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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 2018-2019, $253,900 in scholarships benefited 92 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 first-year students and current students are available online. All students who will be enrolled next academic year are encouraged to apply.

Bagnall, Luke and Becky Spanish Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 2.50
Berkhof, Robert and Linda Family Scholarship $3,000 SR/PB 2.50
Bloem, Rose M. Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR/PB 3.00
Boeve', Edgar G. Art Scholarship $1,750 JR/SR 2.50
Bonzelaar, Helen Art Education Scholarship $2,300 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
Boumgarden Family Scholarship $2,500 SO/JR/SR 2.50
Bratt, Katherine and Annette Scholarship $2,600 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 $3,000 FR 3.20
Byker, Susan Lemmen Scholarship $2,500 FR 3.30
Cheuk, Helen Memorial Scholarship $2,600 JR/SR 2.80
De Jonge, R. Wayne and Joanne E. Earthkeeping Scholarship $1,500 FR/SO/JR/SR 3.00
DeBeer, John L. Memorial Scholarship $2,000 JR/SR 3.00
DeBie, John History Scholarship $950 JR/SR 2.75
DeBoer, Peter and Joy Family Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 2.50
DeBruyn, Otto J. and Adeline Family Education Scholarship $2,000 JR/SR 3.30
Deckinga, Bruce and Joanne/Compassion International Scholarship $2,750 SO/JR/SR 2.50
DeJonge, Louis (Luke) and Helen Scholarship $2,000 SO/JR/SR 3.00
DeLoof, Henrietta Memorial Scholarship $2,600 SO/JR/SR 2.50
DeRidder Family Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 2.50
DeRose, Kevin Dale Memorial Scholarship $3,800 JR/SR 3.00
Deur, Eugene and Joan Scholarship $2,300 SO/JR 3.00
DeVries-Post Teacher Education Scholarship $2,050 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Dyk, Brian E. Memorial Scholarship $3,300 FR 2.50
Dykstra, Richard and Marion Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
Find Us Faithful - The Lester and Gladys DeVries Family Scholarship $4,500 SO/JR/SR 2.50
Frens, Phil and Mary Slater Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 2.50
Gideon, John and Mary Family Scholarship $1,500 JR/SR 2.50
Goguen, Allene Huizenga Music Education Scholarship $5,500 SR 3.00
Goodenough, Beulah B. Memorial Scholarship $1,400 SR 3.00
Greenfield, Audrey Memorial Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 2.50
Greenway, Edna Scholarship $3,000 JR/SR 3.30
Greenwood, Marsha Memorial Education Scholarship N/A JR/SR/PB 3.00
Gritter, Arthur J. and Laura Jean Family Scholarship $1,600 JR/SR 2.50
Groeneveld, Mae Scholarship $2,500 FR/ SO/JR/SR 3.00
Gronsman, Carl and Sandra Family Scholarship $2,000 JR/SR 2.75
Haveman, James and Barbara Family Scholarship $2,500 FR/SO/JR/SR 3.00
Haveman, James and Catherine Family Scholarship $2,250 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 $2,300 SO/JR/SR 2.50
Hiemstra, Harold and Judy Family Scholarship $2,500 FR 3.00
Hillard, Dwight and Sally Fox Memorial Scholarship $1,500 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Hoeks Family Scholarship $1,500 JR/SR 3.00
Honderd Family Special Education Scholarship $1,900 JR/SR 2.75
Hoogland, Alma and John English Education Scholarship $2,700 SO 2.70
Hubers, David and Shirley Education Scholarship $2,100 JR/SR 3.00
Hulstein, Helen Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
Iwema, R. and J. Education Scholarship $3,000 JR/SR 2.50
Jaasma, Edward and Dorothy Koopman Scholarship $5,000 FR/SO/JR/SR 2.50
Jacobsen Family Scholarship $4,200 SR 3.40
Jeremiah 29:11 Scholarship $3,100 SR 2.50
Johnson, Paul W. Education Scholarship $5,600 JR/SR 2.50
Katte, Dick and Lorraine Scholarship $1,000 SO/JR/SR 2.80
Klein, Gerald L. Memorial Scholarship $2,300 JR/SR 2.75
Kraay Family Legacy $2,700 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 $2,350 JR/SR 3.00
Mervenne, Arthur and Kathryn Education Scholarship $2,300 JR/SR 3.00
Mervenne, Laurie Ellen Urban Education Scholarship $3,600 JR/SR 2.50
Meulink, Helen Hoogland Education Scholarship $5,500 JR/SR 3.00
