The Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce awards one scholarship valued at $500 to a graduating, college bound senior. The applications for this scholarship can be obtained through the career advancement counselor at our participating schools. Our scholarship committee meets in the spring to determine the recipient through specific criteria, completion of the application, and essay.
2016 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT – Mikala Kohtz
The Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce has proudly announced 2016 Wayland High School graduate Mickala Kohtz as the recipient of the Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Scholarship valued at $500.
The Scholarship Committee looked for a variety of experiences, involvements, volunteering, and short essay answers when deciding whom to select for this scholarship. Several items stood out with Mickala’s application including her volunteering and community service including volunteering at the annual school Hallowed Halls, letters to 2nd graders, pep assemblies, MEGA Sports Camp, letters to Veterans, helping at her church and working as a volunteer for area running events.
With the essay questions, Mickala explained how she plans to continue her education at Michigan Technological University where she plans to pursue her passion in Engineering. She dream is to acquire an internship with NASA.
The Scholarship Committee looked for a variety of experiences, involvements, volunteering, and short essay answers when deciding whom to select for this scholarship. Elizabeth was selected by a committee consisting of board members; Hope Wassenaar, Kara Vugteveen, Norm Taylor, Jeff Sorenson, Lindsay Beattie and Denise Behm (Chamber Director), along with Wayland Union High School Guidance Counselor, Lisa Gulch, serving as an advisor.
Past Recipients Include:
2015: Elizabeth Polega
2014: Olivia Bernard
2013: Trevor Hyde