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 Ms. Blease
Last Name E-K Mrs. Berry
Last Name L-R Mrs. Hotchkiss
Last Name S-Z

Mrs. Haecker


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.

  • 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.

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, representatives from the CTC come to GHHS and present to our sophomore and junior classes. During this presentation, students hear about the different vocational training programs that are available at the CTC.  After the presentation, students who are considering attending CTC the next fall are given an opportunity to sign up to tour three programs.

The tour is usually held the last week of January or the first week of February and will take place during the school day. Students must register online in order to attend.

Following the tour, students are welcome to apply for a program. Applications are accepted in Student Services following the tour date. 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.

  • We are currently planning for in-person visits this school year.
  • All visits (in-person & virtual) will be held in Student Services.
  • 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.
  • If the visit is listed as virtual, please bring your Chromebook & earbuds with you to Student Services. You will be sent a Zoom link for the meeting.

Email Mrs. Berko with any questions.

Trine University - October 25 @ 10:30 a.m.

Aquinas College - October 25 @ 10:30 a.m.

Michigan Tech - October 26 @ 10:30 a.m.

Marquette University - October 27 @ 12:45 p.m.

Purdue - October 28 @ 10:30 a.m.


Military Representatives

AIR FORCE – SSGT Tanner  - 2nd Thursday -

ARMY – SSG Weber - 2nd & 4th Monday - 

COAST GUARD – LT Pierson - 1st Thursday of October/December/February -

MARINES – SSgt Thompson - 2nd & 4th Wednesday -

AIR NATIONAL GUARD – SSgt Younger - 2nd Tuesday -

NATIONAL GUARD –  SSG Young - 3rd Wednesday -

NAVY –  AO2 Gilbert - 1st 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 Planning Checklist

External LinkFive Things to Think about When Picking a College 

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
PDF DocumentAbbreviated Senior Timeline
PDF DocumentCollege Campus Visit Questions
PDF Document20 Questions to Ask a College Representative 
PDF DocumentMichigan College Average Requirements


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 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 at your high school


Step 5: Complete the online Early College application


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


PDF Document2021 Early College Information

PDF DocumentApplication Next Steps


Job Opportunities

Baymont Inn - Looking for students age 14+ for seasonal work. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come in to fill out an application and receive an interview on the spot. 

Brusveen Chiropractic Clinic - Currently looking for a student to help with scheduling patient appointments, front desk tasks, and other jobs around the clinic. This would be a good opportunity for a student that wants to get in the medical field. Call Dr. Christopher Bell at 616.846.7300.

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

Forge Industrial Staffing - The industry leader in providing light industrial workers to a diverse roster of businesses for employees 18 & older. Our clients include many major employers within the automotive, food packaging and greenhouse industries. No prior work experience necessary. Contact Laura Glendening at 231-799-2100 or

Fortino's - Come work in one of Grand Haven's iconic shops!  If you love a fun, fast paced environment and being busy, this job is for you.  You need to love people and be available nights and weekends. Need to be 18 or close to 18.  Hours will be flexible depending on your schedule. Stop in to grab an application or email for more information.

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

Kids Kampus - Seeking loving & energetic caregivers ages 18+ specifically for the hours 3-6 p.m. Contact Tammy Zimmerman at 616.842.4290.

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.

Outdoor Adventures - Hiring for full and part-time positions. Scan the QR code on the flyer for more information & a list of available positions!

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 2nd & 3rd 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.

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

Sweet Temptations - If working in a candy factory sounds sweet to you, we'd love to talk to you at Sweet Temptations.  We're looking for holiday help that could turn into a position for next spring as well. Ideal candidates would be in early college or looking to live at home after graduation but would love to talk to anyone over 16. Stop in to grab an application or email for more information.

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.

Village at Rosy Mound - Hiring servers, ages 16+, for shifts Monday-Friday 4:30-6:30 p.m. Flexible scheduling with shifts based on meal counts/guests. Contact Steve at 616.638.3531 for more information or to apply.

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

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.


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.

Freshmen  |  STAGES 1-2

Sophomores  |  STAGES 3-4

Juniors  |  STAGES 5-6

Seniors  |  STAGES 7-8

This semester there will be an opportunity to develop your EDP (Educational Development Plan) and complete STAGES 1, 3, 5, and 7, by completing Naviance Student activities.  These activities are designed to help you progress with your personal career and college decisions.  Naviance Student activities should be completed by the end of the school year.

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.

AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship – Two $2,500 scholarship awarded to graduating seniors who served as AAA School Safety Patrol members in Michigan. GHHS may submit ONE application for consideration. Closed.

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 12, 2022

AES Engineering Scholarship - $500 scholarship available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. Deadline: October 8, 2021

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.

