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.

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Opportunities Table
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$1,800 Dr. and Mrs. William J. Yonker Scholarship
The Yonker Fund, originally established to award prizes for student papers in the area of Jewish evangelism, now grants annual scholarships for...
The Yonker Fund, originally established to award prizes for student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,800
Ended
$1,800 Dr. Barney Steen Scholarship for Physical Education
Through the generosity of Gerrit and Agnes Hennink, as well as other friends and former athletes of Barney Steen and Calvin, this scholarship...
Through the generosity of Gerrit and Agnes Hennink, as well as other...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,800
Ended
$2,400 Dr. Bernard J. Ten Broek Biology Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the service of Dr. Bernard Ten Broek to the Calvin Biology Department, and to continue, in perpetuity,...
This scholarship was established to honor the service of Dr. Bernard Ten...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,400
Ended
$4,250 Dr. Bernard Zylstra, S.J.D., Memorial Scholarship
Mr. Gerrit and Mrs. Carol Zylstra established this scholarship to honor their brother, Dr. Bernard Zylstra, former Professor of Political Theory...
Mr. Gerrit and Mrs. Carol Zylstra established this scholarship to honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,250
Ended
$2,450 Dr. Corwin G. and Ina June VanderVeer Family Medical Scholarship
Dr. Corwin G. and Mrs. Ina June VanderVeer and their children established this scholarship in appreciation for the good counsel and caring...
Dr. Corwin G. and Mrs. Ina June VanderVeer and their children...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,450
Ended
$2,500 Dr. David H. and Mrs. Iren Freeman Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by John Freeman through an estate gift from his parents Dr. David H. and Mrs. Iren Freeman in their memory and in...
This scholarship was established by John Freeman through an estate gift...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,100 Dr. Donald H. Bouma Scholarship in Sociology and Social Work
Dr. Donald H. Bouma was Calvin’s first professor of sociology. Dr. Bouma taught at Calvin from 1946-1960. During his tenure, both at Calvin and...
Dr. Donald H. Bouma was Calvin’s first professor of sociology. Dr. Bouma...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,100
Ended
$2,500 Dr. Enno and Mrs. Lucile Wolthuis Chemistry Scholarship
Dr. Enno Wolthuis, Professor of Chemistry at Calvin College from 1949-1976, established a scholarship fund for the benefit of chemistry majors who...
Dr. Enno Wolthuis, Professor of Chemistry at Calvin College from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$1,900 Dr. Glenn VanDommelen Family Medical Scholarship
Dr. Glenn VanDommelen, having been in medical practice just short of 40 years in the Grand Rapids area, has established this scholarship for worthy...
Dr. Glenn VanDommelen, having been in medical practice just short of 40...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,900
Ended
$5,300 Dr. James A. Cook Scholarship
Dr. James Cook was a graduate of Western Michigan Christian High School and Calvin College, and a long-term supporter of Calvin College. His...
Dr. James Cook was a graduate of Western Michigan Christian High School...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,300
Ended
$3,000 Dr. James Penning Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship, which honors the life and work of Dr. James Penning, Calvin professor of Political Science for 35 years, is to...
The purpose of this scholarship, which honors the life and work of Dr....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,800
Ended
$2,500 Dr. Karen A. Cooper and Dr. Clifford S. Cho Family Scholarship
Karen Cooper and Cliff Cho established this scholarship out of gratitude to God for His innumerable blessings to them. Karen’s Calvin education...
Karen Cooper and Cliff Cho established this scholarship out of gratitude...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$3,700 Dr. Melissa Meyer Adams Memorial Scholarship
The family of Dr. Melissa Meyer Adams established this scholarship as a way to remember and honor her life. Melissa graduated from Calvin in 1998...
The family of Dr. Melissa Meyer Adams established this scholarship as a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,700
Ended
$2,400 Dr. Morris Wilderom Scholarship
The family of the late Dr. Morris Wilderom established this scholarship in his memory to be awarded to students in medicine. Dr. Wilderom graduated...
The family of the late Dr. Morris Wilderom established this scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,400
Ended
$3,050 Dr. Paul and Mrs. Doris Dirkse Health Care Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Paul and Mrs. Doris Dirks of East Peoria, IL. Because of Dr. Dirkse’s involvement with the medical...
This scholarship was established by Dr. Paul and Mrs. Doris Dirks of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,050
Ended
$2,200 Dr. Robert J. Albers Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Robert Albers for his years of teaching at Calvin and for his contribution in establishing a program...
This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Robert Albers for his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,200
Ended
$2,400 Dr. Robert J. Blok Scholarship
In appreciation for the excellent education received at Calvin College and in gratitude for the successful career in medicine which spanned over...
In appreciation for the excellent education received at Calvin College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,400
Ended
$2,000 Dr. Roger A. and Bradley J. Hoekstra Memorial Scholarship
Mrs. Janice Veenstra and her daughters established this scholarship in memory of Dr. Roger A. Hoekstra and his son, Bradley, who were tragically...
Mrs. Janice Veenstra and her daughters established this scholarship in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$2,500 Dr. Vincent P., Jr. and Alida W. Miller Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Vincent P. and Alida W. Miller of Indiana, PA, in support of students majoring or minoring in International...
This scholarship was established by Dr. Vincent P. and Alida W. Miller...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,700 Dr. Ward C. and Mrs. Myrna Stienstra Scholarship
Ward and Myrna Stienstra are committed to Christian education and established this scholarship with thanks to God for the influence Calvin College...
Ward and Myrna Stienstra are committed to Christian education and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,700
Ended
$2,500 Drs. Richard James and Susan Beving Strikwerda Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Drs. Richard and Susan Strikwerda to help Calvin students who plan to enter the health professions of medicine,...
