The Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Dorothy J. Thurston Graduate Scholarship is offered to a resident of Kent County, who's at least been residing there for two years, and who is pursuing full or part-time study at any accredited school in the United States. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) and applicants follow the GRCF process. Dollar amounts will vary. Applications run from December until the due date.
By connecting people, their passions and our region’s resources, Grand Rapids Community Foundation and our partners work toward an inclusive and equitable West Michigan. Over the last century, the Community Foundation has used the tools of philanthropy to respond to community needs. Today, to carry out our North Star and overcome racial, social and economic inequities, we must respond with intention and care. Our partners inspire, motivate and guide our work.