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For questions concerning the application process, contact the education department: Debbie Abbott,

New students

New students are automatically considered for academic scholarships based on a careful review of their application materials. Award notices are sent to selected students shortly after they are admitted to Calvin.

Current students

During 2013-2014, $188,950 in scholarships benefitted 96 education students! If you are eligible, be sure to apply.

Because many of the scholarships require some financial need it is important that you explain your financial situation in the application, especially if you did not submit a FAFSA or Calvin's Financial Aid office determined that you did not have any need after receiving academic scholarships this current year. Contact Debbie Abbott at or (616) 526-6105 if you have questions.


In order to be considered for education department scholarships, you must:

  1. Have completed EDUC-202 or be currently in the class and have applied to the teacher education program.
  2. Have a junior or senior standing as of September of the scholarship year.
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Anything less will prevent you from being a serious contender. Please also note that most scholarships require a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Submit two recommendations from Calvin professors, one from an education professor, if possible.  This is part of the application process. Please don't wait until the last minute to ask professors to complete these for you!
  5. International and Post-BA candidates are welcome to apply.
  6. Candidates must be enrolled full-time (12-17 semester hours) at least one semester in the upcoming academic year (fall and/or spring) to be eligible for scholarships. The application will ask for your full-time status for each semester. If you are only full-time one semester, you are eligible for a half scholarship.

TEACH grant

The TEACH Grant is a federal program that provides grants to students who plan to teach full time in high-need subject areas at schools serving students from low-income families.

Education scholarships

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.

