Higher education has long been seen as one of the surest paths to increased opportunity. Unfortunately, many people who could benefit the most from a college education are the least able to afford it. In setting up a Scholarship Fund, not only do you show local students you believe in them, but you can create a lasting legacy in your name or the name of a loved one.
The Community Foundation handles all administrative details of awarding scholarships, from promoting their availability and processing applications to selecting deserving students and writing the checks. You may participate in the scholarship selection process if you wish, or simply sit back and watch the impact of your gift.
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ARE ESTABLISHED TO
Honor loved ones, inspire young people, and invest in our community’s future.
Target the type of students you want to help
Whether it’s academic success, financial need, community involvement, or area of study, your gift can help fulfill the educational dreams for the type of students you want to support.
When you start a Scholarship Fund with us:
• You establish the selection criteria when you set up the fund.
• Scholarships can be awarded to graduating high school seniors, current college students, graduate students, and/or non-traditional students.
• Recipients live in the Foundation’s geographic service area of Holland and Zeeland.
Global Concepts Enterprise, Inc. Founders' Scholarship Fund
Guided by principles of hard work and honesty, the founders of Global Concepts established a scholarship fund to support the post-secondary education of their employees’ children and honor the legacy of their late partner.
“Receiving the Herbert F. and Mabel L. Olney Memorial Scholarship made a world of difference for me. During one semester of my senior year, I took 21 credits, and that’s not something I could have done without the assistance of my scholarship. I’m truly grateful to the Olney family for deciding to honor their parents’ legacy by investing in my education.”
Have Questions About our Scholarship Funds?
For questions about ways to give, contact Colleen Hill, VP of Development and Donor Services