Attention high schoolers: Boileau & Co. wants to give you $3k for college

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Announcing the Randy Boileau Storyteller Scholarship

Starting in 2023, Boileau & Co. will be looking for graduating seniors headed to Grand Valley State University to learn about storytelling. For the scholarship, we’re partnering with the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (CFHZ) to award a scholarship to a college-bound senior to study marketing, advertising, public relations, journalism, video production, graphic design or a related communications field. We plan to start with a single $3,000 scholarship for the first year and expand the award to more students as our company continues to grow.


From its inception, Boileau & Co. has strived to create understanding through storytelling. Randy Boileau started the company in 2005 with the belief that storytelling can bring people and communities together to accomplish great things. This scholarship was created to honor this belief by encouraging more participation in the communications fields.

“It is a rare honor to have my name associated with something so worthy. Some storytellers are born and others are made. But all storytellers—and the communities they serve—are made better by opportunities for education,” said Randy Boileau when he heard about the fund. “Now if we can just find candidates who can pronounce my last name correctly the honor will be complete!”

How to Apply

If you know (or are) a graduating high-school senior planning to study one of the covered fields at GVSU, please contact your school guidance counselor or apply directly through the community foundation.

Apply for Scholarships | CFHZ

If you have questions about the scholarship or application process, please contact Stacy Timmerman, director of scholarships at CFHZ at

¿Tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda en español? Comuníquese con Yadah Ramirez, el oficial del programa/consejera universitaria, por correo electrónico:

Looking for Talent

Boileau & Co. is always on the lookout for talented storytellers, managers, analysts and designers of all ages. Check out our careers page for more information.

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About the Author

Erich Boileau
Erich is a strategic thinker, writer and teacher whose passion is to see people and organizations grow into the truest expression of their best selves. People (and their stories) are complicated by nature, and he enjoys the challenge of bringing clarity and understanding into complex scenarios. Prior to becoming a partner in 2021, Erich served the company in various roles for 12 years, and his approach is informed by nearly a decade of non-profit leadership experience while living abroad in Morocco and Japan. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from Grand Valley State University in 2009. Erich is fascinated by the human brain, and outside the office he enjoys co-hosting a Japanese-language podcast on mental health with his wife, barstool philosophizing with friends, and spending time with his dog Fuji.
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