Dutch International Society Interim Scholarship

Based in Grand Rapids, MI, the Dutch International Society (DIS) is an international society. It shares many elements of its background, religious beliefs and priorities with Calvin University, which was founded in 1876, also by Dutch immigrants, but which now attracts students and faculty from all over the USA, Canada and many foreign countries. The language and culture of the Netherlands has been consistently taught, studied and highlighted throughout Calvin’s history—today as much as ever. Recognizing these shared interests and priorities, the Dutch International Society is contributing a significant portion of its endowment to support Dutch language studies at Calvin University.

Basic criteria:

  • entering freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • pursuing a major or minor in Dutch or taking courses in the Dutch Language Program. Students who are not pursuing a major or minor in Dutch, but are taking courses in the Dutch Language Program for both semesters of the academic year may also be considered.
  • financial need is considered

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is not renewable.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your interest in the Netherlands and/or Dutch language and culture. Please note any events that you've attended or any preparation or study that you have done, or intend to do, to enhance your study and experience in the Netherlands.
  2. If relevant, please note how Dutch or studies of the Netherlands might fit into your long-term academic, professional, and/or service related goals.