Scholarships

Each spring the Junior League of Lansing (JLL) accepts applications for its scholarship program to recognize women with outstanding commitment to their community and voluntarism.  Please click on the Scholarship Application to apply or download the files below.

For the 2017-2018 Academic Year, the Junior League of Lansing will be providing two scholarships in the amount of $1000 each to two outstanding men or women in the Greater Lansing Area. Nomination forms must be accompanied by a copy of school transcripts and must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2017. The form should be completed by the nominator, not the student. A decision by the Selection Committee will be made in April. The scholarship presentation will be at the May 9, 2017 JLL General Membership Meeting.

Criteria for scholarship consideration:
    •    Nominee must have a commitment to academic excellence (School transcripts are required)
    •    Nominee must be involved in community service and volunteerism
    •    Nominee must be enrolled in an educational institution for the award year
    •    The nominee’s financial need will be considered, but it is not a necessity

Nominations may be submitted by:
    •    Junior League of Lansing Membership (Actives and Sustainers)
    •    Junior League of Lansing Endowment Fund board Members
    •    Junior League of Lansing Advisory Board Members
    •    Educational Institutions
    •    Community Organizations and/or Members

The Junior League of Lansing Scholarship Fund Selection Committee is comprised of:
    •    Representative from the JLL Board
    •    Representative from the JLL Active Membership (non-board member)
    •    Representative from the JLL Sustaining Membership
    •    Representative from the JLL Endowment Fund Board
    •    Representative from the JLL Advisory board

Award information may be publicized via:
    •    JLL FOCUS Magazine
    •    The Lansing State Journal
    •    School Newspapers
    •    Community Newspapers

Which post-secondary school will the nominee be attending during the 2017-2018 year:
Transcripts must be received for nominee to be considered for the scholarship. If you'd prefer to mail in the student's transcripts they will need to be post-marked by April 1, 2017. Mail transcripts to the following address: Junior League of Lansing Attn: Scholarship Fund 1231 Michigan Avenue, Suite 204 East Lansing, Michigan 48823.

Attachment
2017-2018_Scholarship_JLLcoverletter.pdf
2017-2018_Scholarship_Nomination_Form.pdf


Scholarship Recipients:

The JLL congratulates individuals for their contributions to the benefit of our community, while never abandoning their goals of academic excellence. We hope the scholarship from the JLL will inspire these ladies to remain involved in their communities throughout their lives.

2012 Scholarship Recipients:

Colleen Hoch
Colleen is the recipient of the non-traditional student scholarship.  Colleen has a 3.96 GPA and is majoring in pre-nursing at Lansing Community College.  She is the student co-chair of the Lansing Community College Student Volunteer Center Committee.  This program is a new initiative in which meaningful volunteer connections are made between students and non-profit community service organizations.  Colleen is also a member of the Lansing Community College Student Leadership Academy.

Her nominator wrote that ‘Colleen is an asset to the Student Leadership Academy at Lansing Community College.  She brings a positive spirit of enthusiasm, concern, and participation to the classroom, college committee meetings and activities.’

Jessica Nakfoor
Jessica is the recipient of the traditional student scholarship.  Jessica has a 3.73 GPA and is a senior at Grand Ledge High School with plans to attend Lansing Community College in the fall.  She has two jobs but also finds time to volunteer in her community.  Jessica has volunteered at church food drives and visits with residents at Burcham Hills. 

She has overcome many challenges and will graduate with honors next month.  Her nominator states that she is a true success story and her contribution to society will be many when she enters the workforce after college.

2011 Scholarship Recipients:

Brianne Feldpausch
Brianne will graduate from Fowler High School with 3.99 GPA and will be attending Michigan State University in the Fall. 
 
Brianne was nominated for her dedication to her studies, athletics, volunteer activities and extra-curricular activities. She is a member of and president of school clubs like Business Professionals of America and Students against Destructive Decisions. She is also involved in student council, 4-H, track and cross country. Brianne was a two-time state champion in track and also broke 2 school records. 
 
Brianne is also the founder and owner of Baskets by Brianne which she started in 2006.  This company makes custom design baskets, patterns, kits and also teaches classes. She is gaining experience in sales, marketing and creative design as well as desktop publishing. 
 
Her nomination application listed her most significant contribution to the community as the large amount of volunteer work that she participates in. Her willingness to get involved shows her compassion for others as well as her drive to make the Fowler area a pleasant place to live.

Corinne VanWyke
Corinne was nominated by JLL sustainer Debbie Petersmark. She will be graduating from Mason High School with a 3.69 GPA. Corinne will attend Spring Arbor University in the Fall where she has been accepted to the concert choir. 
 
Corinne has volunteered in the library for the last 3 years at Steele Elementary School in Mason as well as the Capitol District Library. She has been active in church youth group and choir for the last 7 years.  She was nominated and participated in the Rotary Youth Leadership Award in October 2010. Out of 65 participants Corinne was chosen as one of 25 to return for advanced leadership training in March 2011. 
 
According to Debbie, Corinne’s most significant contribution to her community comes from her being a member of National Honor Society in which she was a French tutor, food service worker at the Ingham County Fair and helped clean up after MSU football games. Corinne was also chosen for partial scholarship to Blue Lake Fine Arts Cap in 2009 and accepted into the 2010 Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Youth International Choir that performed for 6 weeks in France and Germany. 
 
Corinne’s dedication to higher education for herself as well as being smart, organized and driven to accomplish her goals is why she is deserving of this scholarship

Miriam Chege
Miriam is the recipient of our Non-Traditional scholarship this year. Se graduated from East Lansing High School in 2010 with a 3.6 GPA. She is currently enrolled at Michigan State University as a part-time guest student. Next fall she will begin her undergraduate studies full time.  

Miriam was nominated because she has worked very hard to prove that she is loyal, dependable and hard working.  She has helped organize fund raising projects and co-organized the International Festival of East Lansing in2010 for East Lansing High School. The event helped to raise $1000 for earthquake victims in Haiti. She also volunteers to work at her churches Children Ministry at Trinity Church and has volunteered at after school program at Allen Neighborhood for Youth Service Corps. 
 
Miriam was nominated by Beatrice Murithii who states in the application that Miriam’s most “significant contribution that impacted the Shabazz Academy was her dedication to the students. She could not wait to work with her students and made sure they completed their assignments correctly”.  She also assisted in grading papers and recording. 
 
Miriam is an individual who has shown dedication worthy of this scholarship. You would be hard pressed to find a young person of her caliber. 
 
Click here for past scholarship recipients.