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Scholarships

International Development Studies Scholarships

IDS students are eligible for scholarships specific to International Development Studies. Incoming students must apply by February 1, and current students have a deadline date of March 1. All applications can be found online.

Business as Mission Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a family who desires to promote the worldview that business and economics as a calling can be used to expand and promote God’s kingdom. This scholarship is given to strengthen a student’s passion, calling and understanding of how business and economics can be used for spreading the gospel, promoting justice, alleviating poverty and improving lives.

Award: $3,500
Class Level: Junior or Senior
GPA: 2.50 or higher

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Business/International Development Scholarship

As an alumnus of Calvin College, it is the desire of the donor to support a student’s exploration of a business calling to expand and promote God’s kingdom in a developing country. This scholarship is given to strengthen a student’s passion, calling and understanding of how business and economics can be used for spreading the gospel, promoting justice, alleviating poverty and improving lives in the developing world.

Class Level: Junior or Senior
GPA: 2.50 or higher

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Calvin and Shirley Van Heukelem Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Calvin and Shirley Van Heukelem out of their personal interest and commitment to address the needs of the underserved in developing countries. Cal and Shirley spent many years involved in their own business and believe that business, properly encouraged and directed, can promote justice, address poverty, improve lives and restore hope and dignity. It is Cal and Shirley’s desire that this scholarship will serve as an encouragement to students who are committed to effectively addressing the greatest needs of God’s children.

Award: $2,500
Class Level: Junior or Senior
GPA: 2.50 or higher

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Doris Tuinstra Cross Cultural Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Doris Tuinstra, a businesswoman from Grand Rapids, MI, who has lived under the mandate to seek first the Kingdom of God in her business, personal and church affairs. Doris has served in various capacities in her local church and in the area classis. She established this scholarship to encourage qualified people to train for the task of building the church of Jesus Christ, especially in non-North American countries.

Award: $2,500
Class Level: Sophomore, Junior or Senior
GPA: 3.00 or higher

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Dr. Vincent P., Jr. and Alida W. Miller Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Vincent P. and Alida W. Miller of Indiana, PA, in support of students majoring or minoring in International Development Studies for their off-campus semester. Dr. and Mrs. Miller have long been involved in issues relative to a Christian approach to Third World development. It is their expressed belief that missionary activity should carefully consider the need to aid not only the spiritual but also the material condition of people according to Biblical commandments. They are happy to offer support to a college curriculum that expressly seeks to do so.

Award: $2,300
Class Level: Sophomore, Junior or Senior
GPA: 2.50 or higher

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Forever 21 International Development Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. Do Won Chang, founder and CEO of Forever, 21, Inc. to provide strategic financial support to junior and senior students in Calvin’s International Development program who are committed to Christian leadership in developing countries. These scholarships will support students who demonstrate a strong motivation for Christian service in the global arena and will play a critical role in equipping students with knowledge, understanding, and skills for work in Christian developmental organizations.

Award: $6,000
Class Level: Junior or Senior
GPA: 3.00 or higher

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Hollingsworth International Development Studies Scholarship

Karen Hollingsworth and her daughters, Laura and Anna, through the KLA Samaritan Foundation have established this scholarship in order to encourage young women to understand the challenges of women in developing nations and to motivate them to become involved in supporting and addressing the needs of these vulnerable women.

Award: $12,000
Class Level: Junior or Senior
GPA: 2.80 or higher

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Reverend Alfred and Henrietta Walcott Family Scholarship

Mary Walcott wishes to honor her parents Reverend Alfred and Henrietta Walcott for their years of service in Christian schools and CRC pastorates. Reverend Walcott was a teacher and then returned to Calvin Seminary, graduating in 1948. He served various churches in Michigan and Wisconsin. Mrs. Walcott was a teacher serving in Christian and public schools. Mary also served as a teacher in Christian schools.

Award: $1,000
Class Level: Junior or Senior
GPA: 3.00 or higher

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Vander Pol International Development Scholarship

Motivated by concern for the welfare of people in third world countries, Sharon Vander Pol established this scholarship to support Calvin students who desire to assist developing countries through volunteerism, course work, or summer employment.

Award: $2,000
Class Level: Junior or Senior
GPA: 3.00 or higher

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