The number and amount of the scholarships varies with available funds and caliber of candidates. Though the actual numbers vary each year, the Scholarship Committee typically grants higher scholarships to students from Indiana. (This is due to the large difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition).
In 2014, we were able to award four students scholarships:
Ross Baiers is from Watervliet, Michigan. He attended Watervliet High School and was president of the Student Council and president of Youth Outreach. Ross completed 309 hours of community service while in high school. He plans to double major in Spanish and Cellular Biology. His goal is to become a Cardiothoracic surgeon.
Grayson Betts is from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He went to Plainwell High School and was valedictorian of a class of 190. He participated in cross country and track. He hopes to become a Nuclear Engineer and go into International Waste Management. Grayson was president of NHS and held many leadership positions in high school.
Devin Morrow is from Sawyer, Michigan. He attended River Valley High School in Three Oaks where he was valedictorian of a class of 44. He was president of Students Against Disruptive Decisions. He was drum major, played in the jazz band and pep band and won the John Phillip Sousa Award. He participated in basketball, cross country, golf and track. Devin wants to major in Aerospace Engineering and work for NASA or Boeing.
Luke Higgins is from Niles, Michigan and attended Buchanan High School. He was valedictorian of a class of 93. Luke was an intern at Fernwood Botanical Gardens, volunteered over 290 hours at Lakeland Community Hospital in the Emergency Department, was co-captain on the tennis team, and placed first in HOSA Future Health Professionals Researched Persuasive Speaking Regional and State Competions. He plans on going into Micro-Biology and doing research in a Pre-Med program.
The amount of money we can provide to students depends directly on our scholarship fund. If you would like to donate, please see the main “Scholarship” page on this site for instructions. We really aperciate your donations to the amazing kids. We spend a lot of time and effort trying to raise money for them so if you feel you can’t donate money at this time we still need your time and talents to pull off our scholarship fund raising efforts.
If you have fundraising ideas, or would like to volunteer in this area, contact [email protected]. Your ideas and efforts are always welcome and appreciated.