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2017 Scholarship Recipients


Marnie Assink Dr. Tai Afrik Memorial Scholarship Art Scholarship

J. Russel and Julia Bouws Scholarship

Batts Family Scholarship

Cody Thammavongsa Kathleen Church

Leslie Barajas

Grand Valley State University

Taylor Klifman

Western Michigan University

Anna Wentzloff

Kendra Jaarsma

Michigan State University

Davenport University

Grand Valley State University

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area builds our community’s endowment and provides services to donors to make giving easy. One of the services provided is the facilitation of scholarships for students. Higher education has long been seen as one of the surest paths to increased opportunity. The Community Foundation’s scholarship program shows local students that our community believes in them by assisting them in achieving their post-secondary education goals. Applications for 2018 scholarships will be available in January 2018. Visit cfhz.org for more information.

Roger and Louise Brinks Elementary Education Scholarship Returning scholarship recipient:

Returning scholarship recipient:

Emma Jennings Grand Valley State University

Hannah Gritter Calvin College

Brooklyn Groenheide

Angela Raterink

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

Brooks Family First Generation Scholarship

Careerline Tech Center/Steve DeLeeuw Memorial Scholarship

Returning scholarship recipients:

Mckenna Bigelow

Olivia DeVries

Kent State

Grand Rapids Community College

Careerline Tech Center Foundation Scholarship

If you’d like to discuss how you can support our local students, please contact Stacy Timmerman at stimmerman@cfhz.org or 616-396-6590. Visit give.cfhz.org to donate to an existing scholarship fund(s).

Roger and Louise Brinks Holland Christian Schools Scholarship

Tara Genzink

Kristin Kirsch

Davenport University

Ferris State University

This publication is sponsored by:

Stephanie Arndt Hope College, Kariana Alvarado University of Michigan, David Chhum Liberty University, Kylah Le Dawson Forner Eastern Michigan University Grand Rapids Community Raymond Surya College University of Michigan

Centennial Coatings Scholarship

Peter Ly

Tran Nguyen

University of Michigan

Central Michigan University


Thomas & Susan Den Herder Education Scholarship

Lillian Mulder Dalman Memorial Scholarship for Resthaven Employees

Jessie F. Dalman Scholarship

Returning scholarship recipients:

Tessa Bartels

Victoria Mashour Aquinas College Kaitlyn MeppelinkDordt College Rodrigo Zavala-Cintora - Hope College

North Central University

Jack and Marlies DeWitt Scholarship

Abigail Shepard

Shelby Suits

Central Michigan University

University of Alabama

John C. DeWitt Scholarship

Brandy Brown

Joanna Sichandeng

Muskegon Community Grand Valley State University College

Anne E. Dirkse Martin J. Dykstra Lawrence F. and Memorial Barbara J. Dickman Memorial Nursing Scholarship Scholarship Scholarship

Olivia Panozzo

Kellen Voss

Allison Sterken

Sarah Schuiling

Angelica Ramirez

Abigail Koops

Hope College

Grand Valley State University

Grand Rapids Community College

Northwestern University

Grand Valley State University

Calvin College

Justin “Jup” Elhart Memorial Pamela S. Elhart Scholarship Memorial Scholarship

Charles C. Ferrell Memorial Scholarship

Fifth Third Bank Minority Scholarship

Returning scholarship recipient: Austin Sall Grand Canyon University

John Groendyke

Devin Garcia

Leslie Barajas

Marita Ky

Peter Ly

Grand Valley State University

Kalmazoo Valley Community College

Western Michigan University

University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Franz Family Scholarship

