July 12, 2012

Can-Amera Games Scholarship

The Can-Amera Games started in 1972 as an international goodwill sporting competition between Saginaw Township and Galt, Ontario. The games were centered on friendly competition in a variety of sports for youth ages 9-18. As the years progressed, the games expanded to include other townships in Saginaw County, as well as those communities, including Galt, that joined together to become the city of Cambridge, Ontario. The Can-Amera Games were the efforts of an all-volunteer organization that worked year-round to ensure that the games would be successful in meeting the purpose of this friendly international competition. Can-Amera Games ended in 2006 at the completion of the 35th annual event.

All past board members, volunteers, and athletes would like to honor a deserving high school senior who best represents the spirit of competition, sportsmanship, friendship and community involvement with the Can-Amera Scholarship as a way to symbolize the spirit and memory of the Can-Amera Games.


  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Graduating high school senior from any public, private or parochial school in Saginaw Township, Thomas Township or Tittabawassee Township.
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or associate degree or Career and Technical Education (CTE) training
  • Part- or full-time enrollment

Evaluation Criteria

  • Overall involvement (50)
  • Community service (20)
  • Leadership ability (10)
  • Extracurricular/School activities (10)
  • Scholastic record (5)
  • Letters of recommendation (5)