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Seniors, Immediate H/Z Area: Holland, Zeeland and West Olive

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Listed first are scholarships that are competitive throughout the immediate Holland/Zeeland area.

Listed next are scholarships that are competitive at specific schools: Black RiverHolland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East and Zeeland West.


HOLLAND/ZEELAND AREA SCHOLARSHIPS

Dr. Tai Afrik Memorial Scholarship 

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school seniors or alumni from one of the following high schools: Black River, Holland, Holland Christian, West Ottawa, Zeeland East, Zeeland West or the Careerline Tech Center

2. Minority status

3. Enrolling or enrolled at Grand Valley State University

4. Majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)

5. 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA

6. 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. Financial need

Sue Bailey Service Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. A graduating high school senior, current college student or adult from the greater Holland/Zeeland area or Byron Center

2. Accepted and enrolling/enrolled in any accredited post-secondary education institution including trade school

3. Working to pay their way through school and committed to service

Selection Criteria:

1. Demonstration of heart and passion for service as shown in the standard essay

2. Commitment to service as affirmed in recommendations

3. Record of service as shown in volunteer and work history

Batts Family Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Ranked in the top 20 percent of graduating class

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 achievement

2. Record of community activities and leadership positions in extra-curricular activities

3. Promise of outstanding leadership in the future

4. Financial need

5. Participation in Boys and Girls Club is preferred

Brooks Family First Generation Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Permanent resident of the City of Holland, Holland Township, Park Township, the City of Zeeland or Zeeland Township for the last three years

3. U.S. citizen

4. Racial or ethnic minority

5. 3.0 cumulative unweighted GPA minimum or SAT of 1020 or higher

6. First-generation college student

7. 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. Leadership and Involvement beyond mere participation in school, church or community activities 

3. Financial need

Careerline Tech Center Scholarships: 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 Unity, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West.

2. United States citizen

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

4. 3.8 cumulative unweighted 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

DeLong and Brower, P.C. Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or college freshman or sophomore who attends/attended public, private or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

2. Enrolling in any two or four-year accredited college, university  or vocational/technical school in the United States

3. Planning to study accounting, finance or economics

4. Academic achiever with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better

5. Financial need

Selection Criteria:

1. Level of financial need

2. Academic achievement

3. Participation and leadership in extra-curricular activities and/or work history

4. Overall quality of application and recommendations

5. Level of interest in accounting, finance or economics as demonstrated by coursework and activities

DeWeert Family Scholarship – Available again in 2022

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating Holland High School senior

2. Enrolling at any accredited two or four-year post-secondary education institution in the United States

3. Able to demonstrate high financial need after all other scholarships and aid have been applied

4. Recommended by a Holland High School counseling staff member, the Holland High School college advisor, or a counselor or mentor at Boys and Girls Club, Latin Americans United for Progress, Upward Bound or the Careerline Tech Center

Selection Criteria:

1. Financial need, top priority

2. Motivation to earn a college degree

3 First-generation student, preferred

4. Extra-curricular involvement, preferred

Fifth Third Bank Minority Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. First generation college student

3. Racial or ethnic minority status

4. 2.5 cumulative GPA minimum

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Promise for the future as shown by preparation for intended field of study

Franz Family Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating homeschool student residing within the school district of Holland, West Ottawa or Zeeland or Graduating from one of the following schools: Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West.

2. From a family with an internationally adopted child or children.  Applicants do not necessarily have to be adopted themselves but must have at least one sibling who is internationally adopted.

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Involvement in community and extracurricular activities

3. Leadership ability

4. 300 word or less answer to this question: How has international adoption impacted your life? 

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

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104 Undergraduate Studies Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. A graduating high school senior or current college student from any school system within the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Areas service area and also including school systems within Fennville, Hamilton, and Saugatuck

2. Accepted and enrolling in any two or four-year undergraduate degree program in the United States

3. In good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average

4. Previous recipients may reapply

Selection Criteria:

1. Passion for desired field of study as evidenced in essay and activities

2. Service to the community beyond school and church activities

3. Top priority will be given to students planning to study law enforcement

 4. Priority will be given to the direct descendants (children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc.) of present or past Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104 members

5. Priority will be given to children of active duty or retired police officers.

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

 Julie Genzink Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or college freshman/sophomore from: Black River, Hamilton, Holland Public, Holland Christian, Hudsonville Unity Christian, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West. At minimum, one scholarship award per year will be given to a student from Hamilton High School.

  2. Pursuing a four-year degree in the healthcare field at any accredited post-secondary institution in the United States

 3. Unweighted cumulative grade point average minimum of 3.5 (high school seniors) or 3.25 (college freshmen/sophomores)

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

 Selection Criteria:

 1. Academic achievement

2. Reliability

3. Overall quality of application and recommendations

4. Financial need, a consideration

Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship: Requires a separate application,  open to the public, for students enrolled/enrolling in a two-year skilled trade/vocational program in one of the following areas: Tool and Die, Machine Repair, Electrician, CNC Programming, Model Maker or Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning [HVAC] Technician

Click HERE to apply.

Click HERE to Visit Haworth's Student Opportunities webpage. 

Holland Doctors of Audiology Scholarship

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.

