May 17, 2022

LCEF Awards 385 Scholarships to Local Students

The Lenawee County Education Foundation (LCEF) hosted its 35th Annual Scholarship Reception on Sunday, May 15. Approximately 200 students received 385 scholarships, totaling more than $400,000 in total financial support.

The program, held at Dawson Auditorium on the Adrian College campus, was attended by student recipients, families and friends, donors, event volunteers, and other community leaders. Frank Dick, LCEF Board Chairman, offered a congratulatory message to recipients via video presentation. He also read his “Six Rules for College,” an annual tradition at the event.

“It is wonderful to be hosting this event in-person again to celebrate the accomplishments of these students as they begin the next chapter in their educational journey,” said John Wanke, LCEF Executive Director. “Scholarships represent our largest area of student support, and it would not be possible without the generosity of our donors.”

“College has been the best opportunity of my life,” said Hannah Borton, Morenci Area Schools graduate and scholarship renewal recipient. “After completing my degree, I want to come back to this community and serve because I know what it feels like to be supported.” Borton is enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Toledo and is pursuing a career in the mental health field.

“It’s nice knowing this community is so involved in education and supports students’ futures,” said Amelia Danley, Tecumseh Public Schools student. “[These scholarships] will help lighten the burden as I continue my education.” Danley will be attending the University of Michigan to study business and finance.

“I am grateful, blessed, and honored [to be a scholarship recipient],” said Nicolas Johnson, Britton Deerfield Schools student. “My advice to younger students is to work hard, be passionate about what you do, and set goals for your future.” Johnson will be attending Adrian College to study marketing.

“[Receiving a scholarship] means a lot to me,” said Trey Neiman, Morenci Area Schools and LISD TECH Center student. “Now I can spend less time worrying about my financials and more time focusing on my future.” Neiman will be attending Lake Superior State University to study engineering.

The LCEF uses community donations to provide support to Lenawee County students, families, and schools through the provision of scholarships, teacher mini-grants, financial support, and fund development services to education programs and projects. Since its inception in 1985, the LCEF has awarded more than 7,250 individual scholarships totaling nearly $8 million. Learn more on the LCEF webpage.