New: 1st NAVVF Scholarship Winner Announced!
you know a promising Van Valkenburg in the high school Class of 2006 (or
earlier) who needs money for higher education?
NAVVF proudly announces that the first Lambert and Annetje Van Valkenburg
Memorial Scholarship for $1,000 will be awarded for study in the 2006-07
academic year. This award is made possible by the generosity of our VV ANGELS – Patricia Mersereau,
and Jack and Carol Van Eaton -- who have provided the initial
seed money for the scholarship fund. Our aim is to encourage continuing
donations from our membership so that future scholarships can be awarded on an
will be asked to submit a 500-word essay, article or business proposal that
contributes to the heritage of the Van Valkenburg Family in America. The
scholarship selection committee, comprised of a minimum of four NAVVF members,
will select the winning entry.
The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a deserving
student in the Van Valkenburg family, to increase awareness of the NAVVF and
promote membership, to encourage research on the history of the Van Valkenburg
Family in America, and to insure a meaningful presence for our Association
among future generations.
Eligible applicants will be descendants, whether by birth or legal adoption, of Lambert and Annetje Van Valkenburg, who came to New Amsterdam from the Netherlands in
1643, and their spouses; and descendants of others of the surname Van
Valkenburg, and their spouses. Variations in the spelling of Van Valkenburg
shall not make anyone ineligible.
FOLLOW THIS LINK for a printable APPLICATION FORM. which can be opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader. An HTML version is available HERE.
Contributions to the Scholarship Fund will be enthusiastically and joyfully accepted! No amount is too small or too large, whether $5 or $5,000. Help make this exciting new project a big success. Please mail donations to Mary van Valkenburg, NAVVF Scholarship Committee, PO Box 20109, New York, NY 10014 or Donate via