U-M Club of Grand Rapids: Scholarship Winners

New Recipients for the 2021 School Year:

Matthew Bennink – Unity Christian

Michaela Castle – Ionia High School

Joseph Heckman – Whitehall High School

Alydia Jura – Whitehall High School

Adam Klaiss – City High/Middle School

Ella Lado – East Grand Rapids

Allyson May – Belding

Max Meston – East Grand Rapids

Enzo Metz – East Grand Rapids

Jordan Orr – City High/Middle School

Hannah Steenhagen – Grandville

Adriana Stevens – Coopersville

Sydney Tran – Forest Hills Northern

Megan Vaandrager – City High/Middle School

Navya Yagalla – Forest Hills Northern

Eric Yang – Reeths Puffer High School

Jori Younts – City High/Middle School

Will Zimdar – East Grand Rapids

Past recipients have noted the significant impact the scholarship has made on their academic career:

“I had an amazing first semester of college, I really enjoyed all of my classes. I am actually slightly disappointed to be done with them. I got to know my professors fairly well through visiting them at office hours which really helped me . . . I have had so many opportunities to try new things and have been very involved here . . . I have met so many people and have made many new friends. My first semester has been such an incredible experience and I am excited to begin my new classes after a relaxing break with family and friends.  Thanks for your support and Go Blue!” Lexi Wierenga, Class of 2015

“I’ve had opportunities for academic research and conference presentations on trends in higher education that expose me to  a range of advanced degrees and programs . . . In addition to these experiences, I have strived to uphold the academic standards set by the UM Club of GR . . . I remain very grateful for the financial assistance and attention I have received from the UM Club of GR.” Will Hardenbergh, Class of 2013

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