Scholarship Criteria

Resident of Van Buren County; graduating high school senior with a 3.5 or greater GPA -or- a Van Buren County resident who is an undergraduate student (at any level) with a 3.0 GPA or greater.

Type of Student

  • Undergraduate Students

Award Amount Range


Required to Demonstrate Financial Need


Residence Eligibility

Van Buren County resident

High School Eligibility

  • High School outside Kalamazoo County

Scholarship Information

The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Danial and Joeanna Smith for the purpose of providing educational scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are permanent residents of Van Buren County and who are planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at a four-year college/university.