James Lamse Memorial German Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a participant in Dr. Lamse’s first study abroad and a former office employee to honor Dr. Lamse and to assist students with funding costs of the German study abroad. Dr. James Lamse was both profoundly passionate about teaching German and deeply caring for his students and their learning. Empowering students was always at the forefront for Dr. Lamse, and part of that empowerment was challenging students to live and work in another culture. To that end he led the first German study abroad. For over 40 years that study abroad program has been repeated. Grateful graduates and current students consider it one of the most significant education experiences they had while at Calvin.

Basic criteria:

  • entering sophomore, junior, or senior year
  • normally, have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • currently enrolled in a German course or previously completed a course offered by the German department
  • financial need is considered
  • first preference will be given to a student who has not previously studied abroad
  • if the above criteria are met, personal and intellectual maturity, seriousness of purpose as demonstrated in academic work, interest in things German, and participation in extracurricular activities of the German department may also be considered

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is not renewable.

Hanh Vu and Gail and Craig Van Der Veer
German, May Term/Summer Intensives, Off-campus
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your participation in the German learning community at Calvin University and how your participation on the German off-campus program will enhance your broader personal, educational and professional objectives.
  2. I regularly participate in the following German events (check all that apply):