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 2018, we awarded over $1.2 million in new and renewing scholarships to 791 students.  Of those scholarship awards, 26% were to first generation students! Thank you to all the donors who invest in our community and make these scholarships possible.

2018 Top Scholars
Top Scholars recognizes the scholarship recipients with the highest GPA and SAT scores.

Maxton Wilson attended Mona Shores High School and is the son of Alan and Sandy Wilson.  He ranked second in his class of 287 students, with a 3.84 GPA and a SAT score of 1560.  Maxton was awarded a $25,000 Thomas and Geraldine Seyferth Scholarship and will attend the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering.

Jacob DeCouto attended Whitehall High School and is the son of David and Wendy DeCouto.  He ranked second in his class of 160 students, with a 3.99 GPA and an SAT score of 1500.  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 physics.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

A. Portia Rothschild Scholarship
Julieaunna Clark, $500

Albrechtsen Scholarship             
Amanda Anderson, $2,000
Jake DeVries, $2,000

Alice Mae McGuire Memorial Scholarship
Nicholas Hosler, $500

American Legion Auxiliary Unit of Merrit Lamb Post No. 9
Courtney Galy, $1,000

Archie A. and Elva M. Blood Scholarship
Jessica Herring, $2,000

Archie McCrea Scholarship
Brandon Young, $14,000
Lauren Maus, $14,000

Arthur and Ida Kuehnl Memorial Scholarship
Emily Mui, $4,000

August VanEerden Scholarship
Iyana McBride, $800

Ben and Ruth Marcus Scholarship
Deondre Gardner, $1,500

Bernard J. DeVries Scholarship
Joseph Petrongelli, $1,000

Beverley Turner Memorial Scholarship
Connor Rake, $4,000

Bonnie, Kenneth, and Charles Buitendorp Scholarship 
Evan Griffin, $500

Bruce and Antonia Privacky Memorial Scholarship
Hayley Dekker, $1,000
Kyla Richardson, $1,000

Busker Family Fund       
Jessica Assaad, $675
Dalton Giddings, $600

Busker Family Scholarship
Heather Schmitt, $5,000

Byam Family Scholarship
Brooke Bachelder, $7,000
Mika Smith, $7,000
Spencer Trnka, $7,000
Tanner Sloan, $7,000

C.T. Anton Scholarship 
Allie McCleary, $2,000
Aspen Matheny, $2,000
Corey Robinson, $2,000

Carl Education Scholarship         
Shania Spofford, $1,500
Aubrey Glick, $1,500
Te’a Schlager, $1,500
Abby DeNio, $1,500
Breunisje Kass-McGrady, $1,500
Kennedy Berry, $1,500
Chloe Fox, $1,500
Taylor Parker, $1,500
Morgan Zielinski, $3,000
Emilie Parsh, $3,000
Grace Hall, $3,000
Mason Gabrie, $3,000
Riley Trautner, $3,000
Connor Mason, $3,000
Haddan Young, $3,000
Ashlyn Lane, $3,000

Charles and Carol Mullally Scholarship 
Evan Griffin, $840

Charles and Jessie Goodnow Scholarship
Nicholas Allsop  $1,500
Mallory Meston, $1,000

Cheryl Duff Memorial Scholarship
Aubrey Glick, $1,270

Community Dental Endowment Scholarship
Tiarra Sydnor, $1,000

Concerned Hearts Cardiovascular Nurse Scholarship
Lauren Baustert, $560

Cutler Family Scholarship
Diamond Means, $1,000

Darrell H. and Rosaline M. Smith Scholarship
Matthew Leslie, $1,000
Angela Vis, $500
Lindsey Bos, $2,000

Dennis L. and Susan K. Emmons Instrumental Music Scholarship
Stella Branch, $1,000
Lindsey Bos, $1,000

Dietz Scholarship
Rebecca Stover, $435
Samuel Crocker, $435

Dolores E. Swanson Scholarship              
Jamie Postema, $1,000

Don Harwood Nursing Scholarship
Katie Vander Velde, $1,560

Donald and Jane Tjarksen Scholarship
Hannah Hilliker, $1,000

Donald L. Walters Scholarship
Callie Workman, $500

Doris-Jane Horton Scholarship
Courtney Berson Tice, $1,000
Marvin Harwell, $1,000

Dorothy Creason Tyler English Scholarship
Grace Goszkowicz, $1,000

Douma Scholarship
Dony’e Watkins, $360

Dr. Michael Lundholm M.D. Scholarship
Madison Franckowiak, $2,000

Edward J. and Joan Stewart Scholarship
Madisyn Jennings, $750
Taylor Smith, $750

Edward F. Wingler and Peggy F. Wingler Pink Scholarship
Emya Oakes, $22,000

Edward H. & Wilma Kyvig Scholarship
Kelly Anderson, $550

Effah Elizabeth Ferris Scholarship
Hannah Sanford, $1,200

Eleanor and Albert Herremans Scholarship
Kendall Parker, $1,000

Elizabeth Reeves Johnston Memorial Scholarship
Haven Borghi, $800

Elmer A. Bandgren Scholarship
Kiara Hatcher, $850
Hannah Stevens, $4,000
Ryan Springer, $1,000
Kelly Anderson, $850

