Vander Pol Global Development Scholarship

Motivated by concern for the welfare of people in third world countries, Sharon Vander Pol established this scholarship to support Calvin students who desire to assist developing countries through volunteerism, course work, or summer employment.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • demonstrate care and concern of third world countries through acts of volunteerism, course work or summer employment
  • financial need is required

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.

Vander Pol International Development Scholarship
Global Development Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your past and current involvement in community service (whether on campus, your home community, or some other area
  2. Provide an assessment of your own leadership style and potential
  3. You've already described your career goals. Now focus especially on how you have used and expect to use your knowledge and skills in the interest of poor people around the world
  4. Discuss how likely you are to look for a position in a development country upon graduation. What kind of organization do you hope to work for?