Doris Tuinstra Cross Cultural Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Doris Tuinstra, a businesswoman from Grand Rapids, MI, who has lived under the mandate to seek first the Kingdom of God in her business, personal and church affairs. Doris has served in various capacities in her local church and in the area classis. She established this scholarship to encourage qualified people to train for the task of building the church of Jesus Christ, especially in non-North American countries.

Basic criteria:

  • entering sophomore, junior, or senior year
  • cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • global development studies major or minor
  • exhibit strong potential for Kingdom service and leadership in the global arena, including such areas as, but not limited to, education, health, business and environment
  • have a strong sense of calling to use these leadership gifts in a holistic way to benefit the poor in developing countries
  • financial need is considered
  • preference will be given to students from developing countries and to North American ethnic minority students, but majority culture students from North America are also eligible for consideration

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.

Doris Tuinstra Cross Cultural Scholarship
Global Development Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Briefly explain your career goals. How have you already and how do you anticipate using your knowledge and skills in the interest of the global development field? Feel free to comment on a desire for specialization in a particular area (e.g. health, business, education, the environment).
  2. Discuss the prospects of your working in the Global North or Global South upon graduation. What kind of organization do you hope to work for?