James R. Hodgins Scholarship Fund

James and Mary Jane Hodgins

The James R. Hodgins Scholarships were established by Mary Jane Hodgins in memory of her husband James R. Hodgins, who passed away in 1997.James and Mary Jane Hodgins

James R. Hodgins was a very bright man who graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1933 - at the young age of 14. At age 15, he began attending CMU. He became an English and foreign language teacher, and taught Spanish, German, French and Latin. He received a Masters Degree in English from the University of Detroit and a Doctorate Degree in English from Michigan State University. He taught at various schools around the state of Michigan, and spent 43 years teaching in the English Department at Central Michigan University.

Mary Jane Hodgins taught English at Mt. Pleasant High School for several years. She passed away on November 16, 2008, but these scholarships serve as a legacy honoring both her and her husband. They valued education and believed it to be important to have the opportunity to pursue a higher education.

English Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior from Mt. Pleasant High School.
  • Have successfully completed college preparatory classes in English.

Foreign Language Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior from Mt. Pleasant High School.
  • Have successfully completed at least three years of foreign language.

Preferences
In selecting qualified applicants to receive scholarships, reviewers will give preference to the following which are listed in order of most important to least important:
1) Plan to pursue a teaching degree.
2) Taken additional English classes beyond the four required.
3) Taken at least three years of foreign language.
4) Grade point average in English classes (only).

Preferences
In selecting qualified applicants to receive scholarships, reviewers will give preference to the following which are listed in order of most important to least important:
1) Plan to pursue a teaching degree.
2) Taken a fourth year of foreign language.
3) Grade point average in foreign language classes (only).

2014 Scholarship Awards: 2 - $1,000

2014 Scholarship Awards: 2 - $1,000

Download an application for the English Scholarship

Download an application for the Foreign Language Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 5, 2014

Application Deadline: March 5, 2014