GHHS Student Services/Counseling

Beyond the classroom, campus life at Grand Haven High School incorporates many important connections.
The dedicated staff members are committed to the success for all students, by ensuring that all students have equal opportunity to achieve success. Staff members support the development of the whole person, including preparation for post-secondary options in an ever-changing world, and learning how to learn, make decisions, and work with others.
The student services office exists to help students in developing necessary life skills and providing the support they need to be successful. Services include the guidance counselors' offices, career resource center, a school-to-work area; and psychological and social work services. Counselors assist and advise students and parents about personal concerns, academic issues, course selections, college choices, scholarship applications and career options.

Explore our virtual office. If you would like to meet with your counselor or social worker, stop in Student Services to make an appointment.


Who is my counselor?

Last Name A-C Mrs. Prieditis
Last Name D-H Mr. Evink
Last Name I-M Mrs. Davids
Last Name N-Sm Mrs. Kowalski
Last Name Sn-Z Mr. Williams

Who is my social worker?

Last Name A-D Mr. Purcell
Last Name E-K Ms. Vis
Last Name L-R Mrs. Hotchkiss
Last Name S-Z Mrs. Havey - The one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice. - Whether you are a high school or community college student, a veteran, or someone in need of retraining, take a look at the various apprenticeship programs described here. We hope that today is the day you begin the process to help you land a career opportunity that works best for you.

Apply for CTC

  • You will be able to save and edit the information until you have completed all steps in the registration process.

  • When all of the information is complete, click the "Save and Complete" button.  At this point, you are no longer able to make changes to your application and the information is routed to your High School Counselor or Careerline Tech Center to finish processing.

  • IMPORTANT! When the application is completed, please print the application. All applications must be signed by a parent and turned in to Student Services by February 10, 2023.

  • Apply online.

About CTC

Do you know what you want to do after high school graduation? Do you have a career path in mind and want to get a head start? Then the Careerline Tech Center is the place for YOU! At CTC you can make friends from neighboring school districts, get real world work experience in a field that interests you, and get a jumpstart on your future.

The Careerline Tech Center provides career education to current high school juniors and seniors at no cost. Students have the opportunity to gain skills and/or prepare for post-secondary education in 1 of 29 different programs. Classes are offered Monday through Friday and students attend either the morning or afternoon session daily. While most credit earned at CTC is counted as electives, some academic credit may also be earned.

Check out the CTC programs with these short YouTube videos.

More information about External LinkCTC

Selection Process

13 local high schools send juniors & seniors for training at the CTC. Class sizes for each program are limited and each high school gets a certain number of seats in each program.

In January, CTC will host a meeting for interested students in the sophomore and junior classes. During this presentation, students hear about the different vocational training programs that are available at the CTC.  

An open house will be held in early February where students and their families can tour CTC.

Applications are accepted in Student Services during the application window. The counselors screen each student application to check the student's attendance, record in school, and grades. Each class at CTC has specific student requirements to get in, and if the student has very poor attendance or many class failures during the ninth & tenth grade, they may not qualify to attend CTC.

Counselors notify students who applied to CTC whether they were accepted in to the program that they requested or if they were placed on a waiting list.

Before registration, students who were accepted to attend CTC will have CTC placed on their list of course requests for the following fall.

Before school begins, the student receives a class schedule at registration that shows that they will be at the CTC for three periods per day.

*Please note: If a student decides after February that they would like to attend CTC, they should speak with their guidance counselor immediately. Students can be placed on a “waiting list” for CTC as space permits. Frequently students move over the summer or decide that they don’t want to attend CTC so seats open and students on the “waiting list” can get in during the first week of school.

College Visits

Register online via Google forms.

  • All visits will be held in Student Services, unless noted.
  • After you sign up, you will be invited to the visit though Google calendar.
  • Look for an invitation in your email. This will also be your pass to leave class.

Email Mrs. Berko with any questions.

Military Representatives

AIR FORCE – SSGT Tanner – 2nd Wednesday –

ARMY – SSG Weber – 1st & 3rd Thursday – 

COAST GUARD – 3rd Wednesday – LT Larouche –

MARINES – SSGT Lambert – 2nd Monday –

AIR NATIONAL GUARD – SSGT Younger – 3rd Monday –

NATIONAL GUARD –  SSG Young – 1st Wednesday –

NAVY – PO2 Cline – 2nd Tuesday –

Below are some excellent resources for the college bound student. Students are encouraged to schedule appointments with their counselors to discuss their secondary plans. 


External LinkCollege Application Checklist

External LinkCollege Applications: How many is too many?

External LinkTypes of College Admissions

External LinkUniversity HQ - College Rankings Guide

External LinkKnowHow2Go - You have big plans. Big dreams. You know college is where to start, but a dream is not enough. You know why to go to college; we're here to tell you how. There are specific steps you need to take and these sties can help you along the way.

External LinkCommon Application - The Common Application is not-for-profit membership organization that, since its founding over 35 years ago, has been committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access, and integrity in the college application process. We serve students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications that students and school officials may submit to any of our nearly 500 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluation students using a holistic selection process.