Holland Friends of Art Scholarship 

Eligibility Criteria:  

1. Candidates must be graduating seniors from Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East, Zeeland West or the Careerline Tech Center 

2. Enrolling in any two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States

3. Continuing their studies in the visual arts either as an art major or art minor

4. High school visual art teacher's recommendation

5. Cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 2.5 or higher 

6. Able to demonstrate financial need, a consideration not an absolute requirement

Selection Criteria: 

1. Visual art awards/honors

2. Extra-curricular visual art activities

3. Visual art teacher's recommendation

4. Financial need, a consideration

Tracy Houting Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or previous graduate from one of the following high schools: Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

2. Enrolling in any two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational technical school in the United States

3. Cumulative unweighted GPA  of at least 2.5

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.

5. One of the two required recommendations must come from a counselor at the student's high school

Selection Criteria:

1. Possessing character traits like Tracy's (vivaciousness, positivity and humbleness) as evidenced by recommendations

2. Extra-curricular involvement

3. Financial need

4. All other selection criteria being equal, preference will be given to a student who is active in scouting, cheerleading or choral singing or one with strong interest in Native American culture and history. 

Karri B. and David E. Jasperse Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior from West Ottawa (2018), Holland Public (2019), Holland Christian (2020), Black River (2021)

2. Enrolling in a bachelor's degree program in mathematics, science or engineering in a public college or university in Michigan

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. A record of community activities and leadership positions in extra-curricular activities with a promise of outstanding leadership in the future

3. Financial need

Kaminski Family Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Accepted and intending to enroll in college or trade school

3. Able to demonstrate financial need. 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. Strong desire to attempt post-secondary education as shown in the standard scholarship essay

2. Strength of overall application

3. Financial need

4. Special consideration will be given to students whose grades have improved over the course of high school

Charles and Beatrice Kulier Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

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. Financial need

2. Overall strength of application: academics, involvement and recommendations

3. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend Hope College.

Lakeshore Dental Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior who has received a dental certificate from the OAISD Tech Center 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:

1. Grade point average in the dental program

2. Answer to the Foundation's standard essay

3. Financial need, a consideration

Latin Americans United for Progress Dream Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. 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 as measured by the student’s GPA

2. Involvement in school and community activities

3. The strength of a student’s course load

4. Financial need

5. 300 word or less statement of your career and personal goals as well as a description of an aspect of Hispanic culture that is important to you.

Note: Finalists may be invited to interview with the LAUP Dream Scholarship selection committee.

Bernard and Jerene Lemmen Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. An Allegan or Ottawa County graduating senior, current college student or adult returning to school

2. Enrolling in a Skilled Trades program at an accredited or certified post-secondary in the United States

Selection Criteria

1. Quality of overall application and recommendations

2. Level of financial need (EFC recommended, but not required)

3. Adult returning to school, preferred

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 weighted 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 Boosters Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior

2. A four-year Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics (MLA) 

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

4. Able to demonstrate contributions to the sport of swimming apart from athletic achievement

Selection Criteria:

1. Contributions to the sport of swimming, apart from athletic achievement, as evidenced in the applicant's list of high school activities and recommendations

2. Overall quality of application and recommendations

Nickie Naber First Responder Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or adult returning to get credential

2. Live in West Michigan

3. Pursuing a career as a first responder

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Passion and commitment to helping people as evidenced by real community service (ongoing interaction with people)

2. How "Nickie" they are (drive and selflessness)

3. Level of financial need

Neydon Scholarship for the Children of Widows

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Child of a widowed mother

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. Admirable character recognized by teachers or counselors within the high school and community organizations

2. Financial need

3. Preference will be given to those students who are not selected to receive other types of scholarships, particularly full scholarships

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

Grace Piersma Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Enrolling at Hope College

3. Planning to major in dance, music, athletic training, business or a major that is closely related to any of these (for example: management, economics or kinesiology)

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic performance

2. Community involvement

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.

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

5. Financial need, a consideration

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Leadership ability

3. Record of community involvement and volunteering

4. Financial need, a consideration

Alice O. Rydell Interior Design Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Accepted and planning to enroll in an accredited interior design program at a college or university

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

4. Financial need, a consideration (EFC recommended)

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Record of community activities

3. Leadership positions in extracurricular activities with a promise of outstanding leadership in the future

4. Promise of outstanding scholarship in the area of interior design

5. Financial need, a consideration

Charles Schwab Holland Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

1. Graduating senior from one of the following high schools: Allendale, Black River, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, Hudsonville Public, Hudsonville Unity Christian, Grand Haven, Saugatuck, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

2. Planning on pursuing a degree in economics or finance

3. Enrolling in any 2 or 4-year accredited post-secondary school in the United States

4. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

Selection Criteria:

1. Overall quality of application and recommendations

2. Community service involvement

Slotman Family Scholarship 

Eligibility Criteria:  

1.  Graduating senior or a non-traditional student from one of the following high schools: Black River, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West   

2. Enrolling or enrolled at any 2 or 4 year accredited post-secondary college, university or vocational/technical school in Michigan  

3.  Financial need  

4.  Answer the following two-part question in a one or two page essay:  What is your motivation for attending college and how are you being supported in this endeavor? What barriers to completing your education do you anticipate and how will you overcome them?  

5. Grade point average of 2.5 or higher  

6. Candidates who are first- generation college students will be given top priority  

7. Candidates who are racial or ethnic minorities will be given priority.

Bob and Brenda Soeters Family Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Planning to enroll in a two or four-year accredited program in a public or private college within Michigan

3. 3.8 cumulative GPA and 1240 SAT minimum

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Record of service in applicant's church and community

3. Promise of success in a high demand field of study

Shelly Speet-Mills Creative Arts Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Planning to pursue a career in the arts.

