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.

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Opportunities Table
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$3,500 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: $3,500
Ended
$1,100 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: $1,100
Ended
$2,700 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: $2,700
Ended
$2,500 Calvin University 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 University/University of Michigan Medical School Partnership Scholarship - The Gerbens/Gritter Scholar
God’s faithful providence guided Dr. Larry Gerbens, a retired Ophthalmologist, and Dr. Ken Gritter, a retired Diagnostic Radiologist, on very...
God’s faithful providence guided Dr. Larry Gerbens, a retired...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Cost of Tuition
Ended
$2,000 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: $2,000
Ended
$2,300 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: $2,300
Ended
$3,100 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: $3,100
Ended
$4,900 Carol Lee Zylstra Memorial Church Music Scholarship
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: $4,900
Ended
$2,300 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: $2,300
Ended
$1,500 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: $1,500
Ended
$1,000 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: $1,000
Ended
$4,700 Catherine Reinink and Henry Bengelink Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. Harv and Mrs. Gail Reinink of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in honor of Harv’s mother Catherine Reinink, and...
This scholarship was established by Mr. Harv and Mrs. Gail Reinink of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,700
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 University maintains a long and supportive affiliation with Honduras through its semester programs and the on-going relationship with...
Calvin University maintains a long and supportive affiliation with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,900 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: $2,900
Ended
$2,750 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: $2,750
Ended
$1,900 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: $1,900
Ended
$1,600 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: $1,600
Ended
$1,500 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: $1,500
Ended
$2,900 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: $2,900
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
$1,900 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: $1,900
Ended
$3,000 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: $3,000
Ended
$5,500 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: $5,500
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
$1,750 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: $1,750
Ended
N/A Clarence and Irene Menninga Geology Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Calvin’s first geology professor, Dr. Clarence Menninga. Dr. Menninga was hired by Calvin in 1967 for the...
This scholarship was established to honor Calvin’s first geology...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: N/A
Ended
$2,900 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: $2,900
Ended
$2,900 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: $2,900
Ended
$3,100 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: $3,100
Ended
$3,100 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: $3,100
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
$1,800 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: $1,800
Ended
$2,850 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: $2,850
Ended
$2,400 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: $2,400
Ended
$3,800 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: $3,800
Ended
$2,900 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: $2,900
Ended
$1,700 Cornelius and Marian Joosse Memorial 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: $1,700
Ended
$1,000 Corrine E. Kass Graduate Studies Scholarship
This scholarship was established for the purpose of assisting experienced teachers to return to full or part-time education in one of the Master of...
This scholarship was established for the purpose of assisting...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$3,000 Covenant Christian High School Scholarship
Supporters of Calvin College from Covenant Christian High School in Walker, MI, established this scholarship to help narrow the gap between the...
Supporters of Calvin College from Covenant Christian High School in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
Ended
$1,500 Covenant Renewal Scholarship for Worship Leaders
Over the years, God has used people of all ages, from many denominations and from diverse places to lead Nelson and Betty Grit in worship. Through...
Over the years, God has used people of all ages, from many denominations...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$2,350 Covenant Scholarship of Goshen, Indiana
The Hoogenboom Family of Goshen, IN, established this scholarship as an expression of their gratitude to God for the blessings he has given their...
The Hoogenboom Family of Goshen, IN, established this scholarship as an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,350
Ended
$1,000 Crowe Horwath Outstanding Accounting Student Scholarship
As one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States, Crowe Horwath is uniquely positioned to provide leadership and...
As one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,500 D & D Building Scholarship
D & D Building, Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI, established this scholarship in grateful acknowledgement of its employees. It is their hope that the...
D & D Building, Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI, established this scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$2,500 D'Ippolito Family Social Work Scholarship
Renee D’Ippolito considers it a blessing to have studied in Calvin’s social work program and is thankful and grateful for her learning and growth...
Renee D’Ippolito considers it a blessing to have studied in Calvin’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$3,400 Dale and Ila Wiersma Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Dale and Ila Wiersma. Dale has worked in the West Michigan area as a physician and Ila has previously...
This scholarship was established by Dr. Dale and Ila Wiersma. Dale has...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,400
Ended
$2,500 Dale and Marcia Cooper Family Scholarship
The Cooper family knows how richly the Lord has blessed them, in part through His gift of Calvin to them. Calvin has shaped them and given them so...
The Cooper family knows how richly the Lord has blessed them, in part...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,000 Daniel C. Duyst Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Daniel Duyst family of Grand Rapids, MI, to honor the memory of Daniel’s life of devoted service in law...
This scholarship was established by the Daniel Duyst family of Grand...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$2,500 Daniel De Lange Family Scholarship
Dan De Lange attended Calvin and developed a love for Christian education from his experience there and from the Christian education he received as...
Dan De Lange attended Calvin and developed a love for Christian...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended