The mission of The Gerber Foundation, to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development, has remained the guiding beacon for Foundation giving throughout its history. Accordingly, priority is given to projects whose primary beneficiaries are young children from birth to three years of age. The Foundation provides many avenues for funding, including scholarships for students graduating from select high schools in Newaygo, Muskegon, and Oceana counties, Michigan.
The Gerber Foundation Merit Scholarship is available to students graduating from select high schools in Newaygo, Muskegon, or Oceana Counties. Applicants must primarily be high school seniors, or in one case, home-schooled students. Applicants must also have a GPA between 2.00 – 3.70. Students must be planning to attend an accredited post-secondary program in the US leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree, or a vocational or technical training program leading to a certificate. Students planning to attend one of the four U.S. military or maritime academies are not eligible.