15th Annual Vern Hyde Scholarship
Offering College, University, and Trade School Opportunities
The 2022 Vern Hyde Scholarship was awarded by Community West Credit Union to four area students for the fall 2022 semester: two scholarships to current high school seniors starting college in the fall, one to a current college student, and one to a current high school senior attending a trade program upon graduation. The purpose of this scholarship is to acknowledge and reward outstanding efforts in leadership, volunteerism, and community involvement. The scholarships will be awarded in the form of a check presented directly to the college, university, or trade program to help offset the cost of tuition and/or books and supplies.
High school senior: $2,000 Scholarship
High school senior runner-up: $1,500 Scholarship
Current college student: $1,000 Scholarship
Trade program: $1,000 Scholarship
The application for the 15th Annual Vern Hyde Scholarship is closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.
Congratulations to the 2022 Vern Hyde Scholarship recipients!
1st Place High School Senior
Caroline Bell: Caroline is the recipient of the $2,000 Grand Prize High School scholarship. A graduate of Forest Hills Central High School, Caroline will be attending Purdue University in the fall to pursue a degree in Finance.
High School Senior Runner-up
Anna Benedict: Anna is the recipient of the $1,500 High School Runner-Up scholarship. A graduate of Thornapple Kellogg High School, Anna will attend Liberty University in the fall to pursue a degree in Kinesiology.
Current College Student
Natalie Hammer: Natalie is the winner of the $1,000 College Student scholarship. Natalie graduated from Rockford High School and is currently pursuing degrees in Social Work and German at Hope College.