BCF Scholarships

The Berrien Community Foundation has given more than

$2.2 million in scholarships to

Berrien County students.

Scholarship Application Deadline is March 4, 2016

2016 Applications will be available February 1, 2016

View scholarships for your school, those available to students from throughout Berrien County or those available for current college students. A brief description of each scholarship is listed along with a link to download the application. If you have any questions, contact us at 269-983-3304 or by emailing bcf@berriencommunity.org. The deadline for all 2016 BCF scholarships is March 4.

 

All Berrien County Student Scholarships 
Benton Harbor High School Scholarships
Berrien Springs High School Scholarships
Bridgman High School Scholarships

Buchanan High School Scholarships
Brandywine High School Scholarships

Coloma High School Scholarships
Lake Michigan Catholic High School Scholarships
Lakeshore High School Scholarships
New Buffalo High School Scholarships

Niles High School Scholarships
St. Joseph High School Scholarships
Watervliet High School Scholarships
Scholarships for Current College Students


 

All Berrien County Student Scholarships

THE HEART OF COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Established in 2003, this scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County). Download Application

THE ARLENE B. PORRITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURIOUS KIDS:
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Arlene B. Porritt, who passed away in May 2005. Dedication to her family, community, friendships, and her commitment to higher education led to the formation of this living remembrance. Mrs. Porritt was an outstanding educator before retiring from the classroom to start her family. She and her husband, Dr. John L. Porritt, and their five children moved to St. Joseph in 1964, becoming valued members of our community. She spent the next 41 years raising her family, teaching the life-long lessons of family unity and love. Nana, as she was affectionately known, touched the lives and hearts of her 15 grandchildren dearly. One of her favorite outings with her grandchildren was visiting Curious Kids' Museum, a place of learning and wonder for the entire family. There she felt great satisfaction in seeing her grandchildren’s inquisitive minds at work. The Porritt Family, along with dear friends, established this scholarship to acknowledge and enrich the educational experiences of those Berrien County High School students who volunteer and/or are employed at Curious Kids' Museum. The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids thus is a legacy combining her special love for family, children, and the irreplaceable value of education. Download Application

RONALD H. MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ronald H. Miller, this scholarship is to encourage high school students of Berrien Coutny who wish to pursue a career in Journalism. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years for individuals meeting the criteria. Download Application

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNIITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016, this renewable scholarship supports Berrien County High School seniors or current college students who participated with All God's Children Community Choir for at least their junior and senior year of high school. Download Application


POWERED BY HONOR COMMUNITY COMMITTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to support High School Students in the State of Michigan who are members of Honor Credit Union and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  For more information click here.

 

 

 


Benton Harbor High School Scholarships

BRYCE BOOTHBY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established by Bryce Boothby who is a proud graduate of the Benton Harbor High School. Additionally, many of his family members graduated from Lake Michigan Catholic High School. Criteria include: 2.5 or above GPA, Benton Harbor or Lake Michigan Catholic High School graduating senior, some involvement in volunteer/community activities, and for use at a U.S. vocational technical/institute school (e.g., cosmetology school) or a college/university (2-4 year schools) of choice anywhere for tuition, books, fees, and other costs, but not for room and board. The first scholarships was awarded in 2005. Download Application

WELCH FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP-Benton Harbor:
Established in 2004 by Fred & Sandy Welch, this program provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Lakeshore and Benton Harbor High Schools. The first scholarships was awarded in 2005.
The Benton Harbor Scholarship Criteria are: Nonrenewable scholarship of $1,000 for a student with a GPA of 2.5 or above, a Benton Harbor High School graduating senior or recent Benton Harbor High School High School graduate (within the last 2 years, for example, 2012, 2013) attending Lake Michigan College, demonstrating financial need and having a good character and determination to succeed. This scholarship can be used at a U.S. college/university of choice (2-4 year program) anywhere for tuition, books, fees, and other costs related to attending but not room and board. Download Application

THE HEART OF COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Established in 2003, this scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County). Download Application