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

4. One of the two required recommendations must come from the applicant's high school art teacher

5. 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. Strong interest and involvement in high school arts program

3. Recommendation from the applicant's high school art teacher

4. Financial need

Wayne A. Streur Family Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2.  Enrolling in any accredited 4-year college or university in the United States

3.  An academic achiever with a high school cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater

4.  Pursuing a degree in one of the following major areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Accounting, Education or Healthcare (for example: Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pre-Med., etc.)

5.  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.  Financial need 

2.  Academic achievement 

3.  Leadership ability as shown in extra-curricular activities or work responsibilities 

4.  Attending school in Michigan (preferred, not an absolute requirement)

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.

Benjamin H. Van Andel Promise of Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes and supports exceptionally talented students in any field who exhibit the gifts and passion to be world class leaders, performers, or artists in their particular area of giftedness.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior who attends public, private or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area

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

3. One of the two required recommendations should be from the primary instructor in one's area of giftedness. For example, a singer would ask his/her voice instructor for a recommendation and an outstanding leader might ask his/her student council adviser.

Selection Criteria:

1. Recommendations

2. Evidence of the ability to succeed at college-level work as well as the focus and specialized work ethic needed to excel in his or/her professional field.

3. Answer to the following question using no more than 100 words: Why is the post-secondary institution you have selected the best place for you to develop your abilities?

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

Eligibility Criteria:

1.  Graduating high school senior who attends public, private or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area or in Fennville, Hamilton or Saugatuck

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

Van’t Hof Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Enrolling at Hope College or Calvin 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:

1. Academic achievement

2. Financial need

3. Response to standard essay question

Wagner Catholic Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

1.Graduating senior who resides in the primary 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. High involvement in other soccer activities and giving back to the soccer world through participation in activities such as coaching, mentoring, refereeing and Cleats for Kids

5. 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 and giving back to the soccer world through participation in activities such as coaching, mentoring, refereeing and Cleats for Kids

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.

Zeeland Rotary – Donald Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Residing in the Zeeland Public School District. Students do not have to attend the 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 words 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?

Agnes Zuverink-Norman Nursing Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Accepted and enrolling in an accredited nursing program, leading to a career as a registered nurse

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 achievement

2. Passion to pursue a nursing career

3. Financial need


BLACK RIVER HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Ian Guarr Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Black River High School

1. Demonstration of an avid interest and proficiency in music, writing, or mathematics. Candidates do not necessarily need to pursue these fields in college.

2. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

3. U.S. citizen

4. Enrolling in a two or four-year accredited college or university

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Leadership and service to Black River High School and the Holland/Zeeland community

3. Financial need

Chris Martin Memorial Art Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Black River High School

2. Enrolling in a two or four-year accredited college or university or a technical / vocational training center.  It is not necessary that candidates be planning to pursue a degree or career in the visual arts.

3. Interested and proficient in the visual arts

4. In good standing in their school and in the community

Selection Criteria:

1. Strong commitment to the visual arts, a genuine interest in learning and continuous improvement of artistic skills. Candidates need not be top academic performers in the visual arts or other school curricula.

2. Exemplification of characteristics of citizenship reflective of Black River Public School


HOLLAND CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Roger and Louise Brinks Holland Christian Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for one additional year.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Holland Christian High School

2. Acceptance to a two or four-year program of an accredited higher educational institution

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. A record of community activities and leadership positions in extra-curricular activities with a promise of outstanding leadership in the future

3. 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.

Martin J. Dykstra Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Holland Christian High School

2. Enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program in business at a college or university

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Record of community activities and leadership positions in extra-curricular activities with a promise of outstanding leadership in the future

 John T. and Esther M. Hoogland Educational Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Holland Christian High School.

2. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

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 achievement

2. A record of community activities and leadership positions in extra-curricular activities with a promise of outstanding leadership in the future

3. Financial need

 Marcia K. and Arlyn J. Lanting Family Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Holland Christian High School

2. Preparing for a career in Christian service. This service could take many forms and include Christian ministry, Christian youth work or Biblical studies.

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Exceptional character, leadership and a desire to make a difference in our culture

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

 Ploeg-Fynewever Nursing Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Holland Christian High School

2. Acceptance in a college, university or accredited hospital nursing program, leading to a career as a registered nurse

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 success as measured by grade point average and testing scores

2. Financial need


HOLLAND PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

DeWeert Family Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating Holland High School senior

2. Enrolling at any accredited two or four-year post-secondary education institution in the United States

3. Able to demonstrate high financial need after all other scholarships and aid have been applied

4. Recommended by a Holland High School counseling staff member, the Holland High School college advisor, or a counselor or mentor at Boys and Girls Club, Latin Americans United for Progress, Upward Bound or the Careerline Tech Center

Selection Criteria:

1. Financial need, a top priority

2. Motivation to earn a college degree

3. First-generation status, preferred

4. Extra-curricular involvement, preferred

 Karri B. and David E. Jasperse Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior from West Ottawa (2018), Holland Public (2019), Holland Christian (2020), Black River (2021)

2. Enrolling in a bachelor's degree program in mathematics, science or engineering in a public college or university in Michigan

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. A record of community activities and leadership positions in extra-curricular activities with a promise of outstanding leadership in the future

3. Financial need

Franklin D. Kraai Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Holland Public High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Pursuing a degree at any four-year accredited college, university or technical school in the United States

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 achievement

2. Leadership ability and activities

3. Community service involvement

4. Financial need

Jack and Thelma Leenhouts Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Holland Public High School

2. Enrolling in a four-year bachelor degree program

3. Planning to pursue a career in education, public administration or business

4. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement as demonstrated by a high school GPA. Rank in class and rank on national test scores are also considerations.

