Sister Therese Craig, OP Scholarship
Sister Therese Craig, OP (formerly Sister Rose Terrance) grew up in Detroit and attended Dominican High School. She graduated from Siena Heights in 1948 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy, majoring in English and speech, with minors in Spanish and history. She received her Master of Arts degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in 1951. Four years later she earned a Certificate of Theological Studies from Providence College, in Providence, R.I. Sister Therese became an elementary teacher, and later taught theater and speech at Siena Heights, and established the Child Drama Program. After leaving Siena in 1975, she taught at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, before returning to Adrian, where she became a Spiritual Director at the Dominican Life Center.
Lee Benish, a 1972 graduate from Siena Heights and a former Trustee, established this scholarship in Sister Therese Craig's name to honor his teacher and mentor, and to perpetuate the lessons and values she embodied.
This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student who has demonstrated an interest in theater with preference given to those studying children’s drama. Students must maintain a 2.8 or higher grade point average.