About the Scholarship

The GRCF started the Paul Collins Scholarship to encourage higher academic education in the Kent Country region. The community is providing a great opportunity to the residents of Kent County and Michigan students to achieve their academic goals. The students who are unable to pursue their higher academic studies or the technical career after high school due to a financial crisis can make use of this scholarship program to gain maximum.


How to Apply for Scholarship?

  • To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must first get to know about their financial position by filling the FAFSA application form. Through this, they even receive SAR (student aid report) and EFC certificated.

  • It is very important that a student demonstrate their skills in extracurricular activities, community services, and academics.

  • In addition to that, to prove their excellence in academics, a student must submit all their official high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scorecards.

  • An applicant must also 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.


Award Amount and Deadline:

The Scholarship fund awards $1000 to one applicant based on the student's financial need. The award is non-renewable.

The scholarship application starts on 1st December 2019. All Eligible applicants must apply to this scholarship on or before 1st March 2020 by submitting all their documents to the official website.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant scholarships annually, primarily to Kent County students.

  • This scholarship, provided each year in honor of Paul Collins, is awarded to a resident of Kent County.

  • Applicants must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.

  • The student must be a resident of Kent County who will be attending the undergraduate program in the area of fine or applied arts at Aquinas, Calvin, Cornerstone, Davenport, GRCC, GVSU, or Kendall college.

  • Also, a student must demonstrate art skills in order to avail this fund and he/she should maintain the cumulative GPA as specified by the financial aid division.