2. High involvement in community and school activities

3. 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.

 Donald J. and Lileeth Brouwer Van Ark Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Holland Public High School

2. Enrolling in an accredited four-year degree program in education/teaching

3. 2.7 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. Demonstration of hard work towards academics, maximizing abilities

3. Financial need

Margaret VanVyven Music Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Holland High School

2. Enrolling in a two or four-year university leading to a career in music either as a teacher or as a performer

3. One of the two required recommendations must come from applicant's teacher of instrumental or vocal music

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. Dedication and involvement in the high school music program

2. Recommendation from the applicant's teacher of instrumental or vocal music

3. Financial need

WL Dream Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating or previous graduate of Holland High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Enrolling or enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in Michigan

3. Working to earn money for higher education

4. 3.4 cumulative GPA minimum

5. 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. Work history. Preference to students who have worked considerable hours to earn money for higher education

2. Academic performance


WEST OTTAWA HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Ann E. Dirkse Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Holland High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Planning to pursue a degree in nursing

3. Enrolling in a two or four-year accredited college or university in Michigan

4. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

5. 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. Leadership and service to the Holland/Zeeland community

3. Passion for a career in nursing

4. Financial need

 Charles C. Ferrell Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from West Ottawa High School

2. Enrolling in any accredited two or four-year post-secondary institution (students enrolling in a two-year program may transfer to a four-year program and receive the final two years of the scholarship).

3. Cumulative GPA must be between 3.25 and 3.75.

Selection Criteria:

1. Good citizenship, as shown in recommendations

2. Reliability, as shown in the high school attendance/tardy record

3. Participation and commitment in high school activities

4. Record of volunteering and community service

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

6. Preference will be given to a candidate who is pursuing a degree in business

Franklin D. Kraai Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Holland Public High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Pursuing a degree at any four-year accredited college, university or technical school in the United States

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 achievement

2. Leadership ability and activities

3. Community service involvement

4. Financial need

 Tai Anne Smith Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from West Ottawa High School

2. Planning to major in education at any U.S. two or four-year accredited college or university

Selection Criteria:

1. Admirable character and positive attitude in the face of adversity as shown in recommendations and answer to the following prompt using no more than 100 words: Give an example of how you have maintained a positive attitude in the face of adversity.

2. Record of involvement in high school, band or sports involvement preferred

3. Academic excellence as evidenced by rank in class, top ten preferred

4. Elementary education major preferred

WL Dream Scholarship 

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating or previous graduate of Holland High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Enrolling or enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in Michigan

3. Working to earn money for higher education

4. 3.4 cumulative GPA minimum

5. 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. Work history. Preference to students who have worked considerable hours to earn money for higher education

2. Academic performance

West Ottawa Class of 1999 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from West Ottawa High School

2. Interested in pursuing a higher education in a two or four-year accredited college or university

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic performance as measured by cumulative high school GPA, rank in class and national test scores

2. Demonstrated leadership and service to high school and community

3. Contributions to Class and West Ottawa Schools

Ted and Yuki Yamaoka Scholarship

 Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from West Ottawa High School

2. Accepted and enrolling at Michigan State University

3. First-generation college student

4. 3.5 cumulative GPA minimum

 Eligibility criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Strong record of community service

3. A caring attitude toward others

4. First-generation college student status


ZEELAND EAST HIGH SCHOOL AND ZEELAND WEST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Marnie Assink Art Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Zeeland East High School or Zeeland West High School

2. Majoring in art at any accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States

3. One of the two required recommendations must come from the applicant's high school art teacher.

Selection Criteria:

1. Recommendation from applicant's high school art teacher

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

Centennial Coatings Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Zeeland East or Zeeland West High Schools

2. First generation college student

3. Planning to enroll in a two or four-year accredited college or university or vocational/technical school

4. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

5. 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. Financial need

3. Preference will be given to applicants who are employees or dependents of employees at Centennial Coatings

Thomas and Susan Den Herder Education Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating Zeeland East High School or Zeeland West High School senior

2. Enrolling in a four-year accredited college or university to pursue a degree in special education, elementary education or secondary education OR enrolling in a two-year college with a plan to transfer to a four-year accredited college or university to pursue a degree in special education, elementary education or secondary education

3. 3.2 cumulative GPA minimum

4. Financial need, a consideration (EFC recommended) 

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Extra-curricular and volunteer activities that demonstrate a strong interest in education

3. 600 word or less response to these additional questions: a. List any leadership experiences you have had working with children/youth (for example: church leader, tutor, assisting in a school setting). b. Why do you want to enter the education field? c. What area of education are you interested in studying? Why? d. What or who inspired you to enter the education field?

4. Financial need, a consideration

John C. DeWitt Scholarship

The John C. DeWitt Scholarship Fund was established in honor of John DeWitt, the world's greatest CHIX fan. The scholarship recognizes and financially assists the Johnny DeWitt Spirt Award winners from Zeeland East High School. Students do not need to apply for this scholarship.

