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Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship

The Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship Committee, consisting of Christie and Kellie's family members and close friends. This scholarship is funded through the Sweaty Yeti 5k and Family Fun Run, sponsors and individual donations. Volunteering for this event is highly suggested for future applicants. 


This scholarship was created in memory of Christie (Barber) Galvin and Kellie Barber. Christie and Kellie both graduated from East Jordan High School and Central Michigan University. Both women touched numerous people's lives, strived to help others become better people and showed perseverance and positivity to everyone they met. They believed that no matter how challenging the circumstances in which we find ourselves, every person has gifts worth recognizing and developing. This scholarship will take many factors into account, but we will honor their memory by awarding it to someone meeting the criteria that Kellie helped establish. 


The Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship is currently awarded annually to one who exemplifies the qualities that Christie and Kellie showed in their actions and relationships: perseverance, positivity, fortitude, and continual encouragement of others. 


The amount of scholarship or number of scholarships awarded may vary from year to year at the discretion of the Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship Committee. Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the school in which the awardee attends. 

Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process: 

  • East Jordan High School graduating senior

  • A graduate attending a two or four year college, university or trade school

  • Preference will be given to students who have a 2.8 and above. 

  • Depending on applicants, preference may also be given to students who plan on attending Central Michigan University since that is where Christie and Kellie went. 

Application Process: 

  • Submitting our application form. 

  • Completing a short essay. Questions or topic may vary yearly and will be on the current application. 

  • At least one reference form. 

  • Financial need statement. 

Application packets are available from the East Jordan High School Academic Advisor or you can download and print by clicking HERE. Completed application and all requirements are due by March 1, 2023. 

Have more questions? Email us and we'll respond as soon as possible.

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