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  • Application Pdf - to be used for all Kinesiology scholarships
    The deadline for submission of all Kinesiology scholarship applications is Friday, February 28, 2014.
  • Any questions should be directed to Natalie Hubers, department administrative assistant.

Dr. Barney Steen Scholarship for Physical Education
This scholarship, which is named for a well-loved emeritus professor of Physical Education at Calvin College, was established in 1992 by Gerrit and Agnes Hennink and other friends of Dr. Steen’s to support promising physical education majors or minors who demonstrate special abilities in emulating the ideals of a Christian perspective in physical education.  Qualified individuals will be recognized by their peers and faculty for their leadership, ethical and moral character, and ability to articulate the relationship of physical education with their faith, and their vision for how they will use their gifts and abilities in service to God and others.
Criteria:

  • Current Calvin student planning to enroll full-time the following year
  • Be pursuing a major or minor in Kinesiology: Physical Education
  • Be ready to enter the senior year at Calvin College. Preference will be given to second semester junior students who have completed or will in the present semester complete at least 6 courses in the physical education major or four courses in the physical education minor. If there are no prospective seniors who qualify, students who will be entering the junior year will be considered.
  • GPA at Calvin of 2.0 or better
  • Selection will be based on leadership skills, personal character, and outstanding ability in the area of physical education.
  • Some evidence of financial need

 A. Donald Vroon Scholarship for Coaching & Physical Education
The family of A. Donald Vroon established this scholarship to honor the life, work and convictions of Professor Don Vroon who died in 2003 after attending, competing, teaching and coaching at Calvin College for 46 years.  This scholarship is a memorial to his life of teaching and coaching and his desire to continue to learn about the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Criteria:

  • Current Calvin student planning to enroll full-time the following year
  • Entering junior or senior year
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Be pursuing a major or minor in Kinesiology or Recreation with an interest in coaching
  • Financial need is required

David B. Tuuk Sport Management Scholarship
This scholarship celebrates the legacy of David B. Tuuk and his many years of service to the Physical Education Department at Calvin College.  During his tenure as professor, coach and athletic director, David Tuuk played a tremendous role in shaping the physical education program at Calvin.  Yet his greatest strength has been administration, and he leaves a strong Christian legacy of managing Calvin’s athletic programs.  Recognizing the significant role that sport plays and will continue to play in our society, his vision for this scholarship is that it assists in training strong professionals committed to serving as agents of renewal in the management and administration of sport.  In the spirit of David Tuuk’s legacy, it is his hope that scholarship recipients will actively and effectively address such issues in sport as gender and racial equality, ethical decision-making, legal issues, and competition, and that these actions will provide a significant socio-cultural challenge to, and change in, our society.
Criteria:

  • Current Calvin student planning to enroll full-time the following year
  • Entering junior or senior year
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Be pursuing a major in Kinesiology with a declared emphasis in Sport Management
  • Demonstrate Christian character and values, a spirit of servant leadership, and a unique ability to motivate and inspire others toward excellence
  • Have the ability to articulate a Christian perspective on sport management or athletic administration and a personal vision for this vocation
  • Some evidence of financial need

Sandra Anne Bos Duyst Scholarship for Youth Leadership
This scholarship honors the life of Sandra Anne Bos Duyst, who died in 2000.  Sandra was a 1982 graduate of Calvin College who dedicated her life to working with and mentoring young people through such activities as teaching horsemanship and coaching volleyball.  This scholarship has been established in her memory for either physical education or recreation majors in the hope that recipients will use their gifts and talents wisely and well to serve others and bring glory to God.
Criteria:

  • Current Calvin student planning to enroll full-time the following year
  • Entering junior or senior year
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be pursuing a degree in Recreation or Physical Education
  • First preference given to those students who demonstrate special gifts and abilities in youth leadership and development
  • Some evidence of financial need

Otto J. DeBruyn Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. Otto DeBruyn in recognition of his family’s long affiliation with Calvin College.  Mr. DeBruyn’s father, Reverend J.D. DeBruyn, attended Calvin Seminary from 1907 to 1911.  Since that time many members of the family tree have attended Calvin.  Mr. DeBruyn’s desire is to assist students concerned with health and fitness issues.  As life expectancy increases, quality of life issues become more important.  Toward this end recipients of this scholarship will be encouraged to demonstrate an involvement and interest in promoting better quality of life for individuals through physical fitness and health education.
Criteria:

  • Current Calvin student planning to enroll full-time the following year
  • Entering junior or senior year
  • GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Be pursuing a degree in Kinesiology: Exercise Science or Kinesiology: Pre-Professional
  • Some evidence of financial need

Marvin Zuidema Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Marvin Zuidema joined the Calvin College faculty in 1961 and served as a professor of physical education until his retirement in 2004.  Dr. Zuidema served the department as an administrator, teacher, author, and coach. His professional passion was curriculum development in physical education and he worked with Christian Schools International to write and publish a landmark curriculum in physical education from kindergarten through secondary school. Most of his energy in teaching and writing was focused on the integration of Christian faith and physical activity.  Dr. Zuidema also served as the head coach of the men’s soccer team for 36 years.  During his coaching tenure he served as a mentor and friend to hundreds of athletes.  Coach Zuidema’s family and friends desire to remember him for his unfailing faithfulness to his calling.
Criteria:

  • Current Calvin College student planning to enroll full-time the following year
  • Entering junior or senior year
  • Physical Education major
  • Be intending to coach
  • Some evidence of financial need

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