Scholarship Nominations

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Overview

Lighthouse Scholarship

This scholarship is established by a family to assist students who show their devotion to the Lord through their acts of service to others around them. The name of the scholarship is taken from the scripture passage found in Matthew 5:16:

“Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

Stephanie Dykstra Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Stephanie, a student who passed away unexpectedly on December 17, 1999 after suffering a pulmonary embolus. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize students who are clearly storing up treasures in heaven through their service and friendship to people in local communities and thus are recognized by their friends, teachers, and mentors as people who have truly trusted in God as their only comfort in life and death. More specifically, the recipients of the scholarship will show dedication to the service of disadvantaged people through committed service-learning involvement and must be recognized by those who know them well as people who have entrusted their life to Christ.

We need nominations from you for each of these scholarships. Once we receive nominations from you, we will forward an application to each individual nominated for the Dykstra award whereas protocol dictates that we will select the person for the Lighthouse award directly from the pool of nominations received.

Scholarship Criteria

Lighthouse Scholarship Fund

  • Current Calvin student entering sophomore, junior or senior year and planning to attend full-time.
  • Cumulative GPA at Calvin of 2.5 or higher.
  • Have a servant heart. Someone who goes above and beyond in service to others. Motivated by a love for God and for people, this may be a person who often serves quietly, without recognition.
  • 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.

Stephanie L. Dykstra Memorial Scholarship

  • Current Calvin student entering sophomore, junior or senior year and planning to attend full-time.
  • Be in good academic standing as defined by Calvin College..
  • 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.
  • Recipients of the scholarship will show dedication to the service of disadvantaged people through committed service-learning involvement and be recognized by those who know them well as people who have entrusted their life (and treasure) to Christ.

Nomination form

Nominator Information

Student Nomination

The student I've listed below exemplies a commitment to service in the community and a commitment to friendship within the college community.






Lighthouse
Have a servent heart. Someone who goes above and beyond in service to others. Motivated by a love for God and for people. This may be a person who often serves quietly, without recognition.
Dykstra
Recipients of this scholarship will show dedication to the service of disadvantaged people through committed service-learning involvement and be recognized by those who know them well as people who have entrusted their life (and treasure) to Christ.