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

 

Browse scholarships for graduating seniors from Holland/Zeeland area high schools. The eligibility criteria you must meet for consideration are listed. 

Click on your school to see school-specific scholarships: Black RiverHolland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East and Zeeland West.


HOLLAND/ZEELAND AREA SCHOLARSHIPS

Dr. Tai Afrik Memorial Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from one of the following high schools: Black River, Holland, Holland Christian, West Ottawa, Zeeland East, Zeeland West, or the Careerline Tech Center

2. Enrolling/enrolled at Grand Valley State University

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher 

5. Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)

6. Minority status

Note: Available again in 2021, potentially renewable for three additional years

Sue Bailey Service Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, current college student, or adult from the greater Holland/Zeeland area or Byron Center

2. Enrolling/enrolled at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

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

Batts Family Scholarship

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student who attends public, private, or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. Ranked in the top 20 percent of graduating class

Note: Participation in the Boys and Girls Club and/or Graduating senior from one of the Zeeland high schools preferred 

Briones Family Adventure Projects Scholarship

1. Graduate of a public, private, or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

2. First-generation college student attending an accredited post-secondary school in the United States and planning to participate in an international study abroad program sponsored by that institution or another certified program provider based in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

5. Planning to enroll in the international study abroad program within 11 months of the scholarship application deadline (enrollment to be confirmed before award disbursement)

6. 300 word or less answer to this question: Why are you interested in studying abroad and what do you hope to gain from your study abroad experience?

Note: Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship recipients preferred

Brooks Family First Generation Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher or SAT of 1020 or higher

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

6. United States citizen

7. Racial or ethnic minority

8. First-generation college student

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years. Amount of award increases each year.

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

Jessie F. Dalman Scholarship 

1. Graduating high school senior or graduating early college student from a public or private high school within the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area or at Hudsonville High School or Hudsonville Unity Christian High School

2. Enrolling in a 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. GPA of 3.8 or higher, top 10 percent class rank, and an SAT score of 1340 or above

4. United States citizen

DeLong and Brower, P.C. Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

5. Planning to study accounting, finance or economics

Note: Potentially renewable for one additional year

Franz Family Scholarship 

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

2. Enrolling at an accredited 2 or 4-year post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount) 

4. 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)

5. 300 word or less answer to this question: How has international adoption impacted your life?

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104 Undergraduate Studies Scholarship

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

2.  Enrolling in a 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. In good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or higher 

4. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount) 

Note: Past recipients of this award may reapply. Top priority given to students planning to study law enforcement.  Priority given to the direct descendants (children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc.) of present or past Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104 members. Priority given to children of active duty or retired police officers.

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship

 1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student with substantial work history or record of volunteering who attends public, private, or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area (Foundation); or a current college student with substantial work history or record of volunteering whose permanent address lies within the primary service area of the Foundation; or a currently employed worker from the greater Holland/Zeeland area, employed 20 or more hours per week, in human resources, manufacturing, skilled trades, semi-skilled trades, or other production-related areas with a greater Holland/Zeeland area company including temporary staffing agencies.

2. Enrolled/enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Priority will be given to applicants with high financial need. Priority will be given to applicants who are first-generation college students. All other qualifications being equal, tie-breaking consideration will be given to given to applicants interested in studying areas related to the furniture manufacturing industry, including such areas as Human Resources, Engineering, Design, Manufacturing Operations, Skilled Trades, etc.

Julie Genzink Memorial Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from an Allegan or Ottawa County high school of home school

2. Pursuing a 4-year degree in the healthcare field at any accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. GPA of 3.5 or higher (high school seniors) or 3.25 or higher (current college students)

4. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to supply the page of the Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years. At minimum, one scholarship award per year will be given to a student from Hamilton High School.

Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship - Requires a separate application, open to the public, for students enrolled/enrolling in a 12 to 24-month certification program, associate's degree program, or skilled trade/vocational program in one of the following areas: CNC Programming; Electrician; Electronics Machine Repair; Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician; Industrial Maintenance; Machinist; Machine Repair; Manufacturing Technology; Model Maker; Tool and Die; or Welding.

Click HERE to visit Haworth's website to learn more. Applications will be available on the Haworth website beginning on January 2. Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. EST on February 14.

