Genevieve and Alan I. Gebben Memorial Scholarship for Biology

Alan and Genevieve Gebben are Calvin graduates who have invested their professional careers in teaching. Motivated by love for his discipline and his appreciation for Calvin, Al taught in the Calvin Biology Department for 35 years, where he specialized in “skin out” biology, the relationship of plants to other plants and the environment. Genevieve taught in the upper elementary grades for over 20 years in Grand Rapids Christian schools. The family’s appreciation for Calvin runs deep and they are eager to make that education available for others. This scholarship promotes the study of environmental biology and the development of a knowledge base for the wise stewardship of creation resources.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • majoring in biology
  • financial need is considered
  • recipients are expected to demonstrate an interest in the protection and preservation of Earth’s environments and creatures. Recipients should be involved in both curricular and extra-curricular activities that promote the scholarship’s goals.

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.

Alan and Genevieve Gebben Family