John and Antoinette Ubels Family Scholarship


Mr. Ubels is a 1948 graduate of Calvin College who taught high school mathematics for 39 years in the Christian High Schools in Lynden, Washington; Ripon, California and Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He is a lifelong supporter of the mission of Calvin College.  Both of his children, their spouses and all of his five grandchildren attended Calvin College.  He establishes this scholarship because of his love for Calvin College, his dedication to the teaching of high school mathematics and his gratitude to God for the many blessings he has received.

Criteria for candidates

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll full time the following year
  • Be entering their senior year of be a post-baccalaureate student who is completing the requirements for teaching certification in secondary mathematics
  • Be a Secondary Education Mathematics major who is committed to a career as a high school teacher.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement, strength of character and promise for success as a high school mathematics teacher
  • 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 with a demonstrated interest in teaching in a Christian high school.

Should an eligible mathematics major not be available, the scholarship may be awarded to a deserving mathematics minor who intends to teach high school mathematics.