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Black River High School 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


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


Beal Family LAUP Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Ethnic minority, preferably of Hispanic origin

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Quality of personal statement and interview

2. Financial need

3. School/community involvement

4. Strength of course load

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


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


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


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.

 

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


Ian Guarr Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

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

 

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


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.  Recommended by a mentor or counselor at one of the following organizations: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, Barnabas Ministries, Urban Youth Ministries, Children’s Advocacy Center, Escape Ministries, Kids Hope USA or Women in Transition

4. 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 the recommendation from a mentor or counselor at Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, Barnabas Ministries, Urban Youth Ministries, Children’s Advocacy Center, Escape Ministries, Kids Hope USA or Women in Transition

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.


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 will 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


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


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 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

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.

 

Brenda and Robert 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 from one of the following high schools: Black River, 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 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 from a greater Holland/Zeeland high school, including: Black River, Fennville, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, Saugatuck, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

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

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

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

3. Financial need

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


Van’t Hof Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for one additional year.

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 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


ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship 

Jayne Britt Parish Nursing Education Fund Scholarship 

Careerline Tech Center Scholarships 

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship 

Lillian Mulder Dalman Scholarship for Resthaven Employees

Freedom Village Scholarships

The Haworth Scholarships 

Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship 

Integrated Fabric Resources, Inc. Employee Scholarship

Angie Kaameraad Nursing Scholarship

Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship 

 

 

 



Calvary High School Scholarships

Beal Family LAUP Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Ethnic minority, preferably of Hispanic origin

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Quality of personal statement and interview

2. Financial need

3. School/community involvement

4. Strength of course load

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


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 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 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


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.


Wagner Catholic Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

Selection Criteria:

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

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

3. High service record in church and community

4. Promise of outstanding leadership and scholarship

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


West Michigan Dental Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for one additional year.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

Selection Criteria, in order of importance:

1. GPA in the dental program

2. Answer to the standard essay question

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

 

Zeeland Rotary – Donald Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

Selection Criteria:

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

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


ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

 J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship 

Jayne Britt Parish Nursing Education Fund Scholarship 

Careerline Tech Center Scholarships 

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship 

Lillian Mulder Dalman Scholarship for Resthaven Employees

Freedom Village Scholarships

The Haworth Scholarships 

Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship 

Integrated Fabric Resources, Inc. Employee Scholarship

Angie Kaameraad Nursing Scholarship

Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship 

 

 

 

 

 

Holland Christian High School 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


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


Beal Family LAUP Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Ethnic minority, preferably of Hispanic origin

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Quality of personal statement and interview

2. Financial need

3. School/community involvement

4. Strength of course load

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


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.

 

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


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


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.


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

 

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

 


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

 

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.  Recommended by a mentor or counselor at one of the following organizations: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, Barnabas Ministries, Urban Youth Ministries, Children’s Advocacy Center, Escape Ministries, Kids Hope USA or Women in Transition

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

2. Strength of the recommendation from a mentor or counselor at Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, Barnabas Ministries, Urban Youth Ministries, Children’s Advocacy Center, Escape Ministries, Kids Hope USA or Women in Transition

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.

 

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.


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 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

 

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.


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


Ann Query Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Residing within the Zeeland Public School District. Students who live in the district 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

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.

 

 

Brenda and Robert 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 from one of the following high schools: Black River, 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 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 in no more than 100 words: Why is the post-secondary institution you have selected the best place for you to develop your abilities?


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

 


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

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

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

3. Financial need

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


Van’t Hof Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for one additional year.

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 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?


Shawn D. Wiersma Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating from Holland Christian High School

2. Accepted to a two or four-year program of an accredited higher education institution

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic performance as measured by GPA and college entrance exams

2. Record of community activities in addition to exceptional performance in church, school and leadership positions in extra-curricular activities with a promise of outstanding leadership in the future, including being a well-rounded athlete and possessing a love of outdoors

3. Financial need is a consideration.

 

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 within the Zeeland Public School District. Students who live in the district do not need 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?


