Bernard and Jane Pekelder Special Education Scholarship

Jane and Bernard Pekelder have had a lengthy and loyal relationship with Calvin. Jane graduated from Calvin in the field of education and Bernard has degrees from both Calvin College and Calvin Seminary. Jane and Bernard now wish to share their blessings with Calvin special education students who dedicate their lives to teaching children or young people with disabilities. Their hope is that scholarship recipients will help students discover the distinctive gifts they have been given by God.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year, or be a student in a graduate program in special education
  • cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • pursuing a program in special education
  • financial need is considered

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.

Bernard and Jane Pekelder