Scholarship Criteria

Southcentral Michigan High School Hockey League defensemen; graduating high school senior; good sportsmanship; attend a two-year or four-year college/university.

Type of Student

  • Graduating High School Seniors
  • Part-time Student

Award Amount Range


Required to Demonstrate Financial Need


Must play hockey on a team in the South Central High School Hockey League

Scholarship Information

This scholarship was established by John and Cathryn VanderSalm in memory of their son Matthew, a 1988 graduate of Gull Lake High School.

The award is intended to recognize an outstanding senior defenseman in the South Central High School Hockey League who displays the highest degree of sportsmanship, skill, and team play during his high school career.