Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland


About Our Scholarships

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area awards $500,000 in scholarships each year for students to attend schools of higher education throughout the nation. Our scholarships are possible thanks to the generosity of many local individuals, families, and businesses who have invested in our community's future through CFHZ by furthering the education of others.

Have questions?

Contact Stacy Timmerman, Director of Scholarships, at 616-994-8852 or via email.

The Foundation manages more than 90 different scholarship funds, awarding more than 240 scholarships annually. Each scholarship has unique criteria, which is outlined here

Please review the criteria carefully. Unless otherwise noted, applicants must use the Foundation’s general online scholarship application.

Scholarship Application Deadline

A link to our general application will be available starting in January on this website. Applications must be submitted online and are due at 5:00 p.m. on March 1.

Scholarship Award Amounts


View 2016 scholarship award amounts 

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By the Numbers

  • Number of Scholarship Funds: 80
  • 2015 Scholarship Dollars Awarded: $575,000
  • Number of 2015 Scholarships Given: 233

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