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


ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

 J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship 

Jayne Britt Parish Nursing Education Fund Scholarship 

Careerline Tech Center Scholarships 

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship 

Lillian Mulder Dalman Scholarship for Resthaven Employees

Freedom Village Scholarships

The Haworth Scholarships 

Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship 

Integrated Fabric Resources, Inc. Employee Scholarship

Angie Kaameraad Nursing Scholarship

Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship 

 

 

 

 

 



Holland Public High School 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

 

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


Beal Family LAUP Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Ethnic minority, preferably of Hispanic origin

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Quality of personal statement and interview

2. Financial need

3. School/community involvement

4. Strength of course load

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


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

 

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

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


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.


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


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

 

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



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. 


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.  Recommended by a mentor or counselor at one of the following organizations: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, Barnabas Ministries, Urban Youth Ministries, Children’s Advocacy Center, Escape Ministries, Kids Hope USA or Women in Transition

4. 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 the recommendation from a mentor or counselor at Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, Barnabas Ministries, Urban Youth Ministries, Children’s Advocacy Center, Escape Ministries, Kids Hope USA or Women in Transition

3. Financial need

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


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

 

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.

 

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 will be invited to interview with the LAUP Dream Scholarship selection committee.


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.

 

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 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

 

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 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

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.

 

Brenda and Robert 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 from one of the following high schools: Black River, 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 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 in no more than 100 words: Why is the post-secondary institution you have selected the best place for you to develop your abilities?


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


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

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

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

3. Financial need

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


Van’t Hof Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for one additional year.

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


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


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.

 

 

 

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?


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


ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

 J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship 

Jayne Britt Parish Nursing Education Fund Scholarship 

Careerline Tech Center Scholarships 

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship 

Lillian Mulder Dalman Scholarship for Resthaven Employees

Freedom Village Scholarships

The Haworth Scholarships 

Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship 

Integrated Fabric Resources, Inc. Employee Scholarship

Angie Kaameraad Nursing Scholarship

Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship 

 

 

 




West Ottawa High School 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


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

 

Beal Family LAUP Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Ethnic minority, preferably of Hispanic origin

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Quality of personal statement and interview

2. Financial need

3. School/community involvement

4. Strength of course load

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


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

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Record of leadership beyond participation


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


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.


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


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.  Recommended by a mentor or counselor at one of the following organizations: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, Barnabas Ministries, Urban Youth Ministries, Children’s Advocacy Center, Escape Ministries, Kids Hope USA or Women in Transition

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

2. Strength of the recommendation from a mentor or counselor at Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, Barnabas Ministries, Urban Youth Ministries, Children’s Advocacy Center, Escape Ministries, Kids Hope USA or Women in Transition

3. Financial need

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


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


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.


Latin Americans United for Progress Dream Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1 Graduating seniors 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 will 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 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

 

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.

 

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

 

Brenda and Robert 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 from one of the following high schools: Black River, 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 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 from a greater Holland/Zeeland high school, including: Black River, Fennville, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland Public, Saugatuck, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West

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

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

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

3. Financial need

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


Van’t Hof Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for one additional year.

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


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


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.


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


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.


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 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 or less 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 nee


ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

 J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship 

Jayne Britt Parish Nursing Education Fund Scholarship 

Careerline Tech Center Scholarships 

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship 

Lillian Mulder Dalman Scholarship for Resthaven Employees

Freedom Village Scholarships

The Haworth Scholarships 

Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship 

Integrated Fabric Resources, Inc. Employee Scholarship

Angie Kaameraad Nursing Scholarship

Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship 

 

 



Zeeland East High School and Zeeland West High School 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


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.


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


Beal Family LAUP Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Ethnic minority, preferably of Hispanic origin

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Quality of personal statement and interview

2. Financial need

3. School/community involvement

4. Strength of course load

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

 

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

 

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


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

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Record of leadership beyond participation


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.


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.


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

 

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

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

 

 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

 

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. 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

 

 

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.

