Calvin and Pauline Verbrugge Family Scholarship

Pauline Verbrugge established this scholarship to honor the memory of her late husband, Dr. Calvin J. Verbrugge (’59), and their daughters, Helen (’87) and Susan (’88). After graduating from Calvin College, Dr. Verbrugge received his PhD in chemistry at Purdue University, after which he worked as a research chemist in the polymer division of S.C. Johnson & Sons for 35 years. The scholarship recognizes Dr. Verbrugge’s passion for science and the critical role his Calvin professors played in inspiring his love of research. During his career, 17 U.S. patents were awarded to Dr. Verbrugge. This scholarship will support chemistry and biochemistry majors who have an interest in pursuing a career in research.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • chemistry or biochemistry major
  • financial need is considered
  • first preference will be given to students pursuing a career in research

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.

Chemistry and Biochemistry