In partnership with Benjamin and Maricel Anum-Higher, Imago Dei Cleaning LLC has established the Al Bandstra Christian Education Scholarship in honor of Mr. Alvin Bandstra of Pella, Iowa. Mr. Bandsra has been a teacher and professor of Christian Education for over 50 years. He also serves as a pastor/teacher of two churches in Iowa. Mr. Al Bandstra has a unique teaching style that often leaves a positive and lasting impression on his students. He is the author of Encountering God in Science.



We are pleased to announce that LUKE FYNAARDT and JOSEPHINE JOY HOL have been selected to receive the 2021 Al Bandstra Education Scholarship.



2021 Al Bandstra Christian Education Scholarship is now closed

Mr. Alvin Bandstra is passionate about Christian Education and for more than fifty years he taught in Christian Schools in Pella, Iowa, and in South Korea. He also taught several international students in a South Korean Seminary. This scholarship has been established to support and continue Mr. Al Bandstra's rich legacy of promoting Christian Education in the world. Through this scholarship, Imago Dei Cleaning hopes to help students pursue their educational goals in Christian Educational Institutions worldwide and lighten their financial burden.

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to international and U.S. students who plan to enroll in a Christian school/college or are already enrolled in a Christian school/college. The student must enroll full time in a Christian school/college within 12 months of notification that he/she has won the drawing. We are looking for students or parents to write a 500 word statement on Christian Education - what is Christian Education and why is it important? One to three students will be selected for this award. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2021.

Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify for the 2021 Al Bandstra Christian Education Scholarship, an applicant must currently be enrolled or plan to enroll in a Christian school or enrolled in a course of study at any Christian College/University. 


To apply for this scholarship, interested candidates or parents should provide the following:

A 500-word statement enumerating the importance of Christian Education. The statement must also define Christian Education.
An up-to-date transcript or school records from the applicant’s current institution of study. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. (NOTE: first-year students are permitted to submit unofficial transcripts from their most recent institution attended along with unofficial documentation from their current school.)


The deadline to apply for this scholarship is July 31, 2021.

Please send your completed materials in one email to with the subject line: “[Applicant’s First and Last Name] – 2021 Al Bandstra Christian Education Scholarship” by July 31, 2021 deadline to be considered.

The recipient(s) of the Al Bandstra Christian Education Scholarship 2021 will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Al Bandstra Christian Education Scholarship. 


Benjamin Anum-Higher


Al Bandstra Christian Education Scholarship

535 Peoria Cross Street

Pella IA 50219

Phone: 641.858.6985