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 complete the application, scholarships will be recommended to you if you meet the basic criteria. You may choose to apply for these scholarships if you feel you meet all of the criteria. There are also many scholarship opportunities that you do not have to apply to, but will be automatically matched to you after you complete your application. 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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,800
Ended
$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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,100
Ended
$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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,800
Ended
$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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500
Ended
$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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,900
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
Ended
$2,500 Calvin College Young Life Scholarship
The donor of this scholarship has a deep appreciation for the Young Life ministry and its mission to introduce young people to Jesus Christ and...
The donor of this scholarship has a deep appreciation for the Young Life...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
cost of tuition Calvin College/University of Michigan Medical School Partnership Scholarship - The Kok Scholar
The late Mrs. Harry Kok has provided Calvin College with a gift in memory of her late husband, Dr. Harry Kok, who was a medical doctor. As a 1922...
The late Mrs. Harry Kok has provided Calvin College with a gift in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: cost of tuition
Ended
$2,700 Calvin Dental Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Calvin College graduates who have gone on to fulfilling careers in the dental profession. Their Calvin...
This scholarship was established by Calvin College graduates who have...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,700
Ended
$1,000 Calvin Engineering Scholarship
The Kamstra family established this scholarship in honor of the late Gordon Kamstra. Mr. Kamstra was a Christian businessman and was president of...
The Kamstra family established this scholarship in honor of the late...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$2,050 Calvin Media Scholarship
Norman and Crystal Unema established this scholarship for students who are planning a career in journalism, radio, or television...
Norman and Crystal Unema established this scholarship for students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,050
Ended
$1,900 Carl and Sandra Gronsman Family Scholarship
Mr. Carl and Mrs. Sandra Gronsman of Grand Rapids, MI, established this scholarship out of gratitude to God for the influence Calvin has had on...
Mr. Carl and Mrs. Sandra Gronsman of Grand Rapids, MI, established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,900
Ended
$2,100 Carol and James Lont Scholarship for the Research, Study and Renewal of Distinctively Reformed Youth Development
Carol and James Lont were nurtured in the institutions of the Reformed faith – homes, schools, and churches. It has been the desire of Carol and...
Carol and James Lont were nurtured in the institutions of the Reformed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,100
Ended
$2,900 Carol F. Smith Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Carol Smith and her 40 years of service at Calvin. During her tenure, Carol served as the executive...
This scholarship was established to honor Carol Smith and her 40 years...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,900
Ended
$2,400 Carol Lee Zylstra Memorial Church Music Scholarship (current students)
Carol Lee was a church organist for many years beginning as a teenager in her church in Leota, MN. Church music has always been a love for her and...
Carol Lee was a church organist for many years beginning as a teenager...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,400
Ended
$2,400 Carol Lee Zylstra Memorial Church Music Scholarship (prospective, first-year students)
Carol Lee was a church organist for many years beginning as a teenager in her church in Leota, MN. Church music has always been a love for her and...
Carol Lee was a church organist for many years beginning as a teenager...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,400
Ended
$2,200 Carol Pasterkamp Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Carol Pasterkamp for her commitment to nursing in the face of great adversity. During...
This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Carol...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,200
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,400
Ended
$900 Castle, DeWit, and Timmer Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the careers of three dedicated, long-time Calvin employees. Ada Castle began at Calvin in 1985 and still...
This scholarship was established to honor the careers of three...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $900
Ended
$1,500 Celeryville Area Scholarship
Supporters of Calvin from the Celeryville, OH, area established this scholarship to encourage students from their area to attend Calvin. Basic...
Supporters of Calvin from the Celeryville, OH, area established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$2,500 Central America Scholarship
Calvin College maintains a long and supportive affiliation with Honduras through its semester programs and the on-going relationship with several...
Calvin College maintains a long and supportive affiliation with Honduras...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$3,000 Charles and Anna Wabeke/Heerspink Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Ruth Heerspink, daughter of Mr. Charles and Mrs. Anna Wabeke. Basic criteria: entering junior or senior...
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Ruth Heerspink, daughter of Mr....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
Ended
$1,500 Charles and Kay Spoelhof Engineering Scholarship
Dr. Charles Spoelhof served as an engineer with the Eastman Kodak Company for 32 years. During the height of the Cold War, he was part of a small...
Dr. Charles Spoelhof served as an engineer with the Eastman Kodak...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$2,500 Charles J. and Marianne Stehouwer Business Scholarship
Chuck and Marianne Stehouwer have been blessed in their marriage as well as in their careers. Chuck became a managing partner of the Grand Rapids...
Chuck and Marianne Stehouwer have been blessed in their marriage as well...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$1,800 Charles J. VanDenBerg Family Business Scholarship
The family of Charles J. VanDenBerg has been greatly blessed by God with both spiritual growth and as trustees of His financial resources. They are...
