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Scholarships

Social Work Scholarships

Barbara Gezon Baker Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Sociology and Social Work

Scholarships are awarded to students entering the junior or senior year who have an outstanding academic record, particularly within the Sociology and Social Work Department. The quality of the student's written work may be considered as well. Candidates are nominated by department faculty; no application is required. Two awards are given each academic year.

Balog Family Social Work Scholarship

One award is given to a social work major entering the junior or senior year who intends to choose a field education placement in gerontology and is planning to pursue a career in the field of gerontology. This scholarship requires an application.

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Donald and Marie Boersma Family Scholarship in Social Work

One scholarship is given annually to a student entering the junior year in the Bachelor of Social Work program. It is renewable for the senior year. The scholarship requires an application. Please note that no new awards are available for 2014-2015.

Dr. Donald Bouma Memorial Scholarship in Sociology and Social Work

Two scholarships are given annually to a sociology or social work major entering the junior or senior year, in memory of Dr. Bouma, Calvin's first professor of sociology. The scholarship requires an application. The recipients will agree to write a major paper in an existing course on a topic related to issues of social justice.

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Connie Bratt Social Work Scholarship

Two scholarships are awarded annually to students entering the senior year in the Bachelor of Social Work program who exhibit a commitment to Christian service. This scholarship requires a written application.

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Annemary Heerspink Memorial Social Work Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded annually to a social work major entering the junior or senior year. An application is required.

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The Helping Hand Scholarship

Two scholarships are awarded annually to social work majors entering the junior or senior year who are interested in working with the homeless. An application is required.

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Sociology and Social Work Faculty Honors Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded annually to a sociology or social work major entering the senior year. An application is required.

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Leanne Joy Knot Scholarship

Two scholarships are given annually to a sociology or social work major entering the junior or senior year. An application is required.

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Richard and Janice Van Deelen Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded annually to a social work major entering the junior or senior year. The award is intended for students who are adopted persons, have special interest in adoption, or have interest in working in the field of adoption. The scholarship requires an application.

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Vanderploeg-Edgerly Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded to a sociology or social work major entering the junior or senior year. The recipient agrees to write a major paper on child sexual abuse in one of his or her courses. An application is required.

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Mary E. VandenBosch Zwaanstra Scholarship

One award is given to a social work major entering the senior year based on the student's commitment to the field of gerontology and principles of social justice, as demonstrated by personal aptitudes and testimony, backed by actions (volunteer service and/or work experience) and his/her intentional choice of a field placement in gerontology in the senior year. In addition the applicant(s) shall submit a course paper(s) and/or essay in which the cause of the elderly is argued in a clear and cogent way from the perspective of a social worker.

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Apply

Fill out the form for each scholarship you are interested in and return the completed form to the department office (SC226) by the deadline of March 7, 2014. Forms will not work correctly in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox; you must use Internet Explorer. Scholarships will be awarded in early April.