C. Norman Fry Scholarship

2017 Community Foundation Scholarship Program By the Numbers

$

Lydia Vreeman King’s College

Samantha Roon Hillsdale College

$658,000

260

Total Scholarship Award Dollars

Total Number of Awards

83 Number of Active Scholarship Funds


Freedom Village Residents’ Scholarship

Anne Armstrong

Nicole Cordova

Nicole Dekker

Nicole Hassevoort

Annika Kolean

Helen Lim

Alma College

Muskegon Community College

Western Michigan University

Grand Rapids Community College

Cornerstone University

Baker College

Makya Murray

Jaclyn Overway

Tahleka Peart

Kaleb Kieng Pung

Damien Ratsabout

Baker College

Davenport University

Baker College

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College

Nadia MartinezEstrade Ferris State University

Returning Freedom Village Residents’ Scholarship recipients: Kelsey Achterhof - Oakland University, Katherine Ancil - Cedarville University, Mitchell Ballinger - Michigan State University, Ashley Bolman - Grand Rapids Community College, Brittney DeJong - Muskegon Community College, Hannah Gritter - Calvin College, Brittany McMahon - Ferris State University, Alexis Prince - Hope College, Marissa Rosales - Grand Valley State University, Senelisiwe Simpson - Muskegon Community College, Gabrielle Smeenge - Grand Valley State University, Megan VanAsperen - Grand Rapids Community College, Mitchell VanOss - Grand Valley State University, Eva Vieyra - Grand Rapids Community College

Mary Yath

Samantha Roon Hillsdale College

Anna Scholma

Mary Yath

Calvin College

Muskegon Community College

“With this award it makes it

possible for me to continue my higher education journey and make a difference in my community. This award means more to me than I can possibly express in words.“

– Brittnie Soto Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship Recipient

Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship

Ian Guarr Memorial Scholarship Returning scholarship recipients:

Brittnie Soto

Dominic Perales

Davenport University

Central Michigan University

Trevor GafaSyracuse University, Theresa Redmond Aquinas College, Randy Nguyen - Grand Valley State University


Haworth Scholarship

Alexis Bigler Grand Valley State University

Kennedy Boeve Delaney Cavanagh Azusa Pacific University

Christina Moore

Robert Phillips

University of Detroit Mercy

University of California

Central Michigan University

Sydney Hannigan Austin Kiekintveld Georgia State University

University of Michigan

Paul Richardson Benjamin Shoemaker Hannah Sommers James Tysinger Loyola University

Lauren Van Vugt

Madeline White

Mitchell Williams

Calvin College

Eastern Michigan University

Michigan State University

Haworth Diversity Scholarship

Lauren Galien

University of Michigan

Iowa State University

Grand Valley State University

University of North Carolina

“I take great pride in the education and opportunities I have, and I am so grateful that there are opportunities such as this that provide an avenue for me to finance my dreams.“ – Lauren Van Vugt Haworth Scholarship Recipient

G.W. Haworth Scholarship Returning scholarship recipients:

Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship

Katelyn Hicks University of Michigan, Lauren Richardson - Purdue University

Nia Stringfellow

Miles Pruitt

Stephanie Schouman

Hope College

Hope College

University of Michigan

Alexander Eastman Ferris State University

Marjorie Banda Ferris State University


Gerald B. Johanneson Scholarship Holland Friends of Art Scholarship

Holland Doctors of Audiology Scholarship

Returning scholarship recipient:

Returning scholarship recipient:

Kristin Schock Northern Michigan University

Miriam Kornelis Calvin College

Avery Bullard

Kathleen Church

University of Mississippi

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Ashtyn Dykstra Michigan State University

Anne Spence Washington University School of Medicine

Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship

Micah Cuevas

Alfredo deLarosa

Michigan State University University of Michigan

Justin Thomas

Taylor Weenum

Grand Valley State University

Grand Rapids Community College

Areceli Gardea

Taylor Klifman

Marita Ky

Marisol Martinez

Grand Valley State University

Michigan State University

University of Michigan

Ferris State University

Returning Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship recipients: Kariana Alvarado - University of Michigan, Edgar Cardenas - Western Michigan University, Yessica Garcia - Western Michigan University, Diana Hernandez-Garcia - Western Michigan University, Julian Lugo - Hope College, David Mora - Michigan State University, Andrew Oonk - Grand Valley State University, Tanya Pompa - University of Michigan, Ivan Rodriguez - Grand Valley State University, Michael Sandoval - Michigan State University, Eric Solis - Michigan State University, Nhi Tran - Grand Valley State University, Jennifer Ung - Grand Valley State University, Srey Yol Vang - Grand Valley State University, Rodrigo Zavala-Cintora - Hope College

“Words simply evade me and my ability to express to all of you the amount of gratitude I have for all that you have helped me with. Without the Promise Scholarship, I simply would not be where I am today in my academic, personal, and professional life.“ – Michael Sandoval Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship Recipient


John T. and Esther Karri B. and M. Hoogland David E. Jasperse Educational Scholarship Scholarship

