Kesseler Centralis Scholarship
Central Michigan University's Centralis Program is a scholarship program that is an extension of the University Honors Program. One of CMU's highest merit-based awards, Centralis Scholarships go to incoming freshman students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and extracurricular involvement. Recipients of these scholarships are provided with opportunities designed to enhance their academic and professional development. In turn, each Centralis award recipient brings talents and interests that contribute to CMU. At least 40 new Centralis awards are granted each year through a scholarship competition.
Roger Kesseler, a former member of the CMU Board of Trustees, and his wife Phyllis are both GHS graduates. As a means of giving back to the Grayling community, they have created an endowment which funds a Centralis scholarship to one member of every GHS graduating class. This scholarship covers tuition, fees and room and board for four years. Any senior with a GPA of 3.7 and an ACT score of 27 or higher is eligible to compete for this generous scholarship award.