Judge Gary R. McDonald Memorial Scholarship

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July 25, 2012

January 2004 marked the passing of a true champion of justice and compassion for the men and women of Michigan. Judge Gary R. McDonald, beloved father and friend, served the citizens of Saginaw and the rest of Michigan for over 30 years.

In honor of his esteemed service, the family and colleagues of this respected Michigan leader have created the Judge Gary R. McDonald Memorial Scholarship Fund. Its purpose is to grant students of Saginaw County the financial means to pursue a career in a law-related field so that Judge McDonald’s unrelenting pursuit of justice may continue in his honor.

Awarding this scholarship to those in need serves Judge McDonald’s personal mission of inspiring the hearts and minds of our youth to serve our communities for the good of all.



● Minimum 2.5 GPA
● Saginaw County resident
● High school senior or college student
● Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree or Career and Techincal Education (CTE) training (skilled trade/vocation) in a law-related field
● Full-time enrollment  

Evaluation Criteria

Overall involvement in school, community and work activities (30); career goals as defined in essay (20); financial need (15); scholastic record (15); leadership (10); awards and honor (10).



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2 Comment(s)

  1. Alexes

    September 16, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Hello how do i apply for this scholarship

    • scfoundation

      September 16, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Hello Alexes, Thank you for reaching out! All of our scholarships use a single online application program. Your application is reviewed by teams of volunteers and scored. The scores are averaged together and, based on your scores, our scholarship computer program awards the individual scholarships if you meet the criteria and score the highest. You can begin your application starting on November 1 and you must complete your application by February 15, 2016. We encourage you to return to our website on November 1 to get started. You may never know if you may qualify for other scholarships we offer besides the Judge Gary R. McDonald Scholarship. Good luck!

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