Holland Doctors of Audiology Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student who attends/attended public, private, or home school high school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area or Hamilton or Saugatuck

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. 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 (graduate-level candidates)

5. Hard of hearing and hearing aid users and/or interested in studying audiology or hearing science (undergraduate-level candidates)

Note: Potentially renewable for two additional years. Financial need, the prime consideration. Involvement in school's music program preferred. 

Holland Friends of Art Scholarship

1. Graduating senior from Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East, Zeeland West, or the Careerline Tech Center

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 2.5 or higher 

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

6. High school visual art teacher's recommendation

7. Email submission of visual art portfolio containing 5-10 best pieces to stimmerman@cfhz.org by the application deadline

Note: Potentially renewable for one additional year

Tracy Houting Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from one of the following high schools: Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East, or Zeeland West

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 2.5 or higher

5. Nominated and recommended by high school counselor based on traits like Tracy's (vivaciousness, positivity and humbleness)

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years for recipients pursuing a four-year degree. Recipients pursuing a 2-year degree may reapply after the first year. All other selection criteria being equal, preference given to a student who is active in scouting, cheerleading and/or choral singing, and/or a student with strong interest in Native American culture and history. 

Karri B. and David E. Jasperse Scholarship

1. Graduating senior from Holland Christian (2020), Black River (2021) West Ottawa (2022), Holland Public (2023)

2. Enrolling in a bachelor's degree program in mathematics, science, or engineering in an accredited public post-secondary school in Michigan

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher 

Kaminski Family Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. Nominated and recommended by high school counselor or leader at youth-serving organization

Note: Special consideration given to students whose grades have improved over the course of high school

Charles and Beatrice Kulier Scholarship

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student who attends public, private, or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Preference given to applicants who plan to attend Hope College and/or students from West Ottawa High School

Lakeshore Dental Scholarship

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

2. Continuing studies in the dental field in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in Michigan

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Potentially renewable for one additional year

Latin Americans United for Progress Dream Scholarship

1. Graduating senior of Hispanic origin attending public, private or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount) 

4. 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: Possible finalist interviews with the LAUP Dream Scholarship selection committee

Bernard and Jerene Lemmen Memorial Scholarship

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

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

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Past recipients of this award may reapply. Adults returning to school preferred.

Samuel Meengs Scholarship

1. Graduating senior 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. Enrolling at Hope College

3. Financial need, an additional consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 4.0 or higher and SAT score of at least 1280

Note: Involvement in high school sports, music, or the arts preferred 

Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics Boosters Scholarship 

1. Graduating high school senior

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Four-year Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics swimmer

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

Neydon Scholarship for the Children of Widows 

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

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. Child of a widowed mother

Note: Preference given to those students who are not selected to receive other types of scholarships, particularly full scholarships

Ruth Westerman Oren Nursing Scholarship

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 in the United States

Note: Priority given to past recipients who have a strong performance record in their nursing studies

Grace Piersma Memorial Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student who attends public, private, or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.

2. Enrolling at Hope College

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to supply page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

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

Ann Query Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior who resides in the Zeeland Public School District (student does not have to attend Zeeland Public Schools to be eligible)

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in Michigan, preferably a 4-year program

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit the page of the Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

5. Planning to pursue a degree in business or education

Alice O. Rydell Interior Design Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student who attends public, private, or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

2. Enrolling in an accredited interior design program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit the page of the Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

Charles Schwab Holland Scholarship 

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. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. GPA of 3.0 or higher

4. Planning to pursue a degree in economics or finance

Note: Community service involvement preferred

Slotman Family Scholarship - Available again in 2023

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/enrolled in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in Michigan 

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 2.5 or higher 

5. 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?  

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years. Top priority given to first-generation college students. Priority given to racial or ethnic minorities. 

Bob and Brenda Soeters Family Scholarship

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student who attends public, private, or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school in Michigan

3. GPA of 3.8 or higher and SAT score of at least 1240 

Note: High demand field of study preferred 

Shelley Speet-Mills Creative Arts Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student who attends public, private, or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

5. Planning to pursue a career in the arts

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

Wayne A. Streur Family Scholarship 

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

2. Enrolling in a 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.3 or higher

5.  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.)

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years. Attending college in Michigan preferred. 

The University of Michigan Club of Holland Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior 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. Enrolling at the University of Michigan

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

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

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Nominated by a high school counselor

4. 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)

5. 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?

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years.

