Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland

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Scholarships Available to Students Living Beyond the Holland/Zeeland Area

J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. College or college-bound student employed (or with a parent or grandparent employed) with Russ' Restaurants (Holland, Muskegon, Grand Haven, and Grand Rapids).

2. Enrolled or enrolling in a college or university in Michigan

3. 2.0 cumulative GPA minimum

4. Able to demonstrate financial need. The page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount is required with the scholarship application.

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Record of extra-curricular community interests and activities

3. Financial need


Roger and Louise Brinks Elementary Education Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for one additional year.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Hamilton High School

2. Accepted to an accredited higher educational institution and majoring in elementary education

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

4. Able to demonstrate financial need. The page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount is required with the scholarship application.

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Record of community activities in addition to exceptional performance in school and leadership positions in extra-curricular activities with a promise of outstanding leadership in the future

3. Financial need


Careerline Tech Center Scholarships

Careerline Tech Center Scholarships are given to students who have excelled in their coursework at the tech center and are interested in pursuing a higher education.

Applications are available through the Careerline Tech Center.


Jessie F. Dalman Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating young women from the following high schools: Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, Hudsonville, Hudsonville Unity, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West.

2. Planning to attend a four-year accredited college or university

3. 3.5 cumulative GPA minimum, top 10 percent class rank, and an SAT score of 1340 or above

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Record of leadership beyond participation


Lillian Mulder Dalman Scholarship for Resthaven Employees

Eligibility Criteria:

1. An active Resthaven Care Community employee in good standing for a minimum of one year

2. Planning to pursue continued education full or part-time through a school, college, university, or licensed training program

Selection Criteria:

1. Essay stating professional goals

2. Recommendation by a supervisor that speaks to the employee’s quality of care

3. Financial need


C. Norman Fry Scholarship

Past C. Norman Fry Scholarship winners may reapply for the scholarship up to three times.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or current Hillsdale College student from the following schools: Black River, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, Saugatuck, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

2. Accepted and enrolling at Hillsdale College

Selection Criteria:

1. Citizenship as demonstrated in the record of activities

2. Citizenship as demonstrated in the standard essay

3. Citizenship as demonstrated in recommendations

4. Preference will be given to English majors with a journalism emphasis


Haworth Diversity Scholarship with Paid Internship

The Haworth Diversity Scholarship is open to the public. 


Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship

The Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship is open to the public. 


Holland Doctors of Audiology Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for two additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating or previous graduate of one of the following high schools: Allegan, Black River, Hamilton, Holland, Holland Christian, Holland Public, Saugatuck, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

2. Graduate-level candidates must be hard of hearing and hearing aid users and/or admitted and enrolling in an accredited program in audiology or currently enrolled in an accredited program in audiology.

3. Undergraduate-level candidates must be hard of hearing and hearing aid users and/or interested in studying audiology or hearing science.

4. Able to demonstrate financial need. The page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount is required with the scholarship application.

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Community service involvement

3. Involvement in school's music program, preferred

4. Financial need, a prime consideration

This scholarship is potentially renewable for two additional years.


Integrated Fabric Resources, Inc. Employee Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or current college student

2. Dependent of an Integrated Fabric Resources, Inc. employee

3. Accepted to or currently attending a two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational/technical school

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Strong record of community involvement


Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from high school

2. An active participant in good standing with MLA for the immediately preceding two years, at minimum. A swimmer or his/her family must have fulfilled all of MLA’s volunteer requirements.

3. Accepted and planning to continue his/her studies at any post-secondary institution

An application is not necessary for this scholarship. Rather, eligible swimmers will be notified via a mailing to their homes and invited to submit proof of volunteer hours and reflection letters.


Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship

The Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship Fund was established in early 2009 coinciding with Larry Mulder’s retirement from ODL, Inc. (a Mulder family business) after 45 years of service. Karen and Larry wanted to assist in providing educational opportunities for the children of ODL’s employees. The awards are intended to assist children of eligible employees of ODL, Inc who are well-qualified students who will be pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree.

The Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship Fund is administered by the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area. All applications are reviewed and selected by their appointed scholarship committee.

The scholarship awards may be used toward tuition, books, required expenses and fees. The number of scholarships awarded each year is based on funding availability. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of up to $7,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years while working towards an under-graduate degree and maintaining a 2.5 GPA.

1. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen accepted to an accredited college/university in the U.S.

