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 School. She then was asked to help found the Wilkinsburg Christian School in the Pittsburgh area by serving as one of its two first teachers, a challenge she prayerfully accepted. The Wilkinsburg school has now developed into a comprehensive K-12 system. It was from that system that she retired. Annette Bratt, who concluded her professional career as a Clerk of the Court, sponsors this scholarship for teachers aiming to teach on the elementary school level in the conviction that the quality of early education is decisive in the development of every student’s life.