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Scholarships for Off-Campus Programs

The following scholarships are available to students studying off- campus in Calvin-sponsored semester programs. See each description for individual scholarship requirements. After students are accepted into semester programs, they will be sent the applications for which they may be eligible.

1.) Bays-Herzberg Asian Studies Scholarship

  • for fall semester Study in China program only
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • junior or senior class level at the time scholarship is used
  • demonstrate an interest in pursuing Asian Studies as a major or minor, having taken at least one course in Asian Studies
  • some evidence of financial need

One scholarship of $1,500 to a fall semester student.

2.) Kate Bytwerk Scholarship

This scholarship was established by communications arts and sciences professor Randall Bytwerk, together with his wife Sharon, in honor of their daughter Kate, who died at age 12 while hiking during a semester spent in Hungary in 1996. It is awarded to a student who fulfills the following requirements:

  • A GPA of at least 2.5
  • junior or senior at the time the scholarship is used
  • applying to a semester program outside the United States

Financial need may be considered. One scholarship of $3,100.

3.) Bradley C. Miller Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Brad Miller '86, an economics and mathematics major with an interest in integrating faith with economic growth in the developing world. It is awarded to a student who fulfills the following requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • sophomore or junior status by the time of program; preference may be given to students going into their junior year
  • applying to a semester program in the non-Western world
  • financial need is not required

One scholarship of $1,250.

4.) The RoMan Manufacturing Asian Studies Scholarship

This scholarship was established by RoMan Manufacturing, a company headquartered in Grand Rapids whcih recognizes the need for cross-cultural competency, Chinese language proficiency, and understanding of Chinese business and engineering practices. It is awarded to a student who fulfills the following requirements:

  • Be studying in China for a semester.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, insight into the China study experience, and a strong desire to go to China.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses.
  • Preference will be given to students majoring in business or pursuing a degree in engineering.  Additional preference will be given to students with some Chinese language proficiency.

A scholarship will be awarded annually assuming there are candidates who meet the award criteria.  Up to two scholarships may be awarded in the amount of $1,750.

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