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 2021, we awarded over $1.2 million in new and renewing scholarships to 825 students. Of those scholarship awards, 21% were to first generation students! Thank you to all the donors who invest in our community and make these scholarships possible.

2021 Top Scholars
Top Scholars recognizes the scholarship recipients with the highest GPA and SAT scores.

Matthew Yacoub attended Mona Shores High School and is the son of Mansour Yacoub and Naglaa Nasr. He ranked ninth in his class of 296 students, with a 4.0 GPA and an SAT score of 1580. Matthew was awarded a $25,000 Thomas and Geraldine Seyferth Scholarship and will attend the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in medicine.

Taylor Quick attended Mona Shores High School and is the daughter of Ted and Paula Quick. She ranked fourth in her class of 296 students, with a 4.0 GPA and an SAT score of 1420. Taylor was awarded a $10,000 Fred T. and Gladys V. Hawley Scholarship and will attend the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in law.

Jada Cunningham attended Muskegon High School and is the daughter of Sheila Cunningham. She ranked fourth in her class of 152 students, with a 4.0 GPA. Jada was awarded a $10,000 Fred T. and Gladys V. Hawley Scholarship and will attend Michigan State University to pursue a degree in medicine.

2021 Scholarship Recipients

A. Portia Rothschild Scholarship
Robert Fulgham, $400

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

Albrechtsen Scholarship             
Gavin Gardner, $2,000
Jayden Sheehy, $2,000

Alfonso Loera Music Scholarship
Kaleigh Nesbitt, $1,630

Alice Mae McGuire Memorial Scholarship
Celine Smith, $500

American Legion Auxiliary Unit of Merrit Lamb Post No. 9
Alexzandra Rosales $1,000

Archie A. and Elva M. Blood Scholarship
Lauren Gale, $2,000

Arthur & Ida Kuehnl Memorial Scholarship
Paytan Deiters, $1,600

Barbara J. Lonnee Scholarship
Haley Lemkie, $4,000

Ben and Ruth Marcus Scholarship
Morgan Gerrans $1,600

Bernard J. DeVries Scholarship
Jalen Hardimon, $1,000

Beverley Turner Memorial Scholarship
Jacob Dove, $4,000

Bonnie, Kenneth, and Charles Buitendorp Scholarship 
Cameron Wackernagel, $500

Bruce and Antonia Privacky Memorial Scholarship
Kailen Scott, $1,000
Olivia Woodring, $1,000

Busker Family Fund       
Sarah Zielinski, $800

Busker Family Scholarship
Nora Mitteer, $5,000

Byam Family Scholarship
Rayven Roberts, $7,000
Lucas Krupp, $7,000

C. Wesley Wilbur & Jacqueline Wilbur Scholarship
Lindsey Deblock, $8,000

C.T. Anton Scholarship 
Cole Maxson, $2,000
Samantha Mazurkiewicz, $2,000
Sierra Reid, $2,000
Summer Yeck, $2,000

Charles and Carol Mullally Scholarship 
Elizabeth Carrier, $900

Charlotte M. Martin Classical Music Scholarship
Tara Maycroft, $500

Cheryl Duff Memorial Scholarship
Ella Kestner, $1,400

Concerned Hearts Cardiovascular Nurse Scholarship
Grace VanBeek, $550

Cutler Family Scholarship
Isaac Carlson, $1,000

Dan White Memorial Scholarship
Rayne Quinn, $1,000

Darrell H. and Rosaline M. Smith Scholarship
Matthew DuRose, $525
Johnathan Hall, $525
Tara Maycroft, $525
Chloe Meisch, $525

Dennis L. and Susan K. Emmons Instrumental Music Scholarship
RoAnna Pollock, $1,000

Dietz Scholarship
Yajaira Perez-Solis, $500

Dollie Mae Damm Scholarship
Jessica Lawton, $2,000

Dolores E. Swanson Scholarship              
Makayla Hogan, $1,000

Don Harwood Nursing Scholarship
Alaina Parker, $2,000

Donald and Jane Tjarksen Scholarship
Sarah Muzzy, $2,000

Donald L. Walters Scholarship
Georgette Kersman, $500

Doris-Jane Horton Scholarship
Ma’Kayla Duncan, $1,000
Mar’Taven Hardy-Freeman, $1,000

