George and Theresa Triezenberg Family Scholarship

George Triezenberg established this scholarship on the occasion of his 90th birthday out of gratitude to God for his loving family and as a lasting memorial to his wife of 66 years, Theresa, and his daughter Linda Triezenberg Postema, who both went to be with their Lord in 2008. George Triezenberg, with unfailing support from Theresa, served for 25 years as a teacher and administrator in the public schools of Chicago, daily allowing God to use him as a witness of His love through example and life testimony. This scholarship will support a committed Christian student at Calvin University who intends to follow in this path of teaching in the Chicago Public Schools and allowing God to witness through his or her daily classroom presence.

Basic criteria:

  • entering senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher
  • pursuing a program in elementary or secondary education
  • teacher education student who plans to or has completed a practice teaching semester in a Chicago Public School or has a contract with the Chicago Public School system after graduation
  • financial need is not required
  • if no candidates meet the scholarship criteria, students who plan to pursue a career in the Chicago Public Schools upon graduation or plan to pursue a graduate degree in education with the intent to teach in a Chicago Public School may be considered for an award

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is not renewable.

Donor
George and Theresa Triezenberg
Award
$1,800
Scopes
Education
Deadline
01/31/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you plan to or have completed a practice teaching semester in a Chicago Public School or do you have a contract to teach in the Chicago Public School system after graduation?
  2. If yes, please explain.