2021 Ward J Anderson Scholarship Winners
In honor of the association’s founder Ward J. Anderson, the Great Lakes Ice Cream + Fast Food Association sponsors the Ward J. Anderson Scholarship Program. Scholarships are awarded annually to student employees of its members. Eligible applications are read and scored by a committee of three (3) Board members.
- $2,000 – Awarded to Maria, Sponsored by Lori’s Lick’em Up Ice Cream
- $1,000 – Awarded to Elijah, Sponsored By Baby Jake’s Pizzeria
- $1,000 – Awarded to Gus, Sponsored by Frosty Boy
Since 1990, $188,000 in scholarship monies were awarded to student employees of its members.
The Ward “Andy” Anderson Champions of the GLIC+FFA Scholarship trophy was introduced to the Association membership at the Banquet Dinner during the 2008 Convention and Trade Show.
The idea of a recurring auction item to support the scholarship program has been thought about by Association members for a few years and with thanks to Suppler member, Frosty Products. “The Andy” was conceived, custom built, and donated to the Association. The trophy is constructed with a huge custom ceramic bowl of ice cream on a walnut base and stands over three feet tall. There is room for inscriptions to honor each year’s Champion for the next twenty-four years.
At the first year’s live auction, conducted by Mel White of Mel White Appraisers/Auctioneers, “Coach” Rick Senica of Taylor Freezer of Michigan and “Meema Fabulous” Lynda Utterback of The National Dipper magazine bid a combined bid of $3,100. The highest bidder each year receives their name, their company, and year inscribed on a brass plate on the trophy.
Since its inception, “The Andy” trophy has raised $29,689 in scholarship monies.