Bloem, Rose M. Scholarship $2,400 JR/SR/PB 3.00
Boeve', Edgar G. Art Scholarship $1,700 JR/SR 3.00
Bonzelaar, Helen Art Education Scholarship $2,200 JR/SR 3.00
Bosma, Bette and John Teacher Education Scholarship $1,800 JR/SR/PB 3.00
Bosma, Jameson and Barbara Education Scholarship $2,500 JR 3.00
Bratt, Katherine and Annette Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
Bratt, Roger and Susan Teacher Education Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
Bron, Gysbert and Marie Scholarship $2,000 JR/SR 2.50
Buist, A. Dale and Mary Family Scholarship $2,900 FR 2.50
Byker, Susan Lemmen Scholarship $2,500 FR 3.30
Cheuk, Helen Memorial Scholarship $2,300 JR/SR 2.80
DeBeer, John L. Memorial Scholarship $1,000 JR/SR 3.00
DeBie, John History Scholarship $1,300 JR 2.75
DeBoer, Peter and Joy Family Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 2.50
DeBruyn, Otto J. and Adeline Family Education Scholarship $1,900 JR/SR 3.30
Deckinga, Bruce and Joanne/Compassion International Scholarship $2,800 SO/JR/SR 3.00
DeJonge, Louis (Luke) and Helen Scholarship $2,500 SO/JR/SR 3.00
DeLoof, Henrietta Memorial Scholarship $2,600 SO/JR/SR 2.80
DeRidder Family Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 2.50
DeRose, Kevin Dale Memorial Scholarship $3,500 JR/SR 3.00
Deur, Eugene and Joan Scholarship $2,200 SO/JR 3.00
DeVries-Post Teacher Education Scholarship $2,000 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Dyk, Brian E. Memorial Scholarship $2,500 FR 2.50
Dykstra, Richard and Marion Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
Find Us Faithful - The Lester and Gladys DeVries Family Scholarship $3,600 SO/JR/SR 2.50
Frens, Phil and Mary Slater Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 2.50
Gideon, John and Mary Family Scholarship $1,400 JR/SR 2.50
Goguen, Allene Huizenga Music Education Scholarship $3,600 SR 3.00
Goodenough, Beulah B. Memorial Scholarship $1,300 SR 3.00
Greenfield, Audrey Memorial Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 2.50
Greenway, Edna Scholarship $2,800 JR/SR 3.30
Greenwood, Marsha Memorial Education Scholarship $1,400 JR/SR/PB 3.00
Gritter, Arthur J. and Laura Jean Family Scholarship $1,600 JR/SR 2.50
Groeneveld, Mae Scholarship $2,400 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Gronsman, Carl and Sandra Family Scholarship $1,700 JR/SR 2.75
Haveman, James and Barbara Family Scholarship $2,900 FR/SO/JR/SR 3.00
Haveman, James and Catherine Family Scholarship $1,800 FR 2.50
Haven, Reverend Bernard Memorial Scholarship $1,800 FR 3.00
Haverkamp, William and Marybeth Family Scholarship $2,500 FR 3.40
Hekman, Donna T. and Louis H. Scholarship $2,200 SO/JR/SR 2.50
Hiemstra, Harold and Judy Family Scholarship $2,500 FR 3.00
Hillard, Dwight and Sally Fox Memorial Scholarship $1,400 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Honderd Family Special Education Scholarship $1,800 JR/SR 2.75
Hoogland, Alma and John English Education Scholarship $2,000 SO 2.70
Hubers, David and Shirley Education Scholarship $2,050 JR/SR 3.00
Hulstein, Helen Scholarship $2,100 JR/SR 3.00
Iwema, R. and J. Education Scholarship $3,000 JR/SR 2.50
Jacobsen Family Scholarship $3,700 SR 3.40
Jeremiah 29:11 Scholarship $2,500 SR 3.00
Johnson, Paul W. Education Scholarship $5,000 JR/SR 2.50
Katte, Dick and Lorraine Scholarship $1,000 SO/JR/SR 2.80
Klein, Gerald L. Memorial Scholarship $2,000 JR/SR 2.75
Kraay Family Legacy $2,600 FR 2.50
Kuiper, John A. and Vivian J. Family Scholarship $1,800 JR/SR/PB 3.00
Kuiper, Kenneth and Lillian Scholarship $2,200 SR 3.00
Lawson, Hazel Teacher Education Scholarship $1,600 JR/SR/PB 3.00
Lobbes, J.C. Scholarship $2,150 JR/SR 3.00
Mervenne, Arthur and Kathryn Education Scholarship $2,300 JR/SR 3.00
Mervenne, Laurie Ellen Urban Education Scholarship $3,000 JR/SR 3.00
Meulink, Helen Hoogland Education Scholarship $4,800 JR/SR 3.00
MJB Educational Scholarship $1,650 JR/SR 3.00
Mol, Jay and Lois Family Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
Molewyk, Donald and Kathleen Family Scholarship $2,300 SR 3.50
Monsma, William and Matilda Scholarship $2,500 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Morren, Patti J. Memorial Scholarship $2,150 JR/SR 3.00
Nobel, Tom and Marcia Education Scholarship $3,000 JR/SR 3.00
Nyenhuis, Jacob and Jeannette Scholarship $3,200 JR/SR 3.00
Olthoff, Kenneth and Katherine Family Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
Oostendorp, Mike and Bette Family Scholarship $2,600 JR/SR 3.00
Pekelder, Bernard and Jane Special Education Scholarship $2,650 JR/SR/GR 3.00
Ponstine, Jack and Kris Education Scholarship $3,000 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Prince Family Scholarship $2,800 JR/SR 2.50
Roskam, Pauline Memorial Scholarship $3,200 JR/SR 3.30
Rottschafer, Owen and Bonnie Scholarship $3,500 FR/SO/JR/SR/TR 2.50
Schroder, Roland and Ellen Family Scholarship $3,200 SO 3.00
Schultze-Weemhoff Family Christian Education Scholarship $1,900 JR/SR 3.00
Secondary Science Education Scholarship $2,400 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Snapper, Marion and Nella Family Scholarship $3,400 SR 3.00
Spoelhof, Angeline Nydam Memorial Scholarship $3,600 JR/SR 3.30
Steen, John L. and Carolyn J. Education Scholarship $2,500 FR 3.00
Sterk, Norma Weiden Teaching Scholarship $2,000 JR/SR 3.00
Stielstra, Jennie and Sylvia Scholarship $2,000 FR/SO/JR/SR 2.70
Strikwerda, Alfred and Bernice Family Scholarship $2,700 FR 3.20
Strikwerda, James and Dolly (Hoffman) Family Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 2.50
Struyk, John R. and Annie Family Scholarship $1,900 JR/SR 3.00
TeVelde, Bernard and Harriet Family Education Scholarship $2,000; $3,900 JR/SR 3.00
Timmer, Kenneth and Phyllis Family Scholarship $3,000 JR 2.50
Treur, Jan D. and Nancy M. Family Scholarship $1,800 JR/SR 2.50
Triezenberg, George and Theresa Family Scholarship $1,900 SR 2.70
Ubels, John and Antoinette Family Scholarship $2,000 SR/PB 2.50
VanAndel, Adrian and Margaret Family Scholarship $2,500 FR 3.00
VanAndel, Henry Memorial Scholarship $2,500 SO/JR/SR 3.00
VandenBerg, John and Marian Family Scholarship $2,100 FR/SO/JR/SR 2.50
VanderArk Family Scholarship $2,000 JR/SR 2.75
VanderBok, Arnold and Janice Family Scholarship $2,000 FR 2.50
VanderHaagen Family Scholarship for 5th Year Education Students $1,600 SR/PB 3.00
VanderHaar, Margaret and Donald Scholarship $1,100 JR 3.00
VanDyke, Janet D. Education Scholarship $2,400 JR/SR 3.00
VanEerden, William E. and Connie L. Family Scholarship $5,000 JR/SR 3.20
VanTil Family Special Education Scholarship $1,500; $2,600 JR 3.30