Hubert Pelham Memorial Scholarship

About the Scholarship


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?

Scholarship Application

Application Information

Contact Information




All communication regarding scholarships will be sent to your SMC email address.





Academic Information



Required Materials

Please upload an essay of no more than 250 words in response to one of the following questions: What does freedom in America mean to me, and how do the armed forces help preserve and protect that freedom? -OR- What is the importance of a college education and how will a college education benefit me?
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.


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