Michael Gaddes Honorary Scholarship

Michael’s life might be characterized as that of a “gentleman” and “scholar.”  Apart from being voted “Best Personality” by his high school peers and maintaining a large circle of friends, Michael’s life was marked by academic excellence. He graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA from Waterford Kettering High School (Waterford, MI), which resulted in his earning several scholarships to study engineering at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI). Michael’s academic prowess continued at Western Michigan, where he graduated with honors while also earning one of the Engineering College’s most prestigious awards. His accomplishments led him to an engineering position with the firm PlasTech.

In order to honor Michael’s achievements and love of learning, the Gaddes Foundation sponsors the Michael Gaddes Honorary Scholarship. The scholarship, which is part of the Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation, provides a one-time award in order to provide support for those living with CF to attend institutions of higher education. 

Below you’ll find information from past recipients:


Scholarship Recipient:

Daniela of Lincoln Park, Michigan


University of Michigan-Dearborn majoring in Phycology and Mexican Studies


"it is an amazing thing what you and the foundation are doing to help young students with Cystic Fibrosis reach their dreams and goals. Also, it brings me joy to know that the Gaddes family are fellow Michiganders like me! Your generosity and kindness is appreciated immensely by many."

Scholarship Recipient:



Majoring in English


"I would like to become a book editor and successful author. I completed this semester with a 3.4 GPA. I again thank you for the continued scholarship supporting my education."

Scholarship Recipient:

Kelly of Grand Rapids, Michigan


Grand Rapids Community College majoring in occupational therapy


"Your assistance has made it possible for me to continue my education. This experience has inspired me to help others in many different ways. The Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation and I are grateful to have donors like you. Once again thank you for believing in me."