July 27, 2012

Our Littlest Angels – Callie M. Wilson Memorial Scholarship

The “Our Littlest Angels – Callie M. Wilson Memorial Scholarship” was established in 2011 to assist students interested in the field of Nursing.

Callie Wilson was born on December 20, 1981 and was a patient in the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw. After 46 days of wonderful care, Callie passed away. Her parents, Byron and Mickey Wilson, along with several of their friends started the Our Littlest Angels Fund in 1982. The fund has raised $1.3 million through its golf tournament and bowl-a-thons for the purchase of specialized equipment for the RNICU.

Covenant HealthCare’s RNICU is truly a live saving service for distressed infants throughout the East-Central Region of Michigan. Several thousands of critically ill newborns have been cared for in this unit since its inception.

The golf tournament and bowling event have now been retired and the remaining funds are being used to establish this scholarship to honor all those associated with the RNICU in Callie’s memory. This scholarship will be awarded to students wishing to enter education in nursing. They must demonstrate strong leadership skills and a passion for infants and nursing.


  • Graduating high school student
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Resident of Saginaw, Bay or Midland Counties
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or associates degree or Career and Technical Education (CTE) training in a nursing field
  • Full-time enrollment

Evaluation Criteria

  • Career goals as demonstrated in essay (25)
  • Academic performance (20)
  • Standardized test scores – ACT (10)
  • Leadership skills (10)
  • Financial need (10)
  • Awards and honors (10)
  • Overall involvement in work, school and community (10)
  • Letters of recommendation (5)