Charles Strikwerda Scholarship in Political Science

John Van Dellen was a graduate of Calvin who entered the real estate profession following military service in World War II. A man of many talents and varied interests, John served his city and church in numerous ways. John established this scholarship to honor his nephew, Calvin Political Science Professor Charles Strikwerda.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • political science or international relations major
  • excellent student in and out of class as demonstrated by regular, thoughtful, and cheerful contributions in class discussions and by participation in campus and/or community activities
  • contributes significantly to the classroom and campus environment
  • financial need is not required

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is not automatically renewable. You must re-apply to be considered.

Political Science
Supplemental Questions
  1. What led you to decide to be a political science major? What interests you about politics?
  2. How have you contributed to the classroom and academic environment at Calvin? (i.e. small group leader, class project, or honor society)