Vander Steen Graduate Education Scholarship

Dirk and Jean Vander Steen served in the Nigerian mission field for many years. The Vander Steens continued to have a vital interest in Nigeria, serving in volunteer positions and promoting the development of the University of Mkar, the first Christian university in the Tiv area where they formerly served. Dirk and Jean Vander Steen recognize that excellent Christian schools depend on a deep understanding of reformed Christian education and the effective training of its leaders and educators through higher education. This scholarship seeks to make possible for more teachers to pursue graduate study in Calvin’s masters program.

Basic criteria:

  • entering or enrolled in the master of education program
  • meet the requirements for admission to the master of education program
  • financial need is considered
  • first preference will be given to international students with special consideration for students from Canada or Nigeria

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.

Dirk and Jean Vander Steen
Graduate Studies in Education