Recent Scholarship Recipients

Education paves the way for continued growth and improvement. By investing in scholarships for our youth, we are investing in a better future for our community. In 2020, we awarded close to $1.3 million in new and renewing scholarships to 819 students. Of those scholarship awards, 22% were to first generation students! Thank you to all the donors who invest in our community and make these scholarships possible.

2020 Top Scholars
Top Scholars recognizes the scholarship recipients with the highest GPA and SAT scores.

Benjamin Garretson attended Western Michigan Christian High School and is the son of Roger & Heather Garretson. He ranked first in his class of 77 students, with a 4.0 GPA and an SAT score of 1550. Benjamin was awarded a $25,000 Thomas and Geraldine Seyferth Scholarship and will attend the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in scientific research.

Piper Meldrum-Roy attended North Muskegon High School and is the daughter of Rebecca Meldrum and Ian Roy. She ranked first in her class of 88 students, with a 4.0 GPA and an SAT score of 1440. Piper was awarded a $10,000 Fred T. and Gladys V. Hawley Scholarship and will attend Western Michigan University to pursue a degree in music.

Kevin Morgan attended Oakridge Senior High School and is the son of Jason and Ann Morgan. He ranked first in his class of 111 students, with a 4.0 GPA and an SAT score of 1440. Kevin was awarded a $10,000 Fred T. and Gladys V. Hawley Scholarship and will attend the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in computer science.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

A. Portia Rothschild Scholarship
Alexis Lambert, $400

Alan G. (1954) and Margaret Drost (1957) Toxopeus Western Michigan Christian High School Scholarship
Meghan Heiss, $3,000

Albrechtsen Scholarship             
Sydney Plough, $2,000
Luke DeRose, $2,000

Alfonso Loera Music Scholarship
Emma Freeman, $1,575

American Legion Auxiliary Unit of Merrit Lamb Post No. 9
Alaina Boersema, $1,000

Archie A. and Elva M. Blood Scholarship
Nora Mitteer, $2,000

Archie McCrea Scholarship
Stephanie Kennert, $14,000

August VanEerden Scholarship
Cameron Martinez, $1,000

Barbara J. Lonnee Scholarship
Mackenize Dekker, $4,000

Ben and Ruth Marcus Scholarship
Jada Love, $1,550

Bernard J. DeVries Scholarship
Hannah Washburn, $1,000

Beverley Turner Memorial Scholarship
Kassandra Moak, $4,000

Bonnie, Kenneth, and Charles Buitendorp Scholarship 
Paige Burnes, $500

Bruce and Antonia Privacky Memorial Scholarship
Grant Parker, $1,000
Nicholas Karns, $1,000

Busker Family Fund       
Lindsay Pulsipher, $760

Busker Family Scholarship
Erin McLaughlin, $5,000

Byam Family Scholarship
Ella Lyvere, $7,000
Joshua Holman, $7,000

C.T. Anton Scholarship 
Ian DeVlieg, $1,500
Samantha Mazurkiewicz, $1,500
Javen Zamojcin, $1,500

Charles and Carol Mullally Scholarship 
Nena Williams, $1,000

Charlotte M. Martin Classical Music Scholarship
Jonathan Krause, $500

Cheryl Duff Memorial Scholarship
Annika Friday, $1,000

Community Dental Endowment Scholarship
Abbey Dixon, $1,000

Concerned Hearts Cardiovascular Nurse Scholarship
Emma Brown, $550

Cutler Family Scholarship
Madison Sahlhoff, $1,000

Darrell H. and Rosaline M. Smith Scholarship
Christopher Page, $1,000
Jonathan Krause, $5,000
Cejai Johnson, $1,000
Nathaniel Hayes, $1,000

Dennis L. and Susan K. Emmons Instrumental Music Scholarship
Piper Meldrum-Roy, $1,000

