2020–2021 scholarship program guidelines and eligibility

Academic scholarships are determined based on the student's academic performance in high school and standardized test score. These academic scholarships are guaranteed through your sophomore year and are renewable for up to three additional undergraduate years with a cumulative Calvin GPA of 3.0. GPAs and test score updates are accepted through March 1. Average GPAs and test scores shown below are not guaranteed specific scholarship levels.

AMOUNT SCHOLARSHIP AVERAGE SCORES OF RECIPIENTS
WEIGHTED GPA SAT ACT
$20,000 National Merit Selection determined by National Merit Corporation
$18,000 Trustee's 4.2 1420 31
$16,000 President's 3.9 1280 27
$14,000 Provost's 3.7 1180 24
$12,000 Dean's 3.5 1120 22
$10,000 Faculty's 3.0–3.3 1040 20
* 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 university. This award is offered in addition to Calvin’s $18,000 Trustee's Scholarship.

Guidelines

  • 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 University.
  • Finalists are only eligible for one National Merit Scholarship.
  • Finalists must select Calvin as their first-choice university with National Merit Corporation to receive a National Merit Scholarship.
  • Finalists can change their first-choice university with National Merit before May 3, 2021. Undecided finalists have until May 31, 2021, to select a first-choice university.
  • 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.

Contact

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