The Thomas H. Busch Memorial Golf Scholarship was established by his family to honor Mr. Busch’s memory, his commitment to professionalism and sportsmanship in the game of golf, and his strong support of his daughter’s educational goals. The scholarship is awarded to potential or active members of the SVSU golf team.
Thomas Busch grew up in Alma, Michigan, and attended Central Michigan University. He was a police officer for the City of Saginaw before beginning a 31-year career at Total Petroleum, Inc. of Alma. Mr. Busch retired in 1994, and passed away suddenly in 1995, at the age of 63. He was an avid and accomplished golfer who won and placed in various tournaments in the area. In 1980, Mr. Busch traveled to Scotland with a group of friends to play historic courses like St. Andrews and Turnberry.
Catherine Busch, Mr. Busch’s wife of 32 years, was a teacher in Saginaw Township for many years before pursuing a career in real estate. Emmie Busch, Mr. Busch’s daughter, is a member of the staff of the SVSU Foundation Office.
The Busch family raised the funds to establish the scholarship fund by holding three golf outings in 1995, 1996, and 1997. The events were attended by many of Mr. Busch’s colleagues from Total, and long-time golfing friends.
• Potential or active members of the golf team
• Minimum grade point average of 2.5
• Good character
• Demonstrated academic achievement
• Demonstrated professionalism and dedication to the game of golf in high school and college years are also considered