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 Christian education they received. President Diekema and his wife, Jeane, are both alumni of Calvin, and six of their seven children attended and graduated from Calvin during the years of his presidency.
During the years of his presidency, President Diekema maintained a strong interest in and support for student aid programs. He also was one of the leaders on campus in seeking to bring about a more diverse student body. Because of these interests and the special needs of these students, this scholarship fund is established to assist exceptionally needy students who have the ability and potential to benefit from a Calvin College education but would not have the opportunity without a scholarship like this. Because of the Diekema family’s interest in diversity, preference will be given to ethnic minority students.