Charles and Kay Spoelhof Engineering Scholarship

Dr. Charles Spoelhof served as an engineer with the Eastman Kodak Company for 32 years. During the height of the Cold War, he was part of a small group of experts that helped develop the highly sophisticated camera technology used in spy satellites. Later, he worked with NASA to develop the techniques of lunar photography that identified appropriate landing sites for the Apollo missions. He also served on the blue ribbon commission to fix the Hubble Space Telescope. For many years Mr. Charles Spoelhof has served and supported the Engineering Department as an Industrial Mentor, a Chemical Engineering Advisory Committee (CEAC) Member, a seminar speaker, an interim course instructor, and a true friend. He and his wife, Kay, established this scholarship to continue their support of the engineering program at Calvin—particularly to help prepare engineering students to participate in the global economy.

Basic criteria:

  • entering sophomore, junior or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher
  • have attended Calvin at least one year before receiving this scholarship
  • majoring in engineering
  • in good standing in the engineering department
  • financial need is considered
  • If the above criteria are met, then preference will be given to an engineering student involved in some type of international activity, i.e. international internship, international engineering study program abroad, etc.

Renewal criteria: Students who wish to be considered for renewal must file a new application each year and will be given equal consideration with other candidates.

Charles and Kay Spoelhof