Dumais awarded STARR scholarship
IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School has announced that senior Jacob Dumais is the recipient of the prestigious Michigan State STARR Scholarship.
The scholarship pays all regular cost for eight semesters at Michigan State University, including tuition, fees, books, room, board and incidental expenses as defined by the university. The STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship was established by an anonymous private donor to provide unique educational opportunities to high school seniors in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the state of Wyoming.
To qualify for the scholarship, seniors must demonstrate academic interest averaging a 3.0 or better grade-point average.
Personal traits, such as exhibiting leadership skills, demonstrating extraordinary skills, talents, ambition, curiosity to learn and grow, along with manifesting ethical behavior and good moral character also are given high consideration. The application process is quite lengthy, with letters of recommendation, test scores and all essays being submitted by Nov. 1. A personal interview is the final piece in the selection process.
He is the son of Danielle and Joe Dumais of Iron Mountain. While at Iron Mountain High School, he has participated in student council and now is president of the graduating Class of 2020. He also has been a member of Key Club, Varsity Club and Youth Advisory Council. He is a two-year member of the Iron Mountain High School Honor Society and has earned a place on the IMHS Honor Roll for seven consecutive semesters, with an unblemished academic record.
He also was named IMHS “Student of the Week” twice, along with the Dickinson-Iron Technical Education Center Outstanding Student Award and the Iron Mountain Board of Education Pride Award. Outside of the classroom, Dumais is a four-sport athlete, participating in football, basketball, track and baseball and earning several athletic accolades. He is a student who continually challenges himself, taking IMHS AP classes while dual enrolling at Bay College. He is a cooperative education student as well at M.J. Electric, where he is getting real life work experience.
He plans to attend Michigan State University this fall, majoring in mechanical engineering.