IFR, Inc. Employee Scholarship

Hannah Nyeboer

Nhi Tran

Lily Chan

Myah Nyeboer

Rebeka Rooks

Alexander Hearn

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

Eastern Michigan University

Lake Superior State University

University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Kaminski Family Scholarship

Leslie Barajas

Taylor Klifman

Western Michigan University

Michigan State University

Angie Kammeraad Nursing Scholarship

Theodore Malakowsky Aquinas College

Justin Thomas Grand Valley State University

Dr. J. H. Kamps/Louis Roberts Speech Award

“By awarding me the Kaminski Family Scholarship, you have helped lift a great financial burden which allows me to focus more on learning. I hope that one day I will be able to assist students achieve their goals just as you have helped me with my own.” – Taylor Klifman Kaminski Family Scholarship and Holland/ Zeeland Promise Scholarship Recipient

Andrea Kamphuis Spring Arbor University

Marcia Hoekstra Indiana Wesleyan University

Marcia K. and Arlyn J. Lanting Family Scholarship

Hunter Maat

Shelby Suits

Grand Canyon University

University of Alabama

Latin Americans United for Progress Dream Scholarship

Latin Americans United for Progress Dream/Beal Family Scholarship Returning scholarship recipients: Michael Sandoval Michigan State University, Eric Solis- Michigan State University

Caleb Brink Wheaton College

Anna Scholma Calvin College

Kyle Lacy

Christina Martinez

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

This publication is sponsored by:

Amy Muñoz University of Michigan


“It is both the little and the big things that inspire me every day, and the generosity displayed by this scholarship inspires me further to keep giving my time and resources to others. Rest assured that your faith in me will be upheld. “

Franklin D. Kraai Scholarship

– Kelby Bosma

Franklin D. Kraai Scholarship and Wayne A. Streur Family Scholarship Recipient

Kelby Bosma

Marita Ky

University of Notre Dame

University of Michigan

Gene Kraai Memorial Scholarship

Charles and Beatrice Kulier Scholarship

Bernard and Jerene Lemmen Memorial Scholarship

Jack and Thelma Leenhouts Scholarship Returning scholarship recipients: Johanna Gibson Hope College, Micah Stillwell Hope College

Diana Sias Western Michigan University

Arlene MelendezMorales

Cristian GomezCanchola

Hope College

Ferris State University

Andrew DePree Hope College

Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship

Ashley Davison Ryleigh Galbreath Ferris State University

Eastern Michigan

University

Maria Gonzalez

Chad Mesbergen

Jessica Nephew

Emily Salazar

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Grand Valley State University

Union College

Hope College

Returning Karen and Larry Mulder Scholarship recipients:

Kylie Darling - Baker College, Ethan DeJonge - Grand Valley State University, Timothy Galbreath - Grand Valley State University, Kerensa Hofmeyer - Michigan State University, Marianna Jordan-Gomez - University of Tennessee, Samantha Modrzynski - Grand Valley State University, Joseph Secord Grand Valley State University, Mackenzie Trevino - Ferris State University, Katelyn Veldheer - Michigan State University, Tin Vu - University of Georgia, Nathan Walter - Georgia Institute of Technology

Chris Martin Memorial Art Scholarship

Samuel Meengs Scholarship

Returning scholarship recipient: Cristina Piecuch Grand Valley State University

Abigail Palmateer

Olivia Panozzo

Central Michigan University

Hope College


Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics Scholarship

Ethan Henninges

Katherine Heeres

Michal Thiesen

Albion College

Hillsdale College

Minnesota State University

Ploeg-Fynewever Grace Piersma Nursing Scholarship Memorial Scholarship

Herbert F. and Ruth Westerman Neydon Scholarship Mabel L.. Olney Oren Nursing for Children Memorial Scholarship Scholarship of Widows

Ann Query Scholarship

Madeline Boggs Loyola University

Alice O. Rydell Interior Design Scholarship

Kaylee Twork

Elizabeth Vera

Grand Valley State University

Hope College

Slotman Family Scholarship

Tai Anne Smith Memorial Scholarship

Returning scholarship recipient: Crystal Calzada Western Michigan University

Olivia Panozzo Hope College

Emma VanderMeulen Calvin College

Tran Nguyen

Emma DeBoer

Central Michigan University

Columbia College

Brenda and Shelley Speet Robert Soeters Mills Creative Wayne A. Streur Family Scholarship Arts Scholarship Family Scholarship

