Achille & Irene Despres, William & Andre 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: Two awards provided annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be of Mexican heritage.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  4. Must reside in Kent or Ottawa county in Michigan.

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

Description: This award is for U.S. students of Mexican heritage who have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher. Applicants must be a resident of Kent or Ottawa counties in Michigan.

Application requirements for the Achille & Irene Despres, William & Andre Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Application form
Additional Information: 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.

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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