EIGHT AGAIN IN 2017!

This spring, the Holland Zeeland Promise was once again able to offer eight new scholarships to a diverse group of talented, motivated students. And we were able to do because of the generous $100,000 donation given last year and which we are spreading over four...

Record Eight in 2016!

Due to a a new donation of $100,000 to be spread over four years, the continuing support of Herman Miller through Herman Miller Cares matching scholarship funding – and the continuing donations of almost 100 other donors, the Holland/Zeeland Promise was able to offer...

Herman Miller Continues Support of the Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship

The Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship is entering its eighth year with continued support and a generous dollar for dollar match of up to $25,000 from Herman Miller through its giving program, Herman Miller Cares. The company’s commitment to the HZ Promise goes...

EIGHT AGAIN IN 2017!

This spring, the Holland Zeeland Promise was once again able to offer eight new scholarships to a diverse group of talented, motivated students. And we were able to do because of the generous $100,000 donation given last year and which we are spreading over four...

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Record Eight in 2016!

Due to a a new donation of $100,000 to be spread over four years, the continuing support of Herman Miller through Herman Miller Cares matching scholarship funding – and the continuing donations of almost 100 other donors, the Holland/Zeeland Promise was able to offer...

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Student Debt and the Economy

The student loan debt crisis has become a drag on the economy.  Younger Americans who are saddled with bankrupting payments – or credit ratings damaged by delinquency – are in no position to buy homes, save for retirement or start businesses. The Federal Reserve Bank...

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Why College Debt Free?

The Holland/Zeeland Promise is a “last dollar” scholarship for motivated students with financial need.  Many of those who have donated to the Holland/Zeeland Promise were able to help their own children graduate debt free. We know what a head start that gives them as...

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A “Side-By-Side” Approach

We say that the Holland/Zeeland Promise is a “side-by-side” approach. What do we mean by that and why do we think that is important? It stems from experience. We’ve learned a lot since the beginning of the Holland/Zeeland Promise in 2010. We’ve learned that many of...

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Education Key

Education Key Those who support the Holland/Zeeland Promise believe that in order to have a strong, vibrant, viable workforce a majority of the future generation will need post-high school education.   But more and more students lack the financial resources to do so....

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Four Scholarships Awarded in 2015

Due to several new donors – as well as a significant $50,000 gift from Herman Miller, through their Herman Miller Cares charitable donations – the Holland Zeeland Promise was able to offer four new scholarships for this our sixth, academic year, all to “first...

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Want a 5%, 10 % Return?

Want a 5%, even 10% return on your investment?  That question is part of a new campaign for a Fund raising scholarship money for disadvantaged students. The United Negro College Fund – whose campaigns have long stressed the importance of “investing in our children” –...

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Grand Rapids has Challenge Scholars

We previously posted an article entitled  College Future Starts Now.  We were encouraged to read that another community – Grand Rapids – was dreaming as we were dreaming, of a program that could do what the Kalamazoo Promise can do. However, unlike the Kalamazoo...

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Two New Scholarships Awarded in 2014

Now in its fifth year, The Holland Zeeland Promise offered to new scholarships, both of which were offered to students who will be the first in their families to attend college. Our 2014 recipients are: Yessica Garcia of West Ottawa High School.  She will be attending...

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Three Scholarships Awarded in 2013

The Holland/Zeeland Promise, now in its fourth year, was able to offer three new scholarships to area students, all of whom are part of the first generation in their families to seek a college degree. The 2013 recipients are: Diana Gonzalez of Holland High, accepted...

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Two in 2012

The Holland/Zeeland Promise, in 2012, was able to offer three scholarships to area students who might not otherwise have been able to attend college and all of whom will be the first in their families to attend college. The 2012 recipients are: Lily Chao of West...

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Movin’ Towards Mortarboards

At-risk students given a good shot at a four-year college degree by a local scholarship program now are upperclassmen, and they say the program seems to be working. The Holland/Zeeland Promise – which selects financially disadvantaged students and pays for college...

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Five in 2011

The Holland/Zeeland Promise, now in its second year, was able to offer five scholarships to area students who might not otherwise have been able to attend college. Recipients are: Ashley Mongar of West Ottawa High School plans to attend Baker College. Courtney Chapman...

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Hard Work Pays Off

Viet-Dave Tran’s parents dreamed of college for their son. But college tuition remained a serious problem because they earned just over the allowable limit for financial need scholarships. His unsuccessful applications for scholarships left him discouraged – until, at...

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Three in 2010 Receive First Scholarships

The Holland/Zeeland Promise is awarding its first college scholarships. The recipients: Andrew Oonk, of Holland High School, who will attend Grand Valley State University; Priscilla Silvas , of Holland High School, who plans to attend Davenport University; Alison Van...

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Be a Partner!

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 Holland/ Zeeland Promise Partners. These Partners are individuals and community leaders who believe that education...

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Other News of Interest

Everywhere we turn, there are articles related to how important it is for the next generation to continue their education beyond high school.  And yet state budget cuts, a tough economy and rising tuition costs are making it harder and harder for students and families...

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Recent Promise Students

Arely | Grand Valley University
Freddie | University of Michigan

Justin | Grand Valley University
Marisol | Ferris University
Marita | University of Michigan
Micah | Michigan State University

Taylor K | Michigan State University
Taylor W | Grand Valley University

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Learn about all our Promise students and their scholarships to colleges and technical programs. Click here to read more.

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