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Beal Family LAUP Scholarship

The purpose of the Beal Family LAUP Scholarship is to provide financial aid to ethnic minority students, preferably of Hispanic origin, so that they may continue their education after graduating from high school. Scholarships are available to graduating seniors from Black River, Calvary Schools of Holland, Holland, Holland Christian, West Ottawa, and Zeeland High Schools and are awarded on the basis of specific criteria including:

1. The quality of one’s personal statement and interview
2.  Financial need
3. School/community involvement
4. The strength of one’s course load

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

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J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship Fund

The J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to college or college-bound students who are employed (or whose parents are employed) with Russ’ Restaurants (Holland, Muskegon, Grand Haven, and Grand Rapids). Students must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a college or university within Michigan and:

  * Hold a high school GPA of 2.0 or better
  * Exhibit a record of extra curricular community interests and activities
  * Demonstrate financial need

2014 Round 1 is closed. Eligible applicants have been invited to submit Round 2 applications by March 1.

Careerline Tech Center Scholarship

The Careerline Tech Center scholarship awards scholarships to students who have excelled in their coursework at the tech center and are interested in pursuing a higher education.

Applications are available through the Careerline Tech Center.

Lillian Mulder Dalman Memorial Scholarship for Resthaven Employeees

This scholarship was established in memory of Lillian Mulder Dalman who was a lifelong Holland resident, wife, and mother of four. She was a very active member of the community and a great fan of Hope College Basketball. She spent the last 8 years of her life within the Resthaven Care Community and because of the outstanding care she received there, her family chose to begin a scholarship in her honor to assist employees of the Resthaven Care Community who are pursuing a higher education degree. 

Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

• Must be an active Resthaven Care Community employee in good standing for a minimum of 6 months
• Desire to pursue continued education full or part-time through a school, college, university, or licensed training program
• An essay stating professional goals
• Recommendation by a supervisor that speaks to the employee’s quality of care
• Financial need

SEPARATE APPLICATION PROCESS: Please download this PDF application.

Holland Awning Group Employee Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Holland Awning Group in 2012 to assist children of Holland Awning Group employees in pursuing a post-secondary education.  

Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
1. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or current college students who are dependents of Holland Awning Group employees. 
2. Applicants must be accepted to or currently attending a two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational/technical school. 
3. Academic achievement as demonstrated by high school or college GPA, class rank, and ACT scores. 
4. A strong record of community involvement. 

2014 Round 1 is closed. Eligible applicants have been invited to submit Round 2 applications by March 1.

Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship

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

1. Financial need
2. Strong recommendation of an Upward Bound, Boys and Girls Club, LAUP Adelante, or VR Tech staff member based on the student’s involvement in one of these four organizations
3. Students’ demonstration of promise and motivation to achieve the goal of a college degree
4. Applicants should be graduating seniors from greater Holland/Zeeland area high schools or current full-time college students who graduated from an area high school. 
5. Applicants should have a high school GPA between 2.5 and 3.5.  Priority may be given to students who have demonstrated significant academic improvement over the course of their high school careers. 


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

To learn more visit the Holland/Zeeland Promise website.

Kaminski Family Scholarship

The Kaminski Family Scholarship awards scholarships to graduating seniors who participate in the activities of one of the following youth agencies, Barnabas Ministries, Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Advocacy Center, and Rock Urban Youth Ministries.  Interested applicants are asked to seek the support of their mentor or counselor from one of the above named organizations in completing the application. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:


1. Academic record demonstrating continuous improvement
2. Desire to attempt higher education

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Samuel Meengs Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in memory of Samuel Meengs, a Hope College student and an active member of the Holland and Zeeland community. This scholarship awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from Black River, Calvary Schools of Holland, Holland Christian High School, Holland High School, West Ottawa High Schools, or Zeeland High Schools. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

1. Academic excellence as demonstrated by a minimum high school GPA of 4.0 and an ACT score of at least 27
2. A record of community service and extra curricular activities
3. Involvement in high school sports, music, or the arts 
4. The strength of a student’s course load
5. Acceptance and intention to attend Hope College

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Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship Fund

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

Fund Administration

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

Scholarship Awards

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

Eligibility

1. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen accepted to an accredited college/university in the U.S.
2. Award recipients must be under the age of 25 and meet the criteria to qualify for dependent benefits through an ODL eligible employee.
3. An ODL eligible employee is an individual who is currently employed by ODL at a U.S. facility and has held a regular job with the company for one year, or more, and completed 1,500 hours in the previous 12 months. Children of officers and directors of the company are not eligible.
4. Scholarships are limited to students pursuing an undergraduate degree.
5. Applicant must have an acceptance letter from the college they plan to attend.
6. Applicants, who are high school seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or applicants who are current college students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 are encouraged to apply for scholarship funding.

2014 Round 1 is closed. Eligible applicants have been invited to submit Round 2 applications by March 1.

Ruth Westerman Oren Nursing Scholarship

The Ruth Westerman Oren Nursing Scholarship awards a one-time scholarship to an individual with a passion and heart for nursing to pursue a Registered Nursing (RN) degree through an accredited nursing program. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

1. Candidates must be recent graduates of an Ottawa County high school or technical school or Ottawa County adult residents making a career transition to nursing. 
2. Candidates must be pursuing a nursing degree to become a Registered Nurse (RN) through an accredited nursing program.
3. Candidates must demonstrate passion and heart for a career in nursing. 
4. Past recipients may re-apply if they continue to meet all other scholarship criteria.  The selection committee will give priority to past recipients who have a strong performance record in their nursing studies.

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