College Advancement staff members stand ready to
assist you with any questions you may have regarding methods of giving
as well as opportunities for funding.
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or the following
address or telephone number:
Office of College Advancement
141 East 12th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Scholarships at Hope College
Transforming the Future
They’re gifts that transform lives.
Endowed scholarships are about as direct as it gets, making it possible for
a specific individual to become a student at Hope and learn and grow into the
The impact is incalculable. Every graduate goes on to shape the lives of others,
who in turn touch still others, a continuum extending and expanding in perpetuity.
The statistics convey a sense of the scale at the beginning of the process.
Some 60 percent of Hope students, more than 1,900 each year, receive financial
assistance based on need. A total of 90 percent of the students at Hope, nearly
2,900, receive aid based on a combination of need and merit.
The chain, though, starts before the first student receives any given scholarship.
It begins with the donor who cared enough to establish it.
The scholarships endowed by alumni and friends of the college represent the
intersection of the need being met and the interests and experiences of the
donors. Some are designated for students pursuing specific careers, such as
education, medicine or the ministry. Some are for students who are members
of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education, or who are from
certain parts of the country or abroad, or who are members of the Reformed
Church in America, the college’s parent denomination. Many are simply
for any student with financial need. learn
Over the years a number of endowed scholarship funds, which bear
the name of the donor or persons designated by the donor, have
been established. Such funds provide unique opportunities for donors
to be directly involved in assisting and coming to know Hope students.
The donor is free to designate a preference for the major field
or vocational goal for the scholarship recipient. Endowed scholarships
are awarded to students on the basis of scholarship and demonstrated
financial need. An endowed scholarship will remain in perpetuity
because only the income earned on the principal sum is awarded.
An initial contribution will establish a scholarship fund. Once
the fund reaches $10,000, the college activates the scholarship
process and student recipients are named. A scholarship fund is
considered endowed once it reaches a balance of at least $25,000.
Departmental Endowed Scholarships
These are similar to the preceding endowed scholarship funds,
except that the recipients are selected by individual departments.
College Advancement staff
members stand ready to assist you with any questions you may have
regarding establishing a scholarship at Hope College.
Please feel free to contact us at 616-395-7775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christopher Jackson of Keego Harbor, Mich., is an accounting and business
management major. He plans to seek a position in marketing or human resources
after graduation, but longer-term hopes to become a self-employed entrepreneur.
He feels that Hope has helped set him on his way.
“Hope has given me internship opportunities within different companies
to establish relationships with people within the company and prove my worth—what
I can bring to a particular company, based on the education provided at Hope,” he
He’s also appreciated the character of his experience.
aspect is that the Hope community strives to establish relationships with those
investing time in their education,” he said. “Relationships have
been everything for me and my experience at Hope.”
“This assistance was especially important to me, because otherwise the
positives in life that are coming into fruition would not have been a possibility.”
An organ-performance major, Leah Hottel, of Westlake
Ohio, has appreciated the way that Hope has helped expand her career
vision, with possibilities
graduate school and teaching and also music management; she also knows
that she wants to continue to share her gift of music with a church.
“The number one thing that has made a difference in my education
here at Hope is the individual attention each student gets. I feel
closer to my
faculty advisor and other members of the music department than I would
have ever imagined possible. I have developed a relationship with them
that has not only bolstered my knowledge of music, but encompassed other
areas of my life.
“The news of my endowed scholarship… helped secure
in my mind that this was not only a wonderful and affordable education,
but where I really belonged. Three years later it still astonishes
me that I could ever have looked at a different school. Hope has been
a blessing, a true gift from God.”
Leah has been supported throughThe Claryce Rozeboom Memorial Organ
Scholarship, the David P. Roossien Organ Scholarship and the Ruth Haidt
Hughes Memorial Organ Scholarship