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.  Recommended by a mentor or counselor at one of the following organizations: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, Barnabas Ministries, Urban Youth Ministries, Children’s Advocacy Center, Escape Ministries, Kids Hope USA or Women in Transition

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

2. Strength of the recommendation from a mentor or counselor at Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, Barnabas Ministries, Urban Youth Ministries, Children’s Advocacy Center, Escape Ministries, Kids Hope USA or Women in Transition

3. Financial need

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

 

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


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.


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 will 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 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


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


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

 

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.

 

Brenda and Robert 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


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?


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 from one of the following high schools: Black River, 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 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?


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


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

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

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

3. Financial need

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


Van’t Hof Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for one additional year.

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 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.


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


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 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?


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



ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

 J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship 

Jayne Britt Parish Nursing Education Fund Scholarship 

Careerline Tech Center Scholarships 

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship 

Lillian Mulder Dalman Scholarship for Resthaven Employees

Freedom Village Scholarships

The Haworth Scholarships 

Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship 

Integrated Fabric Resources, Inc. Employee Scholarship

Angie Kaameraad Nursing Scholarship

Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship 

 

 

 

 



Scholarships Available to Students Living Beyond the Holland/Zeeland Area

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


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


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

 

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



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

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

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

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

3. Financial need

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


Patricia Winchester Vanderbilt Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

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

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

2. Admirable character and demonstrated leadership abilities

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

4. Financial need

 

Wagner Catholic Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

Selection Criteria:

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

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

3. High service record in church and community

4. Promise of outstanding leadership and scholarship

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


Peter and Huberdina Weller Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

3. 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Academic achievement

2. Demonstrated leadership and service to high school and community

3. Financial need


West Michigan Dental Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for one additional year.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

Selection Criteria, in order of importance:

1. GPA in the dental program

2. Answer to the standard essay question

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


David Wiersema Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

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

4. Varsity golfer

Selection Criteria:

1. Golf coach's recommendation

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

 

Mark Winia Memorial Soccer Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

2. Club or varsity soccer participant

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

4. 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?

 

 


ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

 J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship 

Jayne Britt Parish Nursing Education Fund Scholarship 

Careerline Tech Center Scholarships 

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship 

Lillian Mulder Dalman Scholarship for Resthaven Employees

Freedom Village Scholarships

The Haworth Scholarships 

Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship 

Integrated Fabric Resources, Inc. Employee Scholarship

Angie Kaameraad Nursing Scholarship

Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship 

 

 

 

 

Scholarships Available to Home School, College or Adult Students

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.


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.


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


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. 


Franklin D. Kraai Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Graduating 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

 

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


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


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


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


Wagner Catholic Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

Selection Criteria:

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

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

3. High service record in church and community

4. Promise of outstanding leadership and scholarship

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


West Michigan Dental Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for one additional year.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

Selection Criteria, in order of importance:

1. GPA in the dental program

2. Answer to the standard essay question

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


Zeeland Area Seminary Scholarship

This scholarship is potentially renewable for two additional years.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Zeeland Classis of the Reformed Church in America member

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

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

Selection Criteria, in order of importance:

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

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

3. Leadership ability and record of activities

4. Community service involvement

5. Financial need


Zeeland Rotary – Donald Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

Selection Criteria:

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

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


ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

 J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship 

Jayne Britt Parish Nursing Education Fund Scholarship 

Careerline Tech Center Scholarships 

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship 

Lillian Mulder Dalman Scholarship for Resthaven Employees

Freedom Village Scholarships

The Haworth Scholarships 

Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship 

Integrated Fabric Resources, Inc. Employee Scholarship

Angie Kaameraad Nursing Scholarship

Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship 

 

 

 


Haworth Scholarship Opportunities - Open to the Public!

Haworth Diversity Scholarship with Paid Internship ($2,000, 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)

Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship ($2,000, 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 Scholarships webpage. 

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

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Haworth Scholarships - Click here to apply.  Click here to visit Haworth's Scholarships webpage. Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. on February 15.

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

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

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

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

 

Scholarship Award Amounts

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