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East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation Application Form

Student Scholarships

This is an application for the Student Scholarship funded by the East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation. Students may apply for this scholarship on their own behalf.

This is NOT a nomination form.

Please follow the instructions below to apply. Thank you!



  • To provide a $1,000 post-secondary scholarship to an East Grand Rapids High School senior for enrollment in a college/university, vocational/technical school, art or design school, or school of nursing in the United States.


  • Student is a graduating East Grand Rapids High School senior
  • Minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 unweighted scale
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Planned enrollment in a college/university or vocational/technical school, art or design school, or school of nursing in the United States. Scholarship award will be paid directly to the school in which the awardee enrolls
  • EGRSF student board members and children of current EGRSF board members are not eligible to apply

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please fill in all the areas that apply, according to the instructions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Address: Please provide your permanent address, phone and email. All correspondence will be sent to this address. This helps us to confirm residency requirements.

Post-Secondary School Data - List your 1st Choice Academic Institution
I will live:
Describe your work experience during the last 4 years (include company, position, dates, hours/week):
Activities, Awards, Honors: list all school and community activities you have participated in the past four years (include activity, award/honor or office held; # of years participated and hours per year):
ESSAY ON ASPIRATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL GOALS: Please reflect on your experience in the East Grand Rapids community, whether inside or outside the classroom. How has your experience informed your post secondary plans? This essay should include what school/university you’ve chosen to attend and your intended course of study, if applicable. No more than 500 words please. You may copy and paste your essay from a word document in the box below or type your essay. The box will expand as you type. If you experience technical difficulties, you may also email an electronic copy to


Submit a copy of your high school transcript that includes your first semester senior-year grades and your cumulative grade point average computed on a 4.0 scale.

REFERENCES ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP: Please send 2 letters of recommendation. These may be mailed directly to the EGR Schools Foundation Office at the address below, or the author may email their recommendation to

Please download, print and sign this Certification Document, then mail it to or drop it off at the EGR Schools Foundation, 2915 Hall St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

Application MUST be received in the EGRSF Office by May 1st. EGRSF Office is located at 2915 Hall St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Privacy Policy: The East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation collects and uses personal information such as: name, address, phone number and email address when a scholarship applicant voluntarily provides it to us. The information is used to update the Foundation Alumni file. In addition, the Foundation keeps applicant information on file for auditing purposes and ensures that documents are properly disposed of. The East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation does NOT sell, trade or share personal information with any other organization.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST: the application for a scholarship becomes complete and valid only when you have done the following:

Mail, submit online, or drop off ALL the pieces of the completed application by May 1st to: East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation, 2915 Hall St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

  • Your East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation Scholarship Application and signed certification form
  • Your Statement of Aspirations and Goals (essay)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your current transcript of grades