2. Award recipients must be under the age of 25 and meet the criteria to qualify for dependent benefits through an ODL eligible employee.

3. An ODL eligible employee is an individual who is currently employed by ODL at a U.S. facility and has held a regular job with the company for one year, or more, and completed 1,500 hours in the previous 12 months. Children of officers and directors of the company are not eligible.

4. Scholarships are limited to students pursuing an undergraduate degree.

5. Applicant must have an acceptance letter from the college they plan to attend.

6. Applicants, who are high school seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or applicants who are current college students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 are encouraged to apply for scholarship funding.

 


Ruth Westerman Oren Nursing Scholarship

Past recipients of the Ruth Westerman Oren Nursing Scholarship are encouraged to reapply.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Recent graduate of an Ottawa County high school or technical school or Ottawa County adult residents making a career transition to nursing

2. Pursuing a nursing degree to become a Registered Nurse (RN) through an accredited nursing program

Selection Criteria:

1. Passion and heart for nursing as shown in activities

2. Passion and heart for nursing as shown in standard essay

3. Passion and heart for nursing as shown in recommendations

4. Priority given to past recipients who have a strong performance record in their nursing studies


Ann Query Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Residing within the Zeeland Public School District. Students do not need to attend Zeeland Public Schools in order to be eligible. 

2. Accepted to a two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in Michigan, preferably a four-year college/university

3. Planning to pursue a degree in business or education

4. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Leadership ability

3. Record of community involvement and volunteering


The University of Michigan Club of Holland Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from one of the following high schools: Black River, Calvary Schools of Holland, Fennville, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, Saugatuck, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

2. Accepted and enrolling at the University of Michigan

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement as measured by the student's GPA and ACT or SAT scores

2. Leadership and service to area high school

3. 300 words or less response to this prompt: Please explain why the University of Michigan is your first choice and discuss your educational goals and intended major.


Ted VandenBosch Scholarship for the Children of Firefighters, Police Officers, and Rescue Personnel

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from a greater Holland/Zeeland high school, including: Black River, Fennville, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, Saugatuck, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

2. Child of a firefighter, police officer, or rescue personnel

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

4. Able to demonstrate financial need. The page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount is required with the scholarship application.

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Record of community service in addition to leadership positions in extra-curricular activities

3. Financial need

4. Special consideration will be given to candidates interested in pursuing a degree in the sciences


Patricia Winchester Vanderbilt Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from one of the following high schools: Caledonia, Hamilton and Hudsonville

2. Enrolling in a two or four-year college or university with plans to study English or related subject matter

3. Able to demonstrate financial need. The page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount is required with the scholarship application. Selection Criteria:

1. Academic performance in English literature and other subjects related to English

2. Admirable character and demonstrated leadership abilities

3. Participation in community activities, church activities and other volunteer work

4. Financial need


Wagner Catholic Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

1.Graduating senior who resides in the service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area and is a member of one of the two local Roman Catholic Churches: Our Lady of the Lake or St. Francis de Sales.

2. Pursuing a degree from a Roman Catholic college or university.  In addition, consideration will be given to students considering Hope College or University of Michigan.

Selection Criteria:

1. High academic performance as demonstrated by high school GPA rank in class and national test scores

2. Exceptional leadership in high school activities within the limits of employment requirements

3. High service record in church and community

4. Promise of outstanding leadership and scholarship

5. Financial need is a consideration, but not an absolute requirement. Applicants are encouraged to supply the page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount.


Peter and Huberdina Weller Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Previous year's recipient or graduating senior from one of the following high schools: Black River, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

2. Intention to pursue educational opportunities and a career in the area of horticulture or the biological sciences with an emphasis on botany

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

4. Able to demonstrate financial need. The page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount is required with the scholarship application.

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Demonstrated leadership and service to high school and community

3. Financial need


West Michigan Dental Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for one additional year.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior who has received a dental certificate from the OAISD Tech Center (Careerline Tech) and has successfully completed a dental office internship by mastering entry level skills

2. Continuing his/her studies in the dental field at any Michigan two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational technical school

Selection Criteria, in order of importance:

1. GPA in the dental program

2. Answer to the standard essay question

3. Financial need, a consideration. Applicants are encouraged to supply the page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount.


David Wiersema Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from one of the following high schools: Black River, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West.