Dorothy Creason Tyler English Scholarship
Brendan Harris, $650
Audrey Wilson, $650

Douma Scholarship
Taylor Deruiter, $350

Dr. J. Max & Elizabeth Busard Scholarship
Maxwell Sievers, $7,000

Dr. Michael Lundholm M.D. Scholarship
Sage Foster, $4,000

Dr. Philip H. & Esther J. Frandsen Scholarship
Devin Jeppesen, $500

Edith Neff Swanson Memorial Scholarship
Elizabeth Keessen, $900

Edward J. & Joan Stewart Scholarship
Jalen Hardimon, $2,800

Edward F. Wingler and Peggy F. Wingler Pink Scholarship
Lauren Winston, $24,000

Edward H. & Wilma Kyvig Scholarship
Paige Williamsen, $600

Effah Elizabeth Ferris Scholarship
Riley Bond, $640
Alice Moore, $640

Eleanor and Albert Herremans Scholarship
Kaitlyn Martin, $1,000

Eleanor Polley Women’s Golf Scholarship
Abigail Fansler, $400

Elmer A. Bandgren Scholarship
Kaden Hainer, $4,000
AlexOndria McCoy, $2,000

Emma Mowers Grillo Sholten Scholarship
Nicole Guerrero, $600

Eric Marcil Memorial Scholarship
Aidan McHugh, $1,500
Emma Dykema, $1,500

Ernest D. Moylan Scholarship
Alexis Bolles, $5,000
Braxton Murphy, $1,000
Chelsey Panozzo, $10,000
Liorah Peoples, $10,000

Essex Scholarship           
Anna Young, $1,500

Eugene W. and Joanne M. Hosko Scholarship
Jazmyn Gomez-Maynard, $1,000

F. Charles Raap Public Service Scholarship
Grant Parker, $400

Frauenthal Scholarship
Olivia Abraham, $4,000
Rylan Bernhardt, $1,000
Katelyn DeNio, $1,000
Riann Fri, $2,000
Matthew Goodrich, $1,000
Jillian Hawley, $1,000
Delaney Mabrito, $4,000
McKenna Monette, $1,000
Eric Yang, $2,000

Fred T. and Gladys V. Hawley Scholarship
Jada Cunningham, $10,000
Taylor Quick, $10,000

Fruitport Education Foundation Scholarship
Katelyn DeNio, $500
Emily Fairfield, $1,000
Jillian Hawley, $1,000
Kristen Lord, $1,000
Rachel Cole, $1,000
Jenna Vandervelde, $1,000
Avery Wilks, $1,000
Kalli Lockhart, $500

George E. Dake Scholarship
Miracle Huff, $1,000

George H. Hartman Scholarship
Kenedy Woodring, $500
Steve Cullen, $500

George M. Wickstrom Scholarship
Joseph Heckman, $4,000

Gerhard O. and Doris E. Olsen Memorial for Andrew and Clara Andersen Scholarship
Tyreese Oakes, $2,500
Kayden Smith, $2,500

Harriett M. Reid Scholarship
Tyreese Oakes, $1,408
Yajaira Perez-Solis, $1,408
Tayvid Elmore, $1,408
Bianca Flores, $1,408

Harry E. and Clara H. Brown Scholarship
Jada Cunningham, $767
Jalen Hardimon, $767
Jakhia Mitchell, $767
Madelynn Garver, $767
Robert Martin, $767
Logan Denman, $767
Jamiya Ferguson, $767
Chanda Watkins-Poole, $767
Yajaira Perez-Solis, $767

Helping Hands Scholarship
Zachary Pray, $1,000

Henrik Olving Scholarship for the Gifted
Anna Theune, $500

Henry & Ethelyn Hansen Scholarship
Gage Lysiak, $900

Herman C. & Marjorie B. Dekker Scholarship
Madison Bloom, $500

Herremans Scholar-Athlete Scholarship
Haley Lemkie, $1,000

Hispanic Community Services Coalition Scholarship
Adrian Silva, $1,000

Howard Oosterhouse Scholarship
Gilvonna Agnew, $2,500
Ajhane’ Kindle, $2,500
Jada Lenoir, $2,500

