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Elmo Wierenga Alumni Scholarship

The Elmo Wierenga Alumni Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

Award Information:

Application Deadline: 1-Apr
Requirements: Applicant must be a senior graduating from Ottawa Hill High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicant must be a full-time student at a two or four year institution or vocational program. Selection is based upon academic achievement, personal statement, co-op job located in Kent or Ottawa counties, 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
Email Address:
Phone Number: 616 454 1751
Fax Number: 616 454 6455

You can find out more by contacting:

Ruth Bishop
Education Program Associate

Email Address:
Phone Number: 616 454 1751 x103

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One critical detail of working toward obtaining the scholarship is filling out the application correctly. Some forms are lengthy and tedious, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that you fill out the application correctly and without omission. Use caution to insure that you will not be bumped because of some minor point.

Once the application is sent off, you should note when the Elmo Wierenga Alumni Scholarship distributes any funds in order to know whether or not it is possible to rely on the scholarship to provide additional support for any bills associated with your education and what assistance it will provide, as there may be restrictions on how you can use the Elmo Wierenga Alumni Scholarship. Recently it has become more burdensome to find ways to cover the increasing costs of education, and having the additional resources of the Elmo Wierenga Alumni Scholarship as a supplement to your own resources can provide significant support. Even if you don't obtain the Elmo Wierenga Alumni Scholarship, keep at it, you can find different scholarships for which you can apply.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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