Foundation Scholarships

To apply for a scholarship, fill out the Mendon Foundation Scholarship Application.  Applications are due by April 15, 2016.

Jan K. Hollenbeck Teachers Scholarship

Jan K. Hollenbeck, a native of Vicksburg, Michigan, was a teacher at Mendon High School and retired in 1991. He established this scholarship to encourage graduates of Mendon High School to pursue careers in teaching and to leave a legacy of education, hard work, and devotion to community. This scholarship was first awarded in 2012.

Qualifications

  • Mendon High School senior or recent graduate pursuing a career in education (teaching).
  • Participation in extracurricular school and community activities which indicate potential for leadership, high moral character and academic achievement.
  • Submit a Foundation Scholarship application.

Renewal

  • Submit renewal request in writing, including current transcript
  • Certify continued commitment to a career in education.
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA

Grant

  • $5,000 per year for up to five years.

John F. Outman Memorial Scholarship

The John F. Outman Scholarship was established in 1992. John was a teacher in the Mendon Middle School. He was known for encouraging his students to do their personal best…to aim high; and to reward them when he felt they had achieved this high standard. Encouragement and reward, this is what John did everyday to help his students. This scholarship was established so that through this scholarship , John could continue to encourage and reward the students at Mendon.

Qualifications

  • Mendon High School Senior
  • Always strives to do their personal best.
  • High moral character.
  • Reaches out to help other students, their school and community.
  • Leadership
  • Academic achievement

Renewal

  • Maintain full time student status.

Grant

  • $1,000 per year for up to four years

Robert & Geraldine Jones Memorial Scholarship

The Geraldine Jones Scholarship was established in 1999 in memory of a life long Mendon resident and renamed in 2012 to also honor her husband Robert. Bob and Gerry were involved in many facets of Mendon Community Life, their church and Mendon Schools. The Jones Family would like to help a Mendon High School Senior further their education and their involvement in community and church.

Qualifications

  • Graduate from Mendon High School with a 3.0 or greater GPA
  • Participate for the entire season in at least one sport for each of the four years attending MHS.
  • Be a participant in church.
  • Volunteer to help at the Mendon Riverfest for the year in which the scholarship is received.
  • Volunteer to help at one church function in the year in which the scholarship is received.
  • (The denomination of said church will be at the sole discretion of the recipient.)
  • Submit a Foundation Scholarship application.

Renewal

  • Maintain full time student status and a minimum GPA of 2.0

Grant

  • $500 per year for up to four years

Doug Samson Memorial Scholarship

The Doug Samson Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 in memory of a life long Mendon resident. Doug supported many aspects of the Mendon community including the Mendon Little League and the Mendon Dust-Off. Doug and his family established this scholarship to encourage Mendon graduates to pursue their passion for the sport of baseball. Doug wanted to use this scholarship to acknowledge the commitment needed by student-athletes to perform not only on the diamond but also in the classroom.

Qualifications

  • Mendon High School Senior
  • Four years participation with baseball (Any combination of JV and Varsity)
  • In good standing with the Athletic and Student Handbook Rules (No major infractions)
  • 3.00 GPA or better

Grant

  • $1,000 for one year

Robert Millard Memorial Scholarship

Robert Millard, a resident of Mendon since he was 6 years old, graduated from Mendon High School in 1930. Bob believed in learning something new everyday. Whether at work, at home, or at the farm; Bob enjoyed problem solving, inventing and fixing things. He had a strong affection for the community of Mendon and believed in supporting the advanced education of Mendon students. This scholarship was first awarded in 2007.

Qualifications

  • Mendon High School Senior pursuing a career in Engineering or another Technical Field.

Grant

  • $1,000 for one year

Heritage Schoolhouse Building & Trade Scholarship

The Heritage Schoolhouse Building & Trade Scholarship was established in 2011 and first given in 2012. It is to honor the history of the original Mendon School built in 1906 and encourage and support students who want to pursue a career in the Building &Trade Industry.

Qualifications

  • Graduate from Mendon High School with a 2.0 or greater GPA
  • Participate in Community Service during their High School Career.
  • Submit a Foundation Scholarship application.

Grant

  • $1,000 for one year

Heritage Schoolhouse College Scholarship

The Heritage Schoolhouse College Scholarship was established in 2011 and first given in 2012. It is to honor the history of the original Mendon School built in 1906 and support students who want to further their academic career at any College or University, to pursue a degree in a discipline of their choice.

Qualifications

  • Graduate from Mendon High School with a 3.0 or greater GPA
  • Participate in extracurricular activities during their High School Career
  • Submit a Foundation Scholarship application.

Grant

  • $1,000 for one year

Michael Joseph “Mike” Vrobel Memorial Scholarship

Mike Vrobel graduated from Mendon High School in 1968.  He attended Glen Oaks Community College, and Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  Mike had a knack for being able to fix whatever needed repair.  He was a Welder, Machinist, Mold Maker, Electrical & Hydraulic troubleshooter just to name a few.  Mike was what we called a “Practical Engineer”.  He was also a farmer and worked using his talents around the county.

Affinity Custom Molding has established this scholarship in his memory to help a Mendon Graduate follow in his footsteps to develop their talents in Skilled Trades, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology as well as Natural Resources & Agriculture  This Scholarship was first awarded in 2016.

Qualifications

  • Mendon High School Senior
  • Pursuing a career in Skilled Trades for Manufacturing/Industrial Technologies, Natural Resources/Agriculture or other Technical Field
  • Submit a Foundation Scholarship application

Grant

  • $1,000 for one year