The Honors Fellows Program is a competitive opportunity extended to typically 20-25 first-year students. It includes an exclusive research opportunity and stipend.

Selection Process

The Honors Fellows Program will no longer receive applicants for future cohorts

Candidates for The Honors Fellows Program were identified based on materials from the student's admission file, such as GPA, test scores, application essay and list of involvements. Fellows were admitted to Calvin by January 1 of their freshman year to be considered for this special opportunity.

Candidates were invited to attend The Honors Fellows Preview Weekend in late February. During the weekend, they had the opportunity to interview for The Honors Fellows Program. Twenty-five participants from this weekend event were awarded the research fellowship and invited to participate in the program.

Benefits of the Program

  • A scholarship for the first and second year of the Fellow's Calvin career
  • Priority admission to Calvin's Honors Living-Learning Community or other intentional living communities
  • An annual dinner with the college president and a distinguished guest lecturer


Members of the Honors Fellows Program are:

 2014-2015 2015-2016 
 Calyn Beyer Joel Anderson 
 Erin Bradford  Natalie Anumolu 
Brianna Busscher  Quentin Baker  
 JD Croft Grace Bolt 
Megan Daubenmier  Alyssa Bowman 
Jenna Decker  Jesse Brink  
Elise Decker  Sophio Bryson 
 Hannah Hougen Selvi Bunce 
Rachel House  Ziqi Chen 
Se Young Jung    Jay DeMan
 Maria Kim  Andrew Fulling 
 Connor Kuipers  Sarah Hughes 
 John Lee James Jeninga 
 Yeeun Lee   Youngkuk Kim
Diana Lopez Natalie Knapp  
 Kathryn Post Heidi Ledford 
 Evan Romero Lauren Moose 
 Comfort Sampong Stephen Ng 
 Jeremiah Stout Keila Pieters 
Jacob Stout Elizabeth Peterson  
 Flavius Tomeci Hannah Peterson 
 Bethany Verbrugge Stephanie Praamsma 
 Tanner Vincent Becca Richards 
Elvin Vindel Isabelle Selles  
Peter Wagenmaker  David Sweeney 
 Mark Wolf  Lara Tongue
  Hanna VanZanten 
  Noah Ver Beek 
  Jessica Vos 
  Rachel Warners