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Alumni Scholarships

Rosalyn Ghysels Nursing Scholarship

About the Donor:

Rosalyn Ghysels received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Columbia University. Rosie's career in nursing education began at the Blodgett School of Nursing in the early 1950's. In 1960, she joined the faculty at Grand Rapids Junior College (now GRCC) as Director of the Practical Nursing program. Over the next 30 years, she continued to educate nurses for the West Michigan community including initiating and developing GRCC's Associate Degree Nursing Program. During that time, she also volunteered through Project Hope to coordinate the development of schools of nursing in the underserved areas of Laredo and El Paso, TX. In retirement, Rosie was an active volunteer with the American Red Cross, helping with many Red Cross programs in the West Michigan area and also responding to crises in Texas and the Caribbean area.  Rosie developed a desire to support Rehoboth graduates after multiple visits to the area.  She saw a need in the community for more nurses and a difficulty in getting financial aid to enable a student to commit to a career in the health sciences and also stay in their community to practice.

About the Scholarship:

These scholarships are available to Rehoboth Christian School Alumni currently enrolled in a Nursing or other Allied Health Program.  Scholarships of up to $2,500 per school year will be awarded by the scholarship committee based on financial need, academic achievement, motivation, and character.  Preference will be given to students demonstrating their commitment to return to help the underserved in their community.

Deadline: There is no deadline for this scholarship application.  Please submit application along with Letters of Recommendation from your Pastor and a Professor at your school for immediate consideration.

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Fern Wiersum Memorial Nursing Scholarship

About the Scholarship:
  • Rehoboth alumni who have been accepted in a nursing program at a private or public college or university.
  • Strong Christian character by underlying faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord of their life.
  • Open to any alumni regardless of race or ethnic origin.
  • One $1,000.00 scholarship available per year-renewable for an additional year through reapplication.
About the Donor:

Fern Wiersum was a registered nurse for over forty years until she was diagnosed with cancer in
2016. Her dedication to serving others was her reason for entering the nursing profession.
She also served others as a volunteer at Jenison Christian School, Rehoboth Christian
School, and Baldwin Street CRC in Jenison, Michigan.

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Scholarship application and letters of recommendation can be emailed to, or mailed to:
Rehoboth Christian School
Attn: Ken Zylstra
PO Box 41
Rehoboth, NM 87322

Any questions about the scholarship can be directed to Ken Zylstra, Director of Advancement:, or 505-726-9683.