These scholarships have been established in memory of Jake and Anna Vreeburg by their family; instilled in us the value of education, which gives you a jump start in life and provides a safety net toward your future. They exemplified the American dream; our parents emigrated from Holland in 1950, became citizens in 1955, had a sustainable slaughterhouse business by 1960, and also moved into their own home in 1960. After Jake’s death, Anna stayed in Albion to raise her seven children. This is a time for us to give back to the community that provided guidance, friendship, support, and a sense of community. These scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who have a strong passion for their chosen field of study and who have demonstrated a commitment to community service. These scholarships are administered by the Albion High School Alumni Foundation.
We award one $1,500 college scholarship and one $1,000 trade school scholarship.
Selection Criteria: Equal weighting of academics, activities, essay, career goals, and financial need.
Who Selects: Selection committee
Criteria to Earn: Successful completion of one year of college/24 credits with a 3.0 GPA or higher; for vocational trade school/50% completion of the program with the equivalent of a 2.5 GPA or higher or earning a license to work in the chosen field as required by that field.
First awarded in 2017.
Funding: Fully funded.