Scholarships and Bursaries
The Henry and Jane Feenstra Psychology Bursary
Dr. Henry Feenstra, a psychologist in the province of Ontario for over 30 years, and his wife, Jane, who both recognize the importance of a Christian presence in psychology in the area of instruction and therapy, are pleased to offer this bursary. One bursary, valued at $1,000, may be awarded annually to the student who is entering his or her fourth year as an honours major in Psychology, and who plans to pursue graduate work in order to become a counselor, clinical psychologist, or professor of psychology. Within these parameters, this bursary is need based and is to be awarded to the applicant who is considered the most financially needy. In the case where two applicants are considered equally financially needy, grades in psychology courses will be considered. Interested students must apply to the Financial Aid Office by March 31, and submit with their application a short statement of career goals. Applicants will be ranked by the Department of Psychology and the recipient will be selected by the Academic Standards Committee.
The Sam Miedema Memorial Bursaries
These bursaries are awarded in loving memory of Sam Miedema and in honour of his service to persons with disabilities. Mr. Miedema cherished his son Brian and served his local Community Living Association for many years. Two bursaries, each valued at $1,000, will be awarded annually to a student entering his or her third or fourth year of full-time studies working towards a major in Psychology, Sociology, or Sociology/Social Work, or an honours major in Psychology or Sociology/Social Work. Eligible students must have a financial need, good academic standing (GPA in Psychology, Sociology and/or Social Work courses of at least 7.0), and have a demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, a career in serving persons with developmental disabilities and special needs. Interested students should submit an application, including a one-page statement describing their career plans and the work they have done with persons with developmental disabilities or special needs, to the Financial Aid Office by March 31. Applicants will be ranked by the appropriate faculty in the Social Sciences Division and the recipients will be selected by the Academic Standards Committee.
The Department of Psychology Scholarship
This scholarship, valued up to $1,000, may be awarded annually to a third or fourth-year student enrolled full-time as an honours major in psychology in the experimental focus, but students in the clinical focus will also be considered. The recipient must have a grade-point average of 9.0 or better in psychology courses taken. Interested students must apply to the Financial Aid Office by March 31. Applicants will be ranked by the Department of Psychology and the recipient will be selected by the Academic Standards Committee.
The Van Duyvendyk Scholarship
Each year, a scholarship of up to $1,500 will be awarded to a Psychology major entering the third or fourth year to reward excellence in academic achievement. The recipient must plan to pursue a career in Christian counselling, have the gifts of personality and character required to give good counsel, have achieved a high grade-point average in psychology courses taken, have achieved excellence in written work, and have made significant contributions to class and laboratory work. Interested students must apply to the Financial Aid Office by March 31. Applicants will be ranked by the Department of Psychology, and the recipient will be selected by the Academic Standards Committee.
The Vision Nursing/Rest Home Bursaries
In honour of visionaries John DeGroot Sr. and Wayne Drost, these bursaries are awarded to students who express an interest in pursuing a career as health care professional of some sort, in service to elderly persons. Each year, two bursaries of $1,000 each may be awarded to students who are enrolled full-time over both terms. Students who wish to become a physician, nurse, social worker, gerontologist, or personal support worker, and who aspire to work in the care of the elderly, are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to incoming students who have financial need, but returning students who have financial need who satisfy the above criteria will also be considered. First priority will be given to students who reside in Lambton County, second in Kent County, and thereafter from other parts of Ontario. Interested students should submit by March 31, along with their application, a short one-page essay which describes future career goals and their interest in working with elderly persons. All documents should be submitted to the Financial Aid Director and the Academic Standards Committee will select the two recipients.