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Gerald L. Kramer Education Scholarship

This $500 scholarship has been made available by June Kramer in memory of her husband and community volunteer Gerald L. Kramer. Gerald spent many 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 philosophy, June is offering this $500 scholarship. Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in the field of Nursing or direct patient care.

Who Should Apply?

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a resident of the following Michigan counties: Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency or Presque Isle.
  • Your program of study must be in Patient Care or Nursing.
  • You must demonstrate financial need.
  • You must be enrolled in a Michigan school in a traditional course of study (distance learning programs are not eligible).
  • You must have demonstrated leadership qualities in school or community activities.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the program director which indicates GPA or your current employer.
  • Submit a three letters of recommendations (other than your program director) who will address your strengths, skills and any other information that should be taken into consideration.
  • If currently enrolled, submit current transcript.
  • Upon graduation or program completion, applicant must be willing to accept employment, if offered, in Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency or Presque Isle County.

Application Process

Application forms for the upcoming school year will accepted beginning December 1 of each year with the deadline of June 1. Applicants will be notified by the end of June. Applicants may Download an Application Form, complete it and mail it with all necessary documentation to:

MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena
Attn: Development Council
1501 W. Chisholm Street
Alpena, MI 49707

For more information, contact the Development Council Director at (989) 356-7738 or

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