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.

Bouwsma Memorial Scholarship $1,100 JR/SR 3.00
Freeman, Dr. David H. and Mrs. Iren Memorial Scholarship $2,500 SR 3.00
Haven, Reverend Bernard Memorial Scholarship $1,750 FR 3.00
Keizer, Herman and Ardis Jr. Scholarship $2,500 SO/JR/SR 2.50
Konyndyk, Kenneth J. Jr. Scholarship $2,800; $3,500 SR 3.50
Pauw, Alan and Jan Family Scholarship $2,600 JR/SR 3.00
Plantinga, Alvin and Kathleen Scholarship in Christian Philosophy $2,500 SO/JR/SR 2.50
Walhout, Clarence and Janice Scholarship $2,600 JR/SR 3.20
Wiebenga, Martin P. and Florence DeGraaff Scholarship $1,500 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Zylstra, Dr. Bernard, S.J.D., Memorial Scholarship $4,100 JR/SR 3.00

O.K. Bouwsma Award

An annual prize is awarded to the Calvin student who submits the best paper in philosophy.

This prize is in honor of Oets Bouwsma, former professor of philosophy at the Universities of Nebraska and Texas, a past president of the American Philosophical Association, and a distinguished alumnus of Calvin College.

The paper should be prepared for blind review: Use a detachable title page with the author’s name on it but do not identify the author in the body of the paper. Papers may be prior submissions for courses, reworkings of such papers, or specifically written for the competition. Brief papers are acceptable. Only one paper per student. Only undergraduate submissions allowed.

The winning paper will be chosen by a panel of members from the philosophy department faculty. The department reserves the right to make no award if the submissions are not of sufficiently quality.

  • Award amount: $500
  • Deadline: April 16, 2018

Direct submissions to:

Philosophy Department
(340 Hiemenga Hall)