The South Haven Community Foundation has awarded 32 scholarships totaling $42,000 to 2023 South Haven High School graduates planning to attend college this fall. Award recipients will attend a wide variety of institutions, including The University of Michigan, WMU, CMU, Michigan Technological University, GVSU, Lake Michigan College, and others, and plan to study a diverse range of fields, including computer science, hospitality, nursing, chemical engineering, law, welding engineering, education, film, archeology, music, and accounting.
The South Haven Area Community Foundation holds endowment funds for five local scholarships, providing annual financial awards to graduating seniors. The scholarships include The South Haven Community Memorial Scholarship, The Grace Calvin Memorial Scholarship, the Richard and Mary Barden Scholarship, the Mark Hosley STEM Scholarship, and the Jensen Family Scholarship. Together the scholarship endowment funds hold nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Each spring, The Foundation, in collaboration with South Haven Public Schools, collects student applications for a scholarship selection committee to review.
“We wish these thirty-two outstanding and worthy young men and women the best of luck. Their applications have shown that the school, community, and parents can all have complete confidence in their success,” says Dene Hadden, Scholarship Chair of the South Haven Community Foundation and former principal of South Haven High School. “It’s wonderful to see so many successful students awarded for their hard work and academic achievements. We hope to continue supporting South Haven students for many years to come.”
Donations to any of the scholarship endowment funds can be made online at https://southhavencf.org/make-a-donation/ or by sending checks to Greater South Haven Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 507, South Haven, MI 49090. Please note which fund you would like to support with your donation.