Our Opportunities

To apply for Calvin University scholarships, click the yellow “Sign In” button. You must be admitted to Calvin and have a Calvin user ID in order to sign in and complete your application. You may save your application at any time by clicking “Save and Keep Editing”. Once you have completed both the General and the Prospective, First-Year Student Application or the Current Student Application, you are automatically considered for ALL of our scholarships if you meet the criteria. You will not see a list of scholarships that you have been automatically matched to and will be considered for. Rather, you will be presented with some additional recommended scholarships that you can apply for if you meet the criteria. These require additional questions or information. If you have questions regarding the application, please contact scholarships@calvin.edu. Most scholarships are typically awarded in mid to late March of each year for the following academic year.

The list below are ALL scholarship opportunities at Calvin. Please do not use this page to apply for scholarships. Rather, apply for scholarships using the ‘Recommended’ opportunities page once you have completed your General Application. Once signed in, you will also be able to view and apply to some specific external awards, including the Hugh and Eve Meeter Calvinism Award, by selecting “External” under the “Opportunities” tab.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$2,900 Alvin and Hylda Tuuk Business Scholarship
Alvin and Hylda Tuuk’s early years were largely shaped by the Depression and World War II. Alvin and Hylda set tremendous examples to their...
Alvin and Hylda Tuuk’s early years were largely shaped by the Depression...
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  • Award: $2,900
$2,800 Alvin and Kathleen Plantinga Scholarship in Christian Philosophy
Alvin Plantinga, a noted Christian philosopher, taught philosophy at Calvin College for 19 years and at Notre Dame University for 28 years. Alvin...
Alvin Plantinga, a noted Christian philosopher, taught philosophy at...
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  • Award: $2,800
$2,500 Bea and Terry Pheifer Music Scholarship (prospective, first-year students)
Mrs. Bea and Dr. Terry Pheifer established this scholarship for a music major out of their great respect and joy of music over the years with their...
Mrs. Bea and Dr. Terry Pheifer established this scholarship for a music...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
$2,000 Belden Brick & Supply Architectural and Masonry Scholarship
Belden Brick & Supply in Grand Rapids, MI, has a long-standing relationship with Calvin University and believes strongly in Calvin’s mission. This...
Belden Brick & Supply in Grand Rapids, MI, has a long-standing...
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  • Award: $2,000
$3,000 Bernard Klamer Memorial Biology Scholarship
This scholarship honors Bernard Klamer’s lifelong Christian faith, his commitment to the field of biology, and his great appreciation for the...
This scholarship honors Bernard Klamer’s lifelong Christian faith, his...
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  • Award: $3,000
$3,100 Bolt Family Pre-Seminary Scholarship
This scholarship was initially provided in memory of father and son pastors, Rev. Martin Bolt (1902-1978) and Rev. Calvin Bolt (1933-1997). ...
This scholarship was initially provided in memory of father and son...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,100
$5,000 Buikema Family Scholarship
Darryl Buikema and Tim Buikema established this scholarship as a way to give back to the college that provided them with the education, guidance,...
Darryl Buikema and Tim Buikema established this scholarship as a way to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000
$1,400 CAS Department Mentoring Scholarship
The Communication Arts and Sciences Department at Calvin established this scholarship in an effort to recruit excellent first year students...
The Communication Arts and Sciences Department at Calvin established...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,400
$2,500 Cincinnati Area Scholarship
This scholarship was established by a group of Calvin alumni and friends from Cincinnati, OH, who wish to encourage students from their community...
This scholarship was established by a group of Calvin alumni and friends...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
$1,700 Connie Bratt Social Work Scholarship
Connie Bratt, one of the first students from Calvin to pursue a professional career in social work, established this scholarship in hopes of...
Connie Bratt, one of the first students from Calvin to pursue a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,700
$3,700 Cornelius A. and Lettie G. Plantinga Scholarship
Family, friends, and former students and parents of Dr. and Mrs. Plantinga have established this scholarship. Dr. Plantinga taught psychology at...
Family, friends, and former students and parents of Dr. and Mrs....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,700
$1,620 David Post Family Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Post family in recognition of Margaret Post and her career as a nurse. Basic criteria: entering junior or...
This scholarship was established by the Post family in recognition of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,620
$3,000 Dorothy and Harry Weller Family Scholarship
Dorothy and Harry Weller established a business and raised their children in Grandville, MI. Dorothy has been especially active in promoting...
Dorothy and Harry Weller established a business and raised their...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000
$2,700 Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Meeuwsen Medical Scholarship
Dr. Bernard and Mrs. Louise Meeuwsen of Grand Rapids, MI, established this scholarship out of gratitude for what God has done for their family and...
