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K. Akers with Brewer Award recipient Sonny Grandelius.

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K. Akers with Brewer Award recipient Sonny Grandelius.
K. Akers with Brewer Award recipient Sonny Grandelius.
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Subjects: People, Students, Trustees
Description: Forest Akers donated money to MSU to establish awards and scholarships for students, particularly athletes. Akers set up the Chester L. Brewer award, named in honor of his baseball coach at M.A.C., in 1950. It was given annually to an exemplary senior athlete. In 1947, the Forest Akers Scholarship was created for caddies or the sons of employees of the Detroit Golf Club. Recipients were required to live in campus dorms for the first two years at MSU and were prohibited from drinking alcohol or smoking tobacco. Additionally, Akers gave money to students who encountered unexpected financial setbacks. This money could be repaid, if the student desired.

Date: 1950-1959
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Black and white photograph
Resource Identifier: brewer scholarship.jpg
Collection Number: UA 1.1.1
Rights Management: Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by Michigan State University and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Contributing Institution: University Archives & Historical Collections, MATRIX
Relation: Papers of Forest H. Akers
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
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