Our Donors

Adam and Bethany Weaver

Adam and Bethany Weaver

As students at Calvin, Adam and Bethany Weaver were strongly shaped by both the academic and community influences of the college. They realized the importance of diligence and a strong work ethic as they learned to balance the demands of working hard in the...

Adelene Haverhals

Adelene Haverhals

This scholarship was established by Adelene Haverhals in memory of Dorothy Otter. Both Adelene and Dorothy spent a part of their professional careers teaching in Christian schools. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students to pursue a Christian...

A. Donald Vroon Family

A. Donald Vroon Family

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...

Alan and Genevieve Gebben Family

Alan and Genevieve Gebben Family

Alan and Genevieve Gebben are Calvin graduates who have invested their professional careers in teaching. After graduating in 1954, Al earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Vanderbilt University in 1955 and his PhD degree in botany from University of...

Alan and Jan Pauw

Alan and Jan Pauw

Alan and Jan Pauw have established this scholarship in appreciation of the education three generations of family members have received at Calvin. The donors have a special interest in liberal arts education and believe that education of this type available at Calvin...

Alan and Margaret Toxopeus

Alan and Margaret Toxopeus

This scholarship has been established in memory of Rev. Donald J. Drost to honor his life of Christian service as a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church. Preference for this scholarship is given to students from Western Michigan Christian High School who are...

Al and Kay Bierling

Al and Kay Bierling

This scholarship was established by Al (1962) and Kay Bierling who were educators in Sub-Sarahan Africa for over 30 years. It is their hope that recipients of this award will return to Africa after attending Calvin College and use their education to help improve the...

Albert & Elizabeth Posthuma Environmental Engineering Scholarship

Albert & Elizabeth Posthuma Environmental Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship is established for engineering students who are interested in improving the environment through a career in Environmental Engineering. Al Posthuma spent his entire career as a professional engineer helping municipalities and industries solve their...

Albert & Elizabeth Posthuma Nursing Scholarship

Albert & Elizabeth Posthuma Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is established for nursing students who are dedicated to helping people with their healthcare needs through a career in nursing. Liz Posthuma spent her career as a RN/BSN working in hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinical research and parish nursing....

Aletta Graves

Aletta Graves

This scholarship was established by Aletta Graves in honor of her parents Mr. Gysbert and Mrs. Marie Bron. It is her desire to assist students who are pursuing an Education degree and can demonstrate financial need.

Alexander  and Lavonne Dragt Family Scholarship

Alexander and Lavonne Dragt Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Alexander and Mrs. Lavonne Dragt to be used for the support of students in the Mathematical, Physical and Biological Sciences or Nursing or Music.

Alfred and Bernice Strikwerda Family

Alfred and Bernice Strikwerda Family

In appreciation for what Calvin College has meant to the family of Alfred and Bernice (Bouwens) Strikwerda their family established this scholarship in their name. The scholarship honors Alfred’s many years of dedicated public service to the country, Alfred’s and...

Alice Koornneef-Klamer and Cara Mulder

Alice Koornneef-Klamer and Cara Mulder

This scholarship was established by a group of female business leaders who are thankful for the ways Calvin prepared them for success in their careers. They wish to encourage and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. This scholarship supports prospective...

Allene Huizenga Goguen Family

Allene Huizenga Goguen Family

The family of Allene Huizenga Goguen established this scholarship to honor her life and career as a music teacher in both the Christian and public schools in urban music education. The scholarship is an award to students who have demonstrated an interest in music...

Alto Precision

Alto Precision

Willis M. Clark, a long time friend and business partner of Alto Precision, used his creative intelligence to develop specialty products for the Aerospace industry. The scholarship has been established to honor the memory and legacy of Willis M. Clark.

Alvin and Carolyn Vander Griend Family

Alvin and Carolyn Vander Griend Family

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Carolyn Vander Griend who was the recipient of a similar award, the Vander Heide Voice Award, while she was a student at Calvin College. The scholarship has been funded by her children. Because of the encouragement and...

