DCS Scholarship Program

The Dutton Christian School (DCS) scholarship program was initiated in 2010 to provide an additional way to help families who may be struggling with the cost of tuition.

How It Started

The first named scholarship -the Kevin Lucas Scholarship – was begun with the passing of Kevin Lucas in 1999. It was begun to provide tuition support for students with special needs.

In 2012 the Jack Boerema Scholarship was started in memory the memory of Jack – a preschooler, who was taken home to be with our Lord.

You may consider giving to one of these endowed scholarships, starting an additional one in memory or in honor of a loved one, or donating to the DCS general scholarship program. Please contact Eric VanHofwegen at 616-340-6955 or [email protected] or use the Scholarship Donor Form. The demand for supporting students with special needs, and families with financial needs continues to grow. A donation to any of the scholarship funds is completely tax-deductible.

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How It Works

The program enables donors to assist DCS families, and in some instances, recognize or honor the memory of a loved one. The scholarship program is not intended to compete with the long-standing tuition assistance program, but rather provide another opportunity for donors to intersect with the needs of DCS families.

We are blessed to have 3 endowed scholarship funds and 1 temporary scholarship fund that families have started in the DCS community that are included as part of the scholarship program. Two are memorial scholarships for students at DCS. The Kevin Jay Lucas Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of DCS student Kevin, and has been awarded annually to a family with financial need and primarily to a student that benefits from academic support or some other form of inclusive education. The Jack Boerema Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of Jack Boerema, a pre-school student at DCS. Both of these scholarships require a separate application. See the links at the bottom of the page for the 3 different scholarship application forms.

Remembering The Scholarship Program

Please remember the scholarship program in the following ways:

Offer prayers of thanksgiving for generous gifts and financial assistance for DCS families.

Consider the scholarship program for donations.

Pray for wisdom for the scholarship committee and school board as this program continues and decisions are made to establish it well.
To donate to the scholarships or for additional inquiries, please contact scholarship committee chair Eric Van Hofwegen at 616-340-6955 or [email protected].

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Why Dutton Christian School

Hear what some of our parents have to say about their experience here.

20 Years & Counting

“In the Fall of 1985, the first of our 3 boys started Kindergarten. We were so impressed with the staff and the commitment of the parents sending their children to DCS. As years passed, we became very involved in the school which gave us an inside look at how the school was run. We loved DCS over all the years our boys were there (1985-1999).

Now, here we are 20+ years later, so grateful and blessed to have grandchildren at DCS. And guess what, it is STILL the great school it was many years ago! Thank you administrators and staff for staying faithful & true to the mission of Dutton Christian School! To God be the glory!”

-Pat Ringnalda

They're Amazing

“Teachers and staff are amazing! We love DCS and everything they have done for our kids!”

-Rachael Brinks

Great Community

“Such a great community. Thankful my children are being educated and nurtured in their faith at this great school.”

-Rebecca Helmus

Greatly Impacted My Life

“Dutton Christian School has greatly impacted my life. As a former student of DCS, I have experienced the amazing commitment to Christian Education from each of my teachers. They diligently walked alongside me to nurture not only my mind but also my spirit. In addition, as a parent of 3 children who attended preschool through 8th grade at Dutton Christian School, I have always felt that my children were valued by their teachers as a unique child of God. Furthermore, I have been blessed to be a teacher at Dutton Christian for over 11 years. As a teacher, I have experienced the loving support of the DCS community, a community deeply rooted in their faith. In many seasons of my life, Dutton Christian School has made a great difference and an eternal impact!”

-Kerri Nitz, 6th grade English and Language Arts teacher

I Have Created Great Friendships

“My experience at Dutton Christian has significantly impacted my life to live for Christ. The teachers genuinely care about students, and I have created great friendships. Biblical knowledge is incorporated through each class, and I will always remember the important life lessons that I have been taught by Dutton Christian.”

-Nicole V., DCS Student

We Were Welcomed With Open Arms

“Our children transferred in from a local public school and were welcomed with open arms. The staff is awesome, the location great, and incorporating faith based curriculum was an important consideration to our family. As uncomfortable as it was for our children to come into a new school, teachers and students reached out to them and us to make the transition as comfortable, seamless, and welcoming as possible.”

-Kevin James, DCS Parent

I Recommend Dutton Christian School

“I had a wonderful morning with 5th grade PE. Many adults could learn from these children who showed love, kindness, and support to each other. They showed love with one another as Jesus has taught us!”

-Cheryl Kaiser VanderMolen, DCS Parent

“Our world belongs to God and all truth comes from Him.”