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, the list is ONLY some additional recommended scholarships that you can apply for if you meet some additional criteria. These scholarships 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
$5,000 Arthur and Kathryn Mervenne Education Scholarship
Mrs. Laurie Hekman established this scholarship in honor of her parents, Arthur and Kathryn Mervenne. Mrs. Hekman wishes to specifically support...
Mrs. Laurie Hekman established this scholarship in honor of her parents,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$1,700 Arthur J. and Laura Jean Gritter Family Scholarship
The Gritter Family’s feelings about persons with special needs come from living with members of their own family, now passed, who lived with Down...
The Gritter Family’s feelings about persons with special needs come from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,700
Ended
$2,500 Arvin and Corrie Vos French Scholarship
Arvin and Corrie Vos established this scholarship to encourage students to learn more about French and francophone language and cultures through an...
Arvin and Corrie Vos established this scholarship to encourage students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,500 Audrey Greenfield Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is established to honor Audrey Greenfield, best friend, wife and mother of Alton and their children. Audrey was a person who...
This scholarship is established to honor Audrey Greenfield, best friend,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$4,150 Bakker Family Missions Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of foreign missionaries for students whose parents are serving in foreign missions and who have had some...
This scholarship was established in honor of foreign missionaries for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,150
Ended
$2,000 Balog Family Social Work Scholarship
Dr. Kevin and Cheryl Balog, along with their daughter Stephanie, established this scholarship to support students who share Stephanie’s passion for...
Dr. Kevin and Cheryl Balog, along with their daughter Stephanie,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$2,150 Barbara Gezon Baker Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Sociology and Social Work
Calvin played an important role in Barbara Gezon Baker’s life. Barbara’s family was her focus, and the goal of her studies was to help others...
Calvin played an important role in Barbara Gezon Baker’s life. ...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,150
Ended
$2,500 Bea and Terry Pheifer Music Scholarship
Mrs. Bea and Dr. Terry Pheifer established this scholarship for a music major or minor out of their great respect and joy of music over the years...
Mrs. Bea and Dr. Terry Pheifer established this scholarship for a music...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$4,600 Bellevue Christian Reformed Church Scholarship
Supporters of Calvin University from Bellevue Christian Reformed Church in Bellevue, WA, established this scholarship to encourage students from...
Supporters of Calvin University from Bellevue Christian Reformed Church...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,600
Ended
$8,000 Benjamin H. Van Andel Scholarship
Ben Van Andel established this scholarship both as a gift and as a challenge to its recipients. As a career-long teacher, he treasured the...
Ben Van Andel established this scholarship both as a gift and as a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $8,000
Ended
$6,750 Benjamin Ryan Bufford Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by family and friends of Benjamin Bufford to honor his tremendous legacy of faith, community service and...
This scholarship was established by family and friends of Benjamin...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $6,750
Ended
$2,800 Bere' Memorial Scholarship
Mrs. Jeanne L. Bere’-Newgar of Palos Park, IL, established this scholarship in memory of her late husband, Paul Bere’, who was a lawyer. Basic...
Mrs. Jeanne L. Bere’-Newgar of Palos Park, IL, established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,800
Ended
$5,300 Berg Engineering Scholarship
Sigval Berg and his wife Martha have traveled around the world following their calling. From Annapolis to a career in submarines to a pastorate to...
Sigval Berg and his wife Martha have traveled around the world following...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,300
Ended
$5,400 Berg Leadership Scholarship
Sigval and Martha Berg are pleased with the education that their daughters received while students at Calvin College and would like to make this...
Sigval and Martha Berg are pleased with the education that their...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,400
Ended
$2,000 Berkowitz Scholarship
The late Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Berkowitz, founders and owners of Rogers Department Stores in Wyoming, MI, established this scholarship in gratitude...
The late Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Berkowitz, founders and owners of Rogers...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$1,750 Bernard and Carol De Mots Woltjer Family Scholarship
Mr. Bernard and Mrs. Carol Woltjer established this scholarship because of their desire to share with others the wonderful blessings of a...