Jack and Marlies DeWitt Scholarship

The Jack and Marlies DeWitt Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Jack's love of his hometown, Zeeland, Michigan, and of his alma mater, Hope College.  The annual scholarship award will recognize and financially assist the top-ranked Graduating from Zeeland East High School who will attend Hope College. Students do not need to apply for this scholarship.

Justin (Jup) Elhart Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for one additional year.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Zeeland East High School

2. Enrolling in a two or four-year degree program at an accredited college or university

3. 2.0 cumulative GPA minimum

Selection Criteria:

1. Improvements academically and in personal traits over the course of high school

2. Caring attitude for others

3. High level of involvement in community, school or work

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

5. Academic achievement is an additional but lesser consideration

Pamela Elhart Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Zeeland East High School or Zeeland West High School

2. Enrolling in a two-year associate or four-year degree at an accredited college in any area of study

Selection Criteria

1. Improvements academically and in personal traits over the course of high school

2. Caring attitude for others

3. High level of involvement in community, school or work

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

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or previous graduate from one of the following high schools: Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

2. Enrolling in any two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational technical school in the United States

3. Cumulative unweighted GPA  of at least 2.5

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.

5. One of the two required recommendations must come from a counselor at the student's high school

Selection Criteria:

1. Possessing character traits like Tracy's (vivaciousness, positivity and humbleness) as evidenced by recommendations

2. Extra-curricular involvement

3. Financial need

4. All other selection criteria being equal, preference will be given to a student who is active in scouting, cheerleading or choral singing or one with strong interest in Native American culture and history.

Dr. J.H. Kamps/Louis Roberts Speech Award

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Zeeland East High School

2. One of the two required recommendations must come from the English and/or Communications Department

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic excellence

2. Level of involvement in speech, drama, debate and/or English classes in high school

3. One male and one female recipient will be selected

Gene Kraai Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Zeeland East High School or Zeeland West High School

2. Participation for at least three years in any single sport having earned a varsity letter

Selection Criteria:

1. Demonstration of growth in athletic performances

2. Caring attitude toward students and staff

Herbert F. and Mabel L. Olney Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Zeeland East High School for Zeeland West High School

2. Enrolling in a two or four-year nursing or law enforcement program in Michigan

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. Financial need, a prime consideration

2. Community service, second most important consideration

3. Leadership

4. Academic achievement, showing promise of post-secondary success

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

5. Financial need, a consideration

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Leadership ability

3. Record of community involvement and volunteering

4. Financial need, a consideration

Mike Torrey Swimming Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Zeeland East High School or Zeeland West High School

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

3. Four-year high school swimmer

4. Club team (West Michigan Swimmers) swimmer in the summer

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Leadership abilities

3. Community/school involvement

4. 300 word or less answer to this question: What has the sport of swimming meant to you, and how do you see swimming fitting into your future?

Jack W. and Michael W. Van Dyke Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for one additional year.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Zeeland East High School or Zeeland West High School

2. Accepted and enrolling in a two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational/technical school

3. Planning to pursue a degree or certification in a technical field or computer science

4. One of the two recommendations must be from someone at the student’s school or another learning environment such as Careerline Tech, and the second must be from someone outside of the applicant’s school experience, who is not related to the applicant.

5. All GPAs and standardized test scores will be considered.

Selection Criteria:

1. Recommendations

2. Brief written response to both of the following questions: a. What struggle, challenge, loss, or adversity have you faced or are presently working through and how has it shaped the person you are? b. Those who knew them well described Jack and Mike as self-learners with analytical minds, who each overcame adversity as they found success. Both Jack and Mike were gifted with technical abilities that were expressed in the diesel mechanic and computer science fields, respectively. How do you feel you reflect the spirit of these two individuals for whom the scholarship was established?

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

Angie Van Hoven Nursing Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1.Graduating senior from Zeeland East High School or Zeeland West High School, regardless of the school district in which the student resides, or a graduating senior who resides in the Zeeland Public School District and attends Holland Christian High School

2. Planning to pursue a post-secondary degree in nursing

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Answer to standard essay question demonstrates a passion for nursing 

3. Strong record of community service

4. Strong record of extra-curricular involvement

Catherine Bosch Wasson Family Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Zeeland East High School

2. Accepted and planning to enroll in a two or four-year accredited college or university

3. 3.5 cumulative GPA minimum

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Leadership and service to Zeeland East High School and to the Zeeland community

3. Involvement in athletics

Zeeland Rotary – Donald Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Residing in the Zeeland Public School District. Students 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?

 

 

 

 

 

 




Seniors, Greater H/Z Area: Fennville, Grand Haven, Hamilton, Hudsonville and Saugatuck

 

Click HERE to learn how to apply for the following scholarships using our general application.


Sue Bailey Service Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. A graduating high school senior, current college student or adult from the greater Holland/Zeeland area or Byron Center

2. Accepted and enrolling/enrolled in any accredited post-secondary education institution including trade school

3. Working to pay their way through school and committed to service

Selection Criteria:

1. Demonstration of heart and passion for service as shown in the standard essay

2. Commitment to service as affirmed in recommendations

3. Record of service as shown in volunteer and work history

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: 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. United States citizen

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

4. 3.8 cumulative unweighted 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

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104 Undergraduate Studies Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. A graduating high school senior or current college student from any school system within the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Areas service area and also including school systems within Fennville, Hamilton, and Saugatuck

2. Accepted and enrolling in any two or four-year undergraduate degree program in the United States

3. In good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average

4. Previous recipients may reapply

Selection Criteria:

1. Passion for desired field of study as evidenced in essay and activities

2. Service to the community beyond school and church activities

3. Top priority will be given to students planning to study law enforcement

 4. Priority will be given to the direct descendants (children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc.) of present or past Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104 members

5. Priority will be given to children of active duty or retired police officers.

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

Julie Genzink Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or college freshman/sophomore from: Black River, Hamilton, Holland Public, Holland Christian, Hudsonville Unity Christian, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West. At minimum, one scholarship award per year will be given to a student from Hamilton High School.

