by Paul Martell, Published May 14, 2013
The Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-2014 Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships. The Eastern Michigan University Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship was established in 1970 to encourage children and grandchildren of alumni to continue the EMU legacy. The Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship with an award of $1,250. The applicant must be the child or grandchild of a graduate of EMU and an incoming freshman, sophomore, transfer student or graduate student.
Megan is an EMU Legacy from Milan, Michigan and a 2013 graduate of Milan High School. While in high school, Megan excelled academically, retaining a 3.96 GPA and achieving Honor Roll status all four years. She also received recognition awards from the Milan Center for Innovative Studies for her individual project which focused on "Making the Disabled Able." Megan has served as a basketball manager in her school for the last 3 years, and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Kadie is a current Clinton resident. One of her life goals is, "to work hard in everything I do to be the best I can be..." So far, she has accomplished her goal. Kadie is coming to EMU with a 4.0, and is graduating Valedictorian of her 2013 class at Clinton High School. She is also secretary for the National Honor Society and leads both the Polar Bear Running Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Both Kadie's mother and father attended EMU.
EMU Legacy Kara draws inspiration from her grandmother and mother, both EMU alumnae. Kara currently lives in Brighton, Michigan and is graduating from Brighton High School with an Academic Achievement Letter, Scholar Athlete Award, and National Honor Society Status. She has also dedicated over 120 hours of service to Spring Hills Camp Teen Service Team. Kara plans to one day become a fashion merchandiser and apparel and textile marketer.
One of Christopher Savvides's earliest memories is hearing the music of the EMU marching band echoing through his neighborhood. Christopher's parents met at EMU, graduated, and planted their family close to campus. Christopher is part of EMU's ECA program, and is getting a head start on his collegiate education. He holds Honor Role status and has been repetitively on the Dean's List at EMU. He has also won a Martin Luther King Jr. Essay award, Math Student of the Year Award, and Co-Captain of the Lacrosse team. Christopher is currently majoring in biology at EMU, and plays for the marching band he so fondly remembers.
For more information on the the scholarship application process for the 2014-2015 school year, visit the Alumni Scholarships page.