Targeted Opportunities for Funds
Scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now closed. All applicants will receive an email with decisions the second week of May. The application for the 2024-2025 academic year will open December 1, 2023.
In addition to our general scholarship application, there are many additional scholarships available to students based on specific criteria such as attending a certain school, pursuing a specific major, being affiliated with an employer such as Meijer, and more. These additional scholarships require supplemental applications.
Applying for a Scholarship with a Separate Application
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.
Scholarships applications are open from December 1 until March 1 each year. All applicants will receive an email with decisions the second week of May.
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 RBishop@GRFoundation.org.
List of Scholarships
Scholarships That Require an Additional Application
Alan R. Ryan Scholarship for Catholic High School Education
Student is an 8th grader at a school located 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 postsecondary 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.
Economic Club Business Study Abroad Scholarship
Student is a full-time second year or above undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in Business and will be studying abroad through a public or private college or university. Must be a resident of Kent, Allegan, Ottawa, or Muskegon County (3 year minimum) or a resident student at a 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 at the Lowell High School website. Questions, contact the Lowell High School Student Services Center at 616.987.2908.
Student is a senior attending Lowell High School (no residency limitation) or senior is attending any public, private, charter, or home-based school and resides 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 at the Lowell High School website. Questions, contact the Lowell High School Student Services Center at 616.987.2908.
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. Children of team members must be full-time students to apply, while Meijer team member applicants may be part-time students. Find more information on the Meijer website.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 in the U.S. Theatre experience is required at one of the local community theatres. Must provide three letters of recommendation.
Miller Johnson Michigan Diversity 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. Must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.