External LinkPost-Secondary Education

PDF DocumentSenior Timeline for College Bound Students
PDF DocumentGeneral Senior Timeline
PDF DocumentCollege Campus Visit Questions
PDF Document20 Questions to Ask a College Representative 
PDF DocumentMichigan College Average Requirements
PDF DocumentMichigan Colleges & Universities Free Application Information


PDF DocumentGHHS 4 Year Plan

PDF DocumentMath Sequence

PDF DocumentScience Sequence

PDF Document9th Grade Electives

PDF DocumentCourses that Fulfill VPA & SME

PDF DocumentRegistration Directions

Course registration for current GHHS students will be February 21 - March 2, 2023.

Online enrollment for students coming from outside of GHAPS will begin March 9, 2023. The enrollment application can be accessed from our district website.

Crisis Support Resources

Suicidal? Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

  • ER in Grand Haven – NOCH, 1309 Sheldon Road
  • Suicide Hotline - 800.273.TALK (8255)
  • Community Mental Health 24-hour Emergency Assistance - 616.842.HELP (4357)
  • Common Ground Crisis Line - 800.231.1127
  • OK2SAY - Call 855.OK2SAY, Text 652729 (OK2SAY), Email
  • Text HELLO to 741741
  • Pine Rest Psychiatric Urgent Care Center - 616.455.9200

Local Counseling Services:

  • Community Mental Health – 616.842.5350 (accepts straight Medicaid only)
  • Bethany Christian Services – 616.396.0623 (accepts Medicaid plans / private insurance)
  • Mosaic Counseling – 616.842.9160 (accepts Medicaid plans / private insurance / Uninsured)
  • Pathways – 616.846.5880 (accepts Medicaid plans / private insurance)
  • Pine Rest – 616.847.5145 (accepts Medicaid plans / private insurance)

Other helpful numbers:

  • Michigan 2-1-1 (support for homelessness, food stamps, other government services) – 877.211.5253
  • Boys Town National Hotline (at-risk boys and girls) – 800.448.3000
  • Child Abuse – 800.422.4453
  • Substance Abuse – 888.353.6907
  • American Pregnancy Hotline – 866.942.6466
  • Runaway Hotline – 800.621.4000
  • CDC AIDS Hotline – 800.232.4636
  • Speak Up (anonymous support of school violence) – 866.773.2587
  • Momentum Center - 616.414.9111
  • NAMI Help Line -

Concerns about eating disorders or body image:

  • ANAD Hotline - 630.577.1330 (Monday – Friday / 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

If you have been a victim of sexual assault or rape, or are in a relationship where you feel that you are being abused:

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline – 800.656.4673
  • Love is Respect Teen Dating Hotline – 866.331.9474

Concerns about sexual orientation / gender identity:

  • Trevor LifeLine (LGBTQ crisis line) – Call 866.488.7386, Text START to 678678
  • GLBT National Youth Talkline – 800.246.7743

North Ottawa County Early College (NOCEC) is a program that allows selected students to extend high school by one year in order to earn both their diploma and up to 62 college credits from Muskegon Community College (MCC) at no cost to the student.

External LinkNorth Ottawa County Early College

Students apply during their 10th grade year. Make an appointment with your counselor if you'd like more information.

Step 1: Attend a student interest meeting at your high school


Step 2: Parent and/or student attend virtual informational Early College meeting

Step 3: If interested in Early College complete the Muskegon Community College application online
Step 4: Sign up for Accuplacer testing
  • You will need to apply to MCC first because you need your MCC student ID number to sign up for testing.
  • Sign up in Student Services to take the Accuplacer test.
  • Take the Accuplacer test. 
  • To set up Early College Accuplacer testing on your own, please call the testing center at 231.777.0394 (Muskegon location) or email them at Tell them you are applying for the Ottawa County Early College Program and you need to take the Accuplacer Sentence skills and Reading tests.
  • Once you have passed the tests with a 250 or higher for Reading and a 255 or higher for Sentence skills,  please email your test scores to
  • Once your passing test scores have been received, you will be sent the link for the Early College application. You may also bring in your passing test scores to your high school counselor and he/she will pass them on to Mrs. Bultema. 
Step 5: Complete the online Early College application
  • Submit your completed application by the due date.
Step 6: Attend parent/student interview at Muskegon Community College


Step 7: If accepted attend the New Student/Parent Meeting


Step 8: Attend Success Camp at Muskegon Community College

Job Opportunities

Bekins - At Bekins, we do more than simply provide West Michigan jobs, we help hardworking individuals establish themselves on rewarding career paths. As you search for “jobs hiring near me,” you’re likely to see many options for Grand Rapids jobs, Grand Haven jobs and Coopersville jobs. However, if you’re looking to start on a fulfilling career at a company that values you, then consider Bekins. Our positions require zero experience. We will train you and help you at all stages of professional development. You’ll be hard-pressed to find other jobs in Grand Haven that start your pay at $20/hour even with no experience. Apply online!