Dietz Scholarship
Gabriel Jaimes, $1,000

Dolores E. Swanson Scholarship              
Marie Townsend, $1,000

Don Harwood Nursing Scholarship
Elaine Coulson, $1,600
Dana Briggs, $2,000

Donald and Jane Tjarksen Scholarship
Joey Yang, $1,000

Donald L. Walters Scholarship
Sydney Peterson, $500

Doris-Jane Horton Scholarship
Niy’Ounna Henderson, $1,000
Cayla Hinkle, $1,000

Dorothy Creason Tyler English Scholarship
Paul Schanhals, $620
Claire McCall, $620

Douma Scholarship
Shaneice Wilson, $500

Dr. J. Max & Elizabeth Busard Scholarship
Nicholas Kline, $6,800

Dr. Michael Lundholm M.D. Scholarship
Aaron Boonstra, $4,000

Edward F. Wingler and Peggy F. Wingler Pink Scholarship
Gabby Deno, $24,000
Niy’Ounna Henderson, $12,000

Edward H. & Wilma Kyvig Scholarship
Jairo Razo-Salinas, $600

Effah Elizabeth Ferris Scholarship
Carly Hubbard, $640
Jaden Mikkelson, $640

Eleanor and Albert Herremans Scholarship
Aubrey Woodwyk, $1,000

Eleanor Polley Women’s Golf Scholarship
Morgan Ralston, $500

Elmer A. Bandgren Scholarship
Mickey Wallace, $2,000

Emma Mowers Grillo Sholten Scholarship
Madison Brown, $600

Eric Marcil Memorial Scholarship
Kendall Jones, $1,400
Iris Herald, $1,400

Ernest D. Moylan Scholarship
Allysa Henderson, $10,000
Lauren Jones, $5,000
Dareae Brown, $10,000

Essex Scholarship           
Kirsten Rundell (Gjertsen), $1,200

Eugene W. and Joanne M. Hosko Scholarship
Kennidy Wolters, $1,000

F. Charles Raap Public Service Scholarship
Paige Williamsen, $400

Frauenthal Scholarship
Kaleb Kitchka, $1,000
Ava Bentley, $2,000
Breanne Adamczak, $4,000
Brenna Klenk, $2,000
Gabrielle Nelson, $4,000
Luke Moorhead, $1,000

Fred T. and Gladys V. Hawley Scholarship
Piper Meldrum-Roy, $10,000
Kevin Morgan, $10,000

Fruitport Education Foundation Scholarship
John Braun, $1,000
Jason Illum, $1,000
Wesley Jones, $1,000
Emma Simonis, $1,000
Kailey Barker, $500
Amaya Simmons-Second, $500
Matt Lord, $500
Ayden Horan, $500

George E. Dake Scholarship
Kaira Swenson, $1,000

George H. Hartman Scholarship
Rylee Woodring, $500
David Toelle, $500

George M. Wickstrom Scholarship
Lauren Beemer, $900
Holly Garwood, $4,000

Gerhard O. and Doris E. Olsen Memorial for Andrew and Clara Andersen Scholarship
Cruz Pena, $2,500
Alannah Collins, $2,500

Harriett M. Reid Scholarship
Sebastian Cuevas, $1,090
Charles Hardy, $1,090
Arthur Marlowe, $1,090
Jordan Porter, $1,090
Cameron Martinez, $1,090

Harry E. and Clara H. Brown Scholarship
Mia Snowden, $613
Sebastian Cuevas, $613
Moriah McClain, $613
Jarvis Walker, $613
Shemyra Day, $613
Arthur Marlowe, $613
Jordan Porter, $613
Sunshine Norris, $613
Tyeisha Longmire, $613
Deziraye Wilson, $613

Helping Hands Scholarship
Kylee Upson, $1,000

Henrik Olving Scholarship for the Gifted
Madelyn Ryan, $500

Herman C. & Marjorie B. Dekker Scholarship
Jade Treptow, $500

Herremans Scholar-Athlete Scholarship
Conner Kilbourne, $1,000

Hispanic Community Services Coalition Scholarship
Gabriella Lopez, $1,000

Howard Oosterhouse Scholarship
Mia Snowden, $8,000
Sebastian Cuevas, $1,500
Tyeisha Longmire, $1,500

