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 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 Biology Departmental Scholarships: biology major BS, biology major BA, environmental science major (biology emphasis), integrated science studies, secondary education major, or biology secondary education 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 $2,600 JR/SR 3.00
De Jonge, R. Wayne and Joanne E. Earthkeeping Scholarship $1,500 FR/SO/JR/SR 3.00
Deur, Debra Scholarship $4,300 SO/JR/SR 3.00
DeVos, Frank and Esther Family Scholarship $1,500 JR/SR 3.00
Dragt, Alexander and Lavonne Family Scholarship $4,000 FR 3.50
Dragt, Gerrit, Beulah, and Robert Memorial Scholarship $2,600 FR 3.50
Gebben, Genevieve and Alan I. Memorial Scholarship for Biology $5,300 JR/SR 3.00
God Has No Border Medical Scholarship $3,600 FR 3.00
Harkema, James and Beatrice Family Scholarship $4,000 JR/SR 3.00
Heidmann Family Scholarship $2,100 JR/SR 3.20
Heule, William John Memorial Scholarship $2,200 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 $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
King-Wierenga Memorial Scholarship $3,100 SR 2.50
Klamer, Bernard Memorial Biology Scholarship $3,000 JR/SR 3.20
Masselink, William J. and Glenda Scholarship $2,300 JR/SR 3.00
McNamara Scholarship $3,100 JR/ SR 3.50
S-STEM: Building Foundations for Success in STEM Scholarship $4,200 FR 3.20
Secondary Science Education Scholarship $3,700 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Stienstra, Dr. Ward C. and Mrs. Myrna $2,700 JR/SR 3.00
TenBroek, Dr. Bernard J. Biology Scholarship $2,400 JR/SR 3.30
VanderHaar, Margaret and Donald Scholarship $1,100 JR 3.00
VanDerWoude Science Scholarship $4,500 JR/SR 3.30
VanHeuvelen, Raymond and Florence Memorial Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
VanOosten, John and Lillian Scholarship $3,400 JR/SR 3.00
Veltkamp Secondary Science Education Scholarship $4,500 JR/SR 3.20
Venema, William and Lois Pre-Dental Scholarship $2,200 JR/SR 3.00
Wagner/Vander Wagen, John and Louise Memorial Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
West Michigan Optometric Scholarship $3,300 JR/SR 3.00
Wierenga, John and Theresa B. Family Scholarship $3,000 JR/SR 3.00
Zifferblatt, Steven M. Memorial Scholarship $3,900 SR 3.00