John K. and Betty Boerema Family Nursing Scholarship

First Lieutenant Boerema returned from overseas during the Korean War and enrolled as a graduate student at Calvin for teacher education. Betty is a graduate of Blodgett Memorial School in Nursing. The Boerema family has a very special interest in gerontology and both of John’s parents were patients at the Holland Home. It is their desire to have others join their daughter, Glenes Hamersma and daughter-in-law, Teri Boerema, as Christian nurses in the field of gerontology.

Basic criteria:

  • entering junior year
  • cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • majoring in nursing
  • first preference is given to students working part-time at the Holland Home (either in nursing or Hospice care)
  • second preference is given to students who indicate a nursing career in gerontology
  • third preference is given to adoptees
  • financial need is considered

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is automatically renewable if the scholarship criteria continues to be met. Renewal is subject to funding availability.

John K. and Betty Boerema