15th Annual Vern Hyde Scholarship

Offering College, University, and Trade School Opportunities

The 2022 Vern Hyde Scholarship will be 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. All applicants will be notified by May 1, 2022. 

Must be a member in good standing for 12 months at time of funds disbursement. Eligibility is limited to high school seniors or current college students who live or attend school in Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, or Ottawa counties.

Congratulations to the 2021 Vern Hyde Scholarship recipients!

1st Place High School Senior

Anna Hultink: Anna is the recipient of the $2,000 Grand Prize scholarship. A graduate of Home School, Anna will be attending Aquinas College in the fall to pursue a degree in Psychology.

High School Senior Runner-up

Luke Schipper: Luke is the recipient of the $1,500 High School Runner-up scholarship. He graduated from Plymouth Christian High School and will attend Calvin University in the fall to pursue a degree in Biology.

Current College Student

Zoe Dunnum: Zoe is the winner of the $1,000 College Student scholarship. Zoe graduated from Rockford High School in 2019 and currently attends Michigan State University, pursuing a degree in Psychology.

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