2019 Scholarship Winner

Grace Rost
Michigan State University
I have been a student at Ferndale Public School my whole life, and I have been involved in countless activities throughout the school and community. I have taken part in the Ferndale Community Concert Band, varsity softball, Tuesday Night Singers, marching band, jazz band, fall FHS plays, spring FHS musicals, National Honors Society, and Ferndale Winter Guard. I have been the section leader/brass sergeant in the Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band for the past 2 years, as well as a member for the past 5 years. I have also been head of the lighting department for 8 out of the 10 shows I have done with the FHS theatre program. I was promoted to assistant coach on the Varsity Softball team after being an active member of it since my freshman year, an injury took me off the field this season. This year I conducted my own research project on how Ferndale Schools could help students with anxiety and depression more. The superintendent, Dr. Bazzi, went to see my presentation and was very impressed. I would especially like to thank her parents for their constant and unwavering support and love. Next year, I will be attending Michigan State University to major in Psychology and minor in Human Behavior and Social Services. I also looks forward to continuing her research at MSU and maybe follow through with it to a Ph.D. level in hopes to improve the quality of life of teens around the world.

2018 Scholarship Winner

Jana Ratzloff
Michigan State University
I just concluded my first year at Michigan State University where I am studying chemistry and am minoring in mathematics as a member of both the Lyman Briggs College and the MSU’s Honors College. My curiosity for all things STEM related is easily being fostered here at MSU and I am even exploring different engineering fields as well as a possible career in veterinary medicine. This past semester I completed classes in physics, quantitative analysis, differential equations, and my favorite, but most challenging class was organic chemistry. I am passionate about my studies and in my spare time I enjoy exploring the big campus. I’ve accomplished several things off my MSU bucket list such as eating dairy store ice cream, attending football games in Spartan Stadium, and going ice skating at Munn Ice Arena. I absolutely love the community in East Lansing, and this was especially prominent when we went to the NCAA Final Four (Go Green!).

With the conclusion of my first year of college, I think it is important to reflect on how I got here. I am so incredibly honored, humbled, and forever will be grateful to have been blessed with the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship. They are a wonderful team of people I am thankful to have had the opportunity to connect with. Their support financially enabled me to study what I love and has opened up so many different opportunities. I know they will always have my back and I look forward to what is in store for my future here at MSU and beyond. Without a doubt, they have truly rocked my world.

2017 Scholarship Winner

Allison Peel
Central Michigan University
My name is Allison Peel and I am a junior at Central Michigan University, pursuing a degree in Biomedical Science. When I’m not spending my time studying biology, I love reading and going for hikes, as well as pursuing my passion for music. I adore the cello and the viola, and play in Central Michigan’s Chamber Orchestra. As of right now, I plan on using this degree to become a Physician Assistant. The fact that I have the opportunity to pursue a career I love, means the entire world to me. Above all, I want to spend the rest of my life taking care of others, and with a job in the medical field I’ll be able to do so. I wouldn’t be able to pursue this career, this life that I hope so deeply for, without a college degree. Growing up, my family and I went through numerous struggles; after my three brothers and I were adopted, my adoptive father developed cancer, and was unable to work for years. Though I was still determined to get a college degree, I really didn’t know how it would be possible. I am absolutely grateful beyond words, that the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship has made this all possible for me. You all have rocked my world, and have made a future I have always dreamed of, a reality.

2016 Scholarship Winner

Noah Suitt
Central Michigan University
I am entering my final year at Central Michigan University. My major is in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and my minor is in Sports Management. My dream job would be to have my own sports talk show one day!

This past spring I also started working at WMHW-FM 91.5 The Mountain and 101.1 The Beat, getting the chance to do color commentary for both CMU baseball and softball. This summer I will be interning at Fox 2 in their sports department and I will also be working at Metro Detroit Youth clubs at the Royal Oak location.

Without the Schuele scholarship I don’t think that I would have been able to go away to school and for that I will be forever grateful. After graduation I am still deciding if I want to go right into my career or go to grad school. Either way I’m excited for the future. Fire up Chips!!!

2015 Scholarship Winner

Savannah Major
University of Michigan
I just graduated from the University of Michigan with my Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience with a minor in Law, Justice and Social Change. I am currently finishing up research with my professor on Crime Victim Compensation Funds before starting at the University of Michigan’s Law School in the fall. Of course, none of this would have been at all possible without the endless help received from absolutely everyone on the scholarship committee over these last four years. I am forever grateful and extremely proud to continue the journey the RAS scholarship allowed me to begin but now as a double wolverine. As always, go blue!

2014 Scholarship Winner

Austin Carter
University of Michigan
Austin graduated with High Honors from the University of Michigan in 2018 and received a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences. He currently lives in Chicago and works in the environmental consulting field identifying potential environmental liabilities associated with commercial real estate. As a product of the financial freedom the scholarship offered him, Austin was able to gain formative research experiences throughout his undergraduate, which has helped him orient his career and develop future goals. He is forever grateful for this life-changing opportunity.

2012 Scholarship Winner

Bailey Hulswit
University of Michigan
Since being awarded the Robert A Schuele Scholarship, I graduated from the University of Michigan with a self-developed major called An Interdisciplinary Approach to Genetics. I subsequently attended Wayne State University School of Medicine, where I received my Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling. I am now one of the youngest genetic counselors working at the University of Michigan Hospital. Specifically, I help families understand their risks for hereditary and non-hereditary forms of cancers and how to manage these risks. I am exactly where high school senior Bailey wanted to be at this point, and it is without a doubt thanks to the aid I received from the scholarship. Needless to say, it continues to rock my world to this day!

2008 Scholarship Winner

Ginni Reiter
College for Creative Studies
My family is currently stationed in Virginia Beach (my husband is active duty Navy). We have a son, Michael, who will be one in June, and he’s the best thing that’s ever happened to us.

I am working as an ABA therapist to children with autism as well as running my own photography business. The scholarship allowed me to go to an amazing school that’s shaped me into the artist I am today. It’s helped me form my passion into a business that not only makes me happy on a daily basis, but helps support my family. I am forever grateful I received the Robert A Schuele scholarship!

2006 Scholarship Winner

Christie Low
University of Michigan
Christie is currently Director of Business Development at Bright Cellars, where she helped raise a $5M series A investment round this past Spring. She lives in Milwaukee and enjoys playing volleyball, mentoring startup founders, and just completed her first half marathon. “Thank you so much to the Schuele Scholarship and the dedicated, fun-loving group of guys behind it. You are leaving an incredible legacy by changing lives in such a mind-blowing way. Thank you for everything.”

Robert Schuele Scholarship Fund