Dr. Bernard Zylstra, S.J.D., Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Gerrit and Mrs. Carol Zylstra established this scholarship to honor their brother, Dr. Bernard Zylstra, former Professor of Political Theory and President of the Institute for Christian Studies. Bernard Zylstra actively promoted the development of Christian political theory, and this scholarship is intended to encourage students to pursue studies in the development of Christian political theory.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • history, philosophy, political science, or international relations major
  • financial need is not required

There are four additional requirements of the scholarship:

  • submit a 1,200 word essay that reflects on some short article by Bernard Zylstra concerning political theory
  • give indication of career goals and a statement of how this scholarship would help accomplish those career goals. The career goals should indicate some relevance to political theory. The applicant must also give evidence of Christian character and promise of growth.
  • submit two letters of recommendation by Calvin University professors
  • attach an academic transcript or AER (Academic Evaluation Report)

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is not renewable.

Dr. Bernard Zylstra Memorial Scholarship
History, Philosophy, Political Science
Supplemental Questions
  1. Write a reflection essay on an article written by Dr. Bernard Zylstra. http://www.calvin.edu/go/zylstra1