August 2, 2012

Ron Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Ron Thomas was born April 4, 1953 to Charles and Ellen Thomas. Throughout his life, Ron strived for excellence in everything he did. In school, he was an above-average student and a successful athlete.

He married Wendy Becker and together they raised three sons – Matt, Nick and Josh. Shortly after Matt was born, Ron graduated from Saginaw Valley State College and went on to become the vice president of MacArthur Roofing and Sheet metal. In 1999, he was named president and served in that capacity until his death in 2001.

From the time Ron’s boys were young, he encouraged them to always do their best – to strive for excellence. This philosophy of excellence underlies the Ron Thomas Memorial Scholarship – an award for an individual who strives for excellence in the classroom and on the athletic field.



● Minimum 3.0 GPA ● Valley Lutheran High School senior ● Pursuing an undergraduate degree ● Full-time enrollment


Evaluation Criteria

Commitment to career goals as demonstrated in the essay (30); Financial need (25); scholastic record (15); extracurricular activities (10); work experience (10); leadership (10).