How to apply for scholarships

The application forms for named scholarships are available every year beginning January 1. Incoming students have a deadline date of February 1.  Current students have a deadline date of March 1. All of the scholarships for current students are available online.  All current 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
Henry Bengelink Memorial Scholarship $2,200 JR/SR 3.00
Debra Deur Scholarship $4,000 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Frank and Esther DeVos Family Scholarship $1,300 JR/SR 3.00
Alexander and Lavonne Dragt Family Scholarship $3,800 FR 3.50
Gerrit, Beulah, and Robert Dragt Memorial Scholarship $2,500 FR 3.50
Alan I. Gebben Memorial Scholarship for Biology $4,200 JR/SR 3.00
God Has No Border Medical Scholarship $2,900 FR 3.00
James and Beatrice Harkema Family Scholarship $3,300 JR/SR 3.00
Heidmann Family Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.20
William John Heule Memorial Scholarship $2,050 JR/SR 2.30
Hazel Holtrop Natural Resources Scholarship $2,000 JR/SR 2.50
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship $2,500 FR 3.50
R. and J. Iwema Education Scholarship $2,900 JR/SR 2.50
Martin and Frances Karsten Biology Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
Bernard Klamer Memorial Biology Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.20
William J. and Glenda Masselink Scholarship $2,100 JR/SR 3.00
McNamara Scholarship $2,900 JR/ SR 3.50
Secondary Science Education Scholarship $2,400 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Dr. Ward C. and Mrs. Myrna Stienstra Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
Dr. Bernard J. Ten Broek Biology Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.30
Margaret and Donald Vander Haar Scholarship $1,100 JR 3.00
VanDerWoude Science Scholarship $4,000 JR/SR 3.30
Raymond and Florence Van Heuvelen Memorial Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
John and Lillian Van Oosten Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
Veltkamp Secondary Science Education Scholarship $3,000 JR/SR 3.20
John and Louise Wagner/Vander Wagen Memorial Scholarship $2,300 JR/SR 3.00
West Michigan Optometric Scholarship $3,300 JR/SR 3.00
John and Theresa B. Wierenga Family Scholarship $3,200 JR/SR 3.00
Steven M. Zifferblatt Memorial Scholarship $3,800 SR 3.00