Dr. Bernard and Mrs. Louise Meeuwsen of Grand Rapids, MI, established...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,700
$2,800 Dr. John H. and Gladys A. Bratt Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the children of Dr. John H. and Mrs. Gladys A. Bratt in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Bratt and to recognize Dr....
This scholarship was established by the children of Dr. John H. and Mrs....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,800
varies Dutch International Society Scholarship
Based in Grand Rapids, MI, the Dutch International Society (DIS) is an international society. It shares many elements of its background, religious...
Based in Grand Rapids, MI, the Dutch International Society (DIS) is an...
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  • Award: varies
$2,700 Eastern Christian School Scholarship
David and Barbara Dykhouse are deeply committed to Christian education. They have remained active in the Christian school movement serving in a...
David and Barbara Dykhouse are deeply committed to Christian education. ...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,700
$2,500 Edward and Cynthia Berghuis Family Scholarship
Ed and Cyndi Berghuis (Littleton, CO) are strong supporters of Calvin and felt a desire to give back to Calvin through a scholarship aimed at...
Ed and Cyndi Berghuis (Littleton, CO) are strong supporters of Calvin...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
$2,300 Edward W. Berends Memorial Economics Scholarship
Edward W. Berends saw his role in business and within the wider community as one of service to God and neighbors. Ed was an extraordinarily gifted...
Edward W. Berends saw his role in business and within the wider...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,300
$2,500 Eric and Wendy Van Vugt Urban Education Scholarship
The family of Eric and Wendy Van Vugt establish this scholarship in honor of their parent’s faithful dedication to Christian education and their...
The family of Eric and Wendy Van Vugt establish this scholarship in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
$5,000 F.F. Carl Heule, Sr. Scholarship
Paul and Rose Heule would like to honor their father, F.F. Carl Heule, Sr. with the naming of a scholarship that will go to an incoming first-year...
Paul and Rose Heule would like to honor their father, F.F. Carl Heule,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000
$1,500 Frank and Esther DeVos Family Scholarship
Mr. Frank and Mrs. Esther DeVos established this scholarship as an expression of their support for Calvin. It is their desire to see Calvin uphold...
Mr. Frank and Mrs. Esther DeVos established this scholarship as an...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
$1,100 Fred and Carol Van Den Bosch Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Van Den Bosch of Holland, MI, established this scholarship to provide and assist experienced Christian teachers return to full or...
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Van Den Bosch of Holland, MI, established this...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,100
$6,600 Gerald and Adriana Zylstra Piano Scholarship (prospective, first-year students)
The Music Department received contributions from the estate of Gerald S. and Adriana M. Zylstra for the establishment of a piano award. Mrs....
The Music Department received contributions from the estate of Gerald S....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $6,600
$2,800 Gerald DeVries, Eastside Christian School Scholarship
This scholarship was established to improve the opportunity for Eastside Christian School graduates to receive an education at Calvin...
This scholarship was established to improve the opportunity for Eastside...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,800
$3,200 Gordon J. VanderBrug Scholarship
As a 25 year old Calvin instructor, Gordon J. VanderBrug believed that computers were vital to a college education and as a result, taught the...
As a 25 year old Calvin instructor, Gordon J. VanderBrug believed that...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,200
$2,500 Herbert and Doris Vander Mey Scholarship
Mr. Herbert and Mrs. Doris Vander Mey are long-time residents of Grand Rapids, MI. Herbert served in management and executive capacities with the...
Mr. Herbert and Mrs. Doris Vander Mey are long-time residents of Grand...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
$4,100 Honorable John Feikens Memorial Pre-Law Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of U.S. District Court Judge John Feikens and his long and distinguished career as an exemplary Christian...
This scholarship was established in honor of U.S. District Court Judge...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $4,100
$4,200 Jack and Eleanor Elenbaas Family Scholarship
Mr. Jack and Mrs. Eleanor Elenbaas established this scholarship to support students at Calvin in programs such as accounting or pre-seminary. Basic...
Mr. Jack and Mrs. Eleanor Elenbaas established this scholarship to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $4,200
$1,500 James Lamse Memorial German Interim Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship was established by a participant in Dr. Lamse’s first interim and a former office employee to honor Dr. Lamse and to assist...
This scholarship was established by a participant in Dr. Lamse’s first...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
$1,800 John and Marjorie Cooper Family Scholarship
During their life together, John and Marjorie Cooper cultivated joyful trust and courageous hope in God, and thus gave eloquent witness to Jesus...