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

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

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

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

Note: Special consideration to candidates interested in pursuing a degree in the sciences

Van’t Hof Scholarship

1. Graduating 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. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years

Wagner Catholic Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling in a degree program at a Roman Catholic post-secondary school, Hope College, or the University of Michigan

3. Demonstration of faith as shown in essay (300 word limit) answering this prompt: How have you demonstrated your faith during your high school years and what role will it play in your life during college and as you establish your career?

4. Financial need, a consideration (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years. Amount of award decreases after first year.

Peter and Huberdina Weller Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from a high school within the greater Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area service area. Previous recipients of the award are encouraged to reapply. 

2. Enrolling/enrolled at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

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

6. All other qualifications being equal, tie-breaking consideration will be given to minority students

David Wiersema Memorial Scholarship 

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

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Varsity golfer

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

5. 300 word or less essay answering this question: How have you grown since you have been involved in golf?

Mark Winia Memorial Soccer Scholarship

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student who attends public, private, or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area or Hamilton High School or Saugatuck High School

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Club or varsity soccer participant

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

5. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit the page of the Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount)

6. GPA of 2.5 or higher

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

Zeeland Rotary – Donald Morgan Memorial Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior who resides in the Zeeland Public School District (student does not have to attend Zeeland Public Schools to be eligible)

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. 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 

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

2. Enrolling in an accredited nursing program at an accredited post-secondary school, leading to a career as a registered nurse

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)


BLACK RIVER HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Ian Guarr Memorial Scholarship

1. Graduating Black River High School senior

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States (candidates do not necessarily need to pursue these fields in college)

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit the page of the Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

5. United States citizen

6. Demonstration of an avid interest and proficiency in music, writing, or mathematics 

Chris Martin Memorial Art Scholarship

1. Graduating Black River High School senior

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States 

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

4. Interested and proficient in the visual arts (student does not have to be planning to pursue a degree or career in the visual arts)

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years 


HOLLAND CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Roger and Louise Brinks Holland Christian Scholarship

1. Graduating Holland Christian High School senior

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need, a consideration (encourage to submit the page of the Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

Note: Potentially renewable for one additional year

Martin J. Dykstra Memorial Scholarship 

1. Graduating Holland Christian High School senior

2. Enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program in business at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. GPA of 3.0 or higher

John T. and Esther M. Hoogland Educational Scholarship 

1. Graduating Holland Christian High School senior

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

Marcia K. and Arlyn J. Lanting Family Scholarship 

1. Graduating Holland Christian High School senior

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need, a consideration (encourage to submit the page of the Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

5. Preparing for a career in Christian service (Christian service could take many forms and includes Christian ministry, Christian youth work or Biblical studies)

Ploeg-Fynewever Nursing Scholarship 

1. Graduating Holland Christian High School senior

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States with plans to pursue a nursing degree leading to a career as a registered nurse

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Angie Van Hoven Nursing Scholarship

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. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States with plans to pursue a nursing degree

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years 

Van Putten Scholarship

1. Graduating Holland Christian High School senior

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)


HOLLAND PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

DeWeert Family Scholarship - Available again in 2022

1. Graduating Holland High School senior

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

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

4. High financial need after all other scholarships and aid have been applied (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years

Franklin D. Kraai Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from Holland High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Enrolling in a 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Helton Family Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from Holland High School

2. Enrolled/enrolling at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

3. Able to demonstrate financial need.

All other qualifications being equal, students majoring in science or engineering will be given special consideration. Previous recipients of the award may reapply.

Jack and Thelma Leenhouts Scholarship

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student from Holland High School

2. Enrolling in a 4-year bachelor's degree program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

5. Planning to pursue a career in education, music, public administration, or business (or a closely-related field including accounting, economics, or finance)

Note: High involvement in school/community activities and church preferred. Potentially renewable for three additional years.

Donald J. and Lileeth Brouwer Van Ark Scholarship

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student from Holland High School

2. Enrolling in a 4-year degree program in education/teaching at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3.  Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount).

4.  GPA of 2.7 or higher

Note: Potentially renewable for two additional years

Margaret VanVyven Music Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student from Holland High School

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program, leading to a career in music either as a teacher or as a performer, at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

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

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years.

WL Dream Scholarship - Available again in 2021

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from Holland High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in Michigan

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.4 or higher

5. Working to earn money for higher education

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years. Preference to students who have worked considerable hours to earn money for higher education. 