Alvin and Geraldine De Young

Alvin and Geraldine De Young

Calvin College and Valley Christian High School in Cerritos, California have been instrumental in the lives of Alvin and Geraldine De Young and over 30 of their family members. Al and his siblings attended and graduated from Bellflower Christian School, later known...

Alvin and Hylda Tuuk Family

Alvin and Hylda Tuuk Family

Alvin and Hylda Tuuk were longtime residents of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their early years were largely shaped by the Depression and World War II. Alvin was a First Lieutenant in World War II and met Hylda upon his return to Grand Rapids, Michigan after over...

Alvin and Kathleen Plantinga Scholarship in Christian Philosophy

Alvin and Kathleen Plantinga Scholarship in Christian Philosophy

Alvin Plantinga, a noted Christian philosopher, taught philosophy at Calvin College for 19 years and at Notre Dame University for 28 years. Alvin and Kathleen Plantinga established this scholarship to support philosophy students who show promise in bringing a...

A.M.D.G. Architects, Inc.

A.M.D.G. Architects, Inc.

AMDG is a full-service architecture firm dedicated to understanding, serving, and advancing your mission by shaping your environment. AMDG began as a partnership – four architects wrestling with how to bring greater purpose to their practice. At the time, three of...

Amos and Kitty De Groot

Amos and Kitty De Groot

Mr. Amos J. De Groot, President of Rockview Dairies, Inc., is a strong supporter of Christian education, currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Valley Christian High School and as a member of the National Steering committee for the Mosaic 2000 Campaign at...

Andy and Doris De Vries Family

Andy and Doris De Vries Family

A scholarship has been funded by the children of Andy (Jeane) De Vries and Bud (Doris) De Vries to provide financial assistance to students whose parents did not go to college. The De Vries grandparents immigrated from the Netherlands and struggled to make ends meet...

Andy J. Egan Company, Inc.

Andy J. Egan Company, Inc.

The Andy J. Egan Company, Inc., of Grand Rapids, Michigan is a Mechanical Contractor specializing in the construction and maintenance of commercial, industrial, institutional and educational facilities. The company believes in young people and in the ideals of...

Andy W. Schrier Memorial Scholarship

Andy W. Schrier Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in memory of Andrew Schrier, Class of 1999. Funding for this scholarship comes from a group of Andy’s friends and classmates at Calvin. They remember Andy’s enthusiasm for life, commitment to neighborhood development, eagerness...

Angeline Nydam Spoelhof Memorial Scholarship

Angeline Nydam Spoelhof Memorial Scholarship

The Angeline Nydam Spoelhof memorial Scholarship is offered by the extended Spoelhof family and friends to honor her for her active yet unobtrusive presence on the campus scene during the crucial transitional period of the relocation and rapid development of Calvin...

Annemary Heerspink Family

Annemary Heerspink Family

Annemary Heerspink, a 1968 Calvin College graduate, majored in sociology. Her education and her concern for others led her to a career in case management with the State of Michigan and to a lifetime of volunteer service and personal philanthropy. Her family...

Annette Bratt

Annette Bratt

This scholarship was established by Annette Bratt in memory of her sister and Calvin alumna Katherine, whom she greatly admires. A conscientious, creative elementary-level teacher of exceptional ability, Katherine first taught for many years in the Holland Christian...

Annette LaMaire

Annette LaMaire

This scholarship was established to honor the life of Rodolfo E. Vilaro and his teaching career spanning 40 years. Born and educated through college in Puerto Rico, after graduate school, Rudy taught Spanish and English in high schools in Illinois. In the last half...

Anthony and Jeane Diekema

Anthony and Jeane Diekema

Anthony J. Diekema was president of Calvin College for twenty years, from 1976 through 1995. He and his family have established this scholarship in conjunction with The Campaign for Calvin College and in grateful acknowledgement of the academically excellent...

Anthony VanderLugt Family

Anthony VanderLugt Family

This scholarship was established to provide dedicated engineering students who are in their third or fourth year at Calvin with the opportunity to broaden their horizons and look beyond what they may have perceived as their original options. Anthony VanderLugt earned...