THE ARLENE B. PORRITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURIOUS KIDS:
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Arlene B. Porritt, who passed away in May 2005. Dedication to her family, community, friendships, and her commitment to higher education led to the formation of this living remembrance. Mrs. Porritt was an outstanding educator before retiring from the classroom to start her family. She and her husband, Dr. John L. Porritt, and their five children moved to St. Joseph in 1964, becoming valued members of our community. She spent the next 41 years raising her family, teaching the life-long lessons of family unity and love. Nana, as she was affectionately known, touched the lives and hearts of her 15 grandchildren dearly. One of her favorite outings with her grandchildren was visiting Curious Kids' Museum, a place of learning and wonder for the entire family. There she felt great satisfaction in seeing her grandchildren’s inquisitive minds at work. The Porritt Family, along with dear friends, established this scholarship to acknowledge and enrich the educational experiences of those Berrien County High School students who volunteer and/or are employed at Curious Kids' Museum. The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids thus is a legacy combining her special love for family, children, and the irreplaceable value of education. Download Application

RONALD H. MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ronald H. Miller, this scholarship is to encourage high school students of Berrien County who wish to pursue a career in Journalism. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years for individuals meeting the criteria. Download Application

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP :
Established in 2016, this renewable scholarship supports Berrien County High School seniors or current college students who participated with All God's Children Community Choir for at least their junior and senior years of high school. Download Application

POWERED BY HONOR COMMUNITY COMMITTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to support High School Students in the State of Michigan who are members of Honor Credit Union and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  For more information click here.

INSURANCE MANAGEMENT SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP (FOR BENTON HARBOR FOOTBALL):
This scholarship was established by Insurance Managment Service to support Benton Harbor High School graduating seniors who were also members of the Benton Harbor High School football team. NOTE: You must complete the required recommendation paperwork available from the Benton Harbor High School Football Coaching Staff before submitting this application. Download Application

 


Berrien Springs High School Scholarships

EDNA BENDER SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2000, this scholarship supports Berrien Springs High School students pursuing careers in business anywhere in the U.S. Mrs. Bender, a long-time business teacher at Berrien Springs High School, purchased a share of AT&T stock in 1956 as a lesson for the students. Through her years of teaching she purchased a total of 200 shares of stock. The stocks’ growth allowed for this wonderful scholarship. Download Application

CORA B. PARKHURST MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
The Cora B. Parkhurst Memorial Scholarship rewards students from Berrien Springs High School who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and community involvement. This scholarship is renewable for 4 years, making a major impact on the lives of the student recipients. Download Application

WAYNE K. WRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP:
A retired counselor at Berrien Springs High School, it only made sense that Wayne Wright would establish a scholarship to assist the same students he has worked with for so many years. The Wayne Wright Scholarship provides a scholarship for a graduating Berrien Springs High School Senior who demonstrates leadership and a commitment to the community through volunteerism. Download Application

THE HEART OF COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Established in 2003, this scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County). Download Application

THE ARLENE B. PORRITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURIOUS KIDS:
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Arlene B. Porritt, who passed away in May 2005. Dedication to her family, community, friendships, and her commitment to higher education led to the formation of this living remembrance. Mrs. Porritt was an outstanding educator before retiring from the classroom to start her family. She and her husband, Dr. John L. Porritt, and their five children moved to St. Joseph in 1964, becoming valued members of our community. She spent the next 41 years raising her family, teaching the life-long lessons of family unity and love. Nana, as she was affectionately known, touched the lives and hearts of her 15 grandchildren dearly. One of her favorite outings with her grandchildren was visiting Curious Kids' Museum, a place of learning and wonder for the entire family. There she felt great satisfaction in seeing her grandchildren’s inquisitive minds at work. The Porritt Family, along with dear friends, established this scholarship to acknowledge and enrich the educational experiences of those Berrien County High School students who volunteer and/or are employed at Curious Kids' Museum. The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids thus is a legacy combining her special love for family, children, and the irreplaceable value of education. Download Application


RONALD H. MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ronald H. Miller, this scholarship is to encourage high school students of Berrien County who wish to pursue a career in Journalism. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years for individuals meeting the criteria. Download Application

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016, this renewable scholarship supports Berrien County High School students or current college students who participated with All God's Children Community Choir for at least their junior and senior years of high school.  Download Application

POWERED BY HONOR COMMUNITY COMMITTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to support High School Students in the State of Michigan who are members of Honor Credit Union and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  For more information click here.


