Recent Scholarship Recipients

We are pleased to share the list of scholarship recipients for 2021 – totaling $281,200 in commitments across 149 awards to 83 students! Check it out, and if you recognize somebody who donated or received a scholarship, say thanks or congrats!

Scholarships are key to our goal of making an impact. After all, this is about investing in the future of our communities, and education paves the way for continued growth!

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  • Bert Stevens Memorial Scholarship ($700)

    • Joseph Hayes (Shelby High School)
    • Sadie Sorensen (Hart High School)

    Christopher Schaner Memorial Scholarship ($500)

    • Audrey Aerts (Hart High School)
    • Brandon VanderZanden (Hart High School)
    • River Kistler (Hart High School)

    Clarence Metzler Memorial Hart Band Scholarship ($1,000)

    • Andrew Carter (Hart High School)

    Collin Hansen Skilled Trades Scholarship   

    • Angel Garcia Gonzalez (Hart High School)- $1,100
    • Thomas Porter (Pentwater High School) – $1,100

    Dean Patrick Scholarship ($1,100)

    • Samantha Bieri (Hesperia High School)

    Edwin Johnson Memorial Scholarship ($800)

    • Mason Cantu (Hart High School)

    Elaine and Lee Curtis Scholarship ($1,000)

    • Brandon Macher (Pentwater High School)
    • Thomas Porter (Pentwater High School)

    Emily Dykstra and Aunt Catherine Lound Scholarship ($1,000)

    • Oliver Squire (Shelby High School)

    Gerald “Bud” and Judy Greiner Agricultural Scholarship 

    • Andres Santillan ($1,000 – Hart High School)
    • Gumaro Villeda ($500 – Hart High School)
    • Lucas Parker ($500 – Shelby High School)

    Gerald L. Malburg Scholarship ($700)

    • Mikaylyn Kenney (Pentwater High School)

    Hager-Lacey Memorial Scholarship – $1,000 4-year award
    2018 Cohort:

    • Brianna Bonine (Ferris State University)
    • Martha Mendez (Grand Valley State University)

    Hart Public Schools Foundation Scholarship

    • Ella Smith ($1,000 – General Fund)
    • Kendall Williamson ($1,000 – General Fund)
    • Lauren VanderLaan ($500 – General Fund)
    • Maddox Nienhuis ($1,000 – General Fund)
    • Audrianna Enns ($500 – Pink and Green Bowl)
    • Finley Kistler ($500 – Pink and Green Bowl)
    • Lauren VanderLaan ($1,000 – Pink and Green Bowl)

    Hart Public Schools Robert E. Diman Scholarship ($6,500 over 4 years)

    2022 Cohort ($1,000)

    • Alan Stephenson
    • Amanda Whitaker
    • Audrey Aerts
    • Audrianna Enns
    • Ben Lipps
    • Brandon VanderZanden
    • Chance Alvesteffer
    • Dayrin Ramirez
    • Deirdre Marshall
    • Ella Smith
    • Finley Kistler
    • Jacob VanderWilk
    • Jayd Hovey
    • Juan Garcia
    • Justine Ledger
    • Kendall Williamson
    • Kloe Klotz
    • Kody Charron
    • Kohen Porter ($500)
    • Lauren VanderLaan
    • Logan Purdy
    • Mason Cantu
    • Michael Splane
    • Morland Gamble
    • Reed Schulz
    • Sarah Turner
    • Selena Salinas

    2021 Cohort ($1,500  – Year 2 Renewal)

    • Alexandra Wolfe
    • Annette Chimal
    • Antonio Gonzalez
    • Ariana Borrego
    • Benjamin Escamilla
    • Brendan Nienhuis
    • Cassidy Copenhaver
    • Cayden Gray
    • Cindy Diaz
    • Emma Weesies
    • Ethan Collins
    • George Alvesteffer
    • Gianna Bromley
    • Isaac VanderKooi ($1,125)
    • Jackson McTaggart
    • James Harjes
    • Joshua Huizenga
    • Juan Sarabia
    • Justin Hernandez
    • Lizbeth Perez
    • Lynae Ackley
    • MacKenzie Stitt
    • Marc Rosas
    • Rigoberto Rangel Jr.
    • Rylee Noggle
    • Salvador Cervantes
    • Savannah Ackley
    • Tyler Coker
    • Zachary Bitely