The family of Charles J. VanDenBerg has been greatly blessed by God with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,800
Ended
$1,500 Charles R. and Marie Werner Scholarship
Mrs. Marie Werner and her family established this scholarship in gratitude for the wonderful Christian education that she and her late husband,...
Mrs. Marie Werner and her family established this scholarship in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$1,400 Charles Strikwerda Scholarship in Political Science
John Van Dellen was a graduate of Calvin who entered the real estate profession following military service in World War II. A man of many talents...
John Van Dellen was a graduate of Calvin who entered the real estate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,400
Ended
$2,400 Chemical Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Calvin’s Chemical Engineering Advisory Council with support from both chemistry and engineering graduates. ...
This scholarship was established by Calvin’s Chemical Engineering...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,400
Ended
$2,500 Chris and Katie Prins Family Scholarship
Chris ’04 and Katie ’01 Prins both came from out of state to attend Calvin College and greatly appreciated the Christian education they received. ...
Chris ’04 and Katie ’01 Prins both came from out of state to attend...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$1,600 Chris Gronsman Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Ana Stegink Gronsman and Carl and Sandy Gronsman to honor the life of her husband and their son, Christopher...
This scholarship was established by Ana Stegink Gronsman and Carl and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600
Ended
$2,500 Chris Postma Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Richard and Mrs. Judy Postma to remember and honor their beloved brother and brother-in-law, Chris Postma,...
This scholarship was established by Dr. Richard and Mrs. Judy Postma to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,750 Christine Betten Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Kenneth J. and Judith M. Betten established this scholarship in memory of Ken’s mother, Christine Betten. She became a widow at a young age...
Dr. Kenneth J. and Judith M. Betten established this scholarship in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,750
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$1,500 Clarence and Anne Beets Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. William C. (Clarence) and Mrs. Anne Beets to help students who have been successful at Calvin and have the...
This scholarship was established by Dr. William C. (Clarence) and Mrs....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$2,600 Clarence and Janice Walhout Scholarship
Both Clarence and Janice Walhout taught in the Calvin English Department for nearly thirty years. Grateful for the many lifelong benefits they...
Both Clarence and Janice Walhout taught in the Calvin English Department...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,600
Ended
$2,700 Clarence and Nelly Battjes Memorial Scholarship
Clarence Battjes worked for Consumers Power Company and eventually left its employ to work in small business. In 1949, he organized an auto...
Clarence Battjes worked for Consumers Power Company and eventually left...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,700
Ended
$2,900 Clarence Huizenga Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Marian Huizenga in memory of her husband, Clarence Huizenga. Mr. Huizenga attended Calvin and later went...
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Marian Huizenga in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,900
Ended
$2,500 Class of 1968 Scholarship
The members of the Calvin College Class of 1968 value the quality education they received and the Reformed perspective they developed at Calvin...
The members of the Calvin College Class of 1968 value the quality...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,500 Claude-Marie Baldwin Vos French Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Claude-Marie Baldwin Vos who was a professor of French at Calvin College from 1968-1996. This...
This scholarship was established to honor Claude-Marie Baldwin Vos who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,500 Clayton and Adria (Vander Griend) Libolt Scholarship
Clayton and Adria Libolt’s education at Calvin College in the late 1960’s gave them a rich perspective on life-long learning, reading and writing. ...
Clayton and Adria Libolt’s education at Calvin College in the late...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,700
Ended
$2,700 Cooper Scholarship
The Cooper scholarship seeks to encourage a student planning to major in business. Basic criteria: entering freshman year demonstrate diligence...
The Cooper scholarship seeks to encourage a student planning to major in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,700
Ended
$2,100 Cornelia and Marvin Vanden Bosch Scholarship
Cornelia (Scholten) Vanden Bosch established this scholarship in 1981, shortly after the death of her husband, Dr. Marvin P. Vanden Bosch (Calvin,...
Cornelia (Scholten) Vanden Bosch established this scholarship in 1981,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,100
Ended
$3,600 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: Ended
  • Award: $3,600
Ended
$1,800 Cornelius and Leona Van Valkenburg Scholarship
Cornelius and Leona Van Valkenburg were charter members of Riverside Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI. Cornelius attended Calvin and...
Cornelius and Leona Van Valkenburg were charter members of Riverside...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,800
Ended
$2,000 Cornelius and Marian Joosse Scholarship
Mr. Harry and Mrs Barb Kampenga established this scholarship in honor of their parents, Mr. Cornelius and Mrs. Marian Joosse. Basic...
Mr. Harry and Mrs Barb Kampenga established this scholarship in honor of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended