Attention Prospective Students
2019 Eric Verhaar Scholarship Opportunity Is Now CLOSED
Our son, brother, friend, mentor, and community activist passed as he was entering an exciting time in his life, at age 22.
Eric was an Eagle Scout, a recent graduate of Western Michigan University with a Degree in Aviation Mechanics and was entering the Marine Corp to become a pilot.
Eric was one of those individuals that made friends where ever he went. Eric will be remembered for his kindness, his love of the Boy Scouts, his mentoring younger Scouts and for being a free spirit. Eric inspired everyone to realize that life needs to be lived and we need to balance work to make room for the things and people we love.
Eric touched many lives and his family wants to continue his legacy by providing assistance to deserving West Michigan students.
Please Read Over the Following Criteria Before Submitting Your Scholarship Application
Scholarship (To Download 2019 Scholarship Application)
• To celebrate our 10th year the scholarship will be in the amount of $2,500
• Type your “Short Answer” and “Essay” on a separate piece of paper. Be sure to include the question
above each of your responses.
• Please do not staple or paper clip pages
• Do not mention if you know or have known the Verhaar family
• Student must be from West Michigan attending a Community College, 4 Year College or University or Trade School within Michigan
• Student must be from one of the following Michigan Counties (Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Ionia, Isobella, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, and Van Buren Counties)
• Applicants must be currently enrolled as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior at a Community College, 4 Year College or University or Trade School within Michigan by Spring of 2019
• Previously chosen applicants are not eligible Scholarship Judging
• Scholarship award will be based on application judging.
• Applications will be judged on community service, leadership/extracurricular activities, short essays, and essay.
• Each application will be scored by at least two judges and an average score determined.
• Financial need will not be a factor in the applications process.
• A minimum student GPA of 2.0 is required.
Application Time Line 2019
• Applications will be available in January 2019
• Applications must be post marked by May 15, 2019
• Applications will be scored by June 15, 2019
• Chosen applicant will be notified by end of July 2019
• Scholarship will be sent to the School for distribution to the student
Send all applications to:
Eric Verhaar Scholarship Program
2685 Moerland Dr NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
All applications must be post marked by May 15, 2019 to be eligible for consideration
To Download the 2019 Eric Verhaar Scholarship Application Click Here