Larry and Sharlene Nyhoff Scholarship in Computer Science

Larry Nyhoff began teaching mathematics at Calvin College in 1963. As student interest in computing began to grow in the early 1970's, Calvin began introducing computer-programming courses, which gradually led to a computing "track" in the mathematics major. Professor Nyhoff taught many of these courses and helped develop a complete program in computer science and the eventual formation of a separate Computer Science Department. In addition to teaching, he also co-authored computer-programming manuals that were printed at Calvin and used in those early computing courses. In the following years, this led to the commercial publication of more than 30 computer science textbooks, which are used in colleges and universities around the world. These accomplishments allow Professor Nyhoff and his wife Sharlene to establish a scholarship to encourage students who plan to pursue a major or minor in one of the programs in computer science.

2015/16ZiQi Chen
2014/15Christiaan Hazlett
2013/14Jesse Bloomster
2012/13James Lamine


Award Amount: $3,700
Class Level: FR
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Financial need?: Preferred
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