Barbara Oess Dumouchelle Scholarship
A 1951 graduate of Siena Heights University, Barbara was the first-ever recipient of the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Alumni Award in 1977. She went on to receive an honorary doctorate from Siena Heights, in recognition of her leadership in education, both as a Lansing area teacher and in 20 years on the Michigan State Board of Education. This scholarship was created in 2003 to honor Barbara's memory. Her four children, all of whom attended Gabriel Richard High School, in Riverview, Mich., wanted to offer GRHS graduates, or Lenawee County students, the opportunity to continue their education at Siena Heights.
This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need with preference given to graduates of Gabriel Richard High School or students from Lenawee County.