John C. Heerspink Memorial Scholarship

In keeping with the philanthropic and service example set by his parents, much of John Heerspink’s career and volunteerism were directed to non-profit agencies, including many years in planned giving leadership in West Michigan and beyond. With this scholarship, the family of John Heerspink acknowledges a student who has a heart for service and feels a calling to a career in a 501c3 organization, an NGO, or who has a goal of graduate education in non-profit administration or philanthropy studies.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher
  • majors could include but are not limited to business, social work, global development studies or political science with a concentration in policy studies and civic leadership
  • demonstrate a vested interest in non-profit or philanthropic leadership
  • demonstrate a spirit of service through volunteering in school, church or community
  • financial need is not required

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is automatically renewable if the student continues to be interested in the non-profit or philanthropic leadership described above and meets the other scholarship criteria. Renewal is subject to funding availability.

Donor
John C. Heerspink Family
Award
$3,000
Scopes
Business, Global Development Studies, Political Science, Sociology and Social Work
Deadline
01/31/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. The Heerspink Scholarship is for students who are passionate about working for a non-profit or an NGO. Please describe your interest in working for a non-profit, and what role you would hope to fill.