Mr. Bernard and Mrs. Carol Woltjer established this scholarship because...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,750
Ended
$7,400 Bernard and Harriet te Velde Family Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Harriet’s sister, Thelma Schoneveld, who was born with severe disabilities. She was cared for by...
This scholarship was established in honor of Harriet’s sister, Thelma...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $7,400
Ended
$7,400 Bernard and Harriet te Velde Family Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Harriet’s sister, Thelma Schoneveld, who was born with severe disabilities. She was cared for by...
This scholarship was established in honor of Harriet’s sister, Thelma...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $7,400
Ended
$2,850 Bernard and Jane Pekelder Special Education Scholarship
Jane and Bernard Pekelder have had a lengthy and loyal relationship with Calvin. Jane graduated from Calvin in the field of education and Bernard...
Jane and Bernard Pekelder have had a lengthy and loyal relationship with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,850
Ended
$2,500 Bernard and Judy Winkle Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Bernard and Judy Winkle, both of whom are Calvin graduates, along with their two sons and daughters-in-law....
This scholarship was established by Bernard and Judy Winkle, both of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$3,100 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,100
Ended
$3,100 Bernard Klamer Memorial Chemistry Scholarship
This scholarship honors Bernard Klamer’s faithful Christian witness, his dedication to the art and science of chemistry research, and his deep...
This scholarship honors Bernard Klamer’s faithful Christian witness, his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,100
Ended
$3,500 Bernard Vellenga, Jr. Scholarship
Mr. Bernard Vellenga, Jr. entered the family business after his junior year of college. Eventually, he became president of the company and a...
Mr. Bernard Vellenga, Jr. entered the family business after his junior...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500
Ended
$2,500 Betsy and Randy Cross Nursing Scholarship
Betsy and Randy Cross both graduated from local Christian colleges and are committed to the Christian education they provide students. Betsy...
Betsy and Randy Cross both graduated from local Christian colleges and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,000 Bette and John Bosma Teacher Education Scholarship
During the sixteen years that Bette Bosma taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Calvin in the teaching of reading, she sought to instill the...
During the sixteen years that Bette Bosma taught undergraduate and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$1,500 Betty Vredevoogd Memorial Scholarship
Betty Vredevoogd graduated from Calvin in 1941 with a degree in education, followed by a masters degree in special education from the University of...
Betty Vredevoogd graduated from Calvin in 1941 with a degree in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$2,500 Beukelman/Ver Hage Family Scholarship
Laurel (Ver Hage) and Kenneth Beukelman have served as a host family for both missionary children attending secondary Christian schools and for...
Laurel (Ver Hage) and Kenneth Beukelman have served as a host family for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$1,400 Beulah B. Goodenough Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. John and Mrs. Mary Gideon in memory of Mary’s mother, Mrs. Beulah Goodenough, who was a first grade teacher...
This scholarship was established by Mr. John and Mrs. Mary Gideon in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,400
Ended
$5,000 Bill and Linda Tos Jr. Family Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
Bill and Linda Tos and their children established this scholarship since they believe that Christian education provides a unique spiritual...
Bill and Linda Tos and their children established this scholarship since...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$4,500 Blake, Elise and Macy Morren Memorial Scholarship
In May of 1996, Bill and Sue Morren were blessed with twins, a boy and a girl, Blake David and Elise Katherine. At the age of seven months they...
In May of 1996, Bill and Sue Morren were blessed with twins, a boy and a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,500
Ended
$4,100 Blodgett Memorial Hospital Class of 1962 Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established on behalf of the Blodgett Memorial Hospital Class of 1962. The 44 graduates of the Blodgett Memorial Hospital...
This scholarship was established on behalf of the Blodgett Memorial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,100
Ended
$2,500 Bob and Carol Buist Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Bob and Carol Buist in appreciation for the Christian education they and their family received. Bob and Carol,...
