This scholarship was established through a bequest of Stella B. Osborn, wife of the former governor of Michigan. Chase Salmon Osborn (1860-1949) was the 27th governor of Michigan, serving one term from 1911-12. Chase Osborn was also a newspaper reporter and publisher, an explorer, an author, and a public servant. Stella Osborn was a noted author, lecturer, philanthropist, and played a prominent role in the Union of Democracies movement. Shortly before her death she renewed her interest in the history and legends of the Sault area, contributing to local festivals and historic projects. Her literary works dating from 1940 until 1982 include a variety of books of poetry, Northwoods Tales and articles on Chase Osborn. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic excellence and financial need.