Hugh and Peg Campbell Scholarship
Spencer Fredricks, $3,000

Inez Lundwall Ortquist Educational Scholarship
Karoline Glamzi, $1,130

J. Dean and Carolyn L. Owen (Carolee) Memorial Scholarship
Griffin Posvistak, $400

J. Fred and Helen Barnard Boyd Scholarship
Chloe Bayne, $4,000
Shae’lon Payne, $1,000
Tanashia Hill, $2,000
Lynsey Mura, $1,000

J. Paul Dunworth Scholarship
Jack DeLong, $1,500
Hazel Vaca Rodriguez, $1,500
Nia Merriweather, $6,000

Jackson-Merkey Contractors Educational Scholarship
Jack Emery, $1,400

James P. Jackson Scholarship
Jasmine Larson, $1,400

Jared E. and Margaret I. Collinge Scholarship
Leo Zamojcin, $1,000

Jean & Clarke Manning Scholarship
Andrea Lindback, $6,000

Jean Frissel DeVries Scholarship
Christopher Swiecicki, $1,000

John and Donna Schmitt Scholarship
Chloe McCarthy, $1,340
Morgan Vanderleest, $1,340

John and Mary Schumann Scholarship
Bradley Egeler, $2,000
Calvin Nae Simmons, $1,000
Devon Midkiff, $8,000
Cole Michelli, $1,000

John and Ruth Schrier Hope College Scholarship
Ezekiel Powell, $10,000

John E. and Bernice L. Sydnor Memorial Scholarship
Ju’liyah Wilburn, $1,000

John J. Helstrom Scholarship
Aracely Garcia, $5,000

John Jurkas Law Enforcement Scholarship
Natavious Fair, $500

Johnson Family – Grambling State University Scholarship
Iyanah Gunter, $1,500

Joseph S. Cherney Scholarship
Lauren Ross, $1,000

Judith G. Singerling and John J. Singerling, Sr. Scholarship
Lauren Ross, $630

Katherine I. & Steve F. Morykwas Scholarship
Ava Crago, $1,400

Ken and Clara Kolberg Family Scholarship
Julia, Summerville-Jones, $1,000
Nicole Totten, $1,000

Kenneth Erickson Scholarship
Jazmine Bennett, $1,200

Lapomarda Family Scholarship
Allison TenHove, $1,500

Larry and Jane Wright Scholarship
Adrianna Espinoza, $1,600

Larry Harp Scholarship
Bryan Stinson, $1,200
Quinten Reynolds, $1,200

Lawrence R. DeVoogd Scholarship
Mia Snowden, $600

Leigh T Prettyman Scholarship
Paige Byrnes, $300

Leonard and Edna K. Blomdahl Scholarship
Riley Hagen, $4,000
Isabelle Uganski, $1,000

Lewis G. and Margaret R. Curtis Scholarship
Madison Hilliker, $2,000

Lincoln Golf Club Memorial Scholarship
Brett Buchan, $750
Caleb Rypstra, $750
Quinn Fowler, $750

Louis S. and Nancy L. Rubinsky Scholarship
Samantha Vallier, $5,000
Tyeler Garrett, $2,500
Rachel Kuck, $2,500

Marcia K. Singer Scholarship
Chloe McCarthy, $2,280

Margaret A. Wright Scholarship
Kolton Woods, $1,000

Margaret and Dr. Paul Borton Music Scholarship
Eva Bower, $1,000

Marguerite C. Lucas Scholarship
Amaya Simmons-Second, $4,000

Marguerite Holcomb Scholarship
Josalin, Sanders-Walker, $1,300

Maureen Linck Memorial Scholarship
Claudia Scott, $2,500

MHS Class of ’46 Scholarship
Antwonique Savage, $6,000
Brandon Nuñez, $6,000
Judah Tolliver, $6,000
Jayla Richmond, $6,000

