Thanks to a very generous and supportive community, we are able to present two $1,000 scholarships each year in Andrews Memory. Because Andrew was a swimmer ever since he was about nine years old, we decided to honor his memory by giving out two scholarships, one to a boy swimmer and one to a girl swimmer every year. We left the selection of who receives these awards entirely up to the coaches and the high school administration, since as time goes on we won’t know most of the kids anyway. The criteria that has been set on who receives these scholarships is based on who the Coaches and the Administration feels has been the most dedicated to the team, has at least a 3.0 grade point average, is the team cheerleader, is the person that all the other team mates really look up to, and is the person who may not necessarily be the best swimmer, but he/she is the best leader. Congratulations all past, current and future scholarship winners, may you always cherish the memories that swimming gives you, and always remember that freedom isn’t free. People like Andrew have made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us to enjoy the freedom we have.
Our goal for the scholarship fund is $70,000. We have currently raised about $25,000. If you would like to donate to the Andrew Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund, please send your donation to...
Andrew Nelson Memorial Foundation
C/O Mercantile Bank
201 N. Clinton Ave.
St. Johns, MI 48879