Eric Marcil Memorial Scholarship
Chandler Nichols, $1,000
Haley Ruiter, $1,000

Ernest D. Moylan Scholarship
Summer Yeck, $10,000

Essex Scholarship           
Jeremy Blume, $1,200
Hali Reed, $1,200
Morgan Smith, $1,200
Brandon Young, $1,200
Brianne Rodgers, $1,200

F. Charles Raap Public Service Scholarship
Zachary Tripp, $400

Frauenthal Scholarship
Blake Jonassen, $4,000
Madison Sewick, $2,000
Myricle Lang, $2,000
Andrew Butzow, $1,000
Jared Holter, $1,000
Carlyn Schaeffer, $1,000

Fred T. and Gladys V. Hawley Scholarship
Jacob DeCouto, $10,000

Fruitport Education Foundation Scholarship
Hannah Stevens, $1,000
KaeLee VanOs, $1,000
Alysa Giudici, $1,000
Morgan Zielinski, $500
Chloe Kern, $1,000
Janelle Rule, $500

George H. Hartman Scholarship
Trey Gallihugh,  $500
Jessica McFarland, $500

George M. Wickstrom Scholarship
Chloe Kern, $4,000
Kate Willson, $780

Gerhard O. and Doris E. Olsen Memorial for Andrew and Clara Andersen Scholarship
Donye Watkins, $1,500
Jaden Duquette, $1,500

Harriett M. Reid Scholarship
Demetrius Harris, $1,040
Myricle Lang, $1,040
Guadalupe Solis, $1,040
Jakia Levelston, $1,040

Harry E. and Clara H. Brown Scholarship
Joseph Petrongelli, $590
Miranda Terry, $590
Myricle Lang, $590
Kathryn Cornett, $590
Emya Oakes, $590
Andrew D’Avgnon, $590
Christian Richards, $590
Andrea Reyna, $590
Nia Goins, $590
Joseph Arends, $590

Herman C. & Marjorie B. Dekker Scholarship
Iyana McBride, $500

Herremans Scholar-Athlete Scholarship
Jessica McWatters, $1,000

Hispanic Community Services Coalition Scholarship
Emelia Sanchez, $800

Howard Oosterhouse Scholarship
Aaliyah Beacham, $4,000
Audra Christophersen, $1,300

Hugh and Peg Campbell Scholarship
Brooklyn Duffey, $3,000

J. Dean and Carolyn L. Owen (Carolee) Memorial Scholarship
Janell Camphor, $500

J. Fred and Helen Barnard Boyd Scholarship
Madison Dutton, $1,000
Andi Cartwright, $2,000
Isabella Purosky, $1,000

J. Paul Dunworth Scholarship
Elizabeth Isom, $1,000
Riley St. Amour, $2,000

Jackson-Merkey Contractors Educational Scholarship
Noah Smith, $1,300

James A. and Elfrieda E. Murphy Memorial Scholarship
Jessica Landino, $285

James E. Newton Scholarship
Ka’Whyii Morris, $4,000

James P. Jackson Scholarship
Brendan Redding, $1,420

Jared E. and Margaret I. Collinge Scholarship
Ta’Miya Massey, $1,000

Jean & Clarke Manning Scholarship
Jadwiga Goorman, $8,000

Jean C. and Alex H. Homberger Scholarship
Wilson Price III, $10,000

Jean Frissel DeVries Scholarship
Andrew D’Avignon, $1,000

John and Donna Schmitt Scholarship
Madalyn Boyd, $1,315
Katelyn Allyn, $1,315

John and Mary Schumann Scholarship
Sama Ramo, $4,000
Alice Powers, $2,000
Adam Gawron, $1,000
Talia Tyler, $1,000

John and Ruth Schrier Hope College Scholarship
David McHugh, $10,000

John J. Helstrom Scholarship
Xavier Middleton, $5,000

John Jurkas Law Enforcement Scholarship
TiAna Wade, $550

Joseph S. Cherney Scholarship
Camryn VanderLeest, $1,000

Judith Brooky Green Scholarship
Kayleigh Schropp, $560

Judith G. Singerling and John J. Singerling, Sr. Scholarship
Amber Blaski, $600

Julie Herrick-Easterly Scholarship
Kennedy Mapes, $4,000

June M. and John C. Vandervelde Scholarship
Althea Muth, $4,000

Ken and Clara Kolberg Family Scholarship
Makayla Krisatis, $800
Xavier Middleton, $800