2. Pursuing a four-year degree in the healthcare field at any accredited post-secondary institution in the United States

3. Unweighted cumulative grade point average minimum of 3.5 (high school seniors) or 3.25 (college freshmen/sophomores)

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

 Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Reliability

3. Overall quality of application and recommendations

4. Financial need, a consideration

Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship: Requires a separate application, open to the public, for students enrolled/enrolling in a two-year skilled trade/vocational program in one of the following areas: Tool and Die, Machine Repair, Electrician, CNC Programming, Model Maker or Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning [HVAC] Technician

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 Click HERE to Visit Haworth's Student Opportunities webpage. 

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.

Holland Friends of Art Scholarship 

Eligibility Criteria:  

1. Candidates must be graduating seniors from Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East, Zeeland West or the Careerline Tech Center 

2. Enrolling in any two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States

3. Continuing their studies in the visual arts either as an art major or art minor

4. Cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 2.5 or higher 

5. Able to demonstrate financial need, a consideration not an absolute requirement

Selection Criteria: 

1. Visual art awards/honors

2. Extra-curricular visual art activities

3. Visual art teacher's recommendation

4. Financial need, a consideration

Kaminski Family Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Carmen High School of Science and Technology Northwest Campus, Milwaukee, WI

2. Accepted and intending to enroll in college or trade school

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. Strong desire to attempt post-secondary education as shown in the standard scholarship essay

2. Strength of overall application

3. Financial need

4. Special consideration will be given to students whose grades have improved over the course of high school.

Lakeshore Dental Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior who has received a dental certificate from the OAISD Tech Center 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:

1. Grade point average in the dental program

2. Answer to the Foundation's standard essay

3. Financial need, a consideration

Bernard and Jerene Lemmen Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

1. An Allegan or Ottawa County graduating senior, current college student or adult returning to school

2. Enrolling in a Skilled Trades program at an accredited or certified post-secondary in the United States

Selection Criteria

1. Quality of overall application and recommendations

2. Level of financial need (EFC recommended, but not required)

3. Adult returning to school, preferred

Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics Boosters Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior

2. A four-year Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics (MLA) 

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

4. Able to demonstrate contributions to the sport of swimming apart from athletic achievement

Selection Criteria:

1. Contributions to the sport of swimming, apart from athletic achievement, as evidenced in the applicants's list of high school activities and recommendations

2. Overall quality of application and recommendations

Nickie Naber First Responder Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or adult returning to get credential

2. Live in West Michigan

3. Pursuing a career as a first responder

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Passion and commitment to helping people as evidenced by real community service (ongoing interaction with people)

2. How "Nickie" they are (drive and selflessness)

3. Level of financial need

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

Charles Schwab Holland Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

1. Graduating senior from one of the following high schools: Allendale, Black River, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, Hudsonville Public, Hudsonville Unity Christian, Grand Haven, Saugatuck, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

2. Planning on pursuing a degree in economics or finance

3. Enrolling in any 2 or 4-year accredited post-secondary school in the United States

4. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

Selection Criteria:

1. Overall quality of application and recommendations

2. Community service involvement

Slotman Family Scholarship 

Eligibility Criteria:  

1.  Graduating senior or a non-traditional student from one of the following high schools: Black River, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West   

2. Enrolling or enrolled at any 2 or 4 year accredited post-secondary college, university or vocational/technical school in Michigan  

3.  Financial need  

4.  Answer the following two-part question in a one or two page essay:  What is your motivation for attending college and how are you being supported in this endeavor? What barriers to completing your education do you anticipate and how will you overcome them?  

5. Grade point average of 2.5 or higher  

6. Candidates who are first- generation college students will be given top priority  

7. Candidates who are racial or ethnic minorities will be given priority.

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 high school senior who attends public, private or home school in the primary service area of Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area or in Fennville, Hamilton or Saugatuck

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.

4. One of the two recommendations must be from a high school English teacher

 Selection Criteria, listed in order of importance:

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. High involvement in other soccer activities and giving back to the soccer world through participation in activities such as coaching, mentoring, refereeing and Cleats for Kids

5. 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 and giving back to the soccer world through participation in activities such as coaching, mentoring, refereeing and Cleats for Kids

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?

 

Seniors, Beyond Greater H/Z Area

 

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Sue Bailey Service Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. A graduating high school senior, current college student or adult from the greater Holland/Zeeland area or Byron Center

2. Accepted and enrolling/enrolled in any accredited post-secondary education institution including trade school

3. Working to pay their way through school and committed to service

Selection Criteria:

1. Demonstration of heart and passion for service as shown in the standard essay

2. Commitment to service as affirmed in recommendations

3. Record of service as shown in volunteer and work history

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

Haworth Skilled Trades ScholarshipRequires a separate application, open to the public, for students enrolled/enrolling in a two-year skilled trade/vocational program in one of the following areas: Tool and Die, Machine Repair, Electrician, CNC Programming, Model Maker or Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning [HVAC] Technician

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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.

