The 2021 Vern Hyde Scholarship will be awarded by Community West Credit Union to four area students for the fall 2021 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.
High school senior: $2,000 Scholarship
High school senior: $1,500 Scholarship
Current college student: $1,000 Scholarship
Trade program*: $1,000 Scholarship
Thank you to everyone who applied for the 2021 scholarship. Please check back in January for information regarding the 2022 scholarship application.
*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. Trade scholarship available to current high school students attending a trade program upon graduation.
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.