Our Opportunities

To apply for Calvin College 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 current student application, you are automatically considered for ALL of our student 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

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
$1,500 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...
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  • Award: $1,500
$2,600 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...
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  • Award: $2,600
$2,600 Berg Leadership Scholarship
The Bergs would like to make a scholarship available to a student who exhibits the same criteria that they have found at Calvin. Basic...
The Bergs would like to make a scholarship available to a student who...
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  • Award: $2,600
$2,300 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...
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  • Award: $2,300
$1,600 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...
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  • Award: $1,600
$6,900 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:
  • Award: $6,900
$6,900 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...
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  • Award: $6,900
$2,700 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...
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  • Award: $2,700
$2,900 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: $2,900
$2,900 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...
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  • Award: $2,900
$2,600 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:
  • Award: $2,600
$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...
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  • Award: $2,500
$1,900 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...
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  • Award: $1,900
$1,400 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...
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  • Award: $1,400
$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:
  • Award: $2,500
$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:
  • Award: $1,400
$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...
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  • Award: $5,000
$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...
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  • Award: $4,500
$3,300 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:
  • Award: $3,300
$3,500 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:
  • Award: $3,500
$2,300 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:
  • Award: $2,300
$2,300 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...
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  • Award: $2,300
$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:
  • Award: $5,000
$3,200 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:
  • Award: $3,200
$3,200 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: $3,200
$3,200 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...
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  • Award: $3,200
$1,950 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:
  • Award: $1,950
N/A Boumgarden/Koranda Scholarship
This scholarship was established by John Boumgarden in gratefulness to the Calvin Community and the Koranda Family of Naperville, IL. As a...
This scholarship was established by John Boumgarden in gratefulness to...
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  • Award: N/A
$1,100 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:
  • Award: $1,100
$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 College. Bretton...
Bretton and Kimberly Bolt established this scholarship out of their...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
$3,100 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,...
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  • Award: $3,100
$4,200 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:
  • Award: $4,200
$3,400 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:
  • Award: $3,400
varies Bruce and Jeralyn Ryskamp International Student Scholarship
Bruce and Jeralyn Ryskamp are strong supporters of Calvin College and are dedicated to bringing opportunities for higher Christian education to...
Bruce and Jeralyn Ryskamp are strong supporters of Calvin College and...
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  • Award: varies
$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:
  • Award: $3,000
$3,000 Bruce and Joanne Deckinga/Compassion International Scholarship
Mike and Amy Crook established this scholarship in honor of Amy’s parents, Bruce and Joanne Deckinga. Bruce was a pre-med Calvin student who put...
Mike and Amy Crook established this scholarship in honor of Amy’s...
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  • Award: $3,000
$8,500 Bruce B. Dice Geology Scholarship
Bruce Dice is deeply grateful for God’s immense blessings in his life. He has done well professionally and is committed to serving his church and...
Bruce Dice is deeply grateful for God’s immense blessings in his life. ...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $8,500
$9,000 Bruce Dice Scholarship
Mr. Bruce Dice of Houston TX, was raised and educated with a strong Christian faith and had many opportunities to express that Christian faith in...
Mr. Bruce Dice of Houston TX, was raised and educated with a strong...
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  • Award: $9,000
$2,600 Bryan Dykstra Nursing Scholarship
The family and friends of the late Bryan Dykstra of Rochester, NY, established this scholarship in Bryan’s memory, to recognize all that Christian...
The family and friends of the late Bryan Dykstra of Rochester, NY,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,600
$1,800 Bud and Clarice Hendrickson Scholarship
Lawrence (Bud) and Clarice Hendrickson have a deep love for Calvin. Bud was a member of the class of 1940 and made many exceptional friends who...
Lawrence (Bud) and Clarice Hendrickson have a deep love for Calvin. Bud...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,800
$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
$3,500 Business as Mission Scholarship
This scholarship was established by a family who desires to promote the worldview that business and economics as a calling can be used to expand...
This scholarship was established by a family who desires to promote the...
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  • Award: $3,500
$2,800 C & N Systems Scholarship
God continues to bless Bob and Bert Bowden ‘88, David Clark and Jon Last ’84, the owners of C & N Systems, Northeast Interior Systems, Case...
God continues to bless Bob and Bert Bowden ‘88, David Clark and Jon Last...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,800
$3,100 C.J. Byeman Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Jack and Mary Ann Byeman in gratitude to their Lord for the role that Calvin has played in the lives of two...
This scholarship was established by Jack and Mary Ann Byeman in...
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  • Award: $3,100
$2,800 Caitlin Anne Smits Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Scott and Valerie Smits in appreciation to the Art Department that so graciously took their daughter, Caitlin,...
This scholarship was established by Scott and Valerie Smits in...
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  • Award: $2,800
$3,500 Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning/CALL Scholarship
The purpose of the Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) is “to create an abiding partnership between Calvin and senior citizens who wish to...
The purpose of the Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) is “to...
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  • Award: $3,500
$2,500 Calvin Accounting Scholarship
This scholarship was established by a friend of the college who has a strong appreciation and respect for the accounting program at Calvin College....
This scholarship was established by a friend of the college who has a...
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  • Award: $2,500
$2,900 Calvin Alumni of Gordon Food Service Scholarship
Employees at Gordon Food Service want to honor the Gordon family philosophy of “taking care of what we have been blessed with and passing it on to...
Employees at Gordon Food Service want to honor the Gordon family...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,900
$1,500 Calvin and Shirley Van Heukelem Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Calvin and Shirley Van Heukelem out of their personal interest and commitment to address the needs of the...
This scholarship was established by Calvin and Shirley Van Heukelem out...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
$3,000 Calvin and Susan Hulst Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship
Calvin and Susan Hulst established this scholarship to encourage students who demonstrate a high level of entrepreneurial spirit, who value the way...
Calvin and Susan Hulst established this scholarship to encourage...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000