This scholarship was established by Bob and Carol Buist in appreciation...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,700 Bob and Lois Vermeer Engineering Scholarship
Bob and Lois Vermeer established this scholarship to honor Calvin’s rich liberal arts heritage and to continue its legacy of helping deserving...
Bob and Lois Vermeer established this scholarship to honor Calvin’s rich...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,700
Ended
$2,700 Bob and Lois Vermeer Music Education Scholarship
Bob and Lois Vermeer are strong supporters of Christian education. Lois and both of their daughters, as well as many members of their family,...
Bob and Lois Vermeer are strong supporters of Christian education. Lois...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,700
Ended
$5,000 Bode/Stouwie Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Randy and Jan Bode in honor of their parents, Rube and Gina Bode and Ed and Jennie Stouwie. Basic...
This scholarship was established by Randy and Jan Bode in honor of their...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$2,700 Bolt Family History 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: Ended
  • Award: $2,700
Ended
$2,700 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: Ended
  • Award: $2,700
Ended
$2,700 Bolt Family Psychology 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: Ended
  • Award: $2,700
Ended
$2,050 Borgman Family Nursing Scholarship in Memory of Kate Borgman
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Borgman of Grand Rapids, MI, established this scholarship in memory of their mother, Mrs. Kate Borgman, who dedicated her life to...
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Borgman of Grand Rapids, MI, established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,050
Ended
$2,500 Boumgarden Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Boumgarden Family in gratitude to the Calvin community for the education received by each of their...
This scholarship was established by the Boumgarden Family in gratitude...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$1,200 Bouwsma Memorial Scholarship
Through the generosity of the late Mrs. Gertrude Bouwsma-Bos and in memory of her husband, the late Professor O.K. Bouwsma, scholarships are...
Through the generosity of the late Mrs. Gertrude Bouwsma-Bos and in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200
Ended
$2,500 Bretton and Kimberly Bolt Family Scholarship
Bretton and Kimberly Bolt established this scholarship out of their desire to allow others to benefit from an education at Calvin University....
Bretton and Kimberly Bolt established this scholarship out of their...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$3,400 Brian E. Dyk Memorial Scholarship
Brian Dyk taught at West Side Christian Middle School in Grand Rapids, MI. Even though the number of years that he taught were few, he touched many...
Brian Dyk taught at West Side Christian Middle School in Grand Rapids,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,400
Ended
$7,000 Brian L. De Wall Memorial Scholarship
Mr. Gordon and Mrs. Joan De Wall of Fruitport, MI, established this scholarship in memory of their son, Brian, who was tragically killed in an...
Mr. Gordon and Mrs. Joan De Wall of Fruitport, MI, established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $7,000
Ended
$3,800 Brigadier General Robert W. Poel Military Scholarship
A retired military officer and his family established this scholarship to benefit retired and active service members and their families. Basic...
A retired military officer and his family established this scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,800
Ended
$2,500 Bruce and Debra Los Business Scholarship
Bruce and Debra Los have a keen interest in the field of business. Bruce’s professional career centered on providing human resource leadership for...
Bruce and Debra Los have a keen interest in the field of business. ...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$3,900 Bruce and Esther (VanManen) Drukker Family Scholarship
Steve and Nancye Drukker established this scholarship in honor of Steve’s parents Bruce and Esther (VanManen) Drukker. Bruce, a third generation...
Steve and Nancye Drukker established this scholarship in honor of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,900
Ended
varies Bruce and Jeralyn Ryskamp International Student Scholarship
Bruce and Jeralyn Ryskamp are strong supporters of Calvin University and are dedicated to bringing opportunities for higher Christian education to...
Bruce and Jeralyn Ryskamp are strong supporters of Calvin University and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$3,000 Bruce and Jeralyn Ryskamp Scholarship
Mr. Bruce and Mrs. Jeralyn Ryskamp established this scholarship out of gratitude for the excellent education Calvin provided to them and to their...
Mr. Bruce and Mrs. Jeralyn Ryskamp established this scholarship out of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
Ended