About the Scholarship

The GRCF started the Orrie & Dorothy Cassada Scholarship to encourage higher academic education in the Kent Country. The community is providing a great opportunity for the residents of Kent Country and Michigan to achieve their career goals. The students who are unable to pursue their higher academic studies or the technical career after high school due to a financial burden can avail this benefit to achieve their academic goals.


How to Apply for Scholarship?

  • In order to apply for this scholarship, an applicant must fill and submit the FAFSA application form, which clearly demonstrates the financial position of his/her family.

  • A student must demonstrate the number of awards received, extracurricular activities participated in, volunteerism, and employment status.

  • In addition to that, an applicant must submit the most recent semester academic transcript - high school seniors must include transcripts of first-semester senior year.

  • Also, an applicant must write an essay about the reasons for your choice of college, chosen course of study, career goals, plans for financing your education, and information on past activities benefiting your community.

  • A student must provide his/her financial information including family income.


Award Amount and Deadline

The Scholarship fund ranges from $500 to $5000 based on the student's financial need. The award is given to one student annually and it is non-renewable.

The scholarship application starts on 1st December 2019. All Eligible applicants can apply to this scholarship on or before 1st March 2020.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant requires a minimum 3-grade point average of 4 to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • Applicants should demonstrate their need for financial assistance.

  • The applicant must be a resident of Kent County who is attending the UG program at Aquinas, Calvin, Cornerstone, Davenport, GRCC, GVSU, or Kendall college.

  • The student should maintain the cumulative GPA as specified by the financial aid to enjoy the benefits of the scholarship.