Kenneth A. Johnson, DDS & Joyce E. Johnson Scholarship
Emily Schlager, $2,000

Kenneth Erickson Scholarship
Trent Musk, $1,100

Kuznar Family Scholarship
Liney Figueroa, $20,000

Lapomarda Family Scholarship
Hannah Pavlich, $1,000

Larry and Jane Wright Scholarship
Jesse Dood, $1,500

Larry Harp Scholarship
Paul Riley, $1,200
Taylor Smith, $1,200

Lawrence R. DeVoogd Scholarship
Kathryn Cornett, $300
Keyvon Carpenter, $300

Leigh T Prettyman Scholarship
Bethany Hubsel, $500

Leonard and Edna K. Blomdahl Scholarship
Anneliese Vogler, $4,000
Thomas Balaskovitz, $1,000
Lauren Geiger, $1,000 

Lewis and Eloise “Bud” Munz Memorial Scholarship
James Cobb, $1,000

Lewis G. and Margaret R. Curtis Scholarship
Aidan Starr, $2,000

Lincoln Golf Club Memorial Scholarship
Karlee Hallberg, $1,000
Drew Carter, $1,000

Lisa Veltman Scholarship
Paige Collier, $2,000

Louis S. and Nancy L. Rubinsky Scholarship
Madison Vold, $5,000
McKenzie Davis, $2,500
Sydney Colegrove, $2,500
Tess Gearhart, $2,500

Marguerite C. Lucas Scholarship
Kathryn Cornett, $4,000

Marguerite Holcomb Scholarship
Cassandra Lawton, $1,230

Maureen Linck Memorial Scholarship
Devon Forner, $2,500 

Merrie Schmiege 4-H Scholarship
Sydney Bleich, $1,500 

MHS Class of ’46 Scholarship
Xavier Middleton, $1,500
Iyana McBride, $1,500
Renoda Wilson, $1,500
Nakiya Crawford, $1,500
Benjamin Boerman, $1,500

 Mike and Lillian & Charles and Anne Boonstra Scholarship
Ariana Ferreira, $1,600 

Mildred A. Mapes Memorial Scholarship
Kasandra Crowley, $1,000

Mildred Klecka Scholarship
Savannah Ballard, $1,000 

Miss Michigan Scholarship
Cindy Wu, $500 

Mona Shores Optimist Club Scholarship
Alana Norwood, $500
Abigail Winzer, $500
Sophie Stewart, $500

Mother Davis, Wyart and Annie Satcher Green Scholarship
Wilson  Price III, $500

Muskegon Chapter, MI Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship
Emily Buffum, $1,000
Dava Lakatos, $500

Muskegon City Teachers Association Scholarship
Makayla Krisatis, $500
Hailey Freeland, $500
Jenna Benson, $500
Lindsey Bos, $500
Mallory Meston, $500

Muskegon Community College Faculty Association Scholarship
Lam Hoan, $600

Muskegon Community College General Scholarship
Makena Bepristis, $2,400

Muskegon Community College Mary Josephine Vukits Nursing Scholarship
Katie Vander Velde, $1,000

Muskegon County Medical Society Scholarship
Timothy Schiller, $2,000
Stephany Zahl, $2,000

Muskegon County Michigan State University Alumni Association  Scholarship
Joseph Petrongelli, $2,000 

Muskegon Eagles / Monsignor Kehren Scholarship
Karlee Bates, $1,000

Muskegon Heights High School Alumni Scholarship
E’Nirey McBride, $6,400

Muskegon High School Class of 1957 Scholarship
Rina McClain, $1,000

Muskegon Public Schools Scholarship
Joseph Arends, $1,230
Asia Johnson, $1,230

Muskegon Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapt. 31
Chloe Kern, $1,000

Nan Riekse Scholarship
Colby Hannan, $1,000 

Neil J. Sanders Scholarship
Katie Vander Velde, $5,000

Neil Rosen/Cherry County Playhouse Scholarship
Kyle Goltz, $1,000

Oliver and Mildred Byam Scholarship
Katelyn Goodrich, $8,000

Orthopaedic Associates of Muskegon/Muskegon Heights Scholarship
Ka’Whyii Morris, $4,400

Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. Construction Scholarship
Cody Jonaitis, $1,500

Paul and Libby Kara Scholarship
Kelly Dye, $1,000

Privacky Memorial Scholarship
Chandler Nichols, $500
Christy McFall, $500

Ravenna Community Educational Foundation Scholarship
Heidi Barnhard, $1,000
Zachary McCleary, $1,000

