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Location & Contact Details

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Address:

West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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College Scholarships

For those who are interested in pursuing higher education, there are a number of scholarship opportunities available to West Catholic students. Explore the links below for more information.

Outside Scholarships

Vivian Kommer Scholarship
This scholarship is for a senior graduating from WC going into business or pre-law.  Students must have a 3.0.
By filling out this application you are also filling out the general application for almost 80 local scholarships.
This scholarship WILL be awarded to a WC student.

The Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund is pleased to offer a $5,000 scholarship to an outstanding senior from a local district high school within Kent ISD who intends to pursue a college career in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences relating to space technology!

 The application is attached and can also be found at www.rogerbchaffeescholarship.org .

 All applications need to be delivered electronically to: [email protected] by February 29, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

ECON Club of Grand Rapids

https://econclub.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/45th-Annual-Essay-Contest-Flyer-1.pdf

Citizens Scholarship
Citizens wants to honor the dedication of students and families pursuing higher learning. There are no essays, no report cards- just a couple of easy registration steps to enter!

  • Fill out the registration form to be entered for a chance to win a Grand Prize of $15,000 to use towards school expenses and one of the $2,500 monthly prizes!
  • Additionally, each quarter a student who meets the required criteria for the Minority Scholarship Prize will be eligible to win a $2,500 quarterly prize.
  • This Sweepstakes is open to high school seniors, undergrad and graduate students as well as parents or sponsors of high school, undergrad or graduate students.  Students must plan on attending college, or be currently enrolled at least half-time in an eligible, accredited undergrad/grad post-secondary institution.

SkillPointe Foundation Scholarships

  • Multiple $1,000 scholarships every month for individuals pursuing technical/vocational training in construction, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, transportation and other fields
  • Application deadline is the last day of every month and a minimum of 2 winners will be notified approximately 6 weeks from entry.
  • Exclusively for individuals wishing to gain a certificate, credential or 2 year degree.
  • For more information and to apply, click here

CALVIN UNIVERSITY ENTRADA SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Calvin University Entrada Scholars Program – for high school juniors or seniors who are racial ethnic minority students. For more information please click HERE

THE UNIVERSITY CLUB OF GRAND RAPIDS

The University Club of Grand Rapids Scholarship Foundation has been established for individuals in the West Michigan area who intend to build, support, and serve the West Michigan community after graduation.

The amount of this scholarship is $1000. It may be renewed for three additional, consecutive years upon the completion of a Renewable Application form. The student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher (or comparable performance) each year for renewal. This comes to a $4000 total over four years.

The scholarship can be applied to university/college, trade schools and other 2 or 4 year after high school programs.

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students who express a strong desire to build, support, and serve the West Michigan community upon completion of their studies.

I have attached a document with our application to this email. If you could pass this on to your current seniors and homeschoolers in your area that would be greatly appreciated!

Any questions may be directed to Fae Lemkuil at (616) 456-8623 or universityclubgr.com

CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE

Congresswoman Scholten invites all students interested in coding to show off their coding skills by entering the Congressional App Challenge!  Find more information at http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/

PANTHERA EDGE/JIM & KATHERINE BROWN SCHOLARSHIP

The Panthera Edge Foundation’s Jim and Katherine Brown Scholarship’s mission is to foster the development of successful, independent adults via education, health living and strong character.  Application and essay topic are available in the School Counseling Office.

$5,000 Catholic College Scholarship Contest Invites Applications
The Cardinal Newman Society is pleased to announce its eighth annual Essay Scholarship Contest. The winning essay writer will be awarded $5,000 toward the cost of attending a faithful Catholic college recognized in The Newman Guide in the fall of 2024. In addition, several Newman Guide colleges have agreed to supplement CNS’s scholarship with additional $5,000 grants to the winner over three additional years, according to criteria established by each college. You are encouraged as  high school students to participate!

10 sites to kick off your scholarship search:  https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/websites-to-kick-off-your-scholarship-search

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Essay Contest:  Click HERE

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation offers over 80 scholarships.  For more information, go to: https://www.grfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships

Deadline is March 1st
The Community West Credit Union has just opened their 17th annual Scholarship application window.    A direct link to the scholarship webpage is: https://www.communitywestcu.org/vern-hyde-scholarship/
The American Legion NE Post 459 Auxiliary Unit in Grand Rapids has shared information regarding their Post and American Legion Scholarships offred at the state and national levels.  Information can be found in the School Counseling Office.

The 2024 Rosa Parks Scholarship ($2,500) application is now available at:   rosaparksscholarship.org   

This scholarship is open to all Michigan high school seniors.

 The application is also available (you can copy/paste into your browser) at:

The deadline for filing is March 1, 2024.  Scholarship winners will be announced in mid-May.  

SUZANNE’S HOPE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created in honor of an individual’s mother who helped with financial planning and with supporting future plans.  It includes answering questions (some which are about finances and future plans) and including a resume.
Michigan Retailers Association
Will be awarding 13 one-year scholarships worth $3,500.  They will be awarded to dependent sons and daughters of owners or full-time employees who will have at least one year of emplyment at a MRA member business as of January 1, 2024 (must have begun employment by July 1, 2023) OR Part-time employees who are full-time students and will have at least six months of employment at an MRA member business as of January 1, 2024 (must have begun employment July 1, 2023).  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2024.  Apply online at Retailers.com/member-benefits/scholarship-program

U of M Alumni Club of Grand Rapids has opened it’s application.  Please e-mail all materials directly to the U-M Club of Grand Rapids Scholarship mailbox.

E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Your completed application and all supporting documents must be received by

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024.

Consumers Credit Union is offering one $10,000 scholarship and 10 $1,000 scholarships to award Michigan High School Seniors.

The following link is an informational video for high school seniors to view!  Consumers Scholars 2023-24  .  The guidelines, requirements, and application are all available on their website at: https://www.consumerscu.org/about/scholarships.  Applications that have been received have included the essay as a screenshot.  Essays are required to be received in Word format.  Those that are not in Word format will not be considered.  Deadline is March 4, 2024.

The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan is seeking applications for its 2024 BBB Trust Scholarship. The scholarship honors young leaders who demonstrate Trust and Ethics in their daily lives as they work to make a difference in their school and community. This scholarship is open to High School seniors (class of 2024) who will attend college in the fall of 2024. BBB will award three (3) scholarships worth $1,500 each. 

Applications must be received by March 29, 2024 to be considered. Complete eligibility and rules, along with a link to apply can be found at BBB.org/wmiawards or go directly to the application here.

Scholarships for WC Graduates