Community West and the Steelcase Retirees Club Scholarship Program

The 2019 Vern Hyde Scholarship will be awarded by Community West Credit Union to three area students for the fall 2019 semester: two scholarships to current high school seniors starting college in the fall and one to a current college student returning to school in the fall. The scholarship amounts are $1,500 to the overall high school senior winner, $500 to the high school senior runner-up and $500 to the current college student. 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 or university to help offset the cost of tuition and/or books.

Congratulations to the 2019 Vern Hyde Scholarship recipients!

1st Place High School Senior

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Evan Sidebotham: Evan is the recipient of our $1,500 Grand Prize scholarship. A graduate of Thornapple Kellogg High School, Evan will be attending Grand Valley State University in the fall.

High School Senior Runner-up

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Katherine Bell: Katherine is the recipient of our $500 scholarship for high school seniors. She graduated from Forest Hills Central High School and plans to attend Purdue University in the fall.

Current College Student

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Mikayla Fankhauser: Mikayla is currently a student at Grand Rapids Community College and is the recipient of our $500 scholarship for college students. Mikayla is working toward an Associate’s Degree of Arts & Sciences.