Overview

Scholarships

Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2014-15 academic year.

Bere' Memorial Scholarship
  • award amount: $900
  • junior or senior
  • GPA 2.50+
  • planning to attend law school; financial need secondary factor; Christian character, motivation, potential for service as a lawyer
  • apply through the Calvin Portal
Ronald Buikema Memorial Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,700
  • senior pursuing a pre-law program or graduate program in politics or government
  • GPA 3.0+
  • financial need not required; preference to graduates of any Chicago are high schools
  • apply through the Calvin Portal
Thomas F. Caldon, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,000
  • first-year
  • HS GPA 3.3+
  • financial need required
  • automatic consideration
Bruce and Esther (VanManen) Drukker Family Scholarship
  • award amont: $2,000
  • junior or senior
  • GPA 2.5+
  • financial need required; preference to those also pursuing a degree in secondary education in addition to a degree in Classical Languages
  • automatic consideration
Honorable John Feikens Memorial Pre-Law Scholarship
  • award amount: $4,000
  • junior or senior
  • financial need considered; pursuing a pre-law program or a degree in political science;planning to attend law school
  • apply through the Calvin Portal
George G. Harper Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,300
  • junior or senior
  • GPA 3.0+
  • financial need required; U.S. African American minority student
  • automatic consideration
Reverend Bernard Haven Memorial Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,600
  • first-year
  • HS GPA 3.0+
  • financial need considered; child of missionary
  • submit a letter to the Financial Aid Office (finaid@calvin.edu) describing your qualifications by February 1
Winifred Holkeboer Memorial Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,800
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.0+
  • financial need not required
  • apply through the English department
John and Alma Hoogland English Education Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,000
  • sophomore
  • financial need considered; secondary education; English major
  • apply through the English department
Kenneth and Lillian Kuiper Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,300
  • senior
  • GPA of 3.0+
  • financial need considered
  • apply through the English department
Helen Hoogland Meulink Education Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,500
  • junior or senior
  • financial need required; secondary education; preference to an English major
  • apply through the Calvin Portal
William and Matilda Monsma Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,500
  • sophomore, junior, or senior
  • GPA 3.0+
  • financial need required; preference to students from the South Chicago area
  • apply through the Calvin Portal
Dr. Charlotte Otten Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,500
  • junior or senior
  • GPA 3.0+
  • pursuing a major in English
  • financial need is required
  • apply through the English department
Kenneth L. Ryskamp Scholarship
  • award amount: $3,900
  • sophomore, junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.3+
  • financial need required; demonstrate Christian faith and indicate how their Christian faith will be used in the practice of law and how they plan to use their law degree to benefit the Kingdom
  • apply through the Calvin Portal
Schemper-Kamp Family Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,000
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.0+
  • financial need required; demonstrate a Christian perspective in writing
  • apply through the English department
Ralph Stob and Boertje Family Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,700
  • any class level
  • GPA 2.5+
  • financial need not required; preference given to those interested in teaching Latin as a career
  • prospective students submit a letter to the Financial Aid Office (finaid@calvin.edu) describing your qualifications by February 1; returning students are given automatic consideration
Henrietta Ten Harmsel English Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,800
  • sophomore or junior
  • GPA of 3.0+
  • financial need not required; show an enthusiasm and love for reading and writing
  • apply through the English department
Richard R. and Kathleen J. Tiemersma Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,800
  • senior
  • GPA of 3.3+
  • financial need required
  • apply through the English department
Jacob and Rena Van Dellen Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,100
  • junior or senior
  • GPA 3.0+
  • financial need required
  • apply through the Calvin Portal
Steve J. and Viola Van Der Weele Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,950
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.0+
  • financial need required; interest in English language and literature; demonstrate an ability to integrate faith and learning
  • apply through the English department
Ernest Van Vugt Family Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,500
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.3+
  • financial need required
  • automatic consideration
William E. and Margaret J. Van Wienen Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,600
  • junior
  • GPA of 3.0+
  • financial need required; have an interest and be active in community involvement projects
  • apply through the English department
Wallace (Dutch) and Olive Waalkes Memorial Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,700
  • junior or senior
  • GPA 3.0+
  • financial need required; preference to seniors
  • apply through the Calvin Portal
Clarence and Janice Walhout Scholarship
Johan and Wilma Westra Scholarship
  • award amount: $900
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.0+
  • financial need required; preference to those who are active in volunteer work and with a career goal in public service
  • apply through the political science department
Richard and Sylvia Wevers Scholarship
  • award amont: $2,200
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.3+
  • financial need not required; excelling in the study of Greek
  • automatic consideration
Martin P. and Florence DeGraaff Wiebenga Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,600
  • sophomore, junior or senior
  • GPA 3.0+
  • financial need required
  • automatic consideration
Henry and Mildred Zylstra Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,400
  • senior
  • GPA of 3.5+
  • financial need considered; planning to attend graduate school in literature or language within five years following graduation
  • apply through the English department
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Faculty

Roy Anker

Roy Anker
Professor of English
Department of English
CFAC 289
anker@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6530

Chad Engbers

Chad Engbers
Associate Professor
Department of English
CFAC 280
cengbers@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8516

Donald Hettinga

Donald Hettinga
Professor
Department of English
CFAC 274
hett@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6520

Nancy Hull

Nancy Hull
Assistant Professor
Department of English
CFAC 286
nhull@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6728

Lew Klatt

Lew Klatt
Associate Professor, on leave spring 2013
Department of English
CFAC 296
lsk4@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7530

Johanna Kuyvenhoven

Johanna Kuyvenhoven
Associate Professor
Department of Education
SC 391
jck8@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7629

Linda Naranjo-Huebl

Linda Naranjo-Huebl
Associate Professor
Department of English
CFAC 271
ln22@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8682

Debra Rienstra

Debra Rienstra
Professor
Department of English
CFAC 270
drienstr@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8526

James Rooks

James Rooks
Associate Professor of Education, Dean of Teacher Education
Department of Education
SC 399
jrooks@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8694

Gary Schmidt

Gary Schmidt
Professor, on leave spring 2013
Department of English
CFAC 287
schg@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6540

John Timmerman

John Timmerman
Professor
Department of English
CFAC 291
timm@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6560

James Vanden Bosch

James Vanden Bosch
Professor
Department of English
CFAC 292
vand@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6592

Jane Zwart

Jane Zwart
Assistant Professor
Department of English
CFAC 290
jcz3@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8606

Talk to us

Elizabeth Vander Lei Elizabeth Vander Lei
Department Co-Chair
department co-chair
Department of English
CFAC 273
bvlei@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6434

Dean Ward Dean Ward
Department Co-Chair
Department of English
CFAC 269
ward@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6139

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