Grants & Scholarships

 For grant and scholarship information and applications, select from the following items:

All documents are available as Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF documents.

Education Grant Application Packet

***Teachers can now apply any time for grants!***
***Contact EPS Foundation, Teacher Grant Chairperson, Jeff Kozinski @ jkozinski@goeddies.com with questions or concerns.***

To download the Education Grant Application or other materials, click on:

 

Grant Guidelines

 

Grant Evaluation Form


EPS Foundation Scholarship

Statement of purpose:

The purpose of the Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation Scholarship is to recognize students who demonstrate significant improvement in academic performance while attending Edwardsburg High School. Also considered in the scholarship award will be his/her educational commitment, and involvement in school and community activities.

General Guidelines:

  • The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Edwardsburg High School and awarded in two $500 installments, the second pending notification by the institution of the status "good standing" as defined by that institution. Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in a college, university or post-secondary vocational school for the upcoming fall term. The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the institution to be used for tuition, room and board, books, and other related expenses.
  • The recipient must exhibit academic improvements in their high school career to qualify for the scholarship.
  • The Scholarship Committee of the Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation will decide who is to receive the scholarship based on the attached application information
  • A representative of said committee will announce the winning senior at the Honors Convocation, with the actual scholarship funds received for the following fall semester.
  • Application Deadline: April 15th

To download the EPS Scholarship Foundation Application, click on:


Keith Kirkdorfer Memorial Scholarship (Established 2010)

Statement of Purpose:

The purpose of the Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation Keith Kirkdorfer Memorial Scholarship is to recognize students who demonstrate significant improvement in academic performance while attending Edwardsburg High School and plan to pursue post secondary training in the following areas:

Highest level of consideration given to students pursuing a career in farming which would include:

Agri-business. Agronomy, Animal Science, Entomology, Environmental Studies,  Food Industry Management, Food Science, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Technology Systems,  Crop and Soil Sciences, Trades focusing on Mechanics, Marketing, Veterinary Medicine, Research in areas of bio-fuels, crop or pest management, and Student from a Farm Family.

Also considered in the scholarship award will be his/her educational commitment, and involvement in school and community activities.

General Guidelines:

  • The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Edwardsburg High School and awarded in two $500 installments, the second pending the status of good standing as defined by the post secondary institution and continued enrollment in the approved areas.
  • Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in a college, university or post-secondary vocational school for the upcoming fall term. The scholarship funds will be paid to the institution and is to be used for tuition, room and board or other related college/university expense.
  • The recipient must exhibit academic improvement in their high school career to qualify for the scholarship
  • The Scholarship Committee of the Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation will decide who is to receive the scholarship based on the attached application information.
  • A representative of said committee will announce the winning senior at the Honors Convocation, with the actual scholarship funds received for the following fall semester.

To download the Keith Kirkdorfer Memorial Scholarship application, click on:


Matthew L. Miller New Life Scholarship (Established 2012)

Statement of Purpose:

The Matthew L Miller New Life Scholarship has been created to embrace and remember the life impacting decision Matthew made. Matthew fought a courageous battle with Cancer and died in the loving arms of our Savior Jesus Christ July 27, 2010. Matthew Miller dedicated his life to Jesus Christ before his passing away thus creating a New Life in Christ.  Matthew graduated from EHS in 2002. Matthew was a varsity letterman in football. He was also a member of the National Honor Society during his senior year of 2001-2002. Matthew attended Southwestern Michigan College for two years and furthered his education at Western Michigan University. He became a teacher and a coach at Brandywine High school.

General Guidlines:

  • The Scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating senior of Edwardsburg High School.
  • Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in a college or university for the upcoming fall term. The scholarship funds will be paid directly to that university, in the recipient’s name to be used for tuition, room and board or other related expenses.
  • The recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or above to qualify for the scholarship
  • The scholarship committee of the EPS Foundation will determine the scholarship recipient who will be announced at Honors Night. The actual scholarship funds will be awarded for the following fall semester.
  • Selection will be based solely on the attached application information. Financial need will not determine the recipient.
  • Application Deadline: April 15 to Mrs. Casey at Edwardsburg High School.
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

To download the Matthew L. Miller New Life Scholarship, click on:


Juanita Mattson Memorial Scholarship

Statement of Purpose :

The Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation has been honored to be chosen as the vehicle to oversee the Juanita Mattson Memorial Scholarship. Her family has generously endowed the foundation with funds to offer one $500 scholarship annually to a graduating senior who meets the criteria and who plans to enter post-secondary careers designated by the donor. Mrs. Mattson was the wife of longtime Edwardsburg teacher Reuben Mattson, and the mother to the couple’s four children. Primarily a homemaker, she was self-taught in the areas of gardening, both in horticulture and crop production. She and her husband had a large garden from which she preserved produce, and the couple’s yard was filled with many varieties of flowers, which she learned to cultivate through extensive reading, research, and application. The scholarship’s purpose is to recognize students who demonstrate significant improvement in academic performance while attending Edwardsburg High School and plan to pursue post-secondary training.

