ChoiceOne Financial Services: 2022 Scholarship Program Launch

ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the annual ChoiceOne Scholarship Program designed to provide need-based scholarships to senior graduates in local communities served by the Bank.

As a local community bank, ChoiceOne wants to encourage and reward senior graduates who are motivated to earn a degree. ChoiceOne will award 12 one-time $1,000 scholarships to each recipient for their freshman year of college. Six winners will be selected from the West and East Michigan markets served by the Bank.

“We are committed to families and youth in our communities across Michigan,” said ChoiceOne Bank President Michael J. Burke, Jr. “Our high school students are the next generation of leaders, and we believe they is important to them to realize the benefits of being raised and educated in a caring and supportive local community.”

“We hope that students return to their roots to raise their family and grow their business and our communities thrive on their excellent education.”

Scholarship Essay Contest
The ChoiceOne Bank Scholars Program will accept applications starting January 14 and will remain open until Friday, March 18. To apply, students are asked to write an essay of 500 words or less about one of their community service experiences – describing why they got involved, who benefited from the service, and what personal accomplishments they gained from helping their community . Students must submit their application and supporting documents such as their completed online application, high school/home school transcripts, or GED documentation by the deadline. See to complete the scholarship application.

Previous winners who received a renewable scholarship from Lakestone Bank & Trust in 2019 can complete the scholarship extension application at This scholarship will be paid directly to the college by ChoiceOne Bank.

Who is eligible
Eligible applicants include high school seniors, current calendar year GED recipients who have not started college, home school students with documentation of high school equivalency and college eligibility. university in the communities that ChoiceOne Bank serves and who plan to attend an accredited two-year program. or a four-year college in Michigan in the fall of 2022. ChoiceOne Bank serves communities in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Newaygo, Lapeer, St. Clair and Macomb counties.

“We find it very important to help children in our communities,” Burke said. “We hope that students will return to their roots to raise their families and grow their businesses and that our communities will thrive through their excellent education. Writing this essay for a potential scholarship helps our young people understand the importance of community service. ”

Stephen V. Lee