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Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship

The Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Average: $500
Application Deadline: 15-May
Requirements: Applicant must have had contact with the Family Division of Circuit Court, and must submit an essay, describing how being involved with the court system has meant to them in their life. Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a caseworker or probation officer, and demonstrate interest in pursuing college or vocational education. Selection is based upon a minimum 2.5 GPA, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal statement, and financial need.
Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior

Sponsorship provided by:

Grand Rapids Community Foundation
209-C Waters Building, 161 Ottawa Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: 616 454 1751
Fax Number: 616 454 6455

You can find out more by contacting:

Ruth E. Bishop
Education Program Associate

Phone Number: 616 454 1751 x103

It is important to spend time looking into the background of the scholarship. The best shot of achieving your goal is a result of first understanding the qualifications and then determining if you qualify. Prior to starting, figure out the driving force for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and their goals for the Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship. Once that is done, you should determine if you have the possibility to receive the scholarship. If you think that there is a good chance that you can be awarded the Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship, then it is worth it to use your time.

A crucial part in the process of trying for the scholarship is paying close attention to the application. Some forms are lengthy, but it is absolutely critical that you fill out the application properly and completely. Use caution to insure that you will not get passed over because of some minor point.

After the required forms have been mailed, it's important to know when the Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship makes payment of the resources so you'll be aware of whether or not you can rely on the scholarship to help meet your financial needs and what assistance it will provide, you might have to follow certain conditions in what can be paid with the Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship. It can be difficult to handle the expenses associated with school, and obtaining the Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship can provide significant support. If you don't end up getting the Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship, keep at it, there will be alternative scholarships for which you can apply.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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