Elliot Alexander
Elliot Alexander
Michael Alexander (photo by classmate, Remy, 2010)
Michael Alexander
Sheila, Mike, and Elliot, 1989
Sheila, Mike, and Elliot, 1989


Michael S. Alexander was a member of the Clarion West class of 2010. He had a successful career as a pharmaceutical chemist before returning to his first love, science fiction. He had a keen interest in many fields. He was an amateur paleontologist and astronomer and enjoyed studying history. He was a gifted teacher and a favorite during his town’s science and technology outreach events. All of this is reflected in his stories. For more information about Michael, please see the Michael Alexander Scholarship page.

Elliot Alexander was his son, a writer, storyteller, and student of political science. His advisor called him “a truly exceptional student” and his peers thought he was a terrific writer and born storyteller, and noted how he could be funny without being unkind. For more information about Elliot, please see the Elliot Alexander Scholarship page.

This scholarship was established by Michael’s wife, Elliot’s mother, in their memory.


Clarion West Scholarship Recipients

Adanze Asante (2014)
Alexander Berman (partial, 2014)
Ngwah-Mbo Nana Nkweti (2015)
Cadwell Turner (2016)