Alexander Hamilton Scholars – Scholarship and 5 year leadership program for students in their junior year. Opens November 2021

American Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship - $1,500 scholarship for students pursuing ag-related fields of study. Opens November 2021

American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship - $5,000 scholarship for direct descendants of US wartime veterans. Deadline: March 1, 2022

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, 2022

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 22, 2022

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 8, 2022

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, 2022

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. Opens October 15, 2021

Calvin J. Peterson Memorial Scholarship - Two $1,000 scholarships to area students who seek to further their education in the Fall of 2022. Opens Fall 2021

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. Open January 2022

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: September 30, 2021

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! Deadline: October 31, 2021

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. Opens Fall 2021

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. Opens Fall 2021

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. Opens Fall 2021

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

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, 2021

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, 2022

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

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 7, 2022

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 15, 2021

FastTrack Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship for students currently enrolled or accepted to a 2-4 year college or technical program. Apply online. Deadline: June 30, 2021

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. Applications opens February 1, 2022. Deadline: March 31, 2022

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. Opens Fall 2021

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. 2021 application closed.

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. Opens Fall 2021

George & Lucile Heeringa Community Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward the student's educational costs their first year of college. Opens Spring 2022

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. Opens Fall 2021

Grand Haven Masonic Lodge Donald J. Angus Memorial Scholarship - For students pursuing a technical education. Download an application here. 

Grand Haven Masonic Lodge General Scholarship - Scholarship for graduating seniors and current college students. Download an application here. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 19, 2021

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Empowering Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships and support services. Opens January 2022

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. 

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

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, 2022

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. Application opens November 1, 2021. Deadline: January 31, 2022

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. 

Lake Trust Michigan Impact Scholarship - In partnership with Cleary University, we’re offering full-ride scholarships to five qualified students looking to enter impactful careers. Opens December 2021

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. Opens December 2021

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. 

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 2022

Region 9 MEA-Retired Scholarship - The Region 9 MEA-Retired Chapter is offering a one-year scholarship for children of Michigan Education Association (MEA) members in good standing. Students must plan to attend a Michigan public college or university.

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

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 18, 2021

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. Opens Spring 2022

Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship - $1,000-$1,500 college scholarships for students of employees at a business that is a member of Michigan Retailers Association. Check eligibility and apply online. Open January 1, 2022. Deadline: April 1, 2022

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. Opens December 2021

MSU Alumni Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore Area Scholarship - Since 2013 the MSU Alumni Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore Area has awarded on average $14,000 in scholarships each year to deserving Muskegon County students that are planning to attend Michigan State University. This year, students from Grand Haven and Spring Lake School Districts are also eligible to apply. To qualify for these scholarships, students must have applied and been accepted to MSU for the fall 2020 semester. Applicants must be a resident of Muskegon County or attend high school in Grand Haven or Spring Lake School Districts. 

NALS of Michigan - $2,500 college scholarship for students pursuing a degree in the legal field. Rules & regulations and scholarship application available online. Opens October 2021

NDIA Michigan STEM Scholarship - NDIA's Michigan Chapter is offering academic scholarships of $1,000 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 - $500-$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. 

Prospective Educator Scholarship – Various $500-5,000 scholarships for high school or undergraduate students seeking careers in education. & 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 20, 2022

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. Applications available at Available next in 2023.

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. Opens in January 2022

Gene Rothi Scholarship - College scholarship for a direct descendant or stepchild of a current or deceased Veteran member of Post 28. Deadline: on or before the Friday of the 3rd week of April

Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship - $4,000 scholarship for varsity hockey players. More information on application, criteria, rules, and guidelines available online. 

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. Opens February 2022

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. 

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. 

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 for the 21-22 school year; and demonstrates financial need. Apply online. Opens early 2022

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 $2,000 each. 

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. 

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 2021. Download the application here. 

USA Officials Association Mike Robillard Memorial Scholarship - Two $350 scholarships for students (one male and one female) involved with the athletic program at their school (athlete, manager, trainer, etc.). 

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, 2021 to the local VFW Post. Entries can be submitted to Student Services until 3 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021.

We the Students Essay Contest - $7,500 first prize scholarship. We want to know what you think makes a good citizen in your community. 

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 online


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. Closed.

George & Lucile Heeringa Community Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward the student's educational costs their first year of college. Closed.

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

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

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

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." Closed.

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

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. Closed.

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


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. 


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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


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, 2021

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, 2021

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.) Extended Deadline: March 15, 2021

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, 2021 at 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, 2021

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. Deadline: March 12, 2021

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.) Extended Deadline: March 25, 2021

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 online. Deadline: May 6, 2021


Testing Information

Michigan Merit Exam (MME)/ACT 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 Document2021-2022 Test Dates

PDF DocumentTesting Descriptions



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.

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



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