Inez Lundwall Ortquist Educational Scholarship
Jasmine Lenz, $1,150

J. Dean and Carolyn L. Owen (Carolee) Memorial Scholarship
Calvin Larson, $400

J. Fred and Helen Barnard Boyd Scholarship
Taden Brandel, $4,000
Alicia Cruz, $1,000
Kendra Dyer, $1,000
RoAnna Pollock, $2,000
Morgan Weesies, $1,000

J. Paul Dunworth Scholarship
Emmit Bakay, $2,000
Gabe Johnson, $6,000

Jackson-Merkey Contractors Educational Scholarship
Grant Gergen, $1,400

James Mullally Scholarship
Jordyn Franckowiak, $500

James P. Jackson Scholarship
Marissa DeYoung, $1,400

Jared E. and Margaret I. Collinge Scholarship
Makayla Hogan, $1,000

Jean & Clarke Manning Scholarship
Johnathan Hall, $8,000

Jean Frissel DeVries Scholarship
Lydia Crocker, $1,000

Joe Guylas “MichKid” Scholarship
Owen Hayes, $600

John and Donna Schmitt Scholarship
Gabriel Bass, $1,350
Shelbie Noel, $1,350

John and Mary Schumann Scholarship
Emmit Bakay, $1,000
Gabe Johnson, $2,000
Thomas Kartes, $2,000
Olivia Mckenna, $8,000
Andrea Sanford, $1,000

John and Ruth Schrier Hope College Scholarship
Rebekah Cook, $10,000

John E. and Bernice L. Sydnor Memorial Scholarship
Kiyoshia Sims, $1,000

John Jurkas Law Enforcement Scholarship
Graham Resterhouse, $560

Joseph S. Cherney Scholarship
Caden Brainard, $1,000

Judith G. Singerling and John J. Singerling, Sr. Scholarship
Alyssa Brandenburg, $640

Julie Herrick-Easterly Scholarship
Devin Crawford, $1,900

Julie Schugars Memorial Scholarship Fund
Leah Lowry, $1,000

Kamps Hope College Scholarship
Rebekah Cook, $16,000

Keith R. DeYoung Scholarship
Kendall Smith, $1,300

Kenneth Erickson Scholarship
Gavin Gardner, $1,300

Lapomarda Family Scholarship
Gage Lysiak, $1,500

Larry and Jane Wright Scholarship
Bradley Keeler, $1,700

Larry Harp Scholarship
Kayden Smith, $1,200
Tayvid Elmore, $1,200

Lawrence R. DeVoogd Scholarship
Madelynn Garver, $650

Leigh T Prettyman Scholarship
Rayven Buckner, $300

Leonard and Edna K. Blomdahl Scholarship
Addison Bluhm, $4,000

Lewis & Eloise “Bud” Munz Memorial Scholarship
Brennen McManus, $1,000

Lewis G. and Margaret R. Curtis Scholarship
Nia Miskel, $2,000

Lincoln Golf Club Memorial Scholarship
Gabe Johnson, $1,000
Navarre Klint, $1,000
Olivia Twa, $1,000

Louis S. and Nancy L. Rubinsky Scholarship
Trianna Henderson, $2,500
Lauren Jones, $2,500
Ashlyn Lane, $2,500
Emily Schlager, $5,000
Samantha Vallier, $5,000

Marcia K. Singer Scholarship
Sarah Naylor, $2,300

Margaret and Dr. Paul Borton Music Scholarship
Cruz Pena, $800

Marguerite C. Lucas Scholarship
Emily Fairfield, $4,000

Marguerite Holcomb Scholarship
Madison Rigby, $1,300

Mary A. Eyke Nursing Scholarship
Adrian Silva, $1,300

Maureen Linck Memorial Scholarship
Makaela Leszinsket, $2,500

McLeod Scholarship
Kevin Wilson, $4,000

Merrie Schmiege 4-H Scholarship
Malin Peterson, $1,000

MHS Class of ’46 Scholarship
Amiyah Brooks, $6,000
Jada Lenoir, $6,000

Mike and Lillian & Charles and Anne Boonstra Scholarship
Alissa Ashley, $1,500
Brandon Eenigenburg, $8,000
Brekken Fairfield, $4,000
Rajbir Ghotra, $4,000
Aidan McHugh, $8,000

