Category: Education

LSSU is now accepting applications for the Leah Marie Bollin Memorial Award which is a scholarship that is earmarked for students overcoming the challenges of epilepsy.

Leah Bollin, a former LSSU student and member of Alpha Kappa Chi sorority, was killed in an automobile accident in August 2011, shortly before attaining her goal of a baccalaureate degree. Her parents, William and Sharon Bollin of Farmington Hills, Mich., chose to memorialize their daughter in 2007 by starting the Leah Marie Bollin Memorial Award, an endowment to benefit LSSU students who have epilepsy or a similar disorder.

Leah dealt with epilepsy, a neurological condition resulting in seizures, yet she never let it hold her back. Up to two, $2,000 scholarship awards are given each year to LSSU students to help with educational costs and move on with their lives despite a potentially debilitating physical condition.

Applications may be obtained at the LSSU Financial Aid Office, Foundation Office, or Counseling Center. Each applicant should complete a questionnaire and provide the university with three letters of recommendation from teachers, clergy, counselors, or leaders of the community. Financial need is a consideration, yet all interested students are encouraged to apply. Candidates must carry a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students with other seizure disorders - including multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and Parkinson's disease - will be considered.

For more information on the Leah Marie Bollin Memorial Award, call the LSSU Foundation Office at 906‑635‑2665 or run a web search on "LSSU Foundation Scholarships."