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A Growing Promise

Thank you to all who were able to attend our "A Growing Promise" Fall Celebration Event. It truly was an incredible night filled with delicious food, great people, and an inspirational program. Together, we celebrated our community's generosity and increased awareness about the exceptional work happening with the Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship. 

Thank you to all who were able to attend our "A Growing Promise" Fall Celebration Event.

 It truly was an incredible night filled with delicious food, great people, and an inspirational program. Together, we celebrated our community's generosity and increased awareness about the exceptional work happening with the Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship at our largest event yet! 

Special thanks to our guest speakers, Yessica and Rodrigo, who captivated the room with their stories of perseverance and hope. 

 

The Holland/Zeeland Promise began in 2010 as a dream to replicate the Kalamazoo Promise and allow our area's young people to graduate from college or technical school without the burden of crushing student debt. 

Since 2010, more than 100 individuals and businesses have supported 47 scholars as they have pursued degrees throughout Michigan. Most donors make four-year "promises" so scholars can be supported all the way through school. 

Candidates are nominated by their high school or Careerline Tech Center counselors or organizations such as Upward Bound, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, or Latin Americans United for Progress. 

Selection is rigorous and based on a range of factors including financial need, clear motivation to achieve a college or technical degree, and strong recommendations. Additionally, most Promise recipients are the first in their families to pursue higher education. 

Side-by-side support and peer mentoring set the program apart. 

The Holland/Zeeland Promise boasts a 93 percent graduation rate, with many scholars choosing to return to the Holland/Zeeland area to work, live and give back. 

 

Ready to help grow the Promise? 

There are two ways you can support the Promise Scholarship financially. Most donors choose to make a four-year commitment which aligns with the four-year scholarship promise we make to new students. If you are interested in making a four-year commitment, you can do so here. You can also make a one-time gift. 

If you want to learn more about CFHZ or the Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship, don't hesitate to contact Colleen at chill@cfhz.org or 616-396-6590.

 

Missed the event? 

Check out the event recap featured in the MiBiz, and the Holland Sentinel News




 



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