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Scholarships

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The following scholarships are available for students in the Communication Arts and Sciences Department. See each scholarship for specific scholarship selection criteria.

Note: The CAS Mentoring Scholarship has a separate application available to the right.

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. (2014-2015: one scholarship of $2,400 available)

The Bob and Carol Buist Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Bob and Caro Buist in appreciation for the Christian education they and their family received. Bob and Carol, along with their children, all graduated from Calvin. Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic record and must be current Calvin College students pursuing a Communication Arts and Science major. (2014-2015: one scholarship of $2,700 available)

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.(2014-2015: two scholarship of $2,100 available)

Gospel Communications International/Billy Zeoli Scholarship in Christian Media and Communication

This scholarship supports talented communication students who wish to pursue careers in Christian media and communication. The Gospel Communications Network (GCI) superseded Gospel Films in the 1990's as the worldwide leader in multimedia, digital Christian communications. GCI served over 300 ministries around the globe with training, technology, and collaboration. Led by chairman Rich DeVos, GCI has created a legacy of excellent, forward-looking Christian media communication that continues inspiring generations of Christians using media to proclaim the gospel. CEO Billy Zeoli is a master communicator who has influenced the hearts, minds and faith of many people around the world through his preaching, mentoring, speaking, filmmaking, writing, and organizational leadership, particularly through Gospel Films and later Gospel Communications International. This award is given to students entering their junior or senior year who exhibit high academic record, Christian faith and character, and commitment to service in Christian media or communication.(2014-2015: two scholarship of $2,800 available)

(NEW) Gospel Communications International/Quentin J. Schultze Scholarship in Faith and Communication

Quentin Schultze helped form the Gospel Communications Network, the worldwide ministry leader in digital communication. A highly regarded faculty member in the Communication Arts and Sciences department of Calvin College, Dr. Schultze has mentored hundreds of students and become a sought after speaker on faith and communication. He is a valuable asset to the field of communication: creative, skilled and visionary. This scholarship recognizes his contributions and invests in young people who are called to be faithful communicators. This award is given to students entering sophmore or junior year who demonstrate academic, professional and spiritual promise for a successful career in the fild of communication. (2014-2015: one schoalship of $2,600 available)

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. This 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.(2014-2015: one scholarship of $1,800 available)

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.(2014-2015: one scholarship of $2,800 available)

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. (2014-2015: one scholarship of $1,000 available)

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.(2014-2015: one scholarship of $2,000 available)

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.(2014-2015: one scholarship of $2,000 available)

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.(2014-2015: one scholarship of $2,500 available)

Grace Dykstra Vellenga Scholarship

Grace Dykstra Vellenga had a keen interest in effective communication 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 communication. 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. (2014-2015: two scholarship of $2,100 available)

CAS Department Mentoring Scholarship (for incoming and current 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. (2014-2015: one scholarship of $1,800 available to first year and/or current student)

*Application Deadline February 15, 2014 12:00 p.m.

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Mentoring Scholarship Deadline (Incoming Freshman):

Application and recommendation must be submitted by February 06, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

Current student deadline:

must be submitted by March 1, 2015 at 12:00 p.m

CAS Mentoring Scholarship Application (for incoming and current freshmen)

CAS Mentoring Scholarship Recommendation Form

CAS Scholarship Application

CAS Scholarship Reccomendation Form

2014-15 recipients

Bob and Carol Buist Family Scholarship
Noel Bickel (2,700)

Ervina Boeve Scholarship for Theatre Arts
Emily Wetzel ($2,400)

Calvin Media Scholarship Kelly Doles and Katelyn Bosch ($2,100 each)

CAS Department Mentoring Scholarship
Katie Ulrich ($1,800)

Gospel Communications International/Quentin Schultze Scholarship in Faith & Communication
Erik Newhouse ($2,600 each)

Gospel Communications International/Billy Zeoli Scholarship in Christian Media and Communication
Andrew Pruim and Lucas da Silva ($2,800 each)

David J. Holquist Scholarship:
Leah Van Donselaar ($1,800)

Media and Christianity Scholarship:
Collin Gesink ($2,800)

John Miller Scholarship:
Sharon Suh ($1,000)

Ann Janssen Noteboom Scholarship
Lori Dykstra & Kara Venema ($2,000 each)

Triemstra Media Scholarship Michael Ribben ($2,000)

Phyllis Den Braber Van Andel Scholarship
Jon De Vries ($2,500)

Grace Dykstra Vellenga Scholarship
Ojone Ameadaji & Allison Alderink ($2,100)