Think of the things that make you unique as a person… What sets you apart from others? Do you play sports? Are you academically advanced in a specific subject? There are quite literally scholarships for everything about you, it’s just a matter of finding them. Sorting through websites and lists can be very discouraging, but it’s worth it!
It may seem tedious to spend hours writing an essay for a scholarship competition you may not win, but think about it this way: if you spent 2 hours working on a $2000 scholarship and you win, you just made $1000/hour!
The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland has many scholarships available to students. Even some specific to West Ottawa! You can view all of the scholarships at the provided link. The application will open on January 2nd, but you’ll have to wait for your first semester grades to post. The application is due on March 1st by 5:00PM.
West Ottawa’s internal scholarships will open on February 7th. All information regarding these scholarships will be posted on your Google Classroom by Mrs. Otteman and announced at the senior class photo during seminar. The application will close on March 28th. Internal Scholarship applications are to be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org