Geraldine Vogelzang Leadership Scholarship recipient

Julie Bylsma

Julie is a Junior Biology Major. Throughout summer 2015, she will be working with a missionary in Santa Caterina Pinula, Guatemala. She writes, "This summer presents me with a unique opportunity to take service to a deeper level. Living and working alongside the people of the town will give me a better insight into the true needs of the community. Although I am going down there to serve with the local missionary, one of my biggest motivations for going is to learn from the community."

Amy Van Zanen

Amy is a Senior Spanish and Social Science Group double major from Grand Rapids, MI. Throughout Summer 2015, she is working with refugees through Hope Farms, a program run through Bethany Christian Services, while also interning at Migrant Legal Aid, which provides free legal services to migrant farmworkers in Michigan. On the topic of service, she writes that her understanding of service includes "constant questioning of effectiveness and excitement for new possibilities of holistic sustainable service." She also states her hope of bringing this to any future service she will do.