Debra Negen Brink Memorial Scholarship

The Brink family established this scholarship in remembrance of their wife and mother, Debra Negen Brink. Deb was a student at Calvin College from 1976 to 1977. Soon after Deb left Calvin, she was diagnosed with leukemia at age 19. She was given a 2% chance of living for 5 years. Due to the amount of chemotherapy and radiation she was given, her life was prolonged, but the quality of her health was diminished. Deb and her husband Randy were blessed to have resources to properly care for Deb’s declining health, and to send their children through Calvin. The Brink family hopes this scholarship can help provide some relief from financial burden to students with chronic health issues and challenges, or to a student with an immediate family member with such health conditions.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year
  • student with a significant health issue, long-term physical challenge or a medical disability
  • demonstrate satisfactory academic progress
  • 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.

Brink Family