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Adam J. Schaefer Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Adam J. Schaefer Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the loving memory of a vibrant young man, whose passion for wrestling, helping others, and giving back to his community touched the lives of many. Adam Schaefer graduated from Salem High School in 2002, and was a dedicated wrestler during his time there. His lifelong love of wrestling was evident, as he enjoyed spending many hours mentoring and volunteering with the Salem wrestling team after graduation. He fostered many close relationships with his teammates, coaches, and student mentees. Adam was also passionate about helping people in need, which he did in various ways throughout his life. This scholarship aims to honor Adam’s legacy by supporting aspiring wrestlers who exemplify his incredible spirit and contribution to their community.

Adam passed away on February 2, 2024 leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories. Adam had a gift when it came to developing relationships and helping others. He was always looking for ways to help family, friends, and work relationships.

The Adam J. Schaefer Scholarship will provide financial assistance to deserving high school wrestlers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to wrestling, both on and off the mat. Recipients of this award will not only exhibit outstanding athletic ability, but also display passion, leadership, work ethic, and citizenship. Through this scholarship, we hope to carry forward Adam’s values, and inspire future generations of athletes to pursue their dreams with the same work ethic and enthusiasm that he displayed throughout his life.

Use the link below to make contributions using a credit card.

If you prefer to mail a check, please make your check payable to the Canton Community Foundation, include "The Adam Schaefer Memorial Scholarship Fund" in the memo line and mail to:

50430 School House Rd.
Suite 200
Canton, MI  48187

If making a contribution through your IRA, donor-advised fund, etc., contact your financial advisor and provide them with the following information:

Organization Name:  Canton Community Foundation
Tax ID #: 38-2898615
Address: 50430 School House Rd., Canton, MI  48187
Fund Name:  Adam Schaefer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Questions?  Contact Beth Meade at the Foundation office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 734-495-1200.

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