The scholarship program was established in 2008 in honor and memory of former Board President Calvin J. Peterson, a passionate advocate for educational initiatives. 

The 2024-2025 scholarship application period is set to open this winter. Thank you for your interest. 

Congratulations to the 2024 Winners!

Congratulations Mikenna W. (of Muskegon, MI) and Amerasia M. (of Grand Haven, MI), 2024 Calvin J. Peterson Memorial Scholarship recipients! The recipients were selected by an impartial committee based on academic merit, community involvement, and statement of goals. Best of luck to these students on their continued education!

Past Scholarship Recipients



Jasmine deGroat of Missouri (left) and Aysia Kinnaird of Michigan (right) 


Gabriella Gaston (left) and Morgan Henson (right), both of Muskegon, MI


Grace Sweet (left) and Navarre Klint (right), both of Muskegon, MI


Ava Bentley of Muskegon, MI (left) and Andrew Schulte of Montague, MI (right)