Mike Torrey Swimming Scholarship

Arlene MelendezMorales Hope College

Donald J. and Lileeth Brouwer Van Ark Scholarship Returning scholarship recipients: Alexander Coe Hope College Mary Housman Michigan State University

Abigail Shepard

Claudia Ryzenga

Kelby Bosma

Brooke Elenbaas

Andrew DePree

Central Michigan University

Michigan State University

University of Notre Dame

Grand Valley State University

Hope College

Benjamin H. Van Andel Promise of Excellence Award

University of Michigan Club of Holland Scholarship

Lucas DeYoung

Kaylie McConnell

University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Alexander Rees University of Michigan

Jenna Ringquist

Guy Gasper

Kathleen Church

University of Michigan

University of Michigan

School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Jack W. and Michael W. Van Dyke Memorial Scholarship

Angie Van Hoven Nursing Scholarship

Margaret Van Vyven Music Scholarship

Returning scholarship recipient: Ryan Meppelink Ferris State University

Derek Chauv

Katelyn Schreur

Angela Raterink

Kaylee Twork

Claudia Ryzenga

Grand Rapids Community College

Calvin College

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

Michigan State University

Ted Vanden Bosch Scholarship for Children of Firefighters, Police Officers and Rescue Personnel

Van’t Hof Scholarship Returning scholarship recipient: Quinn Bouwkamp Hope College

Onika Bouwkamp

Lucas DeYoung

Daniel Jongekryg

Jace Garza

University of Michigan

Hope College

Kendal Tinney

Hope College

New York Merchant Marine Academy

Michigan State University

W.L. Dream Scholarship

Wagner Catholic Scholarship

Brigitte Brault

Olivia Panozzo

Jenna Ringquist

Mia Marroquin

Tess Mashour

Katherine O’Brien

Grand Valley State University

Hope College

University of Michigan

Saint Mary’s College

Aquinas College

Marquette University

“I’m blessed to have been able to be a recipient of this scholarship, and one day I hope to give back to my community and make someone’s education possible like you did for me. ” – Elizabeth Vizcarra

Wagner Catholic Scholarship Recipient

Returning Wagner Catholic Scholarship recipients:

Elizabeth Andrew - Catholic University of America, Sydney Asselin - Hope College, Margaret Becker - University of Michigan, Diana Cortes - Hope College, Norma Fuentes - Loyola University, Emily LaPorte - Villanova University, Stephanie Mellstead - Aquinas College, Michael Nellis - University of Dayton, Victoria Perez - Loyola University, Benjamin Riordan - University of Notre Dame, Cristina Scheuerman - Aquinas College, Raymond Surya - University of Michigan, Elizabeth Vizcarra - Hope College, Rachel Woods - University of Michigan, Megan Youngerman - DePaul University


Peter and Huberdina Weller Scholarship

Catherine Bosch Wasson Family Scholarship

West Michigan Dental Scholarship

West Ottawa Class of 99 Scholarship

Returning scholarship recipient: Samantha Hoeve Ferris State University

Cale Lewis

Michael LaPorte

Alysa Jauss

Katherine O’Brien

Wheaton College

Hamilton College

Ferris State University

Marquette University

Shawn D. Wiersma Memorial Scholarship

David Wiersema Memorial Scholarship

Roger and Wilma Winkels Hope College Scholarship Returning scholarship recipient: Justin Merriman Hope College

Anna Bosman

Brooke Statema

Jocelyn Racelis

Jace Garza

Lucas DeYoung

Grand Valley State University

Cornerstone University

University of Missouri

New York Merchant Marine Academy

University of Michigan

Ted and Yuki Yamaoka Scholarship

Mark F. Winia Memorial Scholarship

Patricia K. Winchester Vanderbilt Scholarship

Erica Southerton

Emma Weaver

Mariah DeHoop

Shelby Suits

Erica Potter

Madelynn Farrell

Regent University

Grand Rapids Community College

Central Michigan University

University of Alabama

Davenport University

Michigan State University

Zeeland Area Seminary Zeeland Rotary Don Morgan Memorial Scholarship Scholarship

Agnes Zuverink Norman Nursing Scholarship

Todd Eckstein

Gretchen Zwyghuizen

Onika Bouwkamp

Angelica Ramirez

Western Theological Seminary

Arizona State University

Hope College

Grand Valley State University


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