Reverend and Mrs. John R. Gunn Memorial Scholarship

Reverend John R. Gunn was a Baptist minister as well as an author and newspaper columnist. He served churches in Georgia, New York, Tennessee and Indiana. After his death in 1956, his career continued by way of a newspaper column entitled “A Short Sermon for Today”, which developed into a radio ministry called Be Still and Know, and finally into an internet ministry called Day 1. James R. Gunn established this scholarship to honor his grandfather and his legacy of service in ministry by offering this scholarship for Calvin students pursuing a career in ministry.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year
  • pursuing a pre-seminary program
  • financial need is considered
  • first preference, if possible, will be to alternate from year to year between a minority and a nonminority student

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.