WEST OTTAWA HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Charles C. and Celeste Y. Ferrell Memorial Scholarship

1. Graduating West Ottawa High School senior

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States (recipients enrolling in a 2-year program may later transfer to a 4-year program and receive the final two years of the scholarship)

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA between 3.25 - 3.75 

5. Must have two recommendations

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years. Amount of award increases each year. Preference given to candidates pursuing a degree in business. 

Franklin D. Kraai Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from Holland High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Enrolling in a 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Frances Reinecke Memorial Scholarship

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student from West Ottawa High School

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school in Michigan

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA has improved during high school

5. 100 word or less essay answering this prompt: Give an example of how you have maintained a positive attitude in the face of adversity.

Tai Anne Smith Memorial Scholarship

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student from West Ottawa High School

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States with plans to major in education

3. 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.

Note: Elementary education major and high school band or sports involvement preferred

WL Dream Scholarship - Available again in 2021

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from Holland High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in Michigan

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.4 or higher

5. Working to earn money for higher education

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years. Preference to students who have worked considerable hours to earn money for higher education.

West Ottawa Class of 1999 Scholarship

1. Graduating West Ottawa High School senior

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school the United States

Ted and Yuki Yamaoka Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student from West Ottawa High School

2. Enrolling at Michigan State University

3. Unweighted GPA of 3.75 or higher 

4. First-generation college student

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years. Award amount increases each year.


ZEELAND EAST HIGH SCHOOL AND ZEELAND WEST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Marnie Assink Art Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States with plans to major in art

3.  Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

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

Centennial Coatings Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

5. First-generation college student

Note: Preference given to applicants who are employees or dependents of employees at Centennial Coatings

Thomas and Susan Den Herder Education Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States and pursuing a degree in special education, elementary education or secondary education (candidates enrolling in a 2-year program must have plans to transfer into a four-year program) 

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.2 or higher

5. 600 word or less response to these 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?

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years. Award amount increases each year.

John C. DeWitt Scholarship - Reserved for the Johnny DeWitt Spirt Award winners from Zeeland East High School. No application necessary.

Jack and Marlies DeWitt Scholarship - Reserved for the top-ranked graduating Zeeland East High School senior enrolling at Hope College. No application necessary.

Justin (Jup) Elhart Memorial Scholarship

1. Graduating Zeeland East High School senior

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

4. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 2.0 or higher

5. Caring attitude toward others

Note: Potentially renewable for one additional year

Pamela Elhart Memorial Scholarship 

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

2. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

3. Enrolling in a 2-year associate or 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

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

1. Graduating Zeeland East High School senior

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school the United States

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

Note: One male and one female recipient

Gene Kraai Memorial Scholarship 

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

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school the United States

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

Herbert F. and Mabel L. Olney Memorial Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year nursing or law enforcement program at an accredited post-secondary school in Michigan

3. Financial need, the prime consideration (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years

Ann Query Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior who resides in the Zeeland Public School District (student does not have to attend Zeeland Public Schools to be eligible)

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program (4-year preferred) at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in Michigan

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount).

4. Planning to pursue a degree in business or education

5. GPA of 3.0 or higher

Mike Torrey Swimming Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Four-year high school swimmer

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

5. 300 word or less answer to this question: What has the sport of swimming meant to you, and how do you see swimming fitting into your future?

Jack W. and Michael W. Van Dyke Memorial Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. All GPAs and standardized test scores considered

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

6. 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.

7. 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?

Note: Potentially renewable for one additional year

Angie Van Hoven Nursing Scholarship

1. Graduating Zeeland East High School or Zeeland West High School senior, 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. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

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

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years

Catherine Bosch Wasson Family Scholarship

1. Graduating Zeeland East High School senior

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. GPA of 3.5 or higher

Note: Leadership, service, and involvement in athletics preferred

Zeeland Rotary – Donald Morgan Memorial Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior who resides in the Zeeland Public School District (student does not have to attend Zeeland Public Schools to be eligible)

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. 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?

 

Seniors, Greater H/Z Area (Fennville, Grand Haven, Hamilton, Hudsonville, and Saugatuck) and Beyond

 

Browse scholarships for graduating seniors from greater Holland/Zeeland area high schools and beyond. The eligibility criteria you must meet for consideration are listed.