2. Enrolling at any two or four-year accredited post-secondary college, university or vocational/technical school.

3. One of the two required recommendations must come from applicant's golf coach

4. Varsity golfer

Selection Criteria:

1. Golf coach's recommendation

2. 300 word or less essay answering this question: How have you grown since you have been involved in golf?


Mark Winia Memorial Soccer Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from the following schools: Black River, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, Saugatuck, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

2. Club or varsity soccer participant

3. One of the two required recommendations must come from the applicant's club or school soccer coach.

4. 2.5 cumulative GPA minimum

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Recommendation of applicant's club or school soccer coach

3. High involvement in other soccer activities such as coaching and refereeing

4. Financial need may be a consideration. Applicants are encouraged to supply the page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount.


Roger and Wilma Winkels Hope College Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Grand Haven High School

2. Enrolling at attend Hope College.

3. Able to demonstrate financial need. The page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount is required with the scholarship application.

Selection Criteria, in order of importance:

1. Planning to study mathematics, education, or music

2. Membership at Second Reformed Church in Grand Haven

3. Financial need

4. Involvement in athletics


Zeeland Area Seminary Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for two additional years. Eligibility Criteria:

1. Zeeland Classis of the Reformed Church in America member

2. Called to serve the Lord and entering a Master of Divinity program at an accredited protestant seminary

3. Able to demonstrate financial need. The page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount is required with the scholarship application.

Selection Criteria, in order of importance:

1.  Response to the following question in an essay of no more than 500 words: Why are you planning to enter the ministry?

2.  Description of your basic beliefs, responding to each of these questions in 200 words or less: Who is God?  What is the role of the Scriptures? What do you understand to be the mission of Jesus?

3. Leadership ability and record of activities

4. Community service involvement

5. Financial need


Zeeland Rotary – Donald Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Residing in the Zeeland Public School District. Students do not have to attend Zeeland Public Schools in order to be eligible.

2. Enrolling in a two or four-year accredited college or university or vocational/technical school

Selection Criteria:

1. Record of volunteer service to the Zeeland community consistent with the Rotary's motto of “Service Above Self” with multiple organizations

2. 300 word answer to this question:  High school prepares you for college and a career but not necessarily for life. What else in your experience has prepared you for a life you want? How so?


ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Our general application can be used to apply for several scholarships at one time. However, the scholarships listed below require a separate application. Click here for more information.

 J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship 

Jayne Britt Parish Nursing Education Fund Scholarship 

Careerline Tech Center Scholarships 

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship 

Lillian Mulder Dalman Scholarship for Resthaven Employees

Freedom Village Scholarships

The Haworth Scholarships 

Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship 

Integrated Fabric Resources, Inc. Employee Scholarship

Angie Kaameraad Nursing Scholarship

Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship 

 

 

 

 

Haworth Scholarship Opportunities - Open to the Public!

Check back here on January 2 for a link to the 2017 application.

Click here to Visit Haworth's Scholarships webpage. 

Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on February 15.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Our general application can be used to apply for several scholarships at one time. However, the scholarships listed below are exceptions and have a separate application process. Applications will be available beginning in December or January.

J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship (Russ' Restaurants) - Click here for the Round 1 application. Round 1 applications are due January 15. Eligible applicants will be invited to submit Round 2 applications due at 5:00 p.m. on March 1.

Jayne Britt Parish Nursing Education Fund Scholarship - Click here to download the application.

Careerline Tech Center Scholarships - Applications are available through the Careerline Tech Center.

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship - Click here for the application. Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on March 1.

Lillian Mulder Dalman Scholarship for Resthaven Employees - Click here to download the application. Applications are due on March 27.

Freedom Village Scholarships - Applications are provided directly to team members employed at Freedom Village.

The Haworth Scholarships - Check back here on January 2 for the application. Click here to visit Haworth's Scholarships webpage. Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on February 15.

Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship - Click here to visit the Holland/Zeeland Promise website.

Integrated Fabric Resources, Inc. Employee Scholarship - Click here for the application. Round 1 applications are due January 31. Eligible applicants will be invited to submit Round 2 applications due at 5:00 p.m. on March 1.

Angie Kaameraad Nursing Scholarship -  Contact the human resources department at either Holland Hospital or Zeeland Community Hospital for further information, scholarship deadlines, and to obtain a scholarship application.

Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship (ODL) - Click here for the Round 1 application. Round 1 applications are due on January 15. Eligible applicants will be invited to submit Round 2 applications due at 5:00 p.m. on March 1.

 

2016 Scholarship Award Amounts

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