Naomi Scholarship

Mr. Donald and Mrs. Carole Mulder of Palatine, IL, established this scholarship out of gratitude for the foundation for Christian living which was developed in their entire family while at Calvin. The Mulders are seeking to follow the command given in Isaiah 1:17 which states, “Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the cause of the widow.” The scholarship is named the Naomi Scholarship in reference to the Biblical description of Naomi and her two daughters-in-law in the book of Ruth, all of whom were widows. This scholarship was established for students from single parent families who have lost a parent through death or divorce, or for a student who is a single parent because of the loss of a spouse.

Basic criteria:

  • entering freshman year (transfers may apply)
  • cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • be a student who has lost a parent through death or divorce and whose remaining parent has not remarried, or be single parent
  • financial need is required

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is automatically renewable with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher and if the recipient demonstrates Christian character and financial need. Renewal is subject to funding availability.