Bluewater Inn and Suites - We are a small, family friendly, beachfront hotel located across the street from the Grand Haven State Park. We have job openings for the following:

  • Cleaners
  • Laundry
  • Desk Staff
  • Maintenance and lawn care

We are a great place for both first time job seekers, along with experienced workers who seek a flexible schedule that works around your school and sport schedules. Jobs are open to those ages 14 and older. Call or text Mike at 616-402-2286 for questions or to set up a tour of the Bluewater Inn.  You are also welcome to stop by for a job application.

Burger King -  Lots of job openings available for students. Apply in person at the restaurant or online at

Burggrabe Masonry - Hiring individuals for full time or part time employment after graduation. Burggrabe Masonry provides a variety of services for their customers, offering the highest quality standards in the installation of brick, block & stone products. Apply online.

City of Grand Haven - Now hiring for summer jobs: grounds & parks crew, waterfront crew, maintenance, NORA recreation summer school, and more! Apply today at

Comfort Keepers - Join our team of home care heroes to jumpstart your healthcare career. To apply text jumpstart my career to 616.846.5890.

EBW Electronics - Looking for Machine Operators (AOI & SMT) and General Assembly Workers. 1st, 2nd & 3rd shift positions available. Do you have exceptional organizational & problem solving skills, a positive attitude and good interpersonal skills? Are you looking for a company to grow in, an opportunity to learn new skills and to make a difference? Call 616.786.0575 for more information.

FastTrack Staffing - Are you looking for summer work before leaving for college? We are hiring for: assembly, paint line laborers, forklift operators, packaging associates, CNC machine operators, machine operators, quality inspection, woodworkers, janitorial, laser operators, brake press operators & foundry laborers. Must be 18 or older to apply. Contact us today at 231.683.4752. 

Flairwood - Flairwood, of Norton Shores, manufactures storage products and is currently taking applications for assembly technicians who are at least 18 years old. No previous experience required. Check us out Contact: Heather Jimison at or (231) 798-8324.

GlobalTec - An industry leader specializing in the manufacturing of wire harnesses and cable assemblies, primarily for the medical and aerospace industries is hiring for summer positions. Apply online.

Grand Haven Charter Township - Looking for persons 18+ to fill seasonal positions in our beautiful parks. If you want to spend your summer days outside, learn new skills and work with a great group of people, this job MAY be for you. WARNING! You must also take great pride in the work you do, be willing to break a sweat and get your hands dirty. Application available online.

Harbor Humane Society - Looking for a kennel technician to work 3:30-7:30 p.m. for a minimum of two shifts per week. No prior experience required.

Hope's Outlet Ministries - Hiring sales associates who love thrifting, serving the public, and working on a team. Send your resume to

Hortech Inc. - Now hiring for open positions. Apply online at or in person at 14109 Cleveland Street, Nunica. Contact Alicia, (616) 935-1966 or, with questions.

Jersey Mike's - We are looking for outgoing, hardworking, friendly, and responsible individuals who believe in:

  • Serving high quality, fresh products with energy and a sense of urgency
  • Serving customers personalized products in a clean, warm and friendly atmosphere
  • Working with and serving others- "sharing your life with the customer"
  • Being a part of a bigger whole and having the desire to give back to your community

Apply online.

Kids Kampus - Seeking loving & energetic caregivers ages 18+. Hours are flexible. Contact Tammy Zimmerman at 616.842.4290.

Kirby House - Hiring for all positions back of the house. Applications are available at the front desk/hostess stand. Questions can be directed to Butcher. Stop in today!

Lake Effect Kitchen - Seeking part-time seasonal employees to help prepare and serve food on its trolley food truck this Spring and Summer. The job will include measuring, weighing and cooking; customer service; and cleanup. It may also include label printing and cash handling. Great candidates will have an interest in working in a career in food; show the capacity to take initiative to learn new skills and complete work more independently as the season progresses; have basic math skills such as 1-to-1 correspondence and the ability to use a calculator; be task-focused; and have good hygiene and be independent with personal care. They must also have reliable transportation and be available to work all scheduled shifts. This is a grant-funded paid opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to work alongside a mentor to gain valuable job skills and experience. Candidates should submit a resume to Mandy Anderson,

Little Caesars - Part-time and full-time positions available. Starting pay $11/hour. See flyer for more information.

MediLodge at the Shore - Looking for caring, qualified, nursing assistant staff to help support the residents. Not certified? They can help you get certified. Must be 18 or older to apply. Apply online or call 616.296.7300 for more information.

Michigan's Adventure - Join our team and start your new FUN summer job! Apply now at

North Ottawa Rod & Gun Club - The Customer Service Counter Clerk (ages 16+) is a customer service-oriented team member who completes general day to day tasks and activities to provide a safe, clean and friendly environment for the club’s members, volunteers and guests. Apply in person or email Brenda Teunis at for an application.

Ottawa County Road Commission - Hiring graduating seniors 18+ for various full-time seasonal positions available May to August. Visit for more information or to fill out an application.