    2020 Cohort ($2,000 – Year 3 Renewal)

    • Ayden Beachum
    • Brenna Aerts
    • David Knobel
    • Elizabeth Vega
    • Emma VanderWall
    • Hannah Babbin
    • Harlie Choponis
    • James Turner
    • John Lopez
    • Lillian Van Gelderen
    • Nicole Rockwell
    • Ryan Masunas
    • Taylor Nienhuis
    • Waylon Alvesteffer
    • Xasha Gonzalez

    2019 Cohort ($2,000 – Year 4 Renewal)

    • Adelyn Ackley
    • Brooklyn Bonine
    • Cody Nienhuis
    • Karson Dunford
    • Maisie Whitaker
    • Riah Metzler
    • Ricardo Lazo
    • Robert Altland
    • Seth Andritsis
    • Tatiana R. Bishop/Bixler
    • Taylor Lound

    Hart Lions Memorial Scholarship

    • Carla Estrada-Navarrete ($800 – ASM Tech)
    • Haidyn Adams ($1,000 – Pentwater)
    • Lilian Fessenden ($1,000 – Walkerville)
    • Megan Sly ($1,000 – Shelby)
    • Reed Schulz ($1,000 – Hart)
    • Tyler Schouten ($1,000 – Trine College of Health Professions)

    Hart Rotary Club Scholarship ($1,200)

    • Alexis Settler (Pentwater High School)
    • Dayrin Ramirez (Hart High School)
    • Janessa Jacobs (Walkerville High School)
    • Morland Gamble (Hart High School)
    • Reed Schulz (Hart High School)

    Janet A. Wessel Scholarship- Shelby High School ($1,000)

    • Caleb Allison
    • Elizabeth Stong
    • Miguel DeLeon
    • Morgan Frees
    • Nadia Millan ($1,000 year 2 renewal – Ferris State University)
    • Ryan Jenkins
    • Veronica Guereca

    Joan and David Roseman Medical Scholarship ($500)

    • Ariana Costilla (Shelby High School)
    • Carla Estrada-Navarrete (ASM Tech)
    • Ella Smith (Hart High School)

    John Bush III Memorial Scholarship ($1,000 over 2 years)

    • Janessa Jacobs (Walkerville High School)

    Jordan Evans Memorial Scholarship ($500)

    • Austin Bowen (Hart High School)
    • Brandon VanderZanden (Hart High School)
    • Nickolas Sawdy (Hart High School)

    Joseph P. Warmbier Scholarship of Hart Public Schools Foundation ($1,500)

    • Andrew Carter
    • Angel Garcia Gonzalez
    • Austin Bowen
    • Brandon VanderZanden
    • Gumaro Villeda
    • Nickolas Sawdy
    • Sadie Sorensen

    Kirk Music and Education Scholarship

    • Angela Ortiz ($500 – Muskegon Community College)
    • Delaney Bryce ($1,000 Year 2 Renewal – West Shore Community College)

    Larry Wagner Appletree Automotive Skilled Trades Scholarship ($750)

    • Andrew Carter (Hart High School)
    • Nickolas Sawdy (Hart High School)

    Lisa Veltman Scholarship

    • Jennifer Herrygers ($2,000 over 2 years – West Shore Community College)
    • Antonio Gonzalez ($1,000 Year 2 Renewal – Grand Valley State University)

    Lucas Rosalez Memorial Scholarship ($500)

    • Yamille Zarraga (Hart High School)

    Melissa S. Fralic Scholarship ($500)

    • Lynae Ackley (Taylor University)

    Mereta Ann Spitler Scholarship

    • Gianna Bromley (Grand Valley State University) – $2,500
    • Jake Gordon (Hart High School)- $2,500

    Michael W. Malburg Sr. Memorial Scholarship 

    • Mikaylyn Kenney ($1,100 over two years – Pentwater High School)

    Parrington/Heyde Scholarship ($1,000)

    • Thomas Harvell (Shelby High School)

    Pentwater Public Schools Scholarship 

    • Brandon Macher ($500 – General Fund)
    • Crysta Cluchey ($500 – General Fund)
    • Alexis Settler ($4,000 over two years – Sheila O-Brien)
    • Delaney Bryce ($2,000 Year 2 Renewal- West Shore Community College)
    • Mikaylyn Kenney ($1,500 – Francis Tryout)
    • Aubrey MacIntosh ($2,500 – Florence Martin)
    • Brandon Macher ($1,500 – Florence Martin)
    • Crysta Cluchey ($1,000 – Florence Martin)
    • Irelyn Stone ($1,000 – Florence Martin)
    • Jonathan VanDuinen ($1,000 Year 2 Renewal – Florence Martin)
    • Justine Murphy ($1,000 Year 2 Renewal – Florence Martin)
    • Mikaylyn Kenney ($1,000 – Florence Martin)
    • Thomas Porter ($1,000 – Florence Martin)

