Donna T. and Louis H. Hekman Scholarship

Donna and Louis Hekman graduated from Calvin College in 1940. Louis went on to get an advanced degree from Harvard School of Business. Donna was a teacher and principal in the Holland Christian School system in Holland, MI. Both were lifelong enthusiastic supporters and fans of Calvin College. Donna and her Calvin classmates were dear friends that enjoyed laughter and fun times together for over 68 years! This scholarship was established to honor their joy in life and learning.

Basic criteria:

  • entering sophomore, junior, or senior year
  • pursuing a major in elementary education
  • exemplify a passion for teaching, think creatively, focus on the ability of each child to succeed, and demonstrate joy for life and learning (e.g. a love for books, a marvel of the world, excitement of knowledge)
  • open to different educational settings
  • financial need is considered

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is automatically renewable if the recipient is making satisfactory academic progress. Renewal is subject to funding availability.

Donna T. and Louis H. Hekman Family