 

Brandywine High School Scholarships

 

THE HEART OF COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Established in 2003, this scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County). Download Application

THE ARLENE B. PORRITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURIOUS KIDS:
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Arlene B. Porritt, who passed away in May 2005. Dedication to her family, community, friendships, and her commitment to higher education led to the formation of this living remembrance. Mrs. Porritt was an outstanding educator before retiring from the classroom to start her family. She and her husband, Dr. John L. Porritt, and their five children moved to St. Joseph in 1964, becoming valued members of our community. She spent the next 41 years raising her family, teaching the life-long lessons of family unity and love. Nana, as she was affectionately known, touched the lives and hearts of her 15 grandchildren dearly. One of her favorite outings with her grandchildren was visiting Curious Kids' Museum, a place of learning and wonder for the entire family. There she felt great satisfaction in seeing her grandchildren’s inquisitive minds at work. The Porritt Family, along with dear friends, established this scholarship to acknowledge and enrich the educational experiences of those Berrien County High School students who volunteer and/or are employed at Curious Kids' Museum. The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids thus is a legacy combining her special love for family, children, and the irreplaceable value of education. Download Application

RONALD H. MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ronald H. Miller, this scholarship is to encourage high school students of Berrien Coutny who wish to pursue a career in Journalism. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years for individuals meeting the criteria. Download Application

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNIITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016, this renewable scholarship supports Berrien County High School seniors or current college students who participated with All God's Children Community Choir for at least their junior and senior year of high school. Download Application

POWERED BY HONOR COMMUNITY COMMITTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to support High School Students in the State of Michigan who are members of Honor Credit Union and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  For more information click here.

For additional Brandywine High School Scholarships offered through the Michigan Gateway Foundation click here

 

 


 

 

 Bridgman High School Scholarships

JEFFREY EVAN DEMKO SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established by the Dr. Jeffrey Demko and Margaret Mills Family and friends in honor of Jeffrey Evan Demko. Jeffrey Evan was an incredible student athlete leader who believed that it was as important to cheer a team as it was to be a team player. He was a true EAGLE at Bridgman High School who is missed by all who knew and loved him. This nonrenewable scholarship is awarded based on the following criteria: 2.5 or above GPA, Bridgman High School graduating senior, a student athlete leader with the traits of an EAGLE (Education, Athletics, Good Citizenship, Leadership, Excellence). This scholarship may be used at a vocational technical/ institute school or college/university (2-4 year schools) of choice anywhere in the U.S. for tuition, books, fees, and other costs related to attending, but not for room and board. Download Application

THE HEART OF COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Established in 2003, this scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County). Download Application

THE ARLENE B. PORRITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURIOUS KIDS:
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Arlene B. Porritt, who passed away in May 2005. Dedication to her family, community, friendships, and her commitment to higher education led to the formation of this living remembrance. Mrs. Porritt was an outstanding educator before retiring from the classroom to start her family. She and her husband, Dr. John L. Porritt, and their five children moved to St. Joseph in 1964, becoming valued members of our community. She spent the next 41 years raising her family, teaching the life-long lessons of family unity and love. Nana, as she was affectionately known, touched the lives and hearts of her 15 grandchildren dearly. One of her favorite outings with her grandchildren was visiting Curious Kids' Museum, a place of learning and wonder for the entire family. There she felt great satisfaction in seeing her grandchildren’s inquisitive minds at work. The Porritt Family, along with dear friends, established this scholarship to acknowledge and enrich the educational experiences of those Berrien County High School students who volunteer and/or are employed at Curious Kids' Museum. The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids thus is a legacy combining her special love for family, children, and the irreplaceable value of education. Download Application

RONALD H. MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ronald H. Miller, this scholarship is to encourage high school students of Berrien County who wish to pursue a career in Journalism. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years for individuals meeting the criteria. Download Application

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP:
Establishe in 2016, this scholarship supports Berrien County High School students or current college students who participated with All God's Children Community Choir for at least their junior and senior years of high school. Download Application

POWERED BY HONOR COMMUNITY COMMITTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to support High School Students in the State of Michigan who are members of Honor Credit Union and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  For more information click here.