Kaminski Family Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Carmen High School of Science and Technology Northwest Campus, Milwaukee, WI

2. Accepted and intending to enroll in college or trade school

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. Strong desire to attempt post-secondary education as shown in the standard scholarship essay

2. Strength of overall application

3. Financial need

4. Special consideration will be given to students whose grades have improved over the course of high school.

Lakeshore Dental Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior who has received a dental certificate from the OAISD Tech Center 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:

1. Grade point average in the dental program

2. Answer to the Foundation's standard essay

3. Financial need, a consideration

Bernard and Jerene Lemmen Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

1. An Allegan or Ottawa County graduating senior, current college student or adult returning to school

2. Enrolling in a Skilled Trades program at an accredited or certified post-secondary in the United States

Selection Criteria

1. Quality of overall application and recommendations

2. Level of financial need (EFC recommended, but not required)

3. Adult returning to school, preferred

Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics Boosters Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior

2. A four-year Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics (MLA) 

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

4. Able to demonstrate contributions to the sport of swimming apart from athletic achievement

Selection Criteria:

1. Contributions to the sport of swimming, apart from athletic achievement, as evidenced in the applicants's list of high school activities and recommendations

2. Overall quality of application and recommendations

Nickie Naber First Responder Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or adult returning to get credential

2. Live in West Michigan

3. Pursuing a career as a first responder

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Passion and commitment to helping people as evidenced by real community service (ongoing interaction with people)

2. How "Nickie" they are (drive and selflessness)

3. Level of financial need

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

Charles Schwab Holland Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

1. Graduating senior from one of the following high schools: Allendale, Black River, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, Hudsonville Public, Hudsonville Unity Christian, Grand Haven, Saugatuck, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

2. Planning on pursuing a degree in economics or finance

3. Enrolling in any 2 or 4-year accredited post-secondary school in the United States

4. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

Selection Criteria:

1. Overall quality of application and recommendations

2. Community service involvement

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.

4. One of the two recommendations must be from a high school English teacher

 Selection Criteria, listed in order of importance:

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

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.

 

College Students and Adults

 

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Sue Bailey Service Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. A graduating high school senior, current college student or adult from the greater Holland/Zeeland area or Byron Center

2. Accepted and enrolling/enrolled in any accredited post-secondary education institution including trade school

3. Working to pay their way through school and committed to service

Selection Criteria:

1. Demonstration of heart and passion for service as shown in the standard essay

2. Commitment to service as affirmed in recommendations

3. Record of service as shown in volunteer and work history

DeLong and Brower, P.C. Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or college freshman or sophomore who attends/attended public, private or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

2. Enrolling in any two or four-year accredited college, university  or vocational/technical school in the United States

3. Planning to study accounting, finance or economics

4. Academic achiever with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better

5. Financial need

Selection Criteria:

1. Level of financial need

2. Academic achievement

3. Participation and leadership in extra-curricular activities and/or work history

4. Overall quality of application and recommendations

5. Level of interest in accounting, finance or economics as demonstrated by coursework and activities

Lawrence F. and Barbara J. Dickman Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Zeeland High School graduates who are third or fourth year undergraduate students at any four-year accredited college, university in the United States or students at any accredited graduate school in the United States

2. On a medical track and preparing to enter the medical field (for example: as nurses, physician’s assistants, doctors, dentists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists or physical therapists)

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Leadership ability and activities

3. Community service

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

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104 Police Academy Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. A resident of the greater Holland/Zeeland area living in Allegan County or Ottawa County

2. Accepted and enrolling in any state certified police academy

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic performance in undergraduate studies

2. Passion for law enforcement as evidenced in essay and activities

3. Character as shown in recommendations

4. Top priority will be given to the children or grandchildren of present or past Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104 members

5. Priority will be given to the children or grandchildren of active duty or retired police officers

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

Kate Garrod Post Education Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Resident of the immediate Community Foundation service area

2. United States citizen

3. Currently enrolled part-time or full-time student who will graduate from an accredited post-secondary institution within 18 months of the scholarship application deadline. An official transcript must be provided to the Community Foundation before the scholarship application deadline.

4. Able to demonstrate financial need

Selection Criteria:

1. Strength of standard essay

2. Strength of character as shown in recommendations. One recommendation must come from an instructor in the applicant’s primary area of study.

3. Academic performance

4. Employment history

5. Level of financial need

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must be:

1. A currently employed hourly (non-supervisory) worker, employed 20 or more hours per week, in manufacturing, skilled trades, semi-skilled trades or other production-related areas with a greater Holland/Zeeland area company including temporary staffing agencies.

2. Enrolled or enrolling in an accredited program at any post-secondary institution.

Julie Genzink Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or college freshman/sophomore from: Black River, Hamilton, Holland Public, Holland Christian, Hudsonville Unity Christian, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West. At minimum, one scholarship award per year will be given to a student from Hamilton High School.

2. Pursuing a four-year degree in the healthcare field at any accredited post-secondary institution in the United States

3. Unweighted cumulative grade point average minimum of 3.5 (high school seniors) or 3.25 (college freshmen/sophomores)

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

 Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Reliability

3. Overall quality of application and recommendations

4. Financial need, a consideration

Haworth Diversity Scholarship with Paid Internship: Requires a separate application, open to the public, for students currently enrolled in an undergraduate college or university with sophomore or junior status at the time of the application due date and also a member of one of the listed minority groups: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander or Two or More Races. Area of study must match one of Haworth's core business functions: Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing or Sales.

