Allyn and Dorothy Miller Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established to honor Allyn Miller and his 37 years of dedication to Harper Creek Community Schools, where he served as an outstanding teacher, counselor and administrator. Eligible candidates are graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School who will be attending the University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, or Grand Valley State University in the fields of education, health sciences, or engineering.
Beatrice B. Forward Memorial Fund
22 years...that's how long "Auntie Bea," as Mrs. Forward was affectionately known, taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and served as elementary school principal at Beadle Lake. According to co-workers, "Auntie Bea" was like family to many, beloved by everyone, very kind, and full of energy. Although she retired from Harper Creek in 1978, her unwavering devotion to projects that benefitted Harper Creek and area youth continued and added greatly to the district far beyond those 22 years. The establishment of the Beatrice B. Forward Memorial Fund continues her presence at Beadle Lake and other elementary schools in the district which is of no surprise to those who knew her. Upon hearing about the fund and who it helps, a co-worker stated with certainty, "that sounds like Bea."
C. Glen Walter Scholarship Fund
C. Glen Walter served the Harper Creek Community Schools for over 33 years. He began as a teacher at Harper Creek Junior High in 1962 and became Junior High principal in 1966. Next he served as curriculum director for seven years and then as assistant superintendent for instruction for five years. Glen served his later years as superintendent, retiring in 1995. During his tenure as superintendent, he performed in an exemplary manner, bringing both political and financial stability to a once troubled district. This scholarship was initiated by friends and supporters at the time of his retirement in honor of his many contributions to the students, school and community.
Carl C. Gawart Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in memory of Carl C. Gawart, a former superintendent of Harper Creek Community Schools. Mr. Gawart exemplified the traits of honesty, integrity, and devotion to duty. Mr. Gawart was a devoted administrator who strove to provide the best educational opportunities to the students of the Harper Creek Community Schools.
Ceresco Community Club Scholarship Fund
The Ceresco Community Club Scholarship Fund was established from the proceeds generated through the sale of the Ceresco Community Club building. These proceeds were specifically designated to serve Harper Creek High School youth through the establishment of an educational scholarship. In addition to strong academic performance, recipients of the Ceresco Community Club Scholarship have made significant volunteer contributions to their community.
Dave Smith Memorial Fund
Several community members worked with the Smith family to establish this fund in memory of a respected friend, educator, coach, husband, and father who passed away suddenly in 2008. Dave Smith was well known in the Harper Creek Community for his constant involvement, and was admired for his family-oriented lifestyle. This scholarship is intended for graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School who have participated in athletics. Competitive applicants must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, be "well-rounded" (multiple types of community involvement activities) individuals, and have shown leadership in their church, school, community, athletic, etc. activities.
Dave Studer Athletic Wrestling Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created in 2001 to honor of Dave Studer's career as a teacher and wrestling coach. Eligible candidates must be graduating seniors, a member or the Harper Creek wrestling team for three years, and plan on attending a 4-year college. Considerations are: character, leadership and financial need.
Diane Stinson/Jan Amy Extended Day Activity Fund
The Diane Stinson Extended day Activity Fund was established to honor Diane Stinson's service to the students of Harper Creek Junior High School. This fund was established upon her retirement in June of 1998. One year later, Diane decided to add Jan Amy's name to the fund in honor of the many years they spent organizing the Harper Creek Junior High Follies together. Grants from this Fund will be utilized for the purpose of enhancing the educational programming of Harper Creek Junior High with an emphasis of the extended day activities.
Harper Creek Community Schools Educational Foundation Community Project Fund
Harper Creek Community Schools Educational Foundation Endowment Fund
The purpose of this fund is to generate and distribute financial resources to the Harper Creek Community Schools Educational Foundation for enrichment programs, scholarships, grants, and projects to enhance the quality of education both within the Harper Creek Community Schools and greater Harper Creek community.
Harper Creek Optimist Memorial Scholarship Fund
In May 1994, the President of the Harper Creek Optimist Club authorized the establishment of a scholarship fund to be awarded to graduating seniors from Harper Creek High School. Applicants for this award must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and show evidence of community service
Harper Creek Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created by Harper Creek Community Schools in 1994 as the district's first scholarship with the Battle Creek Community Foundation. It is a promise to graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School that they will always have a scholarship available to them.
Juliee T. Hazel Norman Scholarship Fund
We carry on her caring for strangers and friends alike; for community and woman-kind no matter what the plight. The Juliee T. Hazel -Norman Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Juliee T. Hazel Norman. Throughout her life, Juliee served in positions of leadership at school, church, dance, college, career, and community.
Katie McCann Scholarship Fund
Kevin Swafford Memorial Fund
This fund was established in memory of Kevin B. Swafford. Eligible applicants are graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School who will be attending Kellogg Community College and can demonstrate some financial need. No specific grade point is required, however, the applicant should possess the characteristics of someone who is working hard on their academics, taking hard classes but not necessarily a straight "A" student. Students who meet the eligibility and play soccer will be given special consideration.
Mark Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mark graduated from Harper Creek in 1983, and went on to attend Western Michigan University. He is remembered as being very intelligent, a talented wrestler, and a dedicated friend. Mark was serving in the armed forces in Florida when he was killed in a motorcycle accident on February 23, 1988. The Mark Evans Memorial Scholarship was established in his memory and is awarded to the Harper Creek High School senior who has the highest National Merit Award score in their class.
Nancy R. Hyde Scholarship Fund
The Nancy R. Hyde Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by friends and supporters at the time of her retirement in honor of her many contributions to the students, school and community. Nancy served the Harper Creek Community Schools for 32 years as a counselor. She began her career in education in the fall of 1965 teaching music at Gull Lake Community Schools then Covert Schools in Covert, MI. After receiving her MA in counseling, she was hired for her first counseling position in 1970 at Bloomingdale High School in Bloomingdale, MI before coming to Harper Creek Community Schools in 1973. Her love for education continues beyond retirement as she most enjoys spending time with her grandson and volunteering in a kindergarten classroom once a week.
Nicholas Rocca Memorial Scholarship Fund
Nick Rocca was a dedicated band director at Harper Creek Community Schools in the 1960's and 1970's. This scholarship is intended to help Harper Creek secondary students further their music education. Students will be able to apply for summer music enrichment activity scholarships, and also help Harper Creek students continuing their education in the music field through postsecondary scholarships.
Paul Nicolich Harper Creek Memorial Scholarship Fund
Several community members worked with the Nicolich family to establish this fund in memory of Circuit Court Judge Paul Nicolich who passed away suddenly in 1990. He was known as a friend to young attorneys and those who knew him stated, "He was a friend and a fine colleague and a good judge. He was patient, fair and he served the people well." The Paul Nicolich-Harper Creek Memorial Scholarship was established to serve as a source of encouragement and support to graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School who have participated in athletics.
Robert C. Frook Memorial Athletic Program Fund
Robert C. Frook was very involved in Harper Creek's Football Program for many years. This fund was established in memory of Robert's dedication to Harper Creek Community schools and his belief in the importance of athletics in the physical, moral, and character development in young people.