Community Award Nominations & Scholarship Applications

The Chamber Connecting Business to Community 

The Grandville Jenison Chamber Community Awards is a chance for the chamber to recognize and celebrate amazing residents in our community, both young and young at heart, who volunteer their time and talents and give so selflessly to their fellow neighbors.

In celebration of our 10 year anniversary, we have added an additional Good Neighbor Award and moved our celebration to Celebration Cinema Rivertown as a FREE community event.

Nominations and scholarship applications are accepted through Monday, March 18.  Awards will be presented on Thursday, April 25 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  Winners will also be invited to VIP dessert reception from 6 pm – 6:30 pm.

 

Nominations Closed Monday, March 18 

 Awards 

 

Future Leader in the Making (1st grade – 5th Grade) 

Do you have a child, grandchild or student that you know that has exemplary leadership skills?  Nominate them for the 2019 Future Leader in the Making award for 1st thru 5th graders.   Our past award winners have volunteered in the community, organized a food drive, started a business to donate profits to a non-profit and a variety of other selfless acts.

 

Future Leader in the Making (6th Grade – High School Junior) 

Do you have a child, grandchild or student that you know that has exemplary leadership skills?  Nominate them for the 2019 Future Leader in the Making award for 6th graders thru Juniors.   Our past award winners have volunteered in the community, organized a food drive, started a business to donate profits to a non-profit and a variety of other selfless acts.

 

Grandville Citizen of the Year 

Any Grandville resident that has made significant contributions that resulted in the improvement and quality of life for the residents and/or businesses of the Grandville/Jenison/Georgetown Township Community.

 

Jenison Citizen of the Year 

Any Jenison resident that has made significant contributions that resulted in the improvement and quality of life for the residents and/or businesses of the Grandville/Jenison/Georgetown Township Community.

 

Good Neighbor of the Year 

Good Neighbor Award

​This award acknowledges and thanks those who continually demonstrate generosity, kindness and consideration towards their neighbors. We all know a a neighbor you can always count on. Whether your car won’t start, they plow your driveway or just are always there to say hello with a smile on their face, we would love to recognize them.

 

Denny Van Dam Outstanding Public Service Award 

The Dennis Van Dam Outstanding Public Servant Award recognizes outstanding achievement in, and contributions to, public administration and public service serving the Grandville Jenison Communities.   Service may be tied to any public service environment (example; elected officials, police, fire, ambulance and government employees) that serves the Grandville Jenison Communities.


About Dennis VanDam

Dennis Van Dam, age 64 of Hudsonville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, December 6, 2016.  Denny was a warm and loving man who walked with Christ, who impacted those around him with the love of Jesus; he faithfully served his church and community.  In addition to serving as the District Director for State Senator Arlan Meekhof, Denny was a longtime Chamber Member and Government & Community Relations Committee Member and Ottawa County Commissioner. .

 

 Scholarships 

 

Business Major Scholarships (2) 

Grandville Community $1000 & Ted TerHaar Memorial $1000 Scholarships

Applying students should be attending college in the fall planning to major in the field of business with a minimum 3.0 GPA.   Application Deadline Monday, March 18 at 3:30 pm

To be considered you must be a high school senior at any area high school. Applicants must reside in the Grandville or Jenison school district or be a child of a Grandville Jenison Chamber member. Applying students should be attending college in the fall planning to major in the field of business with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

‘Describe the single most important concept in Business” and explain why you feel this concept is the most important.’
Recipients will be chosen by the Grandville Jenison Chamber of Commerce scholarship committee. Winners will be notified on Friday, March 29 and will be honored at an award ceremony on Thursday April 25 at Celebration Cinema Rivertown.

 

 

Community Leadership Scholarships

Grandville Community $1000 & Ted TerHaar Memorial $1000 Scholarships

Applying students should be attending college in the fall and demonstrated Community Leadership (in your community, church, school or work) with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

To be considered you must be a high school senior at any area high school. Applicants must reside in the Grandville or Jenison school district or be a child of a Grandville Jenison Chamber member. Applying students should be attending college in the fall and demonstrated Community Leadership (in your community, church, school or work) with a minimum 3.0 GPA. 

‘Explain a situation where you served as a leader how did your leadership impact the community or yourself.”
Recipients will be chosen by the Grandville Jenison Chamber of Commerce scholarship committee. Winners will be notified on Friday, March 29 and will be honored at an award ceremony on Thursday April 25 at Celebration Cinema Rivertown.

 

 

 

 

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Grandville Jenison
Chamber Of Commerce
2939 Wilson, Suite 106
Grandville MI 49418
(616) 531-8890

 

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Grandville Jenison
Chamber Of Commerce
2939 Wilson, Suite 106
Grandville MI 49418
(616) 531-8890

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