The scholarship application period for 2017 is closed. Check back in January 2018.
In addition to our general scholarship application, several funds at the Community Foundation require a separate application. This includes the Meijer Scholarship.
1 Determine Your Eligibility
Review the scholarships on this page to determine whether you meet the criteria for any funds that have a separate application.
All scholarships that require a separate application must be submitted by April 1. To apply, please download the scholarship's PDF and complete each individual scholarship's application.
3 Have a Question?
If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, please contact us. You can reach Ruth Bishop, Education Program Officer, at (616) 454-1751 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alan R. Ryan Scholarship for Catholic High School Education
Student is an 8th grader at a school in Kent County and will be entering 9th Grade at Catholic Central or West Catholic High School. Applicant must have a minimum academic average of B or above and have financial need. Applicants must also demonstrate interest in attending Aquinas college for post-secondary education.
Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship
Student is a current or former ward of the court in Kent County, Michigan pursuing an undergraduate college or vocational education. Must have financial need, a 2.5 minimum GPA and provide a letter of recommendation from a caseworker.
Dr. Patricia E. Newby Close Up Scholarship Fund
Student is a Grand Rapids Public High School student planning to attend the Close Up program in Washington DC. Must be accepted into the Close Up Program, demonstrate financial need, and provide two recommendation letters including one from a teacher. Applications are due November 15, 2016.
Economic Club Business Study Abroad Scholarship
Student is a full-time second year or above undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Business and will be studying abroad through a public college or university. Must be a resident of Kent, Allegan, Ottawa, or Muskegon County (3 year minimum) or a resident student at a public college/university in the West Michigan area (2 year minimum) with financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Edwin E. Doyle Scholarship
Student is a high school senior at Lowell High School with financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications are available in March by contacting the Lowell High School Student Services Office 897-4125 and are due the 3rd Friday in March.
Student is a senior attending Lowell High School (no residency limitation) or senior attending any public, private, charter, or home-based school and reside in the City of Lowell, Township of Lowell, or Township of Vergennes who will be a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited school. Must have financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications are available in March by contacting the Lowell High School Student Services Office at 897-4125 and are due the 3rd Friday in March.
Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship (for team members and their children)
Student is a Meijer team member or a child (natural, legally adopted, or stepchild) of a Meijer Team Member who has been employed for at least one year by the time of the application deadline (April 1). Children of team members must be full-time students to apply, while Meijer team member applicants may be part-time students. Access online application at https://meijerscholarship.egrant.net after January 1, 2018. Application period ended on April 1, 2017.Learn More
Gerald M. Crane Music Award Scholarship
Student is a high school music student in Kent or Ottawa County requesting money for music lessons, seminars, workshops, summer enrichment programs, music concerts, instruments, books, vocal music lessons or any other kinds of musical materials. The award money may not be used for undergraduate college tuition.
Grand Rapids Combined Theatre Scholarships
Student is a full-time theatre arts major at an accredited college/university located within the United States, with theatre experience at one of the local community theatres. Must provide three letters of recommendation and have financial need.
Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship
Students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) accepted to or presently attending an accredited law school within the US with a permanent residence in Michigan. Must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be a citizen of the United States to apply.
Warner Norcross & Judd Law School Scholarship
Students of color accepted to or presently attending an accredited law school within the US with a permanent residence in Michigan or attending a Michigan law school.
Warner Norcross & Judd Paralegal and Legal Secretarial Scholarship
Students of color majoring in paralegal or legal secretarial studies at an accredited program. Must be a Michigan resident and demonstrate financial need.