Dr. Kenneth J. Shouldice was the first president of Lake Superior State University (1965-82) and who led LSSU through its most significant period of growth. He saw the institution grow from a branch of Michigan College of Mining and Technology into an autonomous degree-granting institution. In 1976 he created the University’s scholarship endowment program offering financial aid support for the growing student population – many of whom were the first in their family to attend college. Many buildings such as Crawford Hall, James Norris Center, the Center for Applied Science and Engineering Technology, student residence halls, the Walker Cisler Student and Conference Center and the LSSU library that bears his name were constructed during his tenure. He was a man who possessed a tremendous drive and commitment to the University’s success. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to both entering freshmen and current LSSU students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.