Taylor W.

Taylor graduated from West Ottawa in 2017 and will be attending Grand Valley State University in the fall. She is interested in becoming an educator and/or human resources manager and will begin her academic journey at Grand Rapids Community College.

Taylor stood out to her counselor at West Ottawa High School because of her commitment to academics in addition to working more than one after school job while also volunteering at Hardewyk Church and various elementary schools, as well as participating in Distributive Education Clubs of America!

The first in her family to attend college Taylor says, “From the minute I started high school one of my main goals was to graduate and get my diploma so that I could go to college…my parents didn’t really go to college. They worked hard to make sure that my brothers and I had everything we needed and really pushed college and school.”

Regarding the Holland Zeeland Promise Scholarship, Taylor says:

“It means a lot to a have a group of people care so much about furthering my education. I know that through the next four years of my education that I will have an amazing support group of caring people.”

Taylor’s advice to high school students:

“Work really hard in high school and never give up. College is possible for everyone if you work hard and don’t let anything or anyone stand in your way of what you want.”

To learn more about the Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship, visit www.cfhz.org/hzpromise