Jeffrey, Kimberly, and Alexis Cohen

Jeffrey, Kimberly, and Alexis Cohen

Established by Jeffrey, Kimberly, and Alexis Cohen in loving memory of their daughter and sister, Amanda Kate Cohen. Amanda passed away shortly after her 21st birthday, losing her eight-year battle with pulmonary hypertension.

She started her college career at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio before transferring to Grand Valley State University (GVSU) her sophomore year. Amanda loved helping those who needed it most which led her to pursue a major in social work.

Amanda was able to light up any room and fill it with laughter and joy. She actively reached out to those she saw who were struggling and was always available to those who needed her. She was a strong advocate for herself and others, helping others find their voice. She was a dedicated volunteer.

Amanda did not allow pulmonary hypertension to define who she was, even though it made her life more difficult. Her struggles drove her to lessen those of other people. This scholarship will continue her legacy and assist social work majors with the cost of completing their education at GVSU.