July 27, 2012

Pama Brantley-Phillips Scholarship

The Pama Brantley-Phillips Scholarship, established in 2001, is dedicated to Pama’s memory and serves as a lasting testimonial. Pama was a special education teacher and a physically or otherwise health-impaired teacher consultant for 23 years. She was known among her peers for her innovative ideas and her ability to implement those ideas and see them come to pass. Pama expressed a deep love of God, family, friends, and her students. It is in the spirit of that love, which she gave so generously to all she came in contact with, that this scholarship was established.

Pama received her bachelor of science degree from Western Michigan University and her master of arts degree from Saginaw Valley State University. This scholarship is intended to benefit a student pursuing a degree in special education from the Tri-City area.


  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • High school senior
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in special education
  • Resident of Saginaw, Bay, or Midland counties
  • Full-time enrollment 

Evaluation Criteria

  • Scholastic record (25)
  • Financial need (25)
  • Leadership (15)
  • Recommendations (15)
  • Career goals defined in essay (20)