Johan and Wilma Westra Scholarship

Dr. Johan G. Westra was the first full-time political science professor at Calvin and taught for many years. He also served as the pre-law advisor for more than 20 years. Wilma Westra has served Calvin as bookstore manager, executive secretary of the Alumni Association, Coordinator of Adult and Continuing Education, and as a volunteer Knollcrest Festival Chair.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • majoring in political science or international relations or pursuing a pre-law program
  • financial need is considered
  • preference will be given to students who are active in volunteer work on campus or in the community and to those with a career goal in public service

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is automatically renewable with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher and if the recipient remains active in volunteer service. Renewal is subject to funding availability.

Johan and Wilma Westra
Political Science, Pre-Law