The highest level of consideration will be given to students pursuing a career in one or more of the following areas:

Applied Plant Physiology, Plant Sciences, Horticulture Sciences, Agroecology, Ecology, Crop Production, Plant Biology, Botany, Plant Science Research, Soil Conservation, Sustainable Agriculture, Ecosystem Science, Plant Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition, Agribusiness and Agronomy, Environmental Studie, Crop and Soil Sciences, and Crop Management Research.

Also considered in the scholarship award will be his/her educational commitment, and involvement in school and community activities.

General Guidlines:

  • The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Edwardsburg High School and awarded in two $250 installments, the second pending the status of good standing as defined by the post secondary institution and continued enrollment in the approved areas.
  • Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in a college, university or post-secondary vocational school for the upcoming fall term. The scholarship funds will be paid to the institution and are to be used for tuition, room and board or other related college/university expense.
  • The recipient must exhibit academic improvement in their high school career to qualify for the scholarship
  • The Scholarship Committee of the Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation will decide who is to receive the scholarship based on the attached application information.
  • A representative of said committee will announce the winning senior at the Honors Convocation, with the actual scholarship funds received for the following fall semester.

To download the Juanita Mattson Memorial Scholarship, click on:


Christopher Stephenson Memorial Scholarship

Statement of Purpose:

The Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation has been honored to be chosen as the vehicle to oversee the Christopher Stephenson Memorial Scholarship. Christopher’s family and friends have generously endowed the Foundation with funds to offer a $1,000.00 scholarship on an annual basis to a graduating senior who meets the criteria and who plans to enter post-secondary careers.  Christopher Stephenson was a 1997 graduate of Edwardsburg Public Schools. Christopher attended Southwestern Michigan College for one year prior to moving to Florida in 1998.  He began his career at Ring Power Equipment, a CAT company, where he worked in the Parts Department for several years.  He was most recently employed at Toyota Lift managing the Ocala and Orlando branches.  In June of 2014, he started a Tow Truck business with an acquaintance in Tampa, FL  Christopher was an avid sports fan and loved the University of Michigan.  He also became a Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan during his life in Florida.  He was a member of the Tampa Bay Rough Riders, an organization active in many children’s charities in the Tampa Bay area.  As a student of Edwardsburg, Christopher was an avid athlete who participated in many sports, including football, basketball and baseball.  What set Christopher apart was his enthusiasm as a participant for his team and teammates.   Christopher also contributed as manager of many teams when the opportunities were available. His positive attitude, love of sports and his encouragement of teammates made Christopher an asset to teams.  He was a true team player, supporting each classmate and respecting coaches. 

Christopher Stephenson Memorial Scholarship Criteria:

In preparing the scholarship application, please pay close attention to the following criteria and factors for consideration:

  • Scholarship candidates will be evaluated for embodying the ideals and values of sportsmanship: honesty, integrity, civility, selflessness, kindness, and compassion.
  • While off-field activities and community service are applauded, scholarship candidates will be evaluated for their approach and character in competition. Off-field activities and community service are not a major factor into the selection consideration, and therefore, should not be the main focus of an applicant’s essay or letters of recommendation.
  • The Stephenson Scholarship is not awarded based on financial need. Applicants should not reference their financial situation or socioeconomic background. Applicants who do not adhere to this guideline will be disqualified from consideration for the scholarship.
  • Greatest consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate a track record of sportsmanship and respect directed at opponents, officials and the spirit of the game. Applicants and their letter of recommendation should cite specific examples in which the scholarship candidate displayed extraordinary selflessness and kindness to another individual. While encouraging and helping those within one’s team is admirable, the scholarship committee seeks candidates who transcend expectations for how one should honor the game and treat those outside their circle in competition.
  • Athletic performance (wins and other statistics) is not a factor in the scholarship selection.
  • Those connected to athletic teams, such as student managers, also are eligible for the scholarship should their leadership and behavior represent an extraordinary standard and model for all in sports to follow.

General Guidlines:

  • The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Edwardsburg High School and awarded in two $500 installments, the second pending notification by the institution of the status “good standing” as defined by that institution. Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in a college, university or post-secondary vocational school for the upcoming fall term. The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the institution to be used for tuition, room and board, books, and other related expenses.
  • The Scholarship Committee of the Edwardsburg Public Schools Foundation will decide who is to receive the scholarship based on the attached application information.
  • The recipient must exhibit academic improvement in their high school career to qualify for the scholarship.

To download the Christopher Stephenson Memorial Scholarship application, click on: