Kenneth L. Ryskamp Scholarship

After spending more than thirty years in private practice, Calvin alumnus Kenneth L. Ryskamp was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Judge Ryskamp was subsequently confirmed by the Senate and received his commission on April 24, 1986. Judge Ryskamp has served honorably and faithfully in this capacity since that time. In honor of the 25th anniversary of his investiture as a United States District Judge, Judge Ryskamp's family, friends, and former and current staff have endowed this scholarship. It is Judge Ryskamp's hope that the funds will be used to encourage Christians to become a beneficial presence in the practice of law.


  • Class Level: SO   JR   SR  
  • Minimum GPA: 3.30+
  • Major: Pre-Law
  • Criteria
    • pursuing a pre-law program
    • demonstrate Christian faith
    • 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
  • Award Amount: $3,600
  • Number available: one
  • Renewable? no, to be considered for renewal, current recipients must re-apply
  • Financial need is: considered
  • Application process: apply through the Calvin Portal

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