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.

Many scholarships are available to engineering students, from college-level academic scholarships to named scholarships that are specific to the engineering department. Below, find a list of Calvin academic scholarships followed by named engineering scholarships.

Calvin academic scholarships

2019–2020 scholarship program guidelines and eligibility

Calvin has academic scholarships that range from $10,000 to $20,000. They are awarded in December and determined based on the student's overall admission application, including standardized test scores and academic performance in high school. Updated GPAs and standardized test scores are accepted electronically from the testing organization through March 1.

Students who have achieved at least a 3.1 GPA and an ACT test score of 21 or SAT test score of 1100 are very likely to receive at least the Faculty's Scholarship. The following academic scholarships are available for up to five undergraduate years with a cumulative Calvin GPA of 3.0.

$18,000 TRUSTEE’S
$14,000 PROVOST’S
$12,000 DEAN’S
$10,000 FACULTY’S
* National Merit Scholarship Guidelines

Calvin-sponsored National Merit Scholarships are awarded to students selected as National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Corporation who select Calvin as their first-choice college. This award is offered in addition to Calvin’s $18,000 Trustee Scholarship.


  • National Merit Finalists are eligible to receive a National Merit Scholarships sponsored by one of the following organizations: National Merit Corporation, other participating corporations, or Calvin College.
  • Finalists are only eligible for one National Merit Scholarship.
  • Finalists must select Calvin as their first-choice college with National Merit Corporation to receive a National Merit Scholarship.
  • Finalists can change their first-choice college with National Merit before May 1, 2019. Undecided finalists have until May 31, 2019 to select a first-choice college.
  • Total Calvin-sponsored award value: $18,000
  • National Merit Finalists that require a fifth year of study will be eligible for the $18,000 Trustee’s Scholarship as long as they have a cumulative Calvin GPA of 3.0.


  • National Merit Corporation
  • Telephone: (847) 866-5100
  • Web:
  • Fax: (847) 866-5113
  • Letter: National Merit Corporation, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200, Evanston, IL 60201-4897

Engineering scholarships

A.M.D.G. Scholarship $2,700 SO/JR/SR 2.50
African Scholarship in Engineering $2,500 FR 3.20
Alto Precision in Honor of Willis M. Clark Scholarship $1,500 FR 3.00
Armor of Light Scholarship $3,300 FR 2.70
Berg Engineering Scholarship $5,200 JR/SR 3.00
Bosscher Family Interim Scholarship $500 SO/JR/SR 2.50
Bosscher, James and Angeline Scholarship $2,600 SO/JR 2.50
Bosscher, James Engineering Scholarship $2,500 FR 2.50
Bouws, John D. and Beth E. Family Engineering Scholarship $1,800 JR/SR 3.00
Bufford, Benjamin Ryan Memorial Scholarship $6,200 JR/SR 2.50
Byeman, C.J. Memorial Scholarship $3,300 JR/SR 3.00
C & N Systems Scholarship $3,000 JR 2.75
Caldon, Florence M. and Thomas F. Jr. Memorial Scholarship $1,900 FR 3.30
Calvin Engineering Scholarship $1,000 JR 3.00
Chemical Engineering Scholarship $2,600 JR/SR 3.00
Cooper, G. Jack Memorial Scholarship $4,700 JR/SR 2.50
Daverman, Joseph and Deanne Family Scholarship $2,300 SO/JR/SR 3.00
De Jonge, R. Wayne and Joanne E. Earthkeeping Scholarship $1,500 FR/SO/JR/SR 3.00
DeHaan, June Spaman Bazuin Scholarship $2,500 JR 3.00
DeWall, Brian L. Memorial Scholarship $6,700 SR 2.80
DornerWorks Computer/Software Engineering Scholarship $2,750 SO/JR/SR 3.30
Egan, Andy J. Company Scholarship $1,700 FR 3.00
Elenbaas, Jack and Eleanor Family Engineering Scholarship $4,200 JR/SR 3.00
forte Scholarship $2,500 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Gelderloos, Mark I. Memorial Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
GMB Architecture + Engineering Scholarship $2,800 JR/SR 3.00
Haveman, James and Barbara Family Scholarship $3,200 FR/SO/JR/SR 3.00
Haveman, James and Catherine Family Scholarship $1,800 FR 2.50
Heidmann Family Scholarship $2,100 JR/SR 3.20
Hertel, Jerry and Alice (Talen) Hertel Memorial Scholarship $3,300 FR/SO/JR/SR 3.00
Hiskes, Frank and Bernice Scholarship $3,400 FR 3.00
Immaculate Flight Business Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
Jaasma, Edward and Dorothy Koopman Scholarship $5,000 FR/SO/JR/SR 2.50
K-Line Industries Engineering Scholarship $2,700 JR 2.50
Kempema, James L. Memorial Scholarship $3,000 JR 3.00
Klanderman Family Scholarship $4,300 JR/SR 3.80
Kooistra Family Scholarship $2,500 FR 2.70
Lieuwen, Francis and Trena Scholarship $3,300 JR 2.60
Molewyk, Donald and Kathleen Family Scholarship $2,500 SR 3.50
Newhof, Paul W. Memorial Scholarship $3,100 JR/SR 2.50
Nyenhuis, Jack and Jane Family Engineering Scholarship $2,500 JR 2.50
Pay It Forward Engineering Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.20
Pfizer Scholarship $3,100 JR/SR 3.30
Plaisier, Ronald and Deborah Family Scholarship $2,500 FR 2.50
Plekker, Johannes and Charlotte Moss Memorial Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 2.50
Posthuma, Albert R. and Elizabeth A. Environmental Engineering Scholarship $2,800 JR/SR/TR 3.00
Reimink, Robert J./Prein&Newhof Scholarship $2,900 JR/SR 3.00
Rietema, Renee and Robert Family Engineering Scholarship $3,000 SO/JR/SR 3.00
S-STEM: Building Foundations for Success in STEM Scholarship $4,200 FR 3.20
Schroder, Roland and Ellen Family Scholarship $2,700 SO 3.00
Spoelhof, Charles and Kay Engineering Scholarship $1,600 SO/JR/SR 2.70
Tekton Scholarship $4,000 JR/SR 2.50
Timmer, Kenneth and Phyllis Family Scholarship $2,700 JR 2.50
VanBeek, Elmer and Marie Family Scholarship $1,000 JR/SR 2.50
VanderLugt, Anthony Memorial Engineering Scholarship $1,900 JR/SR 3.20
VanRandwyk Family Scholarship $2,100 SO 3.00
Vermeer, Bob and Lois Engineering Scholarship $2,700 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Vibration Research Scholarship $3,000 JR/SR 3.00
Wasmer, Edward and Nancy Family Scholarship $3,500 JR/SR 3.50
Wasmer, Ken and Sharon Family Scholarship $2,600 FR 3.30
Workman, James and Mary Family Engineering Scholarship $1,700 JR 3.20
Zylstra, Joel M. and Linda L. Scholarship $2,350 SO/JR/SR 3.00