John and Geraldine Fongers Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2005 by John Fongers and his wife Penelope to honor their mother, Geraldine Fongers, for all the love and devotion she has given them and all her family throughout the years. Geraldine Fongers was blessed with the gift of hospitality. John, the eldest son of Geraldine, John fondly remembers Geri encouraging him to work as an orderly at Butterworth hospital while attending Calvin. This is where John discovered the love for medicine. In 2011, John passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. To honor the memory of both Geri and John, Penelope would like to devote these funds to assist male nursing students with the cost of their education. A student with qualities like Geri, someone who is thoughtful and kind with a soft heart is the type of student she would like to assist.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 2.30 or higher
  • in the nursing program
  • first preference is given to a male nursing student
  • have qualities that reflect the heart of Geraldine Fongers
  • financial need is considered

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is not renewable.

John and Penelope Fongers