 2015.