Quality Car Wash - Check out our current openings for Customer Service Representatives and apply online at

RAMI (R.A. Miller Industries)RAMI has been engineering and manufacturing antenna systems for the U.S. Military since 1956.  We are hiring for fulltime, part-time and summer positions.  Must be at least 17 years or older to apply.  Three ways to apply:

  • On-line at
  • Email your resume to
  • Stop by HR between 8:00am and 5:00pm to fill out an application (14500 168th Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417)

Request Foods - Seeking applicants for 1st & 2nd shift production team members. Must be 18 or older. Physical requirements include: extensive walking & standing, repetitive motion, bending, twisting, stopping and lifting. Please apply online.

ReStore  - Looking for a student worker (3:30 - 5:30 p.m. M-F & 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday) to help clean up merchandise and load/unload vehicles for customers. Must be able to lift 25+ pounds. Stop in at 408 N. Ferry to pick up an application or for more information.

Schippers Excavating - We are looking to hire dependable individuals (18 years & older) who are interested in learning the trade. This is a manual labor position with the possibility of learning to operate heavy equipment. No experience required. Application can be emailed to, mailed to 9829 Lake Michigan Drive, West Olive, MI 49460 or dropped off in person to the shop at the address stated.

Spinners Corner - Hiring now for the positions of cashier (18+) and Subway sandwich artist (16+). Please apply in person at 12837 Lincoln Street, Grand Haven or online at

Texas Roadhouse - Now hiring all positions! Apply online at

The Home Depot - Looking for a job or know someone who is? We are hiring at The Home Depot in Grand Haven! Part-time Cashier, Sales, and Freight positions available. Come and work with a great team with competitive pay. Apply using the link online. Applicants must be 18 years or older to apply. 

Tubelite Inc. - Hiring seasonal, full-time and part-time positions for 1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts. View available openings and apply online. 

Two Tonys - Now hiring for: busser, host, & dishwasher. We offer flexible scheduling and great wages! Stop by to fill out an application Tuesday through Friday from 4-6 p.m. or call us at 616.844.0888 to set up an interview.

YMCA Sport & Specialty Camp Counselor - Must be 15 years or older. Applicants must be enthusiastic, caring, and enjoy helping children learn new skills. Interested applicants should contact Brianna Moynihan at

YMCA Summer Camp Counselor - Must be 18 years or older. Applicants must be enthusiastic, caring, and enjoy helping children learn new skills. Interested applicants should contact Brianna Moynihan at

Love working with horses? - Small, congenial, local horse farm within walking distance of the high school seeks hard-working, experienced, flexible, dedicated, careful and conscientious person to work at Grand Haven farm part time. Must be available weekdays, weekends and when necessary. Requirements:

  • Some horse handling skills
  • Ability to work positively within a team and independently
  • Hay handling (must be able to lift 60 pounds)
  • Stall cleaning
  • Safety conscious
  • Reliability
  • Accountability
  • Effective communication skills

Please send a detailed resume including previous work history, background, dates of employment and responsibilities. References are a big plus. Apply to Devin at


Work Permits

Minors under 18 years of age must obtain a work permit or a written agreement or contract entered into between the employer and the governing school district, public school academy, or nonpublic school before starting work.  Work permits can be obtained in the Student Services office.

If the minor changes jobs, a new work permit is required for the new employer.  A work permit may be revoked for poor academic performance. A work permit is required even if the minor is home/cyber/virtual/online schooled, does not attend school, or out-of-state resident.



Not sure where to start when creating your high school resume? Check out these websites for templates and step by step instructions:

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For Employers

If you have a position that you would like advertise, please email Lynne at


EDP Naviance Student

Each student must have an Educational Development Plan to document educational and career goals, including a way to achieve those goals.  GHHS uses the Naviance program as a platform for this planning.  Completion of the EDP will be demonstrated by working through 8 stages, over 4 years.

Scholarship Listings

Scholarship listings are updated frequently. Please check back for the most current information. Most of these scholarships are submitted directly to the sponsoring organization.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program - $1,000 scholarship available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the given topic. Deadline: June 10, 2023

AES Engineering Scholarship - $500 scholarship available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. Deadline: October 8, 2023

Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship – Each year the National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME) awards one or more $2,000 scholarships to graduating migratory high school seniors to enable them to enter college. Deadline: March 15, 2023

Alexander Hamilton Scholars – Scholarship and 5 year leadership program for students in their junior year. Deadline: January 25, 2023

American Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship - $1,500 scholarship for students pursuing ag-related fields of study. Deadline: January 12, 2023

American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship - $5,000 scholarship for direct descendants of US wartime veterans. Deadline: March 1, 2023

American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship

American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship – The American Legion Auxiliary annually provides one Junior member in each of the five American Legion Auxiliary divisions with a $5,000 scholarship.Deadline: March 1, 2023

American Legion Department of Michigan Scholarships

B. Davis Scholarship - $1,000 for scholarship available to all high school juniors & seniors as well as students currently enrolled in post-secondary education. Deadline: May 21, 2023

Best Financial Credit Union Scholarship – Two scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to qualifying graduating high school students. An additional $250 will be given to the nominated teacher of each scholarship winner, for use in their classroom. Deadline: April 7, 2023

