University of Michigan Alumni Association

Recipients of the U of M Club of Grand Rapids Scholarship Fund

 New Recipients for the 2016 School Year:

Ambika Agrawal – Forest Hills Eastern High School

Anthony Alexander – Ottawa Hills High School

Julia Belke – Jenison High School

Natalie Brown – Forest Hills Northern High School

Cierra Buist – Grandville High School

Annelise Droste – City High-Middle School

Taaron Foote – Wayland High School

Haley Kalis – Grand Haven High School

Nathan Koo – Forest Hills Northern High School

Lauren May – Grand Rapids Christian High School

Moe Mohamed – Union High School

Kim-Ngan Nguyen – Kelloggsville High School

Benancio Rodriguez – Grant High School

Victor Rojas-Garcia – Grand River Preparatory High School

Elexa Willison – East Grand Rapids High School



Past recipients have noted the significant impact the scholarship has made on their academic career: 

"I had an amazing first semester of college, I really enjoyed all of my classes. I am actually slightly disappointed to be done with them. I got to know my professors fairly well through visiting them at office hours which really helped me . . . I have had so many opportunities to try new things and have been very involved here . . . I have met so many people and have made many new friends. My first semester has been such an incredible experience and I am excited to begin my new classes after a relaxing break with family and friends.  Thanks for your support and Go Blue!" Lexi Wierenga, Class of 2015

"I've had opportunities for academic research and conference presentations on trends in higher education that expose me to  a range of advanced degrees and programs . . . In addition to these experiences, I have strived to uphold the academic standards set by the UM Club of GR . . . I remain very grateful for the financial assistance and attention I have received from the UM Club of GR." Will Hardenbergh, Class of 2013