Taylor graduated from West Ottawa High School in 2017 and is studying Human Biology at Michigan State University.
Taylor says, “I started dreaming of a college education in middle school when I was asked, ‘what do you want to do with your life?’” Her passion for human anatomy and healthcare began to grow while taking an anatomy and physiology class during her junior year of high school. Among her high school teachers, Taylor was known as “not a student who works for a grade, but rather one who works to learn.”
Taylor’s quest for knowledge was rewarded with the Foundation’s Kaminski Family Scholarship and then she was recommended to the Promise by her mentor at Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland who called her “a role model for young and old alike.”
What did receiving the H/Z Promise Scholarship mean to Taylor?
“By awarding me the Promise Scholarship, you have helped lift a great financial burden which allows me to focus more on learning. I hope that one day I will be able to assist students achieve their goals just as you have helped me with my own.”
Taylor’s advice to high school students:
Push yourself and strive for success; don’t let others tell you what you can and cannot do with your future.
To learn more about the Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship, visit www.cfhz.org/hzpromise