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

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, March 10, 2021. All applicants will be notified of their application status by May 1. Thank you to everyone who applied for the 2021 scholarship!

*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 2020 Vern Hyde Scholarship recipients!

1st Place High School Senior

Lauren Konsdorf: Lauren is the recipient of the $2,000 Grand Prize scholarship. A graduate of Rockford High School, Lauren will be attending Central Michigan University in the fall with a focus in Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts.

High School Senior Runner-up

Isabel Holtrop: Isabel is the recipient of the $1,500 High School Runner-up scholarship. She graduated from Kenowa Hills High School and will attend Grand Valley State University in the fall to pursue a degree in Recreational Therapy.

Current College Student

Allyson Faulkner: Allyson is the winner of the $1,000 College Student scholarship. Allyson graduated from Rockford High School in 2017 and currently attends Ferris State University, pursuing a degree in Political Science.

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