GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) Calvin College professor James Bratt couldn't have been happier when he learned his son, Eric, had earned a prestigious Fulbright scholarship.

Then the elder Bratt picked up one of his own. And it's the second for James Bratt, an American history professor at the private college in Michigan.

He plans to use his latest scholarship to finish a book on Dutch theologian, politician and scholar Abraham Kuyper (KAI-per).

The Grand Rapids Press reported Monday that his son, 23-year-old Eric Bratt, will study languages in China on his Fulbright.

James Bratt also received a Fulbright in 1985.

The Fulbright scholarships announced earlier this month are sponsored by the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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