Gertrude Pott Zwiep Memorial Scholarship

Gertrude Pott Zwiep was an immigrant who, at 15 years of age, came to America from the Netherlands in 1916 with her parents and six siblings. After her father died three years later, Gertrude was willing to work to contribute to make an education possible for her five brothers, all of whom became professionals. Mrs. Zwiep understood the value of an education even though she was financially unable to afford it for herself. She and her husband loved to travel internationally, especially to their fatherland, and now her children wish to give a spiritual blessing to an international student to attend Calvin.

Basic criteria:

  • entering freshman year
  • cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • international student
  • pursuing any field of study
  • financial need is considered
  • if the above criteria are met, preference will be given to students from the Netherlands, Germany, or Hungary, in that order

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is automatically renewable if the scholarship criteria continues to be met (sophomore year only). Renewal is subject to funding availability.

Elsa Prince Broekhuizen