July 12, 2012

Carol Doman-Wilder Scholarship

The Carol Doman-Wilder Scholarship, established in 1996, is given to assist students starting or returning to college who plan to pursue a career in social work or special education. Graduating from Michigan State University in 1977 with her Master of Social Work degree, Carol has dedicated nearly four decades to working with children, adolescents and adults in her roles as school social worker and psychotherapist.

“I feel blessed and fortunate to love the work I do and thankful to have had the opportunity to attend college in order to achieve my goals,” she said. “It is my hope to assist others in obtaining their educational goals, similar to the support I received through scholarships. My work is more than a job. It is a lifelong passion.”


  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Saginaw County resident
  • Pursuing a degree in social work or special  education at a Michigan college or university
  • Part- or full-time enrollment

Evaluation Criteria

  • Financial need (40)
  • Commitment to career goals as demonstrated in essay (30)
  • Work experience and/or community service (15)
  • Recommendations (15)