Sue Bailey Service Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior, early college student, current college student, or adult from the greater Holland/Zeeland area or Byron Center

2. Enrolling/enrolled at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

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

Roger and Louise Brinks Elementary Education Scholarship

1. Graduating Hamilton High School senior

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States and majoring in elementary education 

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

Note: Potentially renewable for one additional year

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

Jessie F. Dalman Scholarship

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student from a public or private high school within the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area or at Hudsonville High School or Hudsonville Unity Christian High School

2. Enrolling in a 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. GPA of 3.8 or higher, top 10 percent class rank, and an SAT score of 1340 or above

4. United States citizen

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104 Undergraduate Studies Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling in any 2 or 4-year undergraduate degree program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. In good academic standing with GPA of 2.5 or higher 

4. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount) 

Note: Past recipients of this award may reapply. Top priority given to students planning to study law enforcement. Priority given to the direct descendants (children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc.) of present or past Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104 members. Priority given to children of active duty or retired police officers.

Julie Genzink Memorial Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, early college student, or current college student from an Allegan or Ottawa County high school or home school

2. Pursuing a 4-year degree in the healthcare field at any accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. GPA of 3.5 or higher (high school seniors) or 3.25 or higher (current college students)

4. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to supply the page of the Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount

Note: Potentially renewable for additional years. At minimum, one scholarship award per year will be given to a student from Hamilton High School.

Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship: Requires a separate application, open to the public, for students enrolled/enrolling in a 12 to 24-month certification program, associate's degree program or skilled trade/vocational program in one of the following areas: CNC Programming; Electrician; Electronics Machine Repair; Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician; Industrial Maintenance; Machinist; Machine Repair; Manufacturing Technology; Model Maker; Tool and Die; or Welding.

Click HERE to visit Haworth's website to learn more. Applications will be available on the Haworth website beginning on January 2. Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. EST on February 14. 

 

Holland Doctors of Audiology Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student who attends/attended public, private, or home school high school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area or Hamilton or Saugatuck

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. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount) 

Note: Potentially renewable for two additional years. Financial need, the prime consideration. Involvement in school's music program preferred. 

Kaminski Family Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling in 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount) 

Note: Special consideration given to students whose grades have improved over the course of high school

Lakeshore Dental Scholarship

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

2. Continuing studies in the dental field in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in Michigan

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Potentially renewable for one additional year

Bernard and Jerene Lemmen Memorial Scholarship

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

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

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Past recipients of this scholarship may reapply. Adults returning to school preferred.

Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics Boosters Scholarship 

1. Graduating high school senior

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States 

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

4. Four-year Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics (MLA) swimmer

Ruth Westerman Oren Nursing Scholarship

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 in the United States

Note: Priority given to past recipients who have a strong performance record in their nursing studies

Ann Query Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior who resides in the Zeeland Public School District (student does not need to attend Zeeland Public Schools to be eligible)

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in Michigan, preferably in a 4-year program

3. GPA of 3.0 or higher

4. Planning to pursue a degree in business or education

Charles Schwab Holland Scholarship

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. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary education institution in the United States 

3. GPA of 3.0 or higher

4. Planning on pursuing a degree in economics or finance

Note: Community service involvement preferred

Slotman Family Scholarship

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/enrolled at a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in Michigan  

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount) 

4. GPA of 2.5 or higher  

5. 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?

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years. Top priority given to first- generation college students. Priority given to racial or ethnic minorities.   

The University of Michigan Club of Holland Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior 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. Enrolling at the University of Michigan

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

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

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States 

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount) 

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

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

Note: Special consideration given to candidates interested in pursuing a degree in the sciences

Patricia Winchester Vanderbilt Memorial Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States with plans to study English or related subject matter

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)  

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

Wagner Catholic Scholarship

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. Enrolling in a degree program at a Roman Catholic post-secondary school, Hope College, or the University of Michigan

3. Demonstration of faith as shown in essay (300 word limit) answering this prompt: How have you demonstrated your faith during your high school years and what role will it play in  your life during college and as you establish your career?

4. Financial need, a consideration (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years. Amount of award decreases after first year.

Peter and Huberdina Weller Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from a high school within the greater Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area service area. Previous recipients of the award are encouraged to reapply. 

2. Enrolling/enrolled at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

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

6. All other qualifications being equal, tie-breaking consideration will be given to minority students

David Wiersema Memorial Scholarship 

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

2. Enrolling in a two or four-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Varsity golfer

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

5. 300 word or less essay answering this question: How have you grown since you have been involved in golf?