MJB Educational Scholarship $1,700 JR/SR 3.00
Mol, Jay and Lois Family Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
Molewyk, Donald and Kathleen Family Scholarship $2,500 SR 3.50
Monsma, William and Matilda Scholarship $2,100 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Morren Education Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
Morren, Patti J. Memorial Scholarship $2,200 JR/SR 3.00
Nobel, Tom and Marcia Education Scholarship $5,200 JR/SR 3.00
Nyenhuis, Jacob and Jeannette Scholarship $3,200 JR/SR 3.00
Olthoff, Kenneth and Katherine Family Scholarship $3,000 JR/SR 3.00
Oostendorp, Mike and Bette Family Scholarship $2,700 JR/SR 3.00
Pekelder, Bernard and Jane Special Education Scholarship $2,700 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 $3,350 FR/SO/JR/SR/TR 3.00
Ryskamp, Bruce and Jeralyn Scholarship $3,000 FR/SO/JR/SR 2.50
Schroder, Roland and Ellen Family Scholarship $2,700 SO 3.00
Schultze-Weemhoff Family Christian Education Scholarship $2,000 JR/SR 3.00
Secondary Science Education Scholarship $3,700 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Snapper, Marion and Nella Family Scholarship $3,500 SR 3.00
Spoelhof, Angeline Nydam Memorial Scholarship $4,200 JR/SR 3.30
Steen, John L. and Carolyn J. Education Scholarship $3,500 FR 3.00
Sterk, Norma Weiden Teaching Scholarship $2,000 JR/SR 3.00
Stielstra, Jennie and Sylvia Scholarship $2,200 FR/SO/JR/SR 2.70
Strikwerda, Alfred and Bernice Family Scholarship $2,800 FR 3.20
Strikwerda, James and Dolly (Hoffman) Family Scholarship $2,600 JR/SR 2.50
Struyk, John R. and Annie Family Scholarship $2,300 JR/SR 3.00
TeVelde, Bernard and Harriet Family Education Scholarship $7,000 JR/SR 3.00
Timmer, Kenneth and Phyllis Family Scholarship $2,700 JR 2.50
Treur, Jan D. and Nancy M. Family Scholarship $1,900 JR/SR 2.50
Triezenberg, George and Theresa Family Scholarship $1,700 SR 2.70
Ubels, John and Antoinette Family Scholarship $2,100 SR/PB 2.50
Van Wyk, Max and Carol Family Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 2.50
VanAndel, Adrian and Margaret Family Scholarship $2,500 FR 2.80
VanAndel, Henry Memorial Scholarship $2,800 SO/JR/SR 3.00
VandenBerg, John and Marian Family Scholarship $2,100 FR/SO/JR/SR 2.50
Vander Lugt Family Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
VanderArk Family Scholarship $2,000 JR/SR 2.75
VanderArk, Lorraine J. Education Scholarship $3,000 SO/JR/SR 2.50
VanderBok, Arnold and Janice Family Scholarship $2,100 FR/SO/JR/SR 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
VanderPloeg, David and Sheryl (Kragt) Vander Ploeg Secondary Education Scholarship $3,100 JR/SR 3.00
VanDyke, Janet D. Education Scholarship $2,450 JR/SR 3.00
VanEerden, William E. and Connie L. Family Scholarship $3,200 JR/SR 3.20
VanManen, Jack and Johanna Kooy Education Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 2.50
VanTil Family Special Education Scholarship $2,900 JR 3.30
VanVugt, Eric and Wendy Urban Education Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
VanWesep, George J. Memorial Scholarship $3,000 JR/SR 2.50
Veldhuizen, Frank and Helen Memorial Scholarship $2,100 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Veltkamp Secondary Science Education Scholarship $4,500 JR/SR 3.20
Veltman, Lois R. (Post) and Nelson L. Education Scholarship $1,000 JR/SR 2.50
Verbrugge-Hoogwerf Family Education Scholarship $3,100 SO/JR/SR 2.50
Vilaro, Rodolfo E. Memorial Scholarship $1,800 JR/SR 2.50
Vredevoogd, Betty Memorial Scholarship $1,500 JR/SR 3.20
Wagenaar, Theodore C. Scholarship $450 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Walters Family Scholarship $1,750 FR 3.00
Warners, John D. Scholarship for Secondary Math Education $2,500 SO/JR/SR 2.50
Wierenga, John and Theresa B. Family Scholarship $3,000 JR/SR 3.00
Winkle, Tom and Reca Family Memorial Scholarship $2,700 FR 3.50
Wolters, Jeannette and Menno Family Scholarship $2,600 FR 2.50
Yonker Family Scholarship $3,300 JR 2.50
Zwier, Paul J. and Eleanor I. Family Scholarship $3,300 JR 3.00