Reister Family Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created to assist deserving young people to attain a degree and to support the educational programs at GVSU.

  • Priority given to candidates from Ottawa and Kent Counties with preference to descendants of families who settled in Chester and Allendale Charter and Sparta Townships in the 1800’s and/or the descendants of George Jacob and Juliana Knodel Reister
  • Must be a full-time student making satisfactory academic progress
  • Financial need is taken into consideration

In the event there are no applications received or applicants that meet the qualifications herein, a deserving senior from Chester, Allendale Charter or Sparta Townships will be identified to receive a one-time scholarship.

Renewal Criteria: Scholarships are renewable without reapplication for a maximum of 8 semesters provided recipients continue to meet qualifications.

The Reister Family
Supplemental Questions
  1. Applicants who have families who settled in Chester and Allendale Townships in 1800s.
    • Did you have a family member who settled in Chester and Allendale Townships in the 1800's?
    • If applicable, please provide name and your relation to this person here:
    • If applicable, please upload supporting documentation to draw correlation to family.