Mark Winia Memorial Soccer Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student who attends public, private, or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area or Hamilton High School or Saugatuck High School

2. Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Club or varsity soccer participant

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

5. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit the page of the Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount)

6. GPA of 2.5 or higher

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

Roger and Wilma Winkels Hope College Scholarship - Available again in 2023

1. Graduating senior from Grand Haven High School

2. Enrolling at attend Hope College

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount is required)

Note: Planning to study mathematics, education, or music and membership at Second Reformed Church in Grand Haven preferred

Zeeland Area Seminary Scholarship

1. Zeeland Classis of the Reformed Church in America member

2. Called to serve the Lord and enrolling/enrolled in a Master of Divinity program at an accredited protestant seminary 

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

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

5. 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?

Note: Potentially renewable for two additional years

Zeeland Rotary – Donald Morgan Memorial Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior who resides in the Zeeland Public School District (student does not have to attend Zeeland Public Schools to be eligible)

2. Enrolling in a two or four-year program at an accredited post-secondary education institution (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. 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?

College Students and Adults Returning to School

Browse scholarships for current college students and adults. The eligibility criteria you must meet for consideration are listed.

Dr. Tai Afrik Memorial Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from one of the following high schools: Black River, Holland, Holland Christian, West Ottawa, Zeeland East, Zeeland West, or the Careerline Tech Center

2. Enrolling/enrolled at Grand Valley State University

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher 

5. Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)

6. Minority status

Note: Available again in 2021, potentially renewable for three additional years

Sue Bailey Service Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, current college student or adult from the greater Holland/Zeeland area or Byron Center

2. Enrolling/enrolled in any accredited post-secondary school including vocational/technical school

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

Briones Family Adventure Projects Scholarship

1 Graduate of a public, private, or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

2. First-generation college student attending any accredited post-secondary school in the United States and planning to participate in an international study abroad program sponsored by that institution or another certified program provider based in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

5. Planning to enroll in the international study abroad program within 11 months of the scholarship application deadline (enrollment to be confirmed before award disbursement)

6. Answer to short essay question: Why are you interested in studying abroad and what do you hope to gain from your study abroad experience?

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

DeLong and Brower, P.C. Scholarship

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

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

5. Planning to study accounting, finance, or economics

Note: Potentially renewable for one additional year

Lawrence F. and Barbara J. Dickman Scholarship

1. Zeeland High School graduates who are third or fourth year undergraduate students at an 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)

3. Financial need is a lesser consideration (encouraged to supply page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Past recipients may reapply for this award

Ann E. Dirkse Memorial Nursing Scholarship 

1. Graduating early college student or current college student from Holland High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Enrolling/enrolled in an accredited nursing program in Michigan

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104 Police Academy Scholarship - Click HERE for separate application

1. Resident of the State of Michigan

2. Enrolling/enrolled in any state certified police academy in Michigan

Note: Top priority given to the children or grandchildren of present or past Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104 members. Favored next are the children or grandchildren of active duty or retired police officers followed by applicants who reside in the Community Foundation's primary service area.

Kate Garrod Post Education Scholarship

1. Resident of the immediate Community Foundation service area

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

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. United States citizen

5.One recommendation must come from an instructor in the applicant’s primary area of study

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior or graduating early college student with substantial work history or record of volunteering who attends public, private,or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area (Foundation); or a current college student with substantial work history or record of volunteering whose permanent address lies within the primary service area of the Foundation; or a currently employed worker from the greater Holland/Zeeland area, employed 20 or more hours per week, in human resources, manufacturing, skilled trades, semi-skilled trades,or other production-related areas with a greater Holland/Zeeland area company including temporary staffing agencies.

2. Enrolled/enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States 

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

3. Two recommendations, one of which must be from a recent work or volunteer supervisor 

Note: Priority will be given to applicants with high financial need. Priority will be given to applicants who are first-generation college students. All other qualifications being equal, tie-breaking consideration will be given to given to applicants interested in studying areas related to the furniture manufacturing industry, including such areas as Human Resources, Engineering, Design, Manufacturing Operations, Skilled Trades, etc.

Julie Genzink Memorial Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from an Allegan or Ottawa County high school

2. Pursuing a 4-year degree in the healthcare field at any accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. GPA of 3.5 or higher (high school seniors) or 3.25 or higher (current college students)

4. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to supply the page of the Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount

Note: Potentially renewable for additional years. At minimum, one scholarship award per year will be given to a student from Hamilton High School.

