Dorothy B. & Charles E. Thomas Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  2. Must be an undergraduate student at the time of application.
  3. This award is for U.S. students.
  4. Must be a resident of Kent County, Michigan.
  5. Must enroll at one of the following local colleges: Aquinas, Calvin, Cornerstone, Davenport, GRCC, GVSU, or Kendall.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  7. Must demonstrate unmet financial need.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for undergraduate students who are residents of Kent County in Michigan. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, must demonstrate unmet financial need, and must attend one of the listed local area universities.

Application requirements for the Dorothy B. & Charles E. Thomas Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Transcript
  • Financial statement
Additional Information: The Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually, primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career. This award, provided in honor of Dorothy B. & Charles E. Thomas, seeks to recognize and assist a Kent County student attending a local-area college or university.

Award Amount: Awards range from $500 to $5,000 depending on the student's unmet need and the availability of funds. Average awards are about $1,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Applications and information are available at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation website at the address provided. In addition to the online application form, an interested student must submit transcripts (official or unofficial), an essay describing his/her personal and professional aspirations, and documentation such as the FAFSA Student Aid report that proves financial need. All applications must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Ruth Bishop
Address: 185 Oakes St. SW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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