Mike and Lillian & Charles and Anne Boonstra Scholarship
Ashley Rodriguez, $1,000
Kaleigh Nesbitt, $8,000
Jason Illum, $1,000
Nathan Slowik, $1,000
Aedan McCauley, $1,000
Aurora Franzon, $1,000
Morgan Henson, $1,000
Madelyn Wynn, $1,000
Kenna Grant, $1,000
Nicholas Moser, $4,000
Braley Johnson, $1,000
Adrianna Dreyer, $1,000

Mildred Klecka Scholarship
Kristin Ambrose, $500
Suzanne Barnum, $500

Miss Michigan Scholarship
Zoie French, $500

Mona Shores Optimist Club Scholarship
Katelyn Zaagman, $500
Becka Berson Tice, $500

Montague High School Alumni Scholarship
Braxtyn Collins, $1,380
Johnny Monette $1,380

Mother Davis, Wyart and Annie Satcher Green Scholarship
Antwonique Savage, $500

Muskegon Chapter, MI Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship
Brett Huff, $1,000

Muskegon City Teachers Association Scholarship
Lindsey Bos, $500
Emily Martin, $500
Katherine Martin, $500
Zhone Beacham, $500
Moriah McClain, $500
Coy Lakatos, $500
Clark Meston, $500
Jenna Benson, $500
Sam Powell, $500
Dava Lakatos, $500
Zion Jackson, $500
Nicole Totten, $500

Muskegon Community College Mary Josephine Vukits Nursing Scholarship
Suzanne Barnum, $1,000

Muskegon County Medical Society Scholarship
Amanda Bolak, $2,000
Nicholas Kline, $3,000
Cassandra Wygant, $3,000

Muskegon County Michigan State University Alumni Association  Scholarship
Leeanna Harris, $2,000

Muskegon District Nurses Scholarship
Kristin Ambrose, $540

Muskegon Eagles/Monsignor Kehren Scholarship
Alexandria Assaad, $4,000

Muskegon High School Class of 1957 Scholarship
Apria Snodgrass, $1,000

Muskegon Public Schools Scholarship
Vern Nash, $1,250
Tarran Walker, $1,250

Muskegon Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapt. 31
Ellis Derezinski-Johnson, $1,000

Nan Riekse Scholarship
Madison Smith, $1,000

Neil J. Sanders Scholarship
Elaina Woller, $5,000

Neil Rosen/Cherry County Playhouse Scholarship
Charde Lowe, $1,100

Oliver and Mildred Byam Scholarship
Kayleb Venema, $9,000
Rileigh Thommen, $9,000

Patricia A. Bard Nursing Scholarship
Devante Glover, $1,000

Peter J. & Barbara J. Kutches Scholarship
Kendall Mott, $1,000

Privacky Memorial Scholarship
Alaina Boersema, $1,000

Ravenna Community Educational Foundation Scholarship
Kennidy Forman, $1,000
Conner Kilbourne, $1,000

Ray B. Smith Memorial Rotary Scholarship
Vanessa Heylmun, $4,000

Raymond and Teresa Cioe Scholarship
Brianna Pastor, $1,350

Reading is the Key Scholarship
Lynsey Mura, $1,000
Dylan Chipman, $1,000
Trina Lewis, $1,000
Elli Bletsch, $1,000
Skyler Kilcrease, $1,000
Parker Harmon, $1,000
Kaleb Visger, $1,000

Reverend Moses J. Jones Scholarship
Syanne Brownlee, $4,000

Rich McCarthy Oakridge Scholarship
Jade Treptow, $1,000
Kamren Kline, $250

Richard and Barbara Arter Fine Arts Scholarship
Jonathan Krause, $1,000

Richard and Betty Cawein Scholarship
Ashlyn Lane, $5,000
Tyler Shafer, $20,000

Robert A. and Clara C. Harrell Scholarship
Kylar Mikkelson, $5,000
Calvin Smith, $5,000

Robert Busch Academic Athletic Memorial Scholarship
Kaleb Kitchka, $600

Robert F. and Augusta A. Moran, RN Scholarship
Lauren Gale, $1,500
Jacob Tanner, $1,500
Breanna Woodring, $4,000

