Calvin and Shirley Van Heukelem Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Calvin and Shirley Van Heukelem out of their personal interest and commitment to address the needs of the underserved in developing countries. Cal and Shirley spent many years involved in their own business and believe that business, properly encouraged and directed, can promote justice, address poverty, improve lives and restore hope and dignity. It is Cal and Shirley’s desire that this scholarship will serve as an encouragement to students who are committed to effectively addressing the greatest needs of God’s children.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • international development studies major or minor
  • exhibit strong potential for Kingdom service and leadership in the global arena
  • strong sense of calling to use these leadership gifts in a holistic way to benefit the poor of developing countries
  • financial need is not required

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is automatically renewable if the scholarship criteria continues to be met.

Business, International Development Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your past and current involvement in community service (whether on campus, your home community, or some other area
  2. Provide an assessment of your own leadership style and potential
  3. You've already described your career goals. Now focus especially on how you have used and expect to use your knowledge and skills in the interest of poor people around the world
  4. Discuss how likely you are to look for a position in a development country upon graduation. What kind of organization do you hope to work for?