Ray B. Smith Memorial Rotary Scholarship
Allysa Henderson, $4,000

Raymond and Teresa Cioe Scholarship
Alana DeWitte, $1,340

Reading is the Key Scholarship
Lea Dyga, $2,000
Jesse Moreira, $2,000

Reverend Moses J. Jones Scholarship
Janelle Rule, $4,000

Rich McCarthy Oakridge Scholarship
Alondra Jane Seracosa, $1,000
Gabrielle Castagna, $1,000

Richard and Barbara Arter Fine Arts Scholarship
Kyla Cross, $1,000

Richard and Betty Cawein Scholarship
Alexandra Hennrick, $5,000
Sarah Weesies, $20,000

Robert A. and Clara C. Harrell Scholarship
Allie McCleary, $5,000
Avley Hentschel, $5,000

Robert F. and Augusta A. Moran, RN Scholarship
Savannah Ballard, $1,700
Stormy Jones, $4,000

Rocket Scholars Foundation Scholarship
David McHugh, $1,000
Lindsey Bos, $1,000
Lindsay Richardson, $1,000

Roelofs Scholarship
Asia Johnson, $520

Roesler Memorial Scholarship Fund
TiAna Wade, $850

Rolland and Irene Damm Scholarship
Angelo Hernandez-Sias, $500

Rosalie R. and Paul F. Youngberg Scholarship
Rina McClain, $1,500
Catherine Jenkins, $1,500
Shelby Marotta, $4,000 

Russell B. Trygstad Scholarship
Danielle Tanner, $6,000 

Ruth Skwarek Scholarship
Ashley Sandin, $1,000
Drake Roesler, $1,000
Michelle Postiff, $1,000
Rachel Postiff, $1,000
Abbey Dixon, $1,000
Andrew Tallquist, $1,000
Kaitlin Hermanson, $1,000
Jamilah Anthony, $1,000
Madelynn Kelly, $2,000
Alysa Giudici, $2,000
Brianna White, $4,000
Emma Nelson, $2,000
Peyton Erndteman, $4,000
Alayna Merten, $2,000
Thomas Gautraud, $4,000
Grace Goszkowicz, $1,000
Anthony Schaub, $2,000
Juliette Van Horn, $1,000
Alex Shoop, $1,000
Gerald Fox, $1,000
Schuyler Wetzig, $4,000
Jesse Moreira, $4,000
Shantele Wilkinson, $1,000
Kylar Mikkelson, $1,000
Madalyn Boyd, $4,000
Rylie Dorman, $2,000
Aubrey Schaeffer, $1,000
Sarah Youngo, $1,000
Madison Woods, $1,000
Aubrey Goorman, $1,000

Sailor Classic Athletic Scholarship
Camden Eigenauer, $1,500
Sarah Mikesell, $1,500

Shantz Kaydon Scholarship
Savannah Kendra, $12,000

Sharon Barber Memorial Scholarship
Arica Rusco, $1,800 

Sidney and Ann DeBoer Geriatric Scholarship
Ryan Campbell, $1,300

Spencer and Sally Weersing Memorial Scholarship
Kelsen Bluhm, $2,500

Stan Tyler Catholic Education Scholarship
Lauren Doriot, $1,000

Stanley C. and Maxine G. Sutherland Scholarship
Hans Paulson, $1,000
Noah King, $3,000
Jeremy Kennedy, $1,000
Alyssa Theile, $2,000

Terry and Pam Roach Cancer Survivor Scholarship
Paige Collier, $500

Thomas and Geraldine Seyferth Scholarship
Maxton Wilson, $25,000

Tilio and Martha Giacobassi Scholarship
Danna Leak, $3,000

Tomasa Ramirez Ybarra Scholarship
Vanessa Heylmun, $1,000

Warren and Mary Husid Culinary Scholarship
Cameron Thompson, $1,240

Warren E. & Anna Mae Hutchins United Methodist Church of Whitehall Scholarship
Nora Mitteer, $1,800

Weichner Scholarship
Jessica McFarland, $1,000

West Michigan Jobs Group Scholarship
Mika Smith, $1,000

West Shore Cardiology Consultants, P.C. Scholarship
Carson Evans, $4,000
Lea Dyga, $1,000
Kylie Luhring, $4,000 

Wheaton/Fitzpatrick Scholarship
Heather Schmitt, $1,000
Kristina Hummel, $2,000
Emily Schlager, $1,000

William & Velva Riggs Scholarship
Emilie Parsh, $300

William D. Munroe & Marie P. Munroe Farnsworth Scholarship
Chandler Nichols, $1,000

William G. Jackson Memorial Scholarship
Brooke May, $4,000

William H. Young Memorial Scholarship
Kierra Davis, $3,000
Daisy Smith, $3,000
Madeline McKee, $2,700 

William L. Tardani Notre Dame Scholarship
Katharine Uganski, $6,000

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