We are thrilled to introduce the Walter E. Lawrence Jr. (Cross Country/Track) Memorial Fund. This fund stands as a lasting tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of Walter E. Lawrence Jr., a highly esteemed member of our community celebrated for his kindness, wisdom, and unwavering commitment to family.
Walter’s High School Legacy:
A proud alumnus of Owosso Public Schools and the Owosso High School Class of 1971, Walter made a significant impact during his high school years. Actively participating in Cross Country, he formed a close bond with Coach Ed Gerber and continued his passion for running as a dedicated member of the Shiawassee Roadrunners. Supported by his wife Carolyn, Walter actively contributed to events hosted by the Roadrunners, leaving an indelible mark on the local running community.
A Diverse Journey:
Walter’s life journey unfolded through diverse experiences, including employment at Walmart, academic pursuits at Lansing Community College, and a love for travel that took him to witness solar eclipses in Nova Scotia and Illinois.
Honoring Walter’s Legacy:
In homage to Walter’s commitment to cross country and track, Carolyn and son Timothy proudly announce the Walter E. Lawrence Jr. (Cross Country/Track) Memorial Fund at the Shiawassee Community Foundation. This fund aims to empower Owosso High School seniors who demonstrate academic excellence, with a specific emphasis on those engaged in Cross Country or Track—echoing Walter’s high school passions.
- Must be an Owosso High School Senior.
- Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Priority is given to Cross Country or Track students.
- Financial need will be considered.
Students interested in applying for the scholarship can submit their applications via Awardspring on the Shiawassee Community Foundation’s website, www.shiacf.org. The application deadline is January 31, 2024.
Join Us in Honoring Walter:
The Shiawassee Community Foundation extends a heartfelt invitation to individuals and businesses to contribute to the Walter E. Lawrence Jr. (Cross Country/Track) Memorial Fund, ensuring that Walter’s enthusiasm for sports and community spirit continues to positively impact future generations. https://www.shiacf.org/donate/
Let’s lace up our running shoes and run toward a future inspired by Walter’s legacy! 🏃♀️🏃♂️💙 #EmpowerRunners #CommunityLegacy #shiacf #shiawasseecommunityfoundation #owossomichigan