BigSun Scholarship - The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Deadline: June 19, 2023

Burger King Scholars – Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service. Deadline: December 15, 2022

Calvin J. Peterson Memorial Scholarship - Two $1,000 scholarships to area students who seek to further their education in the Fall of 2023. Deadline: February 3, 2023

ChoiceOne Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship designed to provide need-based scholarships for graduating seniors in the communities we serve. As a locally owned community bank, ChoiceOne wants to encourage and reward graduating seniors who are motivated to obtain a degree. Apply online. Deadline: March 17, 2023

Cirkled In “No Sweat” Scholarship - $2,500 scholarship open to students 13 years and older in grades 8-12. This is a cash scholarship you can apply to any educational need, from tuition to books or even a car. There are no income parameters, no minimum GPA requirement, and no long essays to write. Simply create a FREE Student Cirkled In account and apply. Deadline: March 31, 2023

Cobell Scholarship Progam - Both Merit-based and Need-based, the competitive Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary (after high school) student who is; an enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, enrolled in full-time study and is degree-seeking. Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship - The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply now! Opening August 1. Deadline: October 2, 2023

College Board Opportunity Scholarships – Scholarships ranging from $500-40,000 for the graduating class of 2022. Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships. Deadline: Various

Community Choice Foundation Scholarship – Fifteen $5,000 scholarships for graduating seniors who have a desire to live and work in Michigan after attaining their college degree. Deadline: February 28, 2023

Community Choice Foundation Skilled Trades Scholarship – Four $2,500 scholarships for graduating seniors who have a desire to live and work in Michigan after attaining their vocational training or certification through accredited programs. Deadline: February 28, 2023

Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland Area Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for graduates of the Holland/Zeeland Area and beyond. Eligibility information, scholarship criteria, and applications are online. Deadline: March 1, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship for a young woman interested in pursuing a career in education. Deadline: April 21, 2023

D.K. Sprague Educational Scholarship Endowment - Developed by the Gun Lake Tribe in order to provide financial assistance to high school students in Allegan, Barry, Kent, Kalamazoo, and Ottawa counties who are planning to attend college, university, institute or trade school. Students need not be a Tribal Citizen nor a descendent of a tribe to apply. Scholarship recipients will receive an award in the amount of $20,000. Deadline: March 10, 2023

EEqual Scholarship Awards Program - This scholarship covers tuition costs, up to $8,000, for students experiencing homelessness or housing instability (as defined under the McKinny-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program (MV) students in extreme poverty; or students whose family is currently going through a transition) to attain post-secondary education. Selected scholars will also be paired with a mentor who will guide them throughout their years in higher education. Opening November 2023

Eight and Forty - $3,000 scholarship for students pursuing a degree in nursing or respiratory therapy. Request an application online after January 1. Deadline: May 15, 2023

Elise Joy Frantz Scholarship Award - $1,500 scholarship for a student planning to pursue an education in a law related field. Deadline: April 17, 2023

Elks Legacy Scholarship - Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined online. Open September 1, 2021. Deadline: February 6, 2023

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - The Elks National Foundation awards $2.45 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student contest. Deadline: November 14, 2022

Family Financial Credit Union Scholarship - Four (4) scholarships will be awarded to students in the amount of $500.00 each. Applicant must be an active member of FFCU and have a savings account where the student is the primary account holder. Deadline: March 31, 2023

Folds of Honor Higher Education Scholarship - The Higher Education Scholarship program was established to provide post-secondary scholarship assistance for spouses and dependents of our nation’s service members. By standing in the financial gap of the more than one million dependents adversely affected by war, Folds of Honor is honoring their sacrifice by educating their legacy. Opening February 1, 2024.

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes - $20,000 scholarship program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities. Deadline: January 30, 2023

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104 Police Academy Scholarship - This scholarship is for State of Michigan residents who are accepted and enrolling in any state certified police academy in Michigan. Apply through the Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland. Deadline: April 1, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Fruitport Conservation Club - $1,000 scholarship for students pursuing a degree in wildlife conservation, wildlife biology, agriculture, environmental science or any other career that is involved in improving our natural resources. Deadline: April 25, 2023

Gene Rothi Scholarship - College scholarship for a direct descendant or stepchild of a current or deceased Veteran member of Post 28. Deadline: April 14, 2023

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute and GE have established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. Numerous $10,000 renewable scholarships are awarded each year. Deadline: January 5, 2023 at 3 p.m. CST

GHACF Scholarships - The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation scholarships are awarded competitively based on criteria set by donors. These criteria could include financial need, the school the applicant is attending, academic achievement, as well as personal or career goals. The Community Foundation has a rigorous internal selection process for each scholarship decision, and each applicant is reviewed in depth, and considered thoroughly. Our scholarship program is simple. You are able to apply once for all foundation scholarships you may be eligible for. Once your application is submitted, you will be eligible for all those for which you meet the requirement. Application materials are available online. Deadline: February 1, 2023

Grand Haven Masonic Lodge Donald J. Angus Memorial Scholarship - For students pursuing a technical education. Download an application here. Deadline: January 31, 2023