During their life together, John and Marjorie Cooper cultivated joyful...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,800
$1,800 John D. and Beth E. Bouws Family Engineering Scholarship
Dr. John and Mrs. Beth Bouws wish to honor their children who, like their father, attended Calvin. This scholarship was established in gratitude...
Dr. John and Mrs. Beth Bouws wish to honor their children who, like...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,800
$2,200 John S. Vander Heide III Memorial Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Vander Heide, Jr. established this scholarship in loving memory of their son, John III, who passed away in 1989 at the age of...
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Vander Heide, Jr. established this scholarship in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,200
$2,700 K-Line Industries Engineering Scholarship
K-Line Industries, headquartered in Holland, Michigan, is an industry leader in the design, manufacture, and worldwide distribution of specialized...
K-Line Industries, headquartered in Holland, Michigan, is an industry...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,700
$1,100 Kenneth E. and Jean Baker Mathematics and Music Scholarship
In honor of one of their children who is a mathematician and a musician, Dr. Kenneth and Mrs. Jean Baker established this scholarship to encourage...
In honor of one of their children who is a mathematician and a musician,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,100
$2,500; $3,500 Kenneth J. Konyndyk, Jr. Scholarship
Kenneth J. Konyndyk, Jr. taught in the Calvin Philosophy Department for 27 years, until his life’s work was cut short in 1994 by cancer. To honor...
Kenneth J. Konyndyk, Jr. taught in the Calvin Philosophy Department for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500; $3,500
$4,800 Kenneth L. Ryskamp Scholarship
After spending more than thirty years in private practice, Calvin alumnus Kenneth L. Ryskamp was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on...
After spending more than thirty years in private practice, Calvin...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $4,800
$2,700 Loren and Dian Rupke Music Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Loren Rupke in memory of his wife Dian to provide an education for students adhering to Christian principles...
This scholarship was established by Loren Rupke in memory of his wife...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,700
$2,200 Marge Houskamp Organ Scholarship (prospective, first-year students)
Mrs. Margaret A. (Marge) Houskamp was a long-time employee and an ardent supporter of Calvin. Her husband, Robert W. Houskamp, established this...
Mrs. Margaret A. (Marge) Houskamp was a long-time employee and an ardent...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,200
$1,200 Matt Beck Percussion Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Matt Beck, a faculty member of the Music Department, who wants to reward excellence in percussion performance...
This scholarship was established by Matt Beck, a faculty member of the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,200
$2,000 Otto J. and Adeline DeBruyn Family Kinesiology Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. Otto DeBruyn in recognition of his family’s long affiliation with Calvin. Mr. DeBruyn’s desire is to assist...
This scholarship was established by Mr. Otto DeBruyn in recognition of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
$10,000 Scholarship for Women in Business
Barbara and Melvin VanderBrug of Detroit, MI, established this scholarship to encourage women students, particularly those with entrepreneurial...
Barbara and Melvin VanderBrug of Detroit, MI, established this...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $10,000
$900 Spalink Memorial Missions Scholarship
To encourage superior students to enter missions, the Spalink family established this scholarship in memory of John Spalink, Jr., who was killed in...
To encourage superior students to enter missions, the Spalink family...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $900
$6,800 Tandean Rustandy Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. Tandean Rustandy. It is his wish to help children of missionaries get an excellent Christian education at...
This scholarship was established by Mr. Tandean Rustandy. It is his...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $6,800
$2,500 Why A Christian College? Scholarship
The Howard Van Mersbergen Family has a deep appreciation for the impact Christian education has had in their lives. In establishing this...
The Howard Van Mersbergen Family has a deep appreciation for the impact...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
$2,300 William and Winifred Haeck Medical Scholarship
Dr. William and Mrs. Winifred Haeck are both graduates of Calvin. When Dr. Haeck was a senior at Calvin, faculty members were instrumental in...
Dr. William and Mrs. Winifred Haeck are both graduates of Calvin. When...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,300
$2,000 14th St. Christian Reformed Church Scholarship
This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor who wishes to give young women and men who are professing members of 14th Street Christian...
This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor who wishes to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
$3,000 A. Dale and Mary Buist Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mary Buist because of her deep interest in and commitment to Christian education. She and her husband, Dale,...
This scholarship was established by Mary Buist because of her deep...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000
$2,500 A. Donald Vroon Scholarship for Physical Education
The family of A. Donald Vroon established this scholarship to honor the life, work and convictions of Professor Don Vroon who died in 2003 after...
The family of A. Donald Vroon established this scholarship to honor the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
$2,400 A.M.D.G. Scholarship
A.M.D.G. Architects, Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI, established this scholarship in an attempt to assist promising students in the field of...
A.M.D.G. Architects, Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI, established this...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,400