Published on April 23, 2019

Scholarships Opportunities Available, Deadline June 1

The Development Council of the MidMichigan Health Foundation serving Alpena is offering scholarship opportunities for second-year students enrolled in the field of healthcare. Scholarships are available to students whose primary residency is in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. The application deadline is June 1, 2019, and applicants will be notified at the end of June.

Dr. Peter Aliferis Memorial Scholarship - The MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena Laboratory Department staff established this fund as a tribute to Dr. Peter Aliferis, a pathologist for 37 years. Dr. Aliferis passed away on March 13, 2002, and the scholarship fund is in memory of his many contributions to the Medical Center and community. This $1,000 scholarship is for a second-year student enrolled in clinical laboratory curriculum of study at an accredited school or medical school.

William E. & Mary C. DesOrmeau Scholarship - MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena is not unlike other health care organizations when it comes to experiencing a shortage of nursing personnel. Mary DesOrmeau, former chief nursing officer, and her husband, Bill, established this $1,000 scholarship in direct response to that common issue. The applicant must be a second-year student enrolled in a nursing program.

Gerald L. Kramer Scholarship - This $500 scholarship has been made available by June Kramer in memory of her husband and community volunteer Gerald L. Kramer. Gerald spent hours at Tendercare and the Medical Center in Alpena brightening the lives of many with his infectious smile and laugh. Gerald’s philosophy was always to help others and in keeping with that idea, June is offering this scholarship to students enrolled in the field of nursing or direct patient care.

Those wishing to download an application may visit For more information, contact Ann Diamond, director, MidMichigan Health Foundation at
(989) 356-7738.