Edwin J. and Elaine F. Van Kley History Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Elaine Van Kley to encourage young scholars to seek relationships and influences among countries and people of the world, to merge faith and learning in the broadest sense. Since both Ed and Elaine had the privilege of realizing this world and faith view at Calvin as students and staff, 46 years in all, they are pleased to offer this scholarship to encourage future students to pursue this integration and embrace world knowledge.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher in history courses
  • majoring in history
  • desire to study (in order of preference): Asian influences in the west; Asia; the wider world, its influences and relationships to the west
  • 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.

Elaine Van Kley
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your proven interest and commitment to the study of one or more of the following (in order of priority): Asian influences in the West; Asia; Influences and relationships between the West and the wider world