2020 Eric Verhaar Scholarship

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Description: 

Our son, brother, friend, mentor, and community activist passed as he was entering an exciting time in his life, at age 22.

Eric was an Eagle Scout, a recent graduate of Western Michigan University with a Degree in Aviation Mechanics and was entering the Marine Corp to become a pilot.

Eric was one of those individuals that made friends where ever he went. Eric will be remembered for his kindness, his love of the Boy Scouts, his mentoring younger Scouts and for being a free spirit. Eric inspired everyone to realize that life needs to be lived and we need to balance work to make room for the things and people we love.

Eric touched many lives and his family wants to continue his legacy by providing assistance to deserving West Michigan students.

Eligibility:

  • Student must be from West Michigan attending a Community College, 4 Year College or University or Trade School within Michigan
  • Student must be from one of the following Michigan Counties (Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Ionia, Isobella, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, and Van Buren Counties)
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior at a Community College, 4 Year College or University or Trade School within Michigan by Spring of 2019'
  • Previously chosen applicants are not eligible Scholarship Judging
  • Scholarship award will be based on application judging.
  • Applications will be judged on community service, leadership/extracurricular activities, short essays, and essay.
  • Each application will be scored by at least two judges and an average score determined.
  • Financial need will not be a factor in the applications process.
  • A minimum student GPA of 2.0 is required.

Website

Contact Information: hello@ericverhaarscholarship.com

Please Note

This is an outside scholarship. Grand Valley State University does not have affiliation with this scholarship agency and does not take part in the selection of the scholarship. Please remember that GVSU does not endorse any specific web site nor is GVSU responsible for the content on the various web sites. We are simply providing these links as a courtesy to you.

Additional Information

Award Type:
Scholarship

Minimum GPA:
2.0

Eligible Enrollment Status:
Part-Time
Full-Time

Eligible Student Status:
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Transfer

Area of Interest:
Accounting
Advertising and Public Relations
African American Studies
Allied Health Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Applied Statistics
Art - Studio Art
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Training
Athletic Training - Clinical Exercise Science
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Business Economics
Business General
Cell and Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Classical Tradition
Classics
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Communication Studies
Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Dance
Data Science
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Earth Science
East Asian Studies
Economics
Economics-Honors
Education
Education - Elementary/Middle Teaching (K-8)
Education - Middle/Secondary/High School Teaching (7-12)
Education - Special Education (all grades)
Engineering
Engineering - Computer Engineering
Engineering - Electrical Engineering
Engineering - Interdisciplinary Engineering
Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Engineering - Product Design & Manufacturing Engineering
English
Entrepreneurship
Exercise Science - Clinical
Exercise Science - Health Fitness Instruction
Film And Video
Finance
French
Geography
Geology
Geology-Chemistry
German
Global Studies and Social Impact
Greek
Health Communication
Health Information Management
History
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Human Resources Management
Information Systems
Information Technology
Integrated Science Elementary
Integrated Science Secondary
International Business
International Relations
Latin
Legal Studies
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science
Middle East Studies
Multimedia Journalism
Music
Music Education
Natural Resources Management
Nonprofit Administration
Nursing
Occupational Safety and Health Management
Occupational Therapy
Operations Management
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Dental
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Veterinary
Psychology
Public and Nonprofit Administration
Radiation Therapy
Religious Studies
Russian Studies
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech-Language Pathology
Sport Management
Statistics
Supply Chain Management
Theatre
Therapeutic Recreation
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Writing