Charles & Margaret Rueckert Scholarships
These scholarships were created over an extended period of time by Margaret “Betty” Rueckert, a 30-year Trustee of Siena Heights, and her husband, Charles. Betty’s appreciation of the Adrian Dominican Sisters (who taught her daughters in Florida) drew her to Siena Heights. Charles, a WWII Navy veteran, was an aeronautical engineer and longtime member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Charles and Betty were married nearly 60 years.
The Rueckerts established one scholarship in Margaret’s name in the 1980s, and a second in Charles’ name 20 years later. Today, the combined scholarships commemorate the philanthropy of this generous couple and their daughters — Margaret, Anne and Mary.
The scholarship is awarded to full-time students who demonstrate financial need with preference given to graduates of Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago, Ill., or residents of Lenawee County.