Two $500 scholarships are being offered at Laingsburg High School (LHS) for all graduating seniors, in memory of “BIG A,” Jason E. Andersen, a 1995 graduate of Laingsburg High School and the son of Janice Andersen and the late Eugene Andersen. Additional scholarships will also be available at Alpena High School where Jason was a coach and at-risk counselor.
Prior to his passing at the young age of 31, Jason coached many students in both football and basketball, and counseled at-risk students. His legacy of helping students in need is being continued through scholarships at his high school alma mater and Alpena High School.
To qualify, students must be a graduating senior in good standing. Participation in school based and non-school based activities will be considered, in addition to their future study area/goals and any special circumstances that they may have encountered in their life. Scholarships will be presented at the LHS awards ceremony in May 2019.
Applications are available for pick-up at the counselor’s office at Laingsburg High School. To be considered, all applications must be submitted to the counselor’s office at LHS by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, or postmarked to: BIG A Scholarship, Janice Andersen, 514 E. Broad St., Chesaning, MI 48616. Questions can be referred to (989) 666-2696.