Buchanan High School Scholarships

 

THE HEART OF COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Established in 2003, this scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County). Download Application

THE ARLENE B. PORRITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURIOUS KIDS:
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Arlene B. Porritt, who passed away in May 2005. Dedication to her family, community, friendships, and her commitment to higher education led to the formation of this living remembrance. Mrs. Porritt was an outstanding educator before retiring from the classroom to start her family. She and her husband, Dr. John L. Porritt, and their five children moved to St. Joseph in 1964, becoming valued members of our community. She spent the next 41 years raising her family, teaching the life-long lessons of family unity and love. Nana, as she was affectionately known, touched the lives and hearts of her 15 grandchildren dearly. One of her favorite outings with her grandchildren was visiting Curious Kids' Museum, a place of learning and wonder for the entire family. There she felt great satisfaction in seeing her grandchildren’s inquisitive minds at work. The Porritt Family, along with dear friends, established this scholarship to acknowledge and enrich the educational experiences of those Berrien County High School students who volunteer and/or are employed at Curious Kids' Museum. The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids thus is a legacy combining her special love for family, children, and the irreplaceable value of education. Download Application

RONALD H. MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ronald H. Miller, this scholarship is to encourage high school students of Berrien Coutny who wish to pursue a career in Journalism. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years for individuals meeting the criteria. Download Application

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNIITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016, this renewable scholarship supports Berrien County High School seniors or current college students who participated with All God's Children Community Choir for at least their junior and senior year of high school. Download Application

POWERED BY HONOR COMMUNITY COMMITTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to support High School Students in the State of Michigan who are members of Honor Credit Union and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  For more information click here.

For additional Buchanan High School Scholarships offered through the Michigan Gateway Foundation click here

 

 Coloma High School Scholarships

The Jon Jollay Scholarship:
The Jon Jollay Scholarship was established in 1988 to enhance the post secondary education of a Coloma High School graduate. The scholarship is given to a graduating student who shows excellence in citizenship, scholarship, and all around accomplishments. This nonrenewable scholarship is awarded to a graduating Coloma High School senior. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and involvement in volunteer/community activities. The scholarship may be used at any U.S. vocational/technical institute school, or a college/university (2-4 year schools) of choice for tuition, books, but not room and board. Download Application

THE HEART OF COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Established in 2003, this scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County). Download Application

THE ARLENE B. PORRITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURIOUS KIDS:
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Arlene B. Porritt, who passed away in May 2005. Dedication to her family, community, friendships, and her commitment to higher education led to the formation of this living remembrance. Mrs. Porritt was an outstanding educator before retiring from the classroom to start her family. She and her husband, Dr. John L. Porritt, and their five children moved to St. Joseph in 1964, becoming valued members of our community. She spent the next 41 years raising her family, teaching the life-long lessons of family unity and love. Nana, as she was affectionately known, touched the lives and hearts of her 15 grandchildren dearly. One of her favorite outings with her grandchildren was visiting Curious Kids' Museum, a place of learning and wonder for the entire family. There she felt great satisfaction in seeing her grandchildren’s inquisitive minds at work. The Porritt Family, along with dear friends, established this scholarship to acknowledge and enrich the educational experiences of those Berrien County High School students who volunteer and/or are employed at Curious Kids' Museum. The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids thus is a legacy combining her special love for family, children, and the irreplaceable value of education. Download Application

RONALD H. MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ronald H. Miller, this scholarship is to encourage high school students of Berrien County who wish to pursue a career in Journalism. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years for individuals meeting the criteria. Download Application


ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016, this renewable scholarship supports Berrien County High School students or current college students who participated with All God's Children Community Choir for at least their junior and senior year of high school. Download Application

POWERED BY HONOR COMMUNITY COMMITTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to support High School Students in the State of Michigan who are members of Honor Credit Union and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  For more information click here.

