July 12, 2021

Gregory Keith Jones Memorial Scholarship

“When your hero dies, everything he stood for does not end. Everything he stood for must continue.”
-Terri Irwin, widow of Steve Irwin, A.K.A. The Crocodile Hunter

The Gregory Keith Jones Memorial Scholarship was established in remembrance of the creative energy, kindness and passion that embodied his much too short time on this earth. This beautiful soul would spread joy, love, and the gospel through music.

Greg was a 1997 graduate of Saginaw High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in project management. Along with his gifts of writing music, singing, and playing keyboard and bass, Greg was also a lover of math and tutored young students who struggled with the subject.

Though Greg left this world much too soon, during his time on this earth, he was a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters, a master gardener, a minister of music, an adoring husband, a loving son and a loyal friend.

The Gregory Keith Jones Memorial Scholarship was established as an enduring legacy to a kind, loving, humble and giving man. May his spirit continue to live on. 


  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Resident of Saginaw County
  • Part- or full-time enrollment
  • Pursuing undergraduate degree in music, music education, music theory, or music performance
  • Financial need

Evaluation Criteria

  • Special skills (music ability) (50)
  • Citizenship/character (20)
  • Overall involvement (20)
  • Academic performance (10)