Patrick J. Everett Memorial Scholarship

The Patrick J. Everett Memorial Scholarship is granted to a graduating senior that has participated in athletics and plans to pursue a career in skilled trades. After graduating from high school in 1971, Pat attended a trade school in St. Louis, MO as well as earned multiple certifications from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. It was his passion for the trades and continuing education that led to a successful 33 year career as a machine repairman at General Motors before his retirement. Pat voluntarily built games and playground structures for Comstock Schools and his legacy will continue to build outstanding young men and women in our community. The Patrick J. Everett Memorial Scholarship is funded by the Josh Whitfield Memorial Athletic Fund and administered by the Comstock Community Center.

To Be Eligible

  • The applicant must be accepted or enrolled to attend an accredited program, certificate program, or a degree program in skilled trades or a related field.
  • The applicant must have graduated or will have graduated from Comstock High School at the time of receiving the award with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • The applicant must have participated in a minimum of one full athletic season while attending Comstock High School.

About Skilled Trades

Skilled trades careers are labor jobs which require specific training. Much of the labor involved with skilled trades jobs is manual work and can be physically demanding. Electrician, plumber, mechanic, etc. Click here to learn more about skilled trades opportunities in the area.

Benefits Available

  • Students can receive $500 per school year.
  • Recipients of the Scholarship are eligible to apply for renewal one time.


Download the Scholarship application here. 2020 graduates, please submit your completed application by emailing it to the JWMAF. If you have any questions about the Scholarship or application process, please email Mr. Law or the JWMAF.


If you would like to make a donation toward the Scholarship, you may do so via check or PayPal.

Send checks to: JWMAF, 5180 Fountain Square Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 - Memo: Pat
Drop off checks at: Comstock Community Center, 6330 King Hwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 - Memo: JWMAF/Pat
Donate online at: - Add a note: Pat

*The PayPal account is managed by board member, Eric Stewart, which is why you'll see his name listed.