Established March 13, 2001
By Jane and Henry DeVries
As one of the
organizers and a trustee of the Woodbury Scholarship
Fund since 1975, it was important for Henry DeVries to
contribute to the fund in a tangible way.
Henry and his wife, Jane, established the Cody-DeVries
Scholarship to honor the memory of both of their mothers
and fathers, who were strong supporters of higher
education for their children, even though Jane's
mother and Henry's parents did not have the
opportunity to attend college themselves.
In turn, Jane and Henry encouraged and supported their
own children to strive for the very best education
they could achieve. Scholarship and
motivation were considered equally important. The
Cody-DeVries Family Scholarship selection criteria
allows for a scholarship to be awarded to a
motivated student who might otherwise be overlooked by
conventional class rank or career choice criteria.
Over the years, the Cody-DeVries Family Fund
Scholarship has achieved this objective.