2013 Recipients


#1- Jenna Fracassi


I will be attending Grand Valley State University in the fall. I am very honored and blessed to have been able to know Tyler when I was younger; his kindhearted spirit was something that will stay with me forever. I have learned a lot about life and love watching the dedication to keeping Tyler's spirit alive over the years. I have been fortunate enough to have my brother as my best friend from eighteen years, and I couldn't imagine living a second without him. I am very grateful for being honored with such a meaningful scholarship. It was an incredible honor to receive this scholarship and it is something I will keep dear in my heart for the rest of my life.

#2- Shelby Ward


I will be attending Saginaw Valley State University in the fall. I am part of the Living Leadership Program for Freshmen and I plan on participating in student council and other groups at Saginaw Valley. My major is Occupational Therapy.

#3- Alex Glasson


I am attending the University of Michigan in the fall. I do not know what I would like to study yet, but I hope that I can decide within the first year. At one point, I was leaning towards a communications degree, but life seems to change my mind every day. I look forward to interesting and challenging classes at U of M, as well as some awesome football games and lots of new friends.

#4- Evan Lee


I will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall to complete my undergraduate degree. I will be studying mechanical/civil or industrial engineering. My future plans include earning my master’s degree and pursuing an engineering career preferably in the manufacturing industry.

2012 Recipients


Michaila McCloskey


I will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall where I intend to study biology. I am interested in the field of biomedical engineering and genetics, possibly becoming a geneticist or genetic counselor.

Kirk Thomas


I plan on attending Kalamazoo College this fall to study business finance or sports management.

2011 Recipients


Kristina Weltzin


I plan to attend Harvard, Notre Dame or Northwestern University to study biomedical engineering or medicine.

Adam Freeburg


I plan on attending Western Michigan University to follow my dream into the field of aerospace engineering with the goal of becoming your basic “rocket scientist” and a Naval Flight Officer.

2010 Recipients


Molly Bradley


I plan to attend Davenport University to study Sports Management where I have already secured a partial scholarship to play volleyball.

Jason Tucker


I would like to attend either Michigan State University or Central Michigan University studying pre-med with the goal of becoming a pediatrician or general practitioner.

2009 Recipients


Madison Colegrove


In the fall I will be starting my freshman year at Michigan State University. At this time, I am planning on majoring in psychology and eventually becoming a psychology teacher.

Nicholas Vejvoda


I have been accepted to Grand Valley State University and am awaiting word on my application to Michigan State University. My goal is to study pre-med and become an anesthesiologist.

2008 Recipients


Heather Mengel


I am planning on attending Central Michigan University. I am interested in working in Pediatrics and possibly becoming a doctor. I love to help people and I feel that this field of work will allow me to do that.

Bryce Piskorski


My plans are to attend community college while I decide my future academic goals.

2007 Recipients


Jessica Larson


I will be attending Grand Valley State University to major in Health Professions with a minor in Psychology. After finishing undergraduate degree, I will begin working towards a Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Grand Valley State University.

J.D. Tinkey


I plan on attending Michigan State University to study Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

Austin Richards


In the fall, I will be attending Oberlin college in Oberlin, Ohio, to pursue a degree in Economics and Finance. I will also be playing football for Oberlin as an outside linebacker.
2006 Recipients  

Tim Riley

To receive the Tyler Richards Memorial Scholarship was a great honor. Unfortunately, Tyler and I did not know each other very well, but I'll always remember how he was the only player from the eight grade basketball team who talked and helped me while I was on the seventh grade team. His kind actions influenced me to give a helping hand whenever possible. The family scholarship donation will significantly help my finances as a full time student at Grove City College (Grove City, PA) where I will be studying entrepreneurship. Tyler's scholarship will help me build my strengths in the career world.


Rachel Swartwout

I am currently a student at Grand Valley State University. I am planning on receiving a Bachelor of Art in professional writing with a minor in either political science or business. I hope to one day earn my Master's as well. I would like to eventually become a published writer. It was a tremendous honor to receive Tyler's scholarship and I hope to make him and his family very proud.

2005 Recipients

Troy Morris

The Tyler Richards Memorial Scholarship helped me tremendously to meet the expense of tuition at Madonna University where I am currently majoring in Business Administration. The scholarship money allowed me to attend the university full time my freshman year without any loans and will help finance tuition for the remainder of my collage career. It has been an honor and great privilege receiving the award and having my name associated with the Richards family.


Bridget Murphy

I am currently attending Grand Valley State University. I am planning on getting a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and minoring in physical education, hoping to become a secondary education math and gym teacher. I also would really enjoy to coach a sport, like basketball, while teaching. I like working with people and I think teaching would be perfect for me.


Cameron Byram

I was one of the first people selected to receive the Tyler Richards Memorial Scholarship. I am currently enrolled at Western Michigan University. I have an undeclared major at this time but my heart is set on Communications. I enjoy interacting with people. I have spoke and sung in front of large crowds for as long as I can remember. With a Communications Major, I can pursue many different avenues. I feel that my strengths lie in the area of public relations. This scholarship has helped me get closer to reaching my goals.


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Each year, two very deserving Walled Lake Northern Seniors receive scholarships from the Tyler Richards Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Tax-deductible contributions to Legacy Scholarship Funds may be made by issuing a check made payable to: LSF- Tyler Richards Memorial Fund and mail to:

Legacy Scholarship Funds, Inc
30935 S. Commerce Rd. Suite C
Walled Lake, MI 48390

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