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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 students who will be enrolled next academic year are encouraged to apply (including newly admitted students and international students). Complete one scholarship application, and you will be automatically considered for all scholarships that match your eligibility.

  1. NAME
    AMOUNT
    CLASS
    GPA
  2. $2,900
    JR/SR
    3.30
  3. $1,000
    JR/SR
    2.75
  4. $2,900
    SO/JR/SR
    2.50
  5. $2,600
    FR
    3.00
  6. $2,900
    FR
    2.50
  7. $2,900
    JR/SR
    3.00
  8. $2,300
    SO/JR/SR
    2.50
  9. $1,800
    SR
    2.50
  10. $1,100
    JR/SR
    3.20
  11. $1,650
    SO/JR/SR
    3.00
  12. $4,450
    JR/SR
    3.00

Awards & Prizes

De Bie Essay Prize

The history department also awards a John De Bie Essay Prize each year for the best history paper. You do not have to be a history major to enter. The paper can be on any topic related to history, and essays written for Calvin courses are welcome. The 2021 award was $100.

To apply, submit a copy of your essay (with your name removed from all pages) via email to history@calvin.edu, along with a cover sheet. If you are unable to print and scan the cover sheet, you can simply include this information in the body of your email:

  • Your name
  • Your Calvin email
  • Your student number
  • Your mailing address
  • Title of essay submitted
  • Is your essay the product of work for a class? (Yes/No) If Yes, which class, term, and instructor?

Remember, you must remove your name from all pages of your essay, including the headers. Submissions for the 2021 prize were due by email on Friday, April 23, 2021 by 5 p.m.

Hoekstra Senior Prize

The history department also awards a Peter D. Hoekstra Senior Prize to a graduating senior each year. One prize of $750 was awarded in 2021. The department faculty chooses recipients for this prize, so there is no application.

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