Grand Haven Masonic Lodge General Scholarship - Scholarship for graduating seniors and current college students. Download an application here. Deadline: January 31, 2023

Guy M. Wilson Scholarship - $500 scholarship for sons, daughters, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of a war-time veteran planning on attending a Michigan accredited college or university. Deadline: January 3, 2023

Haworth Diversity Scholarship with Paid Internship - $2,000 scholarship for minority students who are currently college freshmen, sophomores or juniors studying Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing or Sales. The scholarship includes an opportunity for a 12-week paid internship during the summer in Holland. Deadline: February 14, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship - $2,000 scholarship for students enrolled or enrolling a 12 to 24-month certification, associates (A.A.A.S.), or skilled trade/vocational program in one of the following areas: CNC Programming, Electrician, Electronics Technology, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning [HVAC] Technician, Industrial Maintenance, Machinist, Machine Repair, Manufacturing Technology, Model Maker, Tool and Die, or Welding. Deadline: February 14, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Heisman High School Scholarship - The Heisman High School Scholarship continues a 25-year tradition of honoring high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. The scholarship recognizes and rewards both male and female high school athletes who are community-minded and driven to use their exceptional talents for the benefit of all. Apply online. Deadline: October 18, 2022

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Empowering Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships and support services. Deadline: February 15, 2023

Holland Hospital Volunteer Council Scholarship ProgramThe Volunteer Council Scholarship is available to part time or full time students in an accredited school who are currently enrolled or can provide documentation of acceptance in a health care program and/or degree. Deadline: February 28, 2023

Holland Hospital RN Scholarship Program - $7,000 scholarship over 4 years for students pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing. Deadline: April 15, 2023

HonorsGradU Scholarship – Five $10,000 scholarships will be awarded. More information and how to apply can be found online. OPTIONAL early deadline for feedback is April 28, 2022. Deadline: May 28, 2023

Horatio Alger Association The association administers scholarships to juniors & seniors for career & technical education, bachelor's degree programs, major specific programs and college specific programs. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. Deadline: various

Hutt Scholarships – Twenty $2,000 scholarships awarded annually. This year's topic is: "What act of kindness have you experienced or witnessed that has positively influenced you most? How will you carry it into your future?" Deadline: January 31, 2023

Islamic Society of North America Scholarships

Jackie Robinson Scholarship Foundation - Scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. Deadline: January 11, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Larson-Veneklasen Outdoor Education Scholarship - The purpose of the scholarship is to provide encouragement, support and opportunity to a student, to an educator, or to anyone who wants to explore the skills provided through a choice of three nationally recognized programs. Applicants must be Tri Cities residents who are 16 years or older and can apply for this scholarship at any time. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

The National Leadership School offers wilderness medicine courses that will prepare individuals to recognize, treat, and prevent injuries and medical illnesses that are common in the outdoors.

Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarship - Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded this year to graduating seniors who plan to pursue a career in science. Applicants must be seniors from public or private schools within the Kent, Ottawa, or Muskegon Intermediate School Districts. Deadline: February 28, 2023

MASFPS/NAFEPA Scholarship Program - Every year, the Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists (MASFPS) awards up to three state scholarships between $500 and $1500 to eligible high school seniors. Selections are based upon the NAFEPA (National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators) scholarship guidelines. Deadline: January 11, 2023

Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation (MCWT) Scholarship - $5,000 renewable scholarship for females pursuing degrees in technology at a university in Michigan. Deadline: January 31, 2023

Michigan Education Association Scholarship - College scholarships for students attending a Michigan public post-secondary institutions who are a dependent of an MEA/MEA-Retired member in good standing. Applications available online. Deadline: February 16, 2023

Michigan Legion Scholarships - Deadline: varies by scholarship

Michigan Petroleum Foundation Scholarship Program - College scholarships for dependent children of MPA/MACS members. More information, eligibility requirements and an application are available online. Deadline: March 31, 2023

Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship - Twelve (12) $3,500 college scholarships for students of employees at a business that is a member of Michigan Retailers Association. Check eligibility and apply online.  Deadline: April 1, 2023

Michigan Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships - For students currently accepted in an engineering degree program at a Michigan ABET-accredited college or university. A list of qualifying universities, more information, and an application are available online. Deadline: February 15, 2023

MSU Spartan Alumni Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore Scholarship - Offers (4) four scholarships for accepted students from Muskegon and Ottawa counties. Apply through your MSU student portal. Contact Joanna Philips, 231-557-7506, with questions. Deadline: April 1, 2023

NALS of Michigan - $2,500 college scholarship for students pursuing a degree in the legal field. Rules & regulations and scholarship application available online. Deadline: January 15, 2023

NDIA Michigan STEM Scholarship - NDIA's Michigan Chapter is offering academic scholarships of $1,500 per recipient to competitive high school students pursuing education at a Michigan college or university in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). 

