The Donald J. “Dutch” Grant Memorial Scholarship was founded in 2009 to honor Mr. Grant’s contributions to the North Country as an educator. He was an employee of the General Brown school district for 47 years. Before his retirement in 1993 he was the principal, a coach and was appointed superintendent in 1972. As well as being very active in the school district, Mr. Grant was the Mayor of the Village of Dexter from 1966-2007, which made him the longest-serving mayor in state history.
In 1978 Mr. Grant was appointed to the JCC Board of Trustees and served as the Vice Chair from 1991-1992 and Chair from 1992-1994. He received the Marvin A. Rapp Award for Distinguished Trustee Service.
This scholarship is awarded to two first-year students with preference given to General Brown graduates. They must maintain a GPA of 2.0. If they maintain the criteria they will receive the award the following year.