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Ruth Bishop

Education Program Officer

616.454.1751 x103

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Joined the Community Foundation:

Inspirational Quote:

The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

William James

What Ruth does:

Ruth is responsible for administering awards for over 80 scholarship funds and supporting local efforts targeting college access for all students. She is the program director for the Youth Enrichment Scholarship (YES) Program. This is a financial aid commitment program that provides scholarships to students beginning in 4th grade for summer activities and culminates in a scholarship for college or vocational training, upon successful completion of high school.

What she did before:

Ruth worked in various general and special education administrative positions in both the public and private school sector. She is a member of the National Scholarship Providers Association, is actively involved with the the To College Through College Initiative.

When Ruth’s not working:

She enjoys singing in choir and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

A few of Ruth's favorite things…

Habitat for Humanity
Place to send out-of-towners:
The Lakeshore
Place to eat or drink:
Rose's on Reeds Lake
Part of her job:
Helping students find funding for higher education and skilled trades training

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