PB & J Foundation - Two $1,000 scholarship for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. Deadline: May 31, 2023 & SEO Content Marketing Scholarship - $1,000 highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in SEO and content marketing. Unlike most scholarships which simply require good luck to win, the scholarship puts the tools for winning in your hands by judging your entry on your ability to appreciate and explain genius marketing! Deadline: December 15, 2022

Region 9 MEA-Retired Scholarship - College scholarship for dependents of current MEA members in good standing or dependents of Region 9 MEA-Retired members who plan to attend a Michigan public college or university.

Roger and Wilma Winkels Scholarship – College scholarship for graduating seniors planning to pursue an education at Hope College. Criteria for consideration include: planning to study mathematics, education, or music; membership at Second Reformed Church in Grand Haven; and athletic involvement. Apply online. EXTENDED Deadline: March 16, 2023 at 1 p.m.

Rosa Parks Scholarship - $2,000 scholarship for Michigan high school seniors who hold close to Mrs. Parks' ideals while demonstrating academic skills, community involvement and economic need. Deadline: March 1, 2023

Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship - $5,000 scholarship for varsity hockey players. More information on application, criteria, rules, and guidelines available online. Deadline: January 27, 2023 to GHHS Athletic Director Scott Robertson

Samsung American Legion Scholarship - College scholarship for current juniors who are attending Girls State or Boys State this summer and are direct descendants of a US wartime veteran who served on active duty during one or more of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. Deadline: Scholarship applicants must complete and submit their online application prior to 11:59 (local time) of Day 1 of their respective American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program.

State of Michigan ETVThe Education and Training Voucher (ETV) is an annual federal grant provided to states to fund youth who have aged out of the foster care system and who are enrolled in college, university and vocational training programs.

Steenwyk & Chattfield Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 renewable scholarship for students with a major in criminal justice. Deadline: March 19, 2023

Student-View Scholarship Program - $11,000 in scholarships for high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. Simply log on to and complete a short application survey about colleges in your area. 

Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation Scholarship - College scholarships for students who wish to make a career in the RV and campground, manufactured housing, or self-storage industries. Deadline: April 14, 2023

Trans Student Educational Resources Scholarship - Scholarship opportunity for students who openly identify as trans, gender diverse, non-binary, two spirit, Hijra, and/or within the trans community; are enrolled in an accredited nonprofit US college/university (UG or graduate) or community college/2 year college; and demonstrates financial need. Apply online.

Trust Award Scholarship - The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan believes that good leaders help make our community a more trustworthy place to live and do business. The BBB Trust Award Scholarship recognizes young leaders who exemplify Trust and Ethics in their daily lives. BBB will award up to three (3) scholarships of up to $1,500 each. Deadline: March 20, 2023

Tylenol Future Care ScholarshipEach year the makers of TYLENOL® award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare. Application opens May 1 each year.

University Club of Grand Rapids - $1,000 renewable college scholarship for students who intend to remain in or return to West Michigan to help build, support, and serve their community after college graduation. Deadline: February 15, 2023

U of M Club of Grand Rapids Scholarship - $4,000 scholarship for West Michigan graduating seniors who will be attending the University of Michigan in the Fall of 2023. Deadline: March 27, 2023

USA Officials Association Mike Robillard Memorial Scholarship - Two $500 scholarships for students (one male and one female) involved with the athletic program at their school (athlete, manager, trainer, etc.). Deadline: March 31, 2023

Voice of Democracy - Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Scholarships range from $1,000 to a $30,000 national grand prize paid directly to the recipient’s university, college or vocational/technical school. Deadline: October 31, 2022 to the local VFW Post. Entries can be submitted to Student Services until 3 p.m. on October 31, 2022.

William D. & Jewell Brewer Scholarship - $500 scholarship for sons, daughters, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of a war-time veteran planning on attending a Michigan accredited college or university. 

Work Ethic Scholarship ProgramWe’re looking for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard. This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar. It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude. Learn more and apply onlineDeadline: April 12, 2023


GHHS Scholarship Applications

Graduating seniors who meet the criteria may apply for these scholarships. (Special note for Early College students: you are eligible to apply only during your 4th year.)

Adam H. Provencal Scholarship - $500 scholarship for GHHS graduating seniors who participated in varsity athletics during their senior year. 

Grand Haven Education Association (GHEA) Memorial Scholarship - $500 college scholarship for students planning to major in elementary, secondary, or special education. 

McMillan Oakes Scholarship - $500 scholarship for GHHS graduating seniors. 

Myrtle M. Armstead Scholarship - $500 scholarship for GHHS graduating seniors who are residents of the City of Grand Haven (map of the city limits).

Rotary Club of Grand Haven "Service Above Self" Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship for a graduating senior who exemplifies the motto of Rotary "Service Above Self." 

Student Senate Scholarship - Two $500 scholarships for students who have been involved with Student Senate 3 of 4 years while at GHHS

Westra Bye Memorial And Art Educators’ Scholarship – College scholarship for GHHS graduates pursing a visual arts major at an accredited post secondary college or university. New for 2023 - apply through GHACF Scholarship portal.

Westveer Nursing Scholarship - $500 scholarship for GHHS graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in nursing. 


