July 12, 2012

Balcueva Family Memorial Scholarship

The Balcueva Family Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of the four young sons Edgar and Mary Jane Balcueva have lost due to a rare congenital heart defect – Eddie, Randy, Brad and Rick. The entire Balcueva family grew up enjoying the outdoors and loved camping as a family. Environmentally conscious, the Balcueva children were recycling long before anyone else.

The Balcueva Family Memorial Scholarship is designed to support the family’s environmental interests by providing financial assistance to students interested in preserving our land, air and water, while serving as a lasting tribute to the Balcueva boys.


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Saginaw County residents
  • High school senior or enrolled college student
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in environmental sciences
  • Full-time enrollment

Evaluation Criteria

  • Scholastic record (30)
  • Volunteer or work experience in environmental programs (30)
  • Commitment to environment-related issues as demonstrated in essay (30)
  • Recommendations (10)

Financial need will be considered only as a tie-breaker between two equally qualified applicants.