Additional Scholarships

Targeted Opportunities for Funds

Scholarship applications are now open for the 2019-2020 academic year. All applicants will receive an email with decisions the second week of May 2019.

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 many more. These additional scholarships require supplemental applications. 

Process

Applying for a Scholarship with a Separate Application

  1. 1 Determine Your Eligibility

    When scholarship applications are open, review the scholarships on this page to determine whether you meet the criteria for any funds that have a separate application. 

  2. 2 Apply

    All scholarships that require a separate application must be submitted by March 1, unless noted. To apply, please download the scholarship's PDF and complete each individual scholarship's application. 

  3. 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

Scholarship

Criteria

Deadline

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.   Application forms will be available at www.grfoundation.org after December 1. 

    Deadline: Mar. 01, 2019

    2019 Application

  • 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.  Application forms will be available at www.grfoundation.org after December 1.

    Deadline: Mar. 01, 2019

    2019 Application

  • 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. Download .pdf from www.grfoundation.org after December 1.

    Deadline: Mar. 01, 2019

    2019 Application

  • 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.

    Deadline: Mar. 15, 2019

  • Englehardt Scholarship

    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 in March by contacting
    the Lowell High School Student Services Office at 897-4125 and are due the 3rd Friday in March.

    Deadline: Mar. 15, 2019

  • 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 (March 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.

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    Deadline: Mar. 01, 2018

  • 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. 

    Deadline: Mar. 01, 2019

    2019 Application

  • 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.

    Deadline: Mar. 01, 2019

    2019 Application

  • 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. 

    Deadline: Mar. 01, 2019

    2019 Application

  • 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. 

    Deadline: Mar. 01, 2019

    2019 Application

  • 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.  

    Deadline: Mar. 01, 2019

    2019 Application