Kenneth L. Ryskamp Scholarship

After spending more than thirty years in private practice, Calvin alumnus Kenneth L. Ryskamp was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In honor of the 25th anniversary of his investiture as a United States District Judge, Judge Ryskamp’s family, friends, and former and current staff have endowed this scholarship. It is Judge Ryskamp’s hope that the funds will be used to encourage Christians to become a beneficial presence in the practice of law.

Basic criteria:

  • entering sophomore, junior, or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher
  • pursuing a pre-law program
  • demonstrate Christian faith. Candidates must also indicate how their Christian faith will be used in the practice of law and how they plan to use their law degree to benefit the Kingdom
  • financial need is considered

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.

Kenneth and Sonja Ryskamp
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe how your Christian faith will be used in the practice of law and how you plan to use your law degree to benefit the Kingdom.