How to apply for scholarships

The application forms for named scholarships are available every year beginning December 1 and must be submitted by February 1. All of the scholarships for both prospective, first year students and current students are available online. All students who will be enrolled next academic year are encouraged to apply.

What you need to know before you apply:
  • You must have one of the following majors listed on your AER to apply for the Biology Departmental Scholarships: Biology major BS, Biology major BA, Environmental Science major -biology emphasis, Integrated Science Studies, Major—Secondary Education, Secondary Education Biology major
  • Be prepared to address specific criteria for the scholarships you are applying for in your answers to the essay questions. Click on each scholarship see the criteria, then prepare your answers in Word before pasting them into the online application form. Each essay has a word limit.
  • Be ready with the names and email addresses of two professors whose classes you have taken at Calvin. You must ask them ahead of time if they are willing to complete recommendations for you.
Alto Precision in Honor of Willis M. Clark Scholarship $1,500 FR 3.00
Bengelink, Henry Memorial Scholarship $2,300 JR/SR 3.00
Deur, Debra Scholarship $3,700 SO/JR/SR 3.00
DeVos, Frank and Esther Family Scholarship $1,300 JR/SR 3.00
Dragt, Alexander and Lavonne Family Scholarship $3,700 FR 3.50
Dragt, Gerrit, Beulah, and Robert Memorial Scholarship $2,500 FR 3.50
Gebben, Alan I. Memorial Scholarship for Biology $4,000 JR/SR 3.00
God Has No Border Medical Scholarship $2,800 FR 3.00
Harkema, James and Beatrice Family Scholarship $3,300 JR/SR 3.00
Heidmann Family Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.20
Heule, William John Memorial Scholarship $2,050 JR/SR 2.30
Holtrop, Hazel Natural Resources Scholarship $2,000 JR/SR 2.50
Hughes, Howard Medical Institute Scholarship $2,500 FR 3.50
Iwema, R. and J. Education Scholarship $3,000 JR/SR 2.50
Karsten, Martin and Frances Biology Scholarship $2,600 JR/SR 3.00
Klamer, Bernard Memorial Biology Scholarship $2,700 JR/SR 3.20
Masselink, William J. and Glenda Scholarship $2,200 JR/SR 3.00
McNamara Scholarship $3,100 JR/ SR 3.50
Secondary Science Education Scholarship $2,400 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Stienstra, Dr. Ward C. and Mrs. Myrna $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
TenBroek, Dr. Bernard J. Biology Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.30
VanderHaar, Margaret and Donald Scholarship $1,100 JR 3.00
VanDerWoude Science Scholarship $4,000 JR/SR 3.30
VanHeuvelen, Raymond and Florence Memorial Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
VanOosten, John and Lillian Scholarship $2,600 JR/SR 3.00
Veltkamp Secondary Science Education Scholarship $3,200 JR/SR 3.20
Wagner/Vander Wagen, John and Louise Memorial Scholarship $2,100 JR/SR 3.00
West Michigan Optometric Scholarship $3,200 JR/SR 3.00
Wierenga, John and Theresa B. Family Scholarship $2,800 JR/SR 3.00
Zifferblatt, Steven M. Memorial Scholarship $3,900 SR 3.00