Bays-Herzberg China Semester Abroad Scholarship

As graduates of Calvin College and former students of Professors Larry Herzberg and Daniel Bays, for whom this scholarship is named, the donors are pleased to initiate this scholarship in their honor. Professor Herzberg, Associate Professor of Chinese and Japanese, has been teaching at Calvin since 1984 and leads the Calvin China and Japan interim trips. Professor Bays, Director of the Asian Studies Program, has been teaching at Calvin since 2000. He travels to China frequently, where he works with Chinese colleagues on the history of the Christian church and the Christian movements in China. Funded by Calvin graduates who are committed to the continued success of Calvin’s Asian Studies Program, this scholarship is given to strengthen a student’s passion for and understanding of Chinese culture and language.

Basic criteria:

  • entering sophomore, junior, or senior year
  • demonstrate an interest in pursuing Asian studies as a major or minor, having taken at least one course in Asian Studies
  • participant in the semester abroad in China program
  • financial need is considered

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is not renewable.

Friends of the Asian Studies Program
Supplemental Questions
  1. How are you involved in the Calvin and Grand Rapids communities? List any extra-curricular activities that have been a part of your time at Calvin (clubs, choirs, sports, tutoring, church groups, volunteering etc.)
  2. Have you had previous experience(s) outside of the United States? If so, please list them. Include the length of time you were there and the purpose of the trip.
  3. Why are you choosing this particular off-campus program? Is it related to your career/life goals? If so, how? Do you have any particular goals for the semester? If so, how do you please to achieve them?
  4. How do you hope to treat this semester as more of a pilgrimage than a tourism experience? How might God factor into that difference?
  5. Do you have any special circumstances that you think we should know about in terms of your level of need for this scholarship?