Jack Calhoun Memorial Scholarship

Palm Beach Atlantic University is proud to announce the Jack Calhoun Memorial Scholarship to recognize students from Mexico/Latin America for their outstanding display of academic achievement and community service.


Jack Calhoun taught political science at PBA  beginning in 1983.  In addition to his teaching in the history and political science department, he taught in the Supper Honors Program and led students on a variety of mission/travel study trips.  Jack loved to travel and had studied and taught in places all over the world including Mexico, Nicaragua, Cuba, Russia, Canada, and Great Britain.  He was also a loyal fan of Sailfish Athletics, frequently attending games alongside his son, Johnny, and for a time, he was the “the voice of Sailfish Athletics.”  Jack devoted a lifetime of service to higher education, and his PBA legacy is the many generations of students who are serving all over the world.     

“Dr. Calhoun was one of my favorite professors. He made me think, and bantering with him in class was a critical part of my education.” Alumnus Matt Clark ’03.

Professor Tom St. Antoine recalled Dr. Calhoun’s years at PBA as both a professor and colleague. “He was a great scholar, traveler, and colleague, but he was at his best when he was in the classroom with his students.  His passionate but good natured political debates were the stuff of PBA legend.  When I was a young faculty member at PBA it meant so much to me to have the friendship of one of my former professors who welcomed me in and modeled daily the pursuit of a call to Christian higher education.”

Friends, family and alumni can make a gift or pledge to the Jack Calhoun Memorial Scholarship Fund below.