A gateway to the future
The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin University offers racial and ethnic minority high school students a gateway to the future: the opportunity to experience college learning and living while earning college credit.
Entrada 2022: Sunday, June 26–Thursday, July 21
Applications for Entrada 2023 will be open fall 2022.
United States racial and ethnic minority students (African, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American) who are currently enrolled in either their junior or senior year of high school (grades 11 and 12) may apply for the Entrada Scholars Program if they meet the following criteria:
The Meijer Foundation
Local and global corporations: Join the group of organizational sponsors that support the Entrada Scholars Program. Complete this interest form to learn more.
- Enroll in a 3 or 4 credit college course in areas such as English, history, biology, or psychology
- Use Calvin’s state-of-the-art fitness facilities for activities like rock climbing and swimming
- Participate in group devotions
- Perform in Entrada Talent Night
|8:00–12:00 p.m.||College course|
|1:30–3:30 p.m.||Academic coaching|
|3:30 p.m.||Free time||5:00 p.m.||Dinner||6:30 p.m.||Programming||8:00 p.m.||Study table/free time||10:00 p.m.||In the dorms||11:00–11:30 p.m.||In room|
Costs and scholarships
All students accepted into the Entrada Scholars Program receive a grant valued at more than $4,200. This grant covers most Entrada costs, including tuition, room and board, books, and activities. Admitted scholars pay a fee of $750 to confirm enrollment. Please reach out if you require a payment plan.
Scholars who successfully complete the program are awarded a $4,000 Entrada Scholarship for each year they attend Calvin, for up to five years. Entrada Scholars may also qualify for the $4,000 Mosaic Scholarship as well as other merit-based scholarships.
Nominate a Scholar
By nominating a student for the Entrada Scholars Program, you help them find this unique opportunity which provides lifelong benefits. Your endorsement of an applicant’s character and academic preparation is an invaluable resource. Nominated students accepted to Entrada will also receive a $100 discount off their enrollment fee.
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In Their Own Words
Entrada will definitely help me prepare and manage my time wisely and learn to manage my workload better. Also, it will help me understand people around my community better.” Entrada Scholar, Student
The experience I had here was amazing and I will forever remember my time here. I discovered a lot about myself and how I need to grow as a student.” Entrada Scholar, Student
I feel like I will come out of Entrada as a new person. I feel like in the classroom I will be more active in discussion and engage in conversation that challenge the norm and require deep thinking. It was a great experience and it helped me become a more open-minded person.” Entrada Scholar, Student