It began as a dream.
At the turn of the 20th century, parents saw that high school graduates were getting better jobs, so they started a grassroots movement to persuade others to make public education free through 12th grade. Their dream became a reality. Click here to read more.
Our promise partners.
The dream of offering scholarships to motivated students, many the first in their family to attend college, could not happen without the support of the following Promise Partners. Their generous donations reflect their commitment to education as the way to make lives better and build a strong, viable and vibrant. Click here to read more.
The Promise has identified the need to make sure students avail themselves of resources aimed at helping them take the next steps after college. We lean on Promise Partners, like Herman Miller, for their expertise in the area of securing employment. Click here to read more.
Fulfilling a Promise
What makes the Holland/Zeeland Promise different from other scholarships? It’s renewable and it’s a “last dollar” scholarship for tuition, room and board and books – for as long as it reasonably takes to graduate. Most scholarships are one time scholarships and many. Click here to read more.
Record Eight in 2016!
Due to an exciting new donor donation of $100,000 and a second gift of $50,000 from Herman Miller, as well as the continuing donations of almost 100 other donors, the Holland/Zeeland Promsie was able to offer eight new scholarships! This sets a record for the HZ Promise, which first offered… Click here to read more.