John S. Vander Heide III Memorial Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Vander Heide, Jr. established this scholarship in loving memory of their son, John III, who passed away in 1989 at the age of 28. During his lifetime, John III was actively involved in the work of his church and was greatly appreciative of the leadership of his pastors. Mr. and Mrs. Vander Heide, Jr., both alumni of Calvin, established this scholarship in memory of their son to honor the respect he held for his pastors by assisting students who plan to enter the ministry.

Basic criteria:

  • entering senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher
  • pursuing a pre-seminary program and planning to seek ordination through Calvin Theological Seminary
  • also considered is potential for leadership in the ministry of the Christian Reformed Church as demonstrated through theological insight and gifts of pastoral sensitivity
  • financial need is not required

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is not renewable.

Congregational and Ministry Studies, Pre-Seminary