Mildred A. Mapes Memorial Scholarship
Jalen Hardimon, $1,000

Mildred Klecka Scholarship
Ashlyn Lane, $500
Steven Niemoeller, $500

Miss Michigan Scholarship
BrookLynn Meisch, $500

Mona Shores Optimist Club Scholarship
Payden Challinor, $500
Kaitlyn Martin, $500
Kaelyn McNarland, $500

Montague High School Alumni Scholarship
Madison Diamond-Wright, $1,400
Katherine Weesies, $1,400

Muskegon Chapter, MI Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship
Summer Yeck, $1,000

Muskegon Community College Mary Josephine Vukits Nursing Scholarship
Ashlyn Lane, $900

Muskegon County Medical Society Endowment Fund
Maxwell Sievers, $3,000
Cassandra Wygant, $3,000

Muskegon County Michigan State University Alumni Association Scholarship
Delaney Mabrito, $1,950

Muskegon District Nurses Scholarship
Kristin Murr, $550

Muskegon Eagles Monsignor Kehren Scholarship
Kennedy Greene, $6,000

Muskegon High School Class of 1957 Scholarship
Ajhane’ Kindle, $1,000

Muskegon High School Class of 1959 Legacy Fund
Rayven Buckner, $670

Muskegon Public Schools Scholarship
Amaria White, $975
Jonathan Adams, $975

Muskegon Surgical Associates Scholarship
Cassandra Wygant, $1,500

Muskegon Teacher’s Club Fund
Gilvonna Agnew, $500
Riley Briggs, $500
Corey Chapman, $500
Isaac Powell, $500
Jenna Benson, $500
Sam Powell, $500
Lamar Lee, $500
Brooklyn Duffey, $500
Emily Martin, $500
Katherine Martin, $500
Coy Lakatos, $500
Lindsay Bos, $500

Nan Riekse Scholarship
Sean Meade, $1,000

Neil J. Sanders Scholarship
Ashlyn Lane, $1,200
Carmen Olejarczyk, $5,000

Neil Rosen/Cherry County Playhouse Scholarship
Mikayla LaMay, $1,100

Nikolas Wypa Scholarship
Nevah Kolar, $500
Lauryn Jackson, $500
Na Kirri Helms, $500
Ryan Tjapkes, $500
Evan Fischer, $500

Norman J. & Maureen L. Campbell Family Scholarship
Avery Wegner, $4,000

Oliver & Mildred Byam Scholarship
Camryn Evans, $10,000
Evan Mikkelson, $10,000

Patricia A. Bard Nursing Scholarship
Alexandra Geballa, $1,000

Paul DeVette Education Scholarship
Dareae Brown, $700

Peter J. & Barbara J. Kutches Scholarship
Mary Gongalski, $1,000

Privacky Memorial Scholarship
Morgan Champoux, $1,000
Kaleb Mitchelson, $1,000

Ravenna Community Educational Foundation Scholarship
Kaia Cooper, $1,000
Kendal Jonas, $1,000

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

Raymond & Teresa Cioe Scholarship
Grace Sweet, $1,400

Reading is the Key Scholarship
Aysia Kinnaird, $2,000
Hunter Johnsen, $2,000

Reverend Moses J. Jones Scholarship
Megan Quigg, $4,000

Rich McCarthy Oakridge Scholarship
Ethan Miller, $1,000

Richard & Barbara Arter Fine Arts Scholarship
Lea Seifert, $1,000

Richard & Betty Cawein Scholarship
Mitch Bailey, $4,000

Richard Kraft/Suzanne Kraft Mateer Scholarship
Ashlyn Lane, $1,000

Robert A. & Clara C. Harrell Scholarship
Katherine Dirkse, $5,000
Hannah Finkler, $5,000

Robert Busch Academic Athletic Memorial Scholarship
Kennedy Greene, $600

Robert F. & Augusta A. Moran, RN Scholarship
Nora Mitteer, $1,500
Carmen Olejarczyk, $1,500
Rayne Quinn, $4,000

Rocket Scholars Foundation Scholarship
Merritt Archer III, $1,000
Emma Boorman, $1,000
Caden Brainard, $1,000
Kaleb Mitchelson, $1,000
Allison Moore, $1,000
Brett Schlaff, $1,000
Brett Schlaff, $1,000
Kendall Smith, $1,000
Eric Yang, $1,000

