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$3,800 Donated To Powrie Fund


Ann Arbor school administrators will meet with the family of the late Emerson F. Powrie next week to decide how to use scholarship funds donated to Powrie’s memory.

When the deputy superintendent of schools died last February, his wife, Barbara, asked that the Memorial Scholarship Fund be established. Powrie worked for the public schools for more than 30 years.

To date, $3,800 has been donated to the fund, according to William W. Wade, school board treasurer. Wade said all contributions will be invested and scholarships drawn from the interest.

Wade said there are many types of students who might be aided by the money. “Emerson cared for handicapped youngsters,” Wade said. "He also enjoyed music and sports and he enjoyed working with the kids in vocational education.”

Donations can be made anytime, but Wade said money coming in now may help determine how many students receive scholarships and in what amount. Wade added that the public is welcome to contribute.

The Ann Arbor Kiwanis Club has already set up two $250 scholarships in Powrie’s memory for students going to community colleges.

Checks to the Emerson F. Powrie Memorial Scholarship Fund may be mailed to Wade in care of the Ann Arbor Public Schools, 2555 S. State St., Ann Arbor, 48104.