Faith Works Scholarship

Mike and Gayle Van Gessel have had a long time relationship with the Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF). This organization teaches parents the skills necessary for home ownership and then helps them in acquiring and maintaining a home. The donors of the scholarship would like the children of ICCF homeowners to experience the same thrill of success by making funds available to these children for an education at Calvin.

Basic criteria:

  • entering freshman year
  • have the drive to be successful, a desire to learn, and an acceptable academic record
  • preference (in this order) will be given to: 1) a resident of ICCF housing and has gone through the Calvin Entrada Scholars Program 2) a resident of ICCF housing 3) an ethnic minority student who has graduated from a Grand Rapids Public High School 4) an ethnic minority student who has graduated from a Grand Rapids Christian High School
  • financial need as defined by government programs is required

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is automatically renewable if the student continues to make satisfactory progress towards graduation. Renewal is subject to funding availability.

Michael and Gayle Van Gessel
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you or have you been a resident of ICCF housing?