Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland

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Calvary High School Scholarships

 

Beal Family LAUP Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Ethnic minority, preferably of Hispanic origin

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. Quality of personal statement and interview

2. Financial need

3. School/community involvement

4. Strength of course load

Note: Finalists will be invited to interview with the LAUP scholarship selection committee.


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

 

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.


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

SEPARATE APPLICATION PROCESS: Please download this PDF application.


Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship

The Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship is open to the public. 


Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship

The Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship was created to assist students who might not otherwise be financially able to pursue a college education in earning their bachelor's degree.  The scholarship seeks to ensure that recipients have the resources they need to fulfill their dream of a college education and graduate as free of debt as possible.  Selection is based on a range of factors including:

1. Financial need

2. Strong recommendation of an Upward Bound, Boys and Girls Club, or LAUP Adelante staff member based on the student’s involvement in one of these four organizations

3. Students’ demonstration of promise and motivation to achieve the goal of a college degree

4. Applicants should be graduating from greater Holland/Zeeland area high schools or current full-time college students who graduated from an area high school.

Please contact Upward Bound, Boys and Girls Club, or LAUP Adelante if you meet the criteria listed above and are interested in applying for this scholarship.

To learn more visit the Holland/Zeeland Promise website.


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

 


Samuel Meengs Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Accepted and enrolling at Hope College

3. 4.0 cumulative GPA minimum and SAT score of at least 1280

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Strength of course load

3. A record of community service and extra-curricular activities

4. Involvement in high school sports, music, or the arts

 


Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. A graduating high school senior

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 have 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  word 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.


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.


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.


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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