The honorable Wade Van Valkenburg was a Circuit Court judge in Kalamazoo for six years. He was concerned about the youth in this community, especially those who have had to overcome circumstances or obstacles that may otherwise hinder them from seeking training or higher education. This Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 through the Wade Van Valkenburg Trust to provide educational scholarships for students in Kalamazoo County.
Kalamazoo County resident who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a vocational, technical or trade school or a two- or four-year college or university full or part time. Must have, either through a plea bargain or conviction, been found guilty of a criminal offense and be able to document how he or she has overcome adversity and/or obstacles in his or her life. Must demonstrate financial need.
Year of Need: College Freshman, Trade/Technical,
Type: Needs Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: 500
Max Award: Varies
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
151 South Rose Street Suite 332
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4775