Rocket Scholars Foundation Scholarship
Alaina Boersema, $1,000
Sierra Jinkerson, $1,000
Kendall Jones, $1,000
Lynsey Mura, $1,000
Madison Sahlhoff, $1,000
Jonathan Krause, $1,000

Roelofs Scholarship
Hannah Haynes, $600

Roesler Memorial Scholarship Fund
Madison Moore, $1,000

Rolland and Irene Damm Scholarship
Emma Wisniewski, $2,800

Rosalie R. and Paul F. Youngberg Scholarship
Emma Kaley, $2,000
Mitch Bailey, $1,500
Apria Snodgrass, $3,000
Xavaier Williams, $1,500
TeAjah Smith, $1,000
Kristy Howard, $3,000
Jadyn Dykman, $1,000

Russell B. Trygstad Scholarship
Paige Byrnes, $2,500
Sydney Byrnes, $2,500
Emma Wisniewski, $2,500
Drew Trygstad, $2,500

Ruth Skwarek Scholarship
Emma Berends, $1,000
Hailey Elders, $1,000
Shelby Gordon, $1,000
Allyia Kretschjmar, $8,000
Gabriella Lopez, $8,000
Sophie Recknagel, $8,000
Alexis Lambert, $600
Ta’Nayja Hall, $400
Eric Rypstra, $1,000
Hannah Morey, $8,000
Parker Harmon, $1,000
Sierra Jinkerson, $8,000
Megan Cihak, $8,000
Nathaniel Ven Der Weide, $8,000
Carly Hubbard, $8,000
Cameron Geiger, $1,000
Emma McAdow, $1,000

Sailor Classic Athletic Scholarship
Megan DeLong, $2,000
Nolan Kasher, $2,000

Shantz Kaydon Scholarship
Lauren Wozny, $3,000

Sharon Barber Memorial Scholarship
Kyle Reek, $2,000

Sidney and Ann DeBoer Geriatric Scholarship
Dustin Beach, $650
Delaney Parmley, $650

Spencer and Sally Weersing Memorial Scholarship
Chase Peterson, $2,500

Stan Tyler Catholic Education Scholarship
Brenna Kieft, $1,000

Stanley C. and Maxine G. Sutherland Scholarship
Isabella Santiago-Lindsay, $4,000
Serenity Johnson, $1,000
Loveleen Kaur, $2,000

Thomas and Geraldine Seyferth Scholarship
Benjamin Garretson, $25,000

Tilio and Martha Giacobassi Scholarship
Aledander Andrews, $3,000

Tom Reese and Richard T. and Mary Reese Scholarship
Katelyn Roll, $8,000

Tomasa Ramirez Ybarra Scholarship
Wesley Jones, $2,000

Viola Mikkelson – Robert Eilers Nursing Scholarship Fund
Madison Moore, $8,000

Walling Scholarship in Honor of Art and Arlene Wood
Courtney Gannon, $1,000

Warren and Mary Husid Culinary Scholarship
Samantha Kowalski, $900

Warren E. & Anna Mae Hutchins United Methodist Church of Whitehall Scholarship
Nora Mitteer, $2,000

West Michigan Jobs Group Scholarship
Kate Conkright, $1,000

West Shore Cardiology Consultants, P.C. Scholarship
Lauren Wroblewski, $4,000

Wheaton/Fitzpatrick Scholarship
Stephen Thiele, $2,000
Carmen Olejarczyk, $1,000
Erin McLaughlin, $1,000

William & Velva Riggs Scholarship
Cheridin Hornof, $310

William D. Munroe & Marie P. Munroe Farnsworth Scholarship
Courtney Gannon, $1,000

William G. Jackson Memorial Scholarship
Emma Piasecki, $8,000

William H. Young Memorial Scholarship
Kyle Moffett, $2,700

William W. & Beverly I. Sutton Fund.
Hannah Schwing, $1,200

How to Apply for a Scholarship

Our scholarship application period opens November 1. All applications must be submitted by March 1 via eGrant.

Learn More

Available Scholarships

View a complete list of scholarship funds managed by the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.

Learn More

Give Now

Every gift makes a difference.
Where and how is up to you.

Give Now