Sharing passions with future generations is demonstrated through the scholarship endowment honoring the memory of Joe Brisson.
A local athlete and soccer player, Joe had an adventurous spirit and a zest for life that carries on through the high school senior recipients of this scholarship.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
The Camp Roy-El Scholarship Endowment supports annual scholarship awards to college junior and seniors completing undergraduate degrees at Michigan based colleges and universities. Applicants must be pursuing a profession dedicated to working with persons with disabilities and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Possible fields may include allied health, nursing, medicine, occupational therapy and physical therapy or students in social work and education.
Camp Roy-El was established in 1952 by Roy and Ellen Brigman primarily to provide a camping experience for the many youngsters who had just gone through a polio epidemic and who had limitations in what they could do. The Brigmans, 12 polio survivors, two campers with cerebral palsy and one with a heart defect, camped in tents at the Hickory Hills ski area and cooked all of their meals on open fires. In the 40 years of Camp Roy-El, hundreds of campers and Teenaiders worked and played together with the help of countless staff members. Camp Roy-El closed following the summer session of 1991, as its original aims and purposes had been met. [READ MORE]