July 13, 2012

Christopher T. Erskine Memorial Scholarship

Christopher Erskine was a 17-year old senior at Swan Valley High School when his long battle against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy ended in 1998. This scholarship was established in 1999 by his friends and family. It is a lasting tribute to the fine scholarship, leadership, courage and spirit that Chris exhibited throughout his life.

Chris was very proud to be a Swan Valley Viking and was excited about his acceptance to Saginaw Valley State University. Because of this, the Christopher T. Erskine Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a Swan Valley senior who will attend Saginaw Valley State University.


  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Swan Valley High School senior
  • Attending Saginaw Valley State University
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree
  • Full-time enrollment

Evaluation Criteria

  • Scholastic record
  • Leadership
  • Overall involvement in community, school, and work activities
  • Essay
  • Awards and honors
  • Recommendations.

Financial need will be taken into consideration only as a tie-breaker between two equally qualified applicants 

Special Attachment Required

Please refer to the online scholarship application for more information