Dr. Donald H. Bouma Scholarship in Sociology and Social Work

Dr. Donald H. Bouma was Calvin’s first professor of sociology. Dr. Bouma taught at Calvin from 1946-1960. During his tenure, both at Calvin and elsewhere, he did groundbreaking work in civil rights, community organization, and developing Christian perspectives on social problems. This scholarship was established in his memory.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • pursuing a major in sociology or social work
  • financial need is considered

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is not renewable.

Donald Bouma Family
Sociology and Social Work
Supplemental Questions
  1. Give evidence of a commitment to the field of social justice, demonstrated by personal aptitudes, testimony, and actions (volunteer and/or work experience)
  2. Highlight the development of your interest in social justice and indicate the factors that most influenced your decision to focus on social justice.
  3. What do you see as one of the most critical issues of social justice today? How does your Christian commitment to serve relate to this issue?
  4. What do you see as your greatest strengths? How will these help you in your pursuit of social justice?
  5. What do you hope to be doing in the field of social justice ten years from now?