SJPS Foundation Scholarships

Each scholarship is composed of a Foundation board member chairperson and three community members, all of whom thoroughly review each application and determine applicants to interview. After the interviews, recipients are selected. A difficult task for certain, as each applicant has strengths and worthy attributes.

~ Shawn Kim, Scholarship Chair

Eleven $5,000 scholarships offered to the SJHS Class of 2022

Paul W. and Rose Suchovsky Memorial Scholarship (6)

Believe in Yourself Scholarship (2)

 Yeager Family Foundation Scholarship (1)

NEW The Bill Marohn Leadership Scholarship funded by Dr. Gyl’s Professional Hearing Services (1)

NEW Spirit of Community Service Scholarship (1)

Meet our Scholarship Benefactors

Ed Todd ’54
Bob ’53 and Carol Gerbel
Jim and Nancy ’79 Kodis
Chris Yeager
Thomas and Marie Yeager Family Foundation
Sam and Anna Abdelnour and Family
2022 Scholarship Recipients

Paul W. and Rose Suchovsky Memorial Scholarship

 

Edward Todd wishes to honor the memory of his mother and stepfather Paul and Rose Suchovsky by establishing this scholarship to assist graduating seniors from St. Joseph High School who wish to pursue a college degree in the field of business. Paul and Rose Suchovsky were business people and entrepreneurs who appreciated the important role business plays in building communities and providing opportunity for people. This scholarship is intended to recognize the excellence and leadership of St. Joseph High School students who wish to apply those traits to the study of business.

Left to Right: Jacob Halsey, Justin Farrish, Madison Jackson, Ed Todd ’54, Seth Walters, Preston Nichols, Hyden Flynn

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Justin Farrish

Grand Valley State University

Hayden Flynn

Hayden Flynn

Cornell University

Jacob Halsey

Jacob Halsey

Michigan State University

Madison Jackson

Madison Jackson

University of Georgia

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Preston Nichols

Grand Valley State University

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Seth Walters

Hope College

Believe in Yourself Scholarship

 

The Gerbel and Kodis families have established a scholarship to help assist graduating seniors from St. Joseph High School who wish to further their education by attending college.  As longtime members of the community, The Gerbel and Kodis families feel strongly about providing this opportunity for St. Joseph High School students.  They would like to recognize students who have displayed a passion for learning, who have a desire to succeed, and who want to build on the foundation that they received through the St. Joseph Public Schools. 

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Ariana Burgeson

Western Michigan University

Left to Right: Leyla Dumke, Jim Kodis, Ariana Burgeson

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Leyla Dumke

University of Michigan

Yeager Family Foundation Scholarship

 

The Yeager Family Foundation has established a scholarship to help assist graduating seniors from St. Joseph High School who wish to further their education by attending college.  As longtime members of the community, the Yeagers feel strongly about providing this opportunity for St. Joseph High School students.  The Yeagers would like to recognize students who have displayed a passion for learning, who have a desire to succeed, and who want to build on the foundation that they received through the St. Joseph Public Schools. 

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Breckyn Bussey

Grand Valley State University

Left to Right: Breckyn Bussey, Chris Yeager ’88

Bill Marohn Leadership Scholarship

funded by Dr. Gyl Kasewurm’s Professional Hearing Services

 

Dr. Gyl Kasewurm wishes to honor her friend and mentor, William (Bill) Marohn, by establishing this scholarship to assist graduating seniors from St. Joseph High School who wish to pursue a college degree. As a man of exceptional character and a highly regarded community leader, Bill has served as a mentor for many friends and colleagues over the course of his lifetime. The Bill Marohn Leadership Scholarship will recognize student leaders who demonstrate impeccable character, kindness and leadership skills.

 

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Jaclyn Cool

Michigan State University

Left to Right: David Kasewurm, Dr. Gyl Kasewurm, Jaclyn Cool, Bill Marohn

Spirit of Community Service Scholarship

 

The Abdelnour Family has established a scholarship to assist graduating seniors from St. Joseph High School who wish to further their education by attending college. Sam and Anna Abdelnour have a long history of service to others in the community. Their experience has personally enriched their lives, and they wish to recognize students who exhibit the spirit of volunteerism. The recipient of this scholarship will demonstrate a wide range of community involvement and display sincerity and passion for giving to others.

 

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Mya Dixon

Loyola University Chicago

Left to Right: Anna Abdelnour, Mya Dixon, Sam Abdelnour