 


 Lake Michigan Catholic High School Scholarships

BRYCE BOOTHBY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established by Bryce Boothby who is a proud graduate of the Benton Harbor High School. Additionally, many of his family members graduated from Lake Michigan Catholic High School. Criteria include: 2.5 or above GPA, Benton Harbor or Lake Michigan Catholic High School graduating senior, some involvement in volunteer/community activities, and for use at a U.S. vocational technical/institute school (e.g., cosmetology school) or a college/university (2-4 year schools) of choice anywhere for tuition, books, fees, and other costs, but not for room and board. The first scholarships was awarded in 2005. Download Application

SONDRA J. KAMINSKI SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established by Sondra J. and Kenneth W. Kaminski. It is in honor of Sondra. They would like to give back to this community through this scholarship program. This is a nonrenewable scholarship of $2,500 for individuals meeting the following criteria: 3.0 or above GPA, a Lake Michigan Catholic High School or St. Joseph High School graduating senior, financial need, volunteer/community activities involvement, and good citizenship. This scholarship is to be used at Western Michigan University (preferred, any campus; but can be used at other 4-year colleges/universities) for tuition, books, fees, and other costs related to attending, but not for room and board.
 Download Application

Carol A. Oehlhaffen Lake Michigan Catholic Scholarship:
This scholarship was established by Carol A. Oehlhaffen to honor deserving students at Lake Michigan Catholic. Criteria, arranged in priority order, for this scholarship include: 3.0 or above GPA, Lake Michigan Catholic High School graduating senior, career goal in profession related to elementary and/or special education, nursing, or occupational therapy preferred, some involvement in volunteer/community & church activities (e.g., Christian Service projects, student government, athletics), and for use at a U.S. college/university of choice anywhere for tuition, books, fees, and other costs, but not for room and board. Download Application

THE HEART OF COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Established in 2003, this scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County). Download Application

THE ARLENE B. PORRITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURIOUS KIDS:
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Arlene B. Porritt, who passed away in May 2005. Dedication to her family, community, friendships, and her commitment to higher education led to the formation of this living remembrance. Mrs. Porritt was an outstanding educator before retiring from the classroom to start her family. She and her husband, Dr. John L. Porritt, and their five children moved to St. Joseph in 1964, becoming valued members of our community. She spent the next 41 years raising her family, teaching the life-long lessons of family unity and love. Nana, as she was affectionately known, touched the lives and hearts of her 15 grandchildren dearly. One of her favorite outings with her grandchildren was visiting Curious Kids' Museum, a place of learning and wonder for the entire family. There she felt great satisfaction in seeing her grandchildren’s inquisitive minds at work. The Porritt Family, along with dear friends, established this scholarship to acknowledge and enrich the educational experiences of those Berrien County High School students who volunteer and/or are employed at Curious Kids' Museum. The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids thus is a legacy combining her special love for family, children, and the irreplaceable value of education. Download Application

RONALD H. MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ronald H. Miller, this scholarship is to encourage high school students of Berrien County who wish to pursue a career in Journalism. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years for individuals meeting the criteria. Download Application

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016, this renewable scholarship supports Berrien County High School students or current college students who participated with All God's Children Community Choir for at least their junior and senior year of high school. Download Application


POWERED BY HONOR COMMUNITY COMMITTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to support High School Students in the State of Michigan who are members of Honor Credit Union and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  For more information click here.


 Lakeshore High School Scholarships

DREWS SCHOLAR:
In honor of Mr. & Mrs. R. A. Drews' leadership, persistence, and positive reinforcement given to their children, the Drews Scholar Fund was established in 2004. This scholarship is available to Lakeshore High School graduating seniors planning to attend a prestigious in or out of state U.S. college/university (Big Ten caliber or higher) and who demonstrate the highest level of personal expectations in their college and professional careers. The first scholarship was awarded in 2005.For more about this remarkable family, click on the Drews Story (pdf file). Download Application

JAMESON MATTHEW GARGANO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
Charles and Nancy Gargano created a fund in loving memory of their son Jameson Matthew Gargano. Caring family and friends raised dollars for this fund through several community activities, an outpouring of love from our community for a boy who was diagnosed with cancer. In 1996, 14-year-old Jay Gargano lost his battle but before he died, this brave young man told his family "don’t forget the children." The Jameson Matthew Gargano Memorial Youth Fund, an endowment fund, was established on April 4, 1997. The first scholarships were awarded in 1999 to two seniors in Jay’s graduating class, a fitting tribute to Jay. A scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating Lakeshore High School senior in Jay’s honor. Download Application

LORA WILE-MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
On April 22, 1997, the world lost an outstanding teacher, a wonderful person, a loving wife, daughter, sister, and a special friend. To honor Lora, her family established the Lora Wile Miller Memorial Scholarship to assist a college freshman with a preference for those interested in becoming an elementary teacher. This scholarship is at Lakeshore Schools and Kent, Washington Schools. Download Application

WELCH FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP-Lakeshore:
Established in 2004 by Fred & Sandy Welch, this program provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Lakeshore and Benton Harbor High Schools. The first scholarships was awarded in 2005. The Lakeshore Scholarship Criteria are: Nonrenewable scholarship of $1,000 for a student with a GPA of 3.25 or above, a Lakeshore High School graduating senior, demonstrating financial need, having a good character and determination to succeed, and with a preference for an individual who has been accepted into a technical degree program. Preference will also be given to students entering the University of Michigan, although other colleges/universities will be considered. This scholarship can be used at a U.S. college/university of choice (4 year program, community college for first 2 years is acceptable) for tuition, books, fees, and other costs related to attending but not for room and board. Download Application

THE HEART OF COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Established in 2003, this scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County). Download Application

THE ARLENE B. PORRITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURIOUS KIDS:
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Arlene B. Porritt, who passed away in May 2005. Dedication to her family, community, friendships, and her commitment to higher education led to the formation of this living remembrance. Mrs. Porritt was an outstanding educator before retiring from the classroom to start her family. She and her husband, Dr. John L. Porritt, and their five children moved to St. Joseph in 1964, becoming valued members of our community. She spent the next 41 years raising her family, teaching the life-long lessons of family unity and love. Nana, as she was affectionately known, touched the lives and hearts of her 15 grandchildren dearly. One of her favorite outings with her grandchildren was visiting Curious Kids' Museum, a place of learning and wonder for the entire family. There she felt great satisfaction in seeing her grandchildren’s inquisitive minds at work. The Porritt Family, along with dear friends, established this scholarship to acknowledge and enrich the educational experiences of those Berrien County High School students who volunteer and/or are employed at Curious Kids' Museum. The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids thus is a legacy combining her special love for family, children, and the irreplaceable value of education. Download Application

RONALD H. MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ronald H. Miller, this scholarship is to encourage high school students of Berrien County who wish to pursue a career in Journalism. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years for individuals meeting the criteria. Download Application

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016, this renewable scholarship supports Berrien County High School students or current college students who participated with All God's Children Community Choir for at least their junior and senior year of high school. Download Application

POWERED BY HONOR COMMUNITY COMMITTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to support High School Students in the State of Michigan who are members of Honor Credit Union and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  For more information click here.


New Buffalo High School Scholarships

TERENCE JOSEPH MULVIHILL SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship is in loving memory of Terence Joseph Mulvihill who passed away November 18, 2000. Terry was always of kind spirit, with a generous manner and unbelievable curiosity in people he encountered throughout his life. For many years, he called New Buffalo home and made his presence known through his kindness and interest in the community. Many of the youth of New Buffalo were fortunate to know Mr. Mulvihill. He always made a point of learning about them, their desires and interests and encouraged them to strive to achieve their goals and those desires. The Terence Joseph Mulvihill Scholarship sustains those traits by offering annual scholarships to graduates of New Buffalo High School and assures that his spirit of generosity will endure for future generations. Download Application

THE HEART OF COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Established in 2003, this scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County). Download Application

THE ARLENE B. PORRITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURIOUS KIDS:
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Arlene B. Porritt, who passed away in May 2005. Dedication to her family, community, friendships, and her commitment to higher education led to the formation of this living remembrance. Mrs. Porritt was an outstanding educator before retiring from the classroom to start her family. She and her husband, Dr. John L. Porritt, and their five children moved to St. Joseph in 1964, becoming valued members of our community. She spent the next 41 years raising her family, teaching the life-long lessons of family unity and love. Nana, as she was affectionately known, touched the lives and hearts of her 15 grandchildren dearly. One of her favorite outings with her grandchildren was visiting Curious Kids' Museum, a place of learning and wonder for the entire family. There she felt great satisfaction in seeing her grandchildren’s inquisitive minds at work. The Porritt Family, along with dear friends, established this scholarship to acknowledge and enrich the educational experiences of those Berrien County High School students who volunteer and/or are employed at Curious Kids' Museum. The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids thus is a legacy combining her special love for family, children, and the irreplaceable value of education. Download Application

RONALD H. MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ronald H. Miller, this scholarship is to encourage high school students of Berrien County who wish to pursue a career in Journalism. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years for individuals meeting the criteria. Download Application

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016, this renewable scholarship supports Berrien County High School students or current college students who participate with All God's Children Community Choir for at least their junior and senior year of high school. Download Application


POWERED BY HONOR COMMUNITY COMMITTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to support High School Students in the State of Michigan who are members of Honor Credit Union and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  For more information click here.


 

Niles High School Scholarships

 

THE HEART OF COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Established in 2003, this scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County). Download Application

THE ARLENE B. PORRITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURIOUS KIDS:
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Arlene B. Porritt, who passed away in May 2005. Dedication to her family, community, friendships, and her commitment to higher education led to the formation of this living remembrance. Mrs. Porritt was an outstanding educator before retiring from the classroom to start her family. She and her husband, Dr. John L. Porritt, and their five children moved to St. Joseph in 1964, becoming valued members of our community. She spent the next 41 years raising her family, teaching the life-long lessons of family unity and love. Nana, as she was affectionately known, touched the lives and hearts of her 15 grandchildren dearly. One of her favorite outings with her grandchildren was visiting Curious Kids' Museum, a place of learning and wonder for the entire family. There she felt great satisfaction in seeing her grandchildren’s inquisitive minds at work. The Porritt Family, along with dear friends, established this scholarship to acknowledge and enrich the educational experiences of those Berrien County High School students who volunteer and/or are employed at Curious Kids' Museum. The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids thus is a legacy combining her special love for family, children, and the irreplaceable value of education. Download Application

RONALD H. MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ronald H. Miller, this scholarship is to encourage high school students of Berrien Coutny who wish to pursue a career in Journalism. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years for individuals meeting the criteria. Download Application

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNIITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016, this renewable scholarship supports Berrien County High School seniors or current college students who participated with All God's Children Community Choir for at least their junior and senior year of high school. Download Application

POWERED BY HONOR COMMUNITY COMMITTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to support High School Students in the State of Michigan who are members of Honor Credit Union and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  For more information click here.

For additional Niles High School Scholarships offered through the Michigan Gateway Foundation click here

 

 

 St. Joseph High School Scholarships 

SONDRA J. KAMINSKI SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established by Sondra J. and Kenneth W. Kaminski. It is in honor of Sondra. They would like to give back to this community through this scholarship program. This is a nonrenewable scholarship of $2,500 for individuals meeting the following criteria: 3.0 or above GPA, a Lake Michigan Catholic High School or St. Joseph High School graduating senior, financial need, volunteer/community activities involvement, and good citizenship. This scholarship is to be used at Western Michigan University (preferred, any campus; but can be used at other 4-year colleges/universities) for tuition, books, fees, and other costs related to attending, but not for room and board. Download Application

THE HEART OF COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Established in 2003, this scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County). Download Application

THE ARLENE B. PORRITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURIOUS KIDS:
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Arlene B. Porritt, who passed away in May 2005. Dedication to her family, community, friendships, and her commitment to higher education led to the formation of this living remembrance. Mrs. Porritt was an outstanding educator before retiring from the classroom to start her family. She and her husband, Dr. John L. Porritt, and their five children moved to St. Joseph in 1964, becoming valued members of our community. She spent the next 41 years raising her family, teaching the life-long lessons of family unity and love. Nana, as she was affectionately known, touched the lives and hearts of her 15 grandchildren dearly. One of her favorite outings with her grandchildren was visiting Curious Kids' Museum, a place of learning and wonder for the entire family. There she felt great satisfaction in seeing her grandchildren’s inquisitive minds at work. The Porritt Family, along with dear friends, established this scholarship to acknowledge and enrich the educational experiences of those Berrien County High School students who volunteer and/or are employed at Curious Kids' Museum. The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids thus is a legacy combining her special love for family, children, and the irreplaceable value of education. Download Application

RONALD H. MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ronald H. Miller, this scholarship is to encourage high school students of Berrien County who wish to pursue a career in Journalism. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years for individuals meeting the criteria. Download Application

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016, this renewable scholarship supports Berrien County High School students or current college students who participated with All God's Children Communit Choir for at least their junior and senior year of high school.  Download Application

POWERED BY HONOR COMMUNITY COMMITTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to support High School Students in the State of Michigan who are members of Honor Credit Union and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  For more information click here.