This scholarship was established by Drs. Richard and Susan Strikwerda to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,500 Dwight and Sally Fox Hillard Memorial Scholarship
Sally Fox Hillard (c1947) and her husband, Dwight Hillard, valued lifelong education and filled their home with books and music. Dwight owned a...
Sally Fox Hillard (c1947) and her husband, Dwight Hillard, valued...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$1,600 Earl Strikwerda Memorial Scholarship
Memorial contributions from the relatives and friends of Professor Earl Strikwerda have enabled the History Department to honor the memory of their...
Memorial contributions from the relatives and friends of Professor Earl...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600
Ended
$1,600 Eastern Ave. CRC China Scholarship
Eastern Avenue CRC in Grand Rapids, MI, has been blessed by many rich and meaningful contacts with China. Chinese relationships have been spurred...
Eastern Avenue CRC in Grand Rapids, MI, has been blessed by many rich...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,700
Ended
$1,750 Edgar G. Boeve' Art Scholarship
Through the generosity of alumni and friends, this scholarship honors Edgar G. Boeve’ for his contribution to the art department, the college, the...
Through the generosity of alumni and friends, this scholarship honors...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,750
Ended
$3,000 Edna Greenway Scholarship
Dr. Edna Greenway has taught students from elementary school through seminary to speak and love the Spanish language. The Spanish Department has...
Dr. Edna Greenway has taught students from elementary school through...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$5,000 Edward and Dorothy Koopman Jaasma Scholarship
Dorothy ’62 and Edward Jaasma are strong supporters of Christian education and Calvin University. Out of gratitude and appreciation for two...
Dorothy ’62 and Edward Jaasma are strong supporters of Christian...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$2,500 Edward and Marvin DeVries Scholarship for Twins
Edward and Marvin DeVries are twin brothers who, together with their spouses, sent five children to Calvin. As the cost of private education...
Edward and Marvin DeVries are twin brothers who, together with their...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$3,500 Edward and Nancy Wasmer Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. Edward and Mrs. Nancy Wasmer. Three of their children attended Calvin and it was a wonderful guide for...
This scholarship was established by Mr. Edward and Mrs. Nancy Wasmer....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500
Ended
$2,700 Edward C. and Hazel L. Stephenson Foundation Scholarship
Edward and Hazel Stephenson were strong supporters of higher education and believed in providing scholarships to give young people the opportunity...
Edward and Hazel Stephenson were strong supporters of higher education...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,700
Ended
$2,500 Edward D. and Jennie VanderBrug Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is dedicated in the memory of Edward and Jennie (Hoekstra) VanderBrug. Both Edward and Jennie were immigrants to the United States...
This scholarship is dedicated in the memory of Edward and Jennie...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,500 Edward E. Ericson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The family of Edward E. Ericson, Jr. established this scholarship to honor his 26 years of service at Calvin College as professor of literature. ...
The family of Edward E. Ericson, Jr. established this scholarship to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$4,200 Edward W. Berends Memorial Business 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: Ended
  • Award: $4,200
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,300
Ended
$2,400 Edwin and Eleanor Vrieland Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Edwin and Eleanor Vrieland to enable and encourage gifted students to pursue careers in chemistry and...
This scholarship was established by Edwin and Eleanor Vrieland to enable...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,400
Ended
$1,000 Edwin J. and Elaine F. Van Kley History Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Elaine Van Kley to encourage young scholars to seek relationships and influences among countries and people of...
This scholarship was established by Elaine Van Kley to encourage young...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,400 Edyth S. Plantinga Memorial Scholarship
Diane Vander Pol established this scholarship to honor her aunt who lived with a physical disability and modeled a life of faith and grace in the...
Diane Vander Pol established this scholarship to honor her aunt who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,400
Ended
$2,750 Eelkema Family Scholarship
Sid and Alyda Eelkema of Oak Harbor, WA, established this scholarship in gratitude to God for all He has given to them, and because of the...
Sid and Alyda Eelkema of Oak Harbor, WA, established this scholarship in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,750
Ended
$2,050 Elizabeth and Wesley DeYoung Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the children of Elizabeth and Wesley DeYoung to celebrate their lives and contributions. Elizabeth and Wesley...
This scholarship was established by the children of Elizabeth and Wesley...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,050
Ended
$3,000 Elliott Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Lorraine Elliott. It is her strong desire to assist students in obtaining a Christian, liberal arts...
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Lorraine Elliott. It is her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
Ended
$1,000 Elmer and Marie Van Beek Family Scholarship
Marie Van Beek established this scholarship in loving memory of her husband, Elmer, and in honor of their three children, all alumni of Calvin....
Marie Van Beek established this scholarship in loving memory of her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$2,500 Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church Scholarship
Members of Elmhurst CRC in Elmhurst, IL, established this scholarship to financially assist students who are members of Elmhurst CRC. Basic...
Members of Elmhurst CRC in Elmhurst, IL, established this scholarship to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$1,700 Emerson Minority Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. James Emerson of Santa Barbara, CA, established this scholarship to aid students of minority races. Basic criteria: entering...
Mr. and Mrs. James Emerson of Santa Barbara, CA, established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,700
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,500 Ernest Van Vugt Family Scholarship
Ernest Van Vugt was a distinguished Professor of Latin and classical mythology at Calvin from 1955 to 1977 and also served as Registrar of the...
Ernest Van Vugt was a distinguished Professor of Latin and classical...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,900 Ervina Boeve' Scholarship for Theatre Arts
Through the generosity of former students and friends, this scholarship honors Mrs. Ervina Boeve’ for her contribution to the theatre and the...
Through the generosity of former students and friends, this scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,900
Ended