University Liggett School announces 2021-22 recipient of the Nicole Marie Shammas Memorial Scholarship
Family increases scholarship amount
Kylie McClain ‘28 of Grosse Ile is the 2021-22 recipient of the Nicole Marie Shammas Memorial Scholarship at University Liggett School.
The scholarship is awarded each year to a sixth-grade student for the three years of Middle School (6-8th grade).
Recipients must show an interest in the arts and academic promise. Kylie, who is new to ULS this year, said her favorite subjects are science and math. “I really like science and math because my teachers here are making it fun and challenging.” McClain, who takes a full repertoire of dance classes in her spare time, said she looks forward to playing on the middle school basketball team this winter.
The Shammas family announced that they are increasing the Nicole Marie Shammas Memorial Scholarship to $2,000 per student. Three middle school students are awarded the scholarship each year. Robert and Elizabeth Shammas Have helped more than 40 students receive the scholarship over the years. In addition, the Michael Giorgio family is donating a tree to the school in Nicole’s memory.
“The increase in support from the Shammas family shows their commitment to ULS students and their commitment to keeping Nicole’s memory alive,” said Cressie Boggs, director of development and alumni relations. “We are so grateful for the Shammas’s generous support of ULS.”
The scholarship is part of the school’s endowment program and is made possible by a gift from the Shammas family of Grosse Pointe Woods and others who knew Nicole. Nicole passed away while in Middle School in 1986.
Students also receiving the scholarship this year are Natalie Greene ‘27 and Zaire Polk ‘26.