Stephanie L. Dykstra Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Stephanie Dykstra, a Calvin student who passed away unexpectedly on December 17, 1999, after suffering a pulmonary embolus. Stephanie left unfulfilled the typical dreams and expectations of a 19 year-old, yet in her death, the family and friends who mourned her passing became more clearly aware that Stephanie had chosen a deeper investment than her own dreams and expectations. This scholarship was to recognize students who are clearly storing up treasures in heaven through their service and friendship to people in local communities and thus are recognized by their friends, teachers, and mentors as people who have truly trusted in God as their only comfort in life and death.

Basic criteria:

  • entering sophomore, junior, or senior year
  • in good academic standing as defined by Calvin University
  • dedicated to the service of disadvantaged people through committed service-learning involvement and recognized by those who know them well as people who have entrusted their life (and treasure) to Christ
  • financial need is considered

Renewal Criteria: This scholarship is not renewable.

Stephanie L. Dykstra Memorial Scholarship
Service-Learning Center
Supplemental Questions
  1. As part of the criteria of this scholarship, recipients will show dedication to the service of disadvantaged people through service-learning involvement. Discuss what you have learned by serving with marginalized populations.
  2. Outline your service experience and total number of hours spent in service to date.
  3. You may print out your service-learning transcript from Student Resources and upload here.