For additional St. Joseph High School Scholarships offered through the St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation CLICK HERE


 Watervliet High School Scholarships

LEONARD & MARION KRALL FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established by Thomas and Pamela Leonard to honor Pam's parents C. Leonard and Marion Krall. Marion was an English teacher at Watervliet High School, and Leonard was a local fruit farmer and a great supporter of the high school athletic department. This nonrenewable scholarship is awarded based on the following criteria: 2.5 or above GPA, a Watervliet High School graduating senior, volunteer/community activities involvement, and good citizenship. Priority is given to an outstanding Watervliet High School English student who is planning on entering the field of education and/or an outstanding Watervliet High School athlete planning to be a teacher or coach. This scholarship is to be used at any U.S. college/university (2-4 year schools) of choice for tuition, books, fees, and other costs related to attending, but not for room and board. Download Application

TERRY RICHCREEK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
Terry Richcreek loved the game of golf. To honor his love of this sport, a dear friend established this scholarship in his memory. The scholarship is awarded each year to a Watervliet High School student who shares Mr. Richcreek’s love and respect for the game and who exhibits true sportsmanship in their play. Application Available at High School Office

THE HEART OF COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Established in 2003, this scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County). Download Application

THE ARLENE B. PORRITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURIOUS KIDS:
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Arlene B. Porritt, who passed away in May 2005. Dedication to her family, community, friendships, and her commitment to higher education led to the formation of this living remembrance. Mrs. Porritt was an outstanding educator before retiring from the classroom to start her family. She and her husband, Dr. John L. Porritt, and their five children moved to St. Joseph in 1964, becoming valued members of our community. She spent the next 41 years raising her family, teaching the life-long lessons of family unity and love. Nana, as she was affectionately known, touched the lives and hearts of her 15 grandchildren dearly. One of her favorite outings with her grandchildren was visiting Curious Kids' Museum, a place of learning and wonder for the entire family. There she felt great satisfaction in seeing her grandchildren’s inquisitive minds at work. The Porritt Family, along with dear friends, established this scholarship to acknowledge and enrich the educational experiences of those Berrien County High School students who volunteer and/or are employed at Curious Kids' Museum. The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids thus is a legacy combining her special love for family, children, and the irreplaceable value of education. Download Application

RONALD H. MILLER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ronald H. Miller, this scholarship is to encourage high school students of Berrien County who wish to pursue a career in Journalism. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years for individuals meeting the criteria. Download Application

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016, this renewable scholarship supports Berrien County High School students or current college students who participated with All God's Children Community Choir for at least their junior and senior year of high school. Download Application

POWERED BY HONOR COMMUNITY COMMITTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to support High School Students in the State of Michigan who are members of Honor Credit Union and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  For more information click here.


 Scholarships for Current College Students

THE DUNN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Jeanne & Eddie R. Dunn and is in Jeanne's memory. This scholarship is for students who are in at least their first year at Andrews University, Lake Michigan College, Southwestern Michigan College or Western Michigan University in the Berrien County Campus and continuing at one of these schools in any field of study. Preference is given to women in transition (returning to college after raising children, a divorce, or widowed with definite goals for the next steps in their lives). Download Application

THE JOHN E.N. & DEDE J. HOWARD INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
The Howard's believe in the importance of art and music in our culture. To show their support for students pursuing careers in instrumental music, the established this scholarship in 1996. This award is for Berrien County students who are pursuing a degree in instrumental music (Music Ed/Applied Music) at a US college or university with an emphasis on upperclassmen and post-graduate students. Applicants must have at least one year of college completed to apply. Download Application

ALL GOD'S CHILDREN COMMUNITY CHOIR SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 2016, this renewable scholarship supports Berrien County High School students or current college students who participated with All God's Children Community Choir for at least their junior and senior year of high school. Download Application