Gerben and Janice De Jong
This scholarship was established by Dr. Gerben and Mrs. Janice De Jong in memory of Mrs. De Jong’s parents, Jennie and Gerrit De Haan. Dr. and Mrs. De Jong love to travel and have found traveling to be an enriching and mind expanding experience. In the course of their travels, they have met many wonderful people and have made some wonderful friendships.
Mrs. De Jong experienced the sudden loss of her parents in December of 1994 and 1995 — her father in an automobile accident and her mother at her home while visiting as part of an extended Thanksgiving holiday. This scholarship fund provides a way of combining these two very significant experiences with a desire to provide an opportunity for some young people to participate in Calvin’s international travel interim program who might not otherwise have that opportunity. The De Jongs hope that this will prove to be a very intellectually enriching and life enhancing experience for the scholarship recipients.