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Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship: Requires a separate application, open to the public, for students enrolled/enrolling in a two-year skilled trade/vocational program in one of the following areas: Tool and Die, Machine Repair, Electrician, CNC Programming, Model Maker or Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning [HVAC] Technician

Click here to apply.

Click here to Visit Haworth's Student Opportunities webpage. 

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.

Tracy Houting Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or previous graduate from one of the following high schools: Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

2. Enrolling in any two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational technical school in the United States

3. Cumulative unweighted GPA  of at least 2.5

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.

5. One of the two required recommendations must come from a counselor at the student's high school

Selection Criteria:

1. Possessing character traits like Tracy's (vivaciousness, positivity and humbleness) as evidenced by recommendations

2. Extra-curricular involvement

3. Financial need

4. All other selection criteria being equal, preference will be given to a student who is active in scouting, cheerleading or choral singing or one with strong interest in Native American culture and history. 

Jayne Britt Parish Nursing Education Fund Scholarship: Requires a separate application. Click here to download the application.

Franklin D. Kraai Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or previous graduate from Holland Public High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Pursuing a degree at any four-year accredited college, university or technical school in the United States

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 achievement

2. Leadership ability and activities

3. Community service involvement

4. Financial need

Bernard and Jerene Lemmen Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

1. An Allegan or Ottawa County graduating senior, current college student or adult returning to school

2. Enrolling in a Skilled Trades program at an accredited or certified post-secondary in the United States

Selection Criteria

1. Quality of overall application and recommendations

2. Level of financial need (EFC recommended, but not required)

3. Adult returning to school, preferred

Nickie Naber First Responder Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or adult returning to get credential

2. Live in West Michigan

3. Pursuing a career as a first responder

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Passion and commitment to helping people as evidenced by real community service (ongoing interaction with people)

2. How "Nickie" they are (drive and selflessness)

3. Level of financial need

Slotman Family Scholarship 

Eligibility Criteria:  

1.  Graduating senior or a non-traditional student from one of the following high schools: Black River, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West   

2. Enrolling or enrolled at any 2 or 4 year accredited post-secondary college, university or vocational/technical school in Michigan  

3.  Financial need  

4.  Answer the following two-part question in a one or two page essay:  What is your motivation for attending college and how are you being supported in this endeavor? What barriers to completing your education do you anticipate and how will you overcome them?  

5. Grade point average of 2.5 or higher  

6. Candidates who are first- generation college students will be given top priority  

7. Candidates who are racial or ethnic minorities will be given priority.

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

WL Dream Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior or previous graduate of Holland High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Enrolling or enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in Michigan

3. Working to earn money for higher education

4. 3.4 cumulative GPA minimum

5. 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. Work history. Preference to students who have worked considerable hours to earn money for higher education

2. Academic performance

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


 Larry and Jeanie Koops Family Scholarship - Requires separate application, available again in 2021

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be:

1. Female

2. A BSN RN

3. A Michigan resident, preferably living within the greater Holland/Zeeland area

4. Enrolled or enrolling in an accredited pediatric nurse practitioner program in Michigan

 

Benjamin H. Van Andel Promise of Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes and supports exceptionally talented students in any field who exhibit the gifts and passion to be world class leaders, performers, or artists in their particular area of giftedness.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior who attends school, including home school, in the primary service area of Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.

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

3. One of the two required recommendations should be from the primary instructor in one's area of giftedness. For example, a singer would ask his/her voice instructor for a recommendation and an outstanding leader might ask his/her student council adviser.

Selection Criteria:

1. Recommendations

2. Evidence of the ability to succeed at college-level work as well as the focus and specialized work ethic needed to excel in his or/her professional field.

3. Answer to the following question using no more than 100 words:  Why is the post-secondary institution you have selected the best place for you to develop your abilities?

Benjamin H. Van Andel Promise of Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes and supports exceptionally talented students in any field who exhibit the gifts and passion to be world class leaders, performers, or artists in their particular area of giftedness.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating high school senior who attends school, including home school, in the primary service area of Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.

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

3. One of the two required recommendations should be from the primary instructor in one's area of giftedness. For example, a singer would ask his/her voice instructor for a recommendation and an outstanding leader might ask his/her student council adviser.

Selection Criteria:

1. Recommendations

2. Evidence of the ability to succeed at college-level work as well as the focus and specialized work ethic needed to excel in his or/her professional field.

3. Answer to the following question using no more than 100 words:  Why is the post-secondary institution you have selected the best place for you to develop your abilities?

Haworth Scholarships - Open to the Public!

Haworth Diversity Scholarship with Paid Internship: Requires a separate application, open to the public, for students currently enrolled in an undergraduate college or university with sophomore or junior status at the time of the application due date and also a member of one of the listed minority groups: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander or Two or More Races. Area of study must match one of Haworth's core business functions: Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing or Sales.

Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship: Requires a separate application, open to the public, for students enrolled/enrolling in a two-year skilled trade/vocational program in one of the following areas: Tool and Die, Machine Repair, Electrician, CNC Programming, Model Maker or Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning [HVAC] Technician)

Click here to apply.

Click here to Visit Haworth's Student Opportunities webpage. 

Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on February 14.

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