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Communication Arts & Sciences Department
Scholarship Descriptions

Award Year 2010-2011
(Scholarships and scholarship amounts are subject to change. Notice: for Tuition Waiver Recipients the total of all Calvin scholarships and grants may not exceed the cost of tuition. This includes named and departmental scholarships administered by Calvin as well as the general college scholarships.)

Ervina Boevé Scholarship for Theatre Arts
Through the generosity of former students and friends, this scholarship honors Mrs. Ervina Boevé for her contribution to the theatre and the college while serving as Director of Thespians. Each year a scholarship will be awarded by the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences to a junior CAS theatre major. Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic record and proven ability and dedication in performance, production, or scholarly research in theater. (2009-2010: two scholarships of $1,500 awarded to current students)

Calvin Media Scholarship
Norman and Crystal Unema have established this scholarship, which is awarded to a CAS major entering the junior or senior year and planning a career in journalism, radio, or television broadcasting. Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic record and proven ability in one of these three areas. (2009-2010: two scholarships of $2,400 awarded to current students)

David J. Holquist Scholarship
This scholarship is given annually in honor of David Holquist, a Calvin professor of Communication Arts and Sciences who influenced the lives of many students through his personal and professional commitment to redeeming interpersonal communication. The $1500 award is given to a junior or senior CAS major who has demonstrated a commitment to serving others through such activities as community service, church involvement, small group leadership, and the support and encouragement of other students. (2009-2010: one scholarship of $1,900 awarded to current student)

Media and Christianity Scholarship
This scholarship was established anonymously by a donor who wishes to support students in CAS who incorporate Christ into their creativity. One award will be given to a full-time Calvin student entering the junior or senior year who demonstrates God's direction in their life through filmmaking that shows a passion for telling creative Christian stories. (2009-2010: one scholarship of $2,300 awarded to current student)

John Miller Scholarship
This scholarship is bestowed annually to a returning junior or senior CAS major who demonstrates excellence in theatrical ability both academically and in performance. This award was given in honor of Mr. John Miller for supporting Rev. Koole in his love for Theatre and music while at Calvin College. (2009-2010: one scholarship of $1,000 awarded to current student)

Ann Janssen Noteboom Scholarship
This scholarship was established by William and Ann Noteboom. Dr. Ann Noteboom taught at Calvin for thirty-five years. Up to two awards will be given to junior or senior CAS majors who show outstanding promise in the areas of oral interpretation, perfomance studies, and/or public address. (2009-2010: two scholarships of $2,400 awarded to current students)

Triemstra Media Scholarship
The family of well-known media professional, Roger Triemstra, established this scholarship for students who are planning media careers in fields such as journalism and broadcasting. One award will be given to a current full time Calvin student entering their junior or senior year who has a proven academic record and demonstrates an interest in journalism or broadcasting. (2009-2010: one scholarship of $2,000 awarded to current student)

Phyllis Den Braber Van Andel CAS Scholarship
This scholarship was established for full-time Calvin students entering their junior or senior year who are Communication Arts and Sciences majors. First preference will be given to students pursuing a theatre major and second preference will be given to students pursuing a major in film studies, media studies or media production. There should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to meet educational expenses. Students who wish to be considered for renewal must file a new application each year and will be given equal consideration with other candidates. (2009-2010: one scholarship of $1,000 awarded to current student)

Vande Guchte Award in Communication Disorders
Presented by Dr. Marten Vande Guchte, this annual award will be given to an outstanding Speech Pathology and Audiology major who intends to enter the profession of speech-language pathology or audiology. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic record, Christian character, and commitment to service in the speech and hearing profession. (2009-2010: one scholarship of $500 awarded to current student)

Grace Dykstra Vellenga Scholarship
Grace Dykstra Vellenga had a keen interest in effective communications and was active in giving public readings and elocution instruction to private students. She was also an active witness for Jesus Christ and frequently used her speaking skills in serving as a Bible class teacher and Bible study group leader. Her children have established this scholarship in her honor to support a CAS major desiring to integrate their faith with a career in communications. Preference will be given to students majoring in media production, to those planning a career in the Christian media, and to those who demonstrate the ability to express the importance of their Christian faith in their lives. (2009-2010: two scholarships of $2,000 awarded to current students)

Scholarship Application

Application Deadline March 22, 2010 12:00 Noon

Scholarship Recommendation Form

CAS Department Mentoring Scholarship
(For Incoming Freshmen)
The Communication Arts and Sciences Department at Calvin has established this scholarship in an effort to recruit excellent freshmen declaring a major in CAS to Calvin. The program is funded by gifts from the CAS faculty and other contributions. Ordinarily the award will apply to just the freshman year, but may be renewable if the situation warrants. The recipient of the award will work closely with a faculty member for at least 5 hours weekly as a research assistant for the academic year. The department will look for applicants with the promise of becoming communication educators or industry leaders. (2009-2010: one scholarship of $2,100 awarded to first year and/or current student)

Mentoring Scholarship Application
Application Deadline February 1, 2010 12:00 Noon

Mentoring Scholarship Recommendation Form

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