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Hubert Pelham Memorial Scholarship Application

Through a generous donation to Southwestern Michigan College, the Financial Aid Office is pleased to announce the availability of the Hubert Pelham Memorial Scholarship.

The qualifications for this scholarship are:

  • Current SMC student with a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Preference given to a child or spouse of a military person.
  • Two reference letters from teachers or other education professionals.
  • A typed essay (250 words or less) on one of the following topics:
    • What does freedom in America mean to me, and how do the armed forces help preserve and protect that freedom?
    • What is the importance of a college education and how will a college education benefit me?
Academic Year
Select the academic year for which you are applying.

Priority consideration for the 2020-2021 Herbert Pelham Scholarships will begin in late fall of 2019 and will continue until scholarship funds are exhausted. The 2020-2021 academic year starts in September 2020 and runs through August 2021 and includes a Fall, Spring and Summer term.

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Essay Section

Please upload your essay below by browsing to and selecting your file from your local computer and then clicking on the Upload button. Please try to restrict your essay to 250 words.

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
SMC Policies and Procedures

I agree to abide by the policies and procedures governing the award and acceptance of the scholarship for which I am applying. Furthermore, I affirm that the information provided on this application is true to the best of my knowledge. I further understand that applying for a scholarship does not guarantee I will be selected to receive an award. I authorize Southwestern Michigan College to publicize my receipt of any scholarship as appropriate.