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

Click HERE to visit Haworth's website to learn more. Applications will be available on the Haworth website beginning on January 2. Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. EST on February 14. 

Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship: Requires a separate application, open to the public, for students enrolled/enrolling in a 12 to 24-month certification program, associate's degree program or skilled trade/vocational program in one of the following areas: CNC Programming; Electrician; Electronics Machine Repair; Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician; Industrial Maintenance; Machinist; Machine Repair; Manufacturing Technology; Model Maker; Tool and Die; or Welding.

Click HERE to visit Haworth's website to learn more. Applications will be available on the Haworth website beginning on January 2. Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. EST on February 14. 

Helton Family Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from  Holland High School

2. Enrolled/enrolling at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

3. Able to demonstrate financial need.

All other qualifications being equal, students majoring in science or engineering will be given special consideration. Previous recipients of the award may reapply.

Holland Doctors of Audiology Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from 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. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Potentially renewable for two additional years. Financial need is the prime consideration. Involvement in school's music program, preferred.

Tracy Houting Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from one of the following high schools: Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East, or Zeeland West

2. Enrolling in a 2 or 4-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 2.5 or higher

5. Nominated by high school counselor based on traits like Tracy's (vivaciousness, positivity and humbleness)

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years for recipients pursuing a four-year degree. Recipients pursuing a 2-year degree may reapply after the first year. All other selection criteria being equal, preference given to a student who is active in scouting, cheerleading and/or choral singing, and/or a student with strong interest in Native American culture and history. 

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

1. Female

2. BSN RN

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

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

Franklin D. Kraai Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from Holland High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Pursuing a 4-year degree at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Bernard and Jerene Lemmen Memorial Scholarship

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

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

3. Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

Note: Past recipients of this scholarship may reapply. Adult returning to school, preferred.

Ruth Westerman Oren Nursing Scholarship

Past recipients of the Ruth Westerman Oren Nursing Scholarship are encouraged to reapply. Priority given to past recipients who have a strong performance record in their nursing studies.

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

Slotman Family Scholarship

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/enrolled at any 2 or 4-year accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in Michigan  

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution)

4.GPA of 2.5 or higher  

5 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?  

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years. First-generation college students given top priority  Racial or ethnic minorities given priority.

 

WL Dream Scholarship

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from Holland High School or West Ottawa High School

2. Enrolling/enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in Michigan

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.4 or higher 

5. Working to earn money for higher education

Note: Potentially renewable for three additional years

Peter and Huberdina Weller Scholarship 

1. Graduating senior, graduating early college student, or current college student from a high school within the greater CFHZ service area. Previous recipients of the award are encouraged to reapply. 

2. Enrolling/enrolled at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

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

6. All other qualifications being equal, tie-breaking consideration will be given to minority students

Zeeland Area Seminary Scholarship

- Separate application required

1. Zeeland Classis of the Reformed Church in America member

2. Called to serve the Lord and enrolled/enrolling in a Master of Divinity program at an accredited protestant seminary

3. Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)

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

5. 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?

Note: Potentially renewable for two additional years


 

Benjamin H. Van Andel Promise of Excellence Scholarship

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

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Recommendations

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

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

Benjamin H. Van Andel Promise of Excellence Scholarship

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

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

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

Selection Criteria:

1. Recommendations

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

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

Haworth Scholarships - Open to the Public!

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

Click HERE to visit Haworth's website to learn more. Applications will be available on the Haworth website beginning on January 2. Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. EST on February 14. 

Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship: Requires a separate application, open to the public, for students enrolled/enrolling in a 12 to 24-month certification program, associate's degree program or skilled trade/vocational program in one of the following areas: CNC Programming; Electrician; Electronics Machine Repair; Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician; Industrial Maintenance; Machinist; Machine Repair; Manufacturing Technology; Model Maker; Tool and Die; or Welding.

Click HERE to visit Haworth's website to learn more. Applications will be available on the Haworth website beginning on January 2. Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. EST on February 14. 

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CFHZ Scholarships by the Numbers

  • 2018 Active Scholarship Funds: 100
  • 2018 Scholarship Dollars Awarded: $845,000
  • 2018 Number of Scholarship Awards Given: 310

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