    Peterson Farms Scholarships ($1,000)

    • Ariana Costilla (Shelby High School)
    • Dayrin Ramirez (Hart High School)
    • Mason Cantu (Hart High School)
    • Thomas Harvell (Shelby High School)

    Richard and Carole Tompkins Scholarship

    • Claire Peterson ($500 – Michigan State University)
    • Sadie Sorensen ($1,000 – Hart High School)

    Robert J. Gebhart Memorial Scholarship ($600)

    • Brandon VanderZanden (Hart High School)

    Robin Bradley Memorial Scholarship- $1,000

    • Haley Miracle (Yale High School)
    • Laura Chandler (Yale High School)
    • Leslie Vega Yanez (Shelby High School)
    • Liszet Hernandez Garcia (Hart High School)

    Ruth and Frans Feuerstein Scholarship ($700)

    • Reed Schulz (Hart High School)

    Ruth Jean Oomen Nursing Scholarship ($500)

    • Elizabeth Gerardi (Hart High School)

    Ryan Scott Prudhomme Memorial Scholarship ($500)

    • Audrianna Enns (Hart High School)

    Seth J. Spitler and Margaret Schaner Spitler Scholarship ($1,000 – Hart High School)

    • Audrey Aerts
    • Audrianna Enns
    • Morgan Marvin
    • Morland Gamble

    Sharon Bowen Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

    • Kyra Fairchild (Shelby High School)

    Shelby Area Chamber of Commerce 

    • Emma Greene-Gardenhouse ($600 – Shelby High School)
    • Kendall Zoulek ($500 – Shelby High School)

    Shelby Public Schools Foundation Scholarship

    • Felicity Luke ($500 – General Fund)
    • Thomas Harvell ($500 – General Fund)
    • Joseph Hayes ($1,500 – Florence Bradford)
    • Felicity Luke ($400 – Betty and Lyle Cheever)
    • Daphne Clark ($1,100 – Esther Wiard)
    • Kaylynn Clark ($1,100 – Esther Wiard)
    • Kendall Zoulek ($1,100 – Heather Copenhaver)
    • Ariana Costilla ($1,500 – Pink and Green Bowl)
    • Forrest Horton ($500 – Ralph Horton)

    Shelby Rotary Club Scholarship $1,250 over 2 years

    2022 Cohort ($500 – Year 1)

    • Ariana Costilla
    • Daphne Clark
    • Emma Greene-Gardenhouse
    • Felicity Luke
    • Jacalyn Hammerle
    • Jazlyn Arreola
    • Kaylynn Clark
    • Lindsay Lofuist
    • Maci Hayes
    • Ryan Hudson
    • Thomas Harvell

    2021 Cohort – ($500 –  Year 2 Renewal)

    • Claire Peterson (Michigan State University)
    • Courtney Brown (Ferris State University)
    • Evelin Moncada-Pineda (West Shore Community College)
    • Griffin McFarlin-Fraass (Ferris State University)
    • Lexi Schultz (Lakeland University)
    • Logan Claeys (Michigan State University)
    • Lorenzo Rodriguez III (Grand Valley State University)
    • Lindsey Harvell (Aquinas College)

    Steve Boutell Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

    • Megan Sly (Shelby High School)

    Terry & Pam Roach Cancer Survivor Scholarship ($500)

    • Alexis Settler (Pentwater High School)
    • Amanda Whitaker (Hart High School)
    • Audrey Aerts (Hart High School)
    • Audrianna Enns (Hart High School)
    • Elizabeth Arnouts (Grand Valley State University)
    • Madeline Reitsma (Grand Valley State University)

    Thomas Schaner Memorial Scholarship ($600)

    • Nickolas Sawdy (Hart High School)

    US Marine Brett Witteveen Memorial Scholarship ($650)

    • Gumaro Villeda (Hart High School)
    • Morgan Marvin (Hart High School)

    Walkerville Public Schools Scholarship ($700)

    • Janessa Jacobs

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