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Groups: Black Alumni

Past Events

April 18, 2008

"Beauty of the Spirit" reception & book signing
with artist and illustrator Kadir Nelson

“Beauty of the Spirit” is an exhibition of the work of renowned African-American artist and illustrator Kadir Nelson. Nelson is the illustrator of children's books such as the Caldecott Honor Award-winning Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom and Henry's Freedom Box.

Book Grant Program

Criteria: current Calvin College black students who:
(1) will have completed two semesters by June 2008;
(2) are in academically good standing at the college; and
(3) will be enrolled as a full-time student for the 2008-2009 school year

Contact: Direct questions to Jacque Rhodes ( or the Alumni Office

Application form:
Please read the instructions before completing the application. The application form has two sections: a 1-page form plus a list a questions to answer. Please type the answers to the questions.

Book grant application INSTRUCTIONS (Word doc)

Book grant application FORM (Word doc)

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Application deadline:
Applications are due by Tuesday, April 15. In addition, students must be available for an interview with chapter leaders on Saturday, April 19.

Awards: Book Grants within a range of $200 to $400 to be used at the Calvin Campus Store for books and materials that are academically required. The number of awards depends on available funds; at least 5 grants of $200 each will be awarded.