Scholarship Criteria

Van Buren County resident or graduate of a Van Buren County high school; pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree; minimum 2.75 GPA.

Type of Student

  • Graduating High School Seniors
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Part-time Student

Award Amount Range


Required to Demonstrate Financial Need



Up to 3 or 4 additional years

Residence Eligibility

Van Buren County resident

High School Eligibility

  • High School outside Kalamazoo County

Scholarship Information

This scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Gail and Hilda Oster for the purpose of providing meaningful support to graduating high school seniors or graduates, who are residents of Van Buren County or graduating high school seniors or graduates of high schools within Van Buren County, who are planning to pursue or are pursuing bachelor's degrees at Western Michigan University or the University of Michigan in the fields of education, mathematics or science; or enrolling or enrolled in the Veterinary Technologist or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs at Michigan State University or enrolling or enrolled in the WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine.