Michael J. Wolfe was a 1999 graduate of Goodrich High School where he excelled academically with a special aptitude in mathematics and science. He was a well-rounded student participating in band, stage crew, swimming, soccer, and community service. Michael also was involved in Key Club, Math Team, and held a part-time job. Michael’s young life was cut tragically short when he died in an automobile accident in October of 1999 while he was home from Purdue University, where he was a freshman in the honors engineering program. Although Mike had only been at Purdue for two months, he was a member of the crew team, Habitat for Humanity, Society of Professional Engineers, Purdue Formula Car Team, and St. Thomas Aquinas Church. More important than his achievements and activities was Mike’s kind heart. He treated everyone with respect and was quick to share his dimpled smile and laugh to brighten the day of any and everyone he contacted. The signing of the organ donation portion of his driver’s license illustrates Mike’s caring nature and consideration for others. His organ donations have resulted in the extension of many people’s lives. Michael found enjoyment and satisfaction in learning. Before his untimely death, he had been living his educational dream at Purdue University. Michael would have wanted to help others achieve their own educational dreams. This scholarship was established in Michael’s memory by family, friends, and his parents, Jim and Cathy Wolfe, to allow other young students an opportunity to pursue their academic aspirations.
A Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:
A. A graduating senior of Fond du Lac High School with plans to major in engineering, math, science, or a medical field
B. Show a 3.75 Cumulative Grade Point Average or higher on transcript
C. Participation in music and/or sports - either in school and/or outside of school (special consideration will be given to those who participated in both music and sports)
D. School and work involvement
E. Written statement (no more than 400 words ) including:
a. The school you plan to attend and why?
b. How you came to choose your field of study?
c. What is your vision of yourself 5 years from now, 10 years from now?
d. Name one thing that is unique about you that qualifies you for this scholarship.
e. What life experience has given you the greatest satisfaction?
A. Submit a CERTIFIED high school senior year transcript
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