GHAPS Elementary & Middle School Scholarships

College scholarships for graduating seniors who attended GHAPS elementary and middle schools. Ferry Voyager and Peach Plains also offer a separate trade school scholarship. (Special note for Early College students: you are eligible to apply only during your 4th year.) Applications are submitted directly to each individual school. 

Ferry Voyager Scholarship
Ferry Voyager Skilled Trades Scholarship 
Griffin Scholarship
Lake Hills Scholarship
Lakeshore "That's How We Roll" Scholarship
Mary A White "Casey LeMieux" Scholarship 
(apply with GHACF Scholarship)
Peach Plains Scholarship
Peach Plains Skilled Trades Scholarship 
Robinson Scholarship
Rosy Mound Scholarship
White Pines Scholarship

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Informational Websites

Trade Schools & Career Training

Grand Rapids Community College Job Training

Thompson M-TEC Career and Corporate Training

John Deere

Great Lakes Boat Building School  

Merrill Institute

Agriculture Schools in Michigan

Ross Medical Education Center

Michigan Builders License & Continuing Competency

Institute of Agricultural Technology

Ferris State University 

UFP Business School

Great Lakes Maritime Academy

Scholarship Listings

Community Choice Foundation Scholarship – Fifteen $5,000 scholarships for graduating seniors who have a desire to live and work in Michigan after attaining their college degree. Deadline: February 28, 2023

DHE Skilled Trades Scholarship - DHE, an innovative, Plumbing and Mechanical contractor, is giving away $500 to 15 students who will be joining the skilled trades. The numbers don’t lie—there’s a lot of money and opportunity in the skilled trades. And those numbers are only trending upward! Deadline: April 15, 2022

D.K. Sprague Educational Scholarship Endowment - Developed by the Gun Lake Tribe in order to provide financial assistance to high school students in Allegan, Barry, Kent, Kalamazoo, and Ottawa counties who are planning to attend college, university, institute or trade school. Students need not be a Tribal Citizen nor a descendent of a tribe to apply. Scholarship recipients will receive an award in the amount of $20,000. Deadline: March 10, 2023

Ferry Voyager Skilled Trades Scholarship - Scholarship for graduating seniors who attended Ferry Voyager School. (Special note for Early College students: you are eligible to apply only during your 4th year.) Deadline: February 15, 2023

Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship - $2,000 scholarship for students enrolled or enrolling a 12 to 24-month certification, associates (A.A.A.S.), or skilled trade/vocational program in one of the following areas: CNC Programming, Electrician, Electronics Technology, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning [HVAC] Technician, Industrial Maintenance, Machinist, Machine Repair, Manufacturing Technology, Model Maker, Tool and Die, or Welding. Deadline: February 14, 2023 @ 5 p.m.

Lake Hills PTO Scholarship - Scholarship for graduating seniors who attended Lake Hills. (Special note for Early College students: you are eligible to apply only during your 4th year.) Deadline: February 15, 2023

Lake Trust New Beginnings Scholarship - Lake Trust celebrates the Michigan work ethic, and our six $5,000 New Beginnings Scholarships can help with tuition, tools, and training in trade careers. 

Peach Plains Skilled Trades Scholarship - Scholarship for graduating seniors who attended Peach Plains. (Special note for Early College students: you are eligible to apply only during your 4th year.) Deadline: February 15, 2023

Work Ethic Scholarship ProgramWe’re looking for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard. This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar. It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude. Learn more and apply onlineDeadline: April 12, 2023


Testing Information

Michigan Merit Exam (MME)/SAT Information

PDF DocumentMichigan Merit Exam - About

PDF DocumentLegislative changes to MME

External LinkACT/SAT Score Conversion Chart

ACT Test Preparation

External LinkHow to Get a 36 on ACT Reading: The Ultimate Guide - This post explains the structure of the ACT Reading section, scoring criteria, and offers study strategies. It also features example questions and practice test resources.

External LinkHow to Get a 36 on ACT Math: The Ultimate Guide - After they've conquered the Reading section, students can check out this post for tips on the ACT Math section. It's packed with study tips to help make the most of your prep time before test day.

External Link7 ACT Time Management Tips You Should Follow - When exam day rolls around, students need to know how to make every minute count. This post offers actionable advice for time management during the ACT exam.

External LinkFuturePrep - Future Prep Educational Services is a Charlotte based company specializing in Standardized Test (SAT, GRE & LSAT) preparation, curriculum development, and academic tutoring. Established in 2010, the company is dedicated to providing quality educational programs at an affordable price.

PDF Document2022-2023 Test Dates

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Transcript Request Information - Parchment

Grand Haven High School has partnered with Parchment to process transcript requests to most Colleges/Universities across the State and Country.

Transcript requests are processed within 1-2 business days after request has been made.

Please use a personal (non-GHAPS) email when creating your account. If you have any issues creating a Parchment account, please contact Parchment through their Support Page. You can check your Parchment account to verify that a transcript request has been completed.

PDF DocumentParchment Instructions

If you have any further questions, please contact Student Services at (616) 850-6020.



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