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Derek Jeter/Kalamazoo Community Foundation Scholarship

The Derek Jeter/Kalamazoo Community Foundation Scholarship is a four-year scholarship providing financial assistance to graduating seniors who are residents of Kalamazoo County or attend a school in Kalamazoo County and are planning to enroll full time in an accredited college or university. The scholarship is for male and female students demonstrating leadership and involvement in school and community activities that advocate abstinence from drugs and alcohol and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Paige Maguire

High School: Kalamazoo Central, Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center
College: Kalamazoo College
Major: Mathematics and physics

Skyler Mills

High School: Portage Central High School
College: Grand Valley State University
Major: Sales marketing

Abbigail Schreck

High School: Loy Norrix High School
College: Michigan State University
Major: Elementary education
Quote: "Be yourself because the people that mind don't matter, and the people that matter don't mind." -- Dr. Seuss

Kassandra Meyer

High School: Schoolcraft High School
College: Cornerstone University
Major: Elementary education
Quote: "Good, better, best, Never let it rest, 'Till your good is better, And your better best." -- Tim Duncan

Jay Valikodath

High School: Kalamazoo Central High School
College: Western Michigan University
Major: Accounting
Quote: "Hard work and dedication isn't something you're born with, but something you acquire through the daily adversity you face in your life."

Joel Henderson

High School: Heritage Christian Academy
College: Cornerstone University
Major: Double Major in youth ministry and Bible
Quote: "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." -- Proverbs 16:3

Melissa Gould

High School: Kalamazoo Christian High School
College: University of Michigan
Major: Pre-Medicine/biology
Quote: "Yard by yard life may be hard, but inch by inch it's a cinch!"

Kim Huynh

High School: Loy Norrix High School
College: Western Michigan University
Major: Secondary/Post-secondary education
Quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Ghandi

Adam Simon

High School: Gull Lake High School
College: Hope College
Major: Pre-med, chemistry and management
Quote: "Set your goals high, persevere to achieve them, and never ever quit until you get there."

Parker Gibson

High School: Gull Lake High School
College: Western Michigan University
Major: Business
Quote: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kearsten Karrick

High School: Portage Northern High School
College: Indiana Wesleyan University
Major: Photography, communications
Quote: "The scholarship is a priceless gift! It has affirmed my choice to live a healthy lifestyle and is such an encouragement in pursuing excellence through education. I am so thankful for the support of the Turn 2 Foundation. I can promise that this gift will be used to help others see the benefits of healthy living. Thank you!"

David Schrock

High School: Portage Central High School
College: Hope College
Major: Biology or chemistry to go into pre-med
Quote: "Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right." -- Henry Ford

Sabrina Graham

High School: Climax Scotts High School
College: Spring Arbor University
Major: Special education
High School Accomplishments: 2007 Climax Scotts salutatorian while receiving 11 varsity letters in athletics

Since its launch in 1996, the Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $19 million in grants.

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Social Change Project
The Project is an event created to share one of the Foundation's principles with communities. Learn more »

Turn 2 Foundation Dinner
The 18th Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner raised more than $1 million for youth initiatives. Learn more »


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