Roelofs Scholarship
Logan Denman, $300
Victor Pena, $300

Roesler Memorial Scholarship Fund
Madison Diamond-Wright, $1,000

Rolland & Irene Damm Scholarship
Emma Fri, $2,000

Rosalie R. & Paul F. Youngberg Scholarship
Sophia Brown, $1,000
Jaiden Cunningham, $4,000
Brianna Fields, $1,000
Eliana Hardy, $3,000
Andrew Koman, $1,500
Luci Nieboer, $4,000
Cassidy Norkett, $3,000
Malin Peterson, $1,500

Russell B. Trygstad Scholarship
Kennedy Greene, $2,000
Abby Wisniewski, $8,000

Ruth Skwarek Scholarship
Merritt Archer III, $6,000
Carmen Beeckman, $1,000
April Bowlin, $6,000
Megan Brown, $6,000
Morgan Champoux, $1,000
Kayla Chartrand, $1,000
Lily Crowell, $1,000
Matthew DuRose, $1,000
Ryan Findorff, $1,000
Emily Gale, $6,000
Allyson Harwood, $1,000
Ashlyn Henderson, $1,000
Nicole Hernandez, $1,000
Lara Hinze, $1,000
Aysia Kinnaird, $1,000
Gary Knapp, $1,000
Kristen Lord, $6,000
Carter Mann, $1,000
Alice Moore, $1,000
Stephanie Mueller, $6,000
Justin Nelson, $1,000
Emily Olsen, $6,000
Emily Olsson, $1,000
Kiyoshia Sims, $6,000
Olivia Tjapkes, $1,000
Parmveer Tumber, $1,000
Sarah Van Dam, $1,000
Nathaniel Vogler, $1,000
Brianne Wade, $1,000
Brady Wheeler, $1,000
Abby Wisniewski, $6,000

Sailor Classic Athletic Scholarship
Keegan DeKuiper, $2,000
Brooke LeRoux, $2,000

Samuel Westerman Foundation Scholarship
Camryn Klint, $1,200
Emily Rauch, $1,200
Katherine Rousel, $1,200
Rebecca Temple, $1,200
Kali Wescott, $1,200

Shantz Kaydon Scholarship
Alexandra LeRoux, $3,000

Sharon Barber Memorial Scholarship
Logan Veen, $2,500

Sherman R. Poppen Scholarship
Cruz Pena, $3,500

Sidney & Ann DeBoer Geriatric Scholarship
Kristin Murr, $375
Jessica Sharkey, $925

Spencer & Sally Weersing Memorial Scholarship
Gary Knapp, $2,500

Stanley C. & Maxine G. Sutherland Scholarship
Keegan DeKuiper, $4,000

Steve & Deb Jackson Family Scholarship
Olivia Alvesteffer, $2,000

Thomas & Geraldine Seyferth Scholarship
Matthew Yacoub, $25,000

Tilio & Martha Giacobassi Scholarship
Corinne Zweedyk, $6,000

Tom Reese and Richard T. & Mary Reese Scholarship
Bailey Belinger, $8,000

Tomasa Ramirez Ybarra Scholarship
Joaquin Tavares, $2,000

Viola Mikkelson – Robert Eilers Nursing Scholarship Fund
Anna Anderson, $8,000
Katie Unger, $8,000

Walling Scholarship in Honor of Art & Arlene Wood
Alexzandra Rosales, $1,000

Warren & Mary Husid Culinary Scholarship
Kendra Holman, $1,000

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

Weichner Scholarship
Jazmine Bennett, $1,000

West Michigan Jobs Group Scholarship
Alydia Jura, $1,000

West Shore Cardiology Consultants, P.C. Scholarship
Maranda Baker, $4,000

Wheaton/Fitzpatrick Scholarship
Jasmine Grider, $1,750
Anthony Ocasio, $4,000

William & Velva Riggs Scholarship
Madison Bloom, $300

William D. Munroe & Marie P. Munroe Scholarship
Andrew Whitsell, $1,000

William G. Jackson Memorial Scholarship
Camery Hammond, $7,200

William H. Young Memorial Scholarship
Paige Preston, $2,700

William W. & Beverly I. Sutton Fund
Haley DeWeerdt, $1,500

How to Apply for a Scholarship

Our scholarship application period will open on October 1, 2021. All applications must be submitted online by February 1, 2022.

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