Calvin academic scholarships for incoming students range from $8,000 to $18,000. These scholarships are awarded automatically based on GPA and standardized test score. Updated GPAs and standardized test scores are accepted through March 31.

Over 85% of incoming students receive one of the following scholarships. The general criteria and renewal information for each academic scholarship is outlined below.

2018-2019 scholarship program guidelines & eligibility

National Merit Scholarship

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 college. This award is offered in addition to Calvin’s $18,000 Trustee 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 College.
  • Finalists are only eligible for one National Merit Scholarship.
  • Students selected to receive a corporate or National Merit sponsored award will receive Calvin’s $18,000 Trustee's Scholarship in addition to the National Merit Scholarship (values generally $2,000-$3,000).
  • Finalists must select Calvin as their first-choice college with National Merit Corporation to receive a National Merit Scholarship.
  • Finalists can change their first-choice college with National Merit before May 1, 2018. Undecided finalists have until May 31, 2018 to select a first-choice college.
  • Total Calvin-sponsored award value: $8,000
  • 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
Trustee's Scholarship - $18,000
  • Amount: $18,000
  • Offered: 5 years
  • Renewal GPA: 3.0

Selection criteria

  • Combined 3.90 GPA and a 33 ACT or 1490 New SAT
  • Canadians: admissions average of 90%

Total award value: up to $90,000

President's Scholarship - $15,000
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Offered: 5 years
  • Renewal GPA: 3.0

Selection criteria

  • Combined 3.90 GPA and a 30 ACT or 1390 New SAT
  • Canadians: admissions average of 87%

Total award value: up to $75,000

Provost's Scholarship - $12,000
  • Amount: $12,000
  • Offered: 5 years
  • Renewal GPA: 3.0

Selection criteria

  • Combined 3.80 GPA and a 27 ACT or 1280 New SAT
  • Canadians: admission average of 85%

Total award value: up to $60,000

Dean's Scholarship - $10,000
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Offered: 5 years
  • Renewal GPA: 3.0

Selection criteria

  • Combined 3.40 GPA and a 23 ACT or 1130 New SAT
  • Canadians: admission average of 80%

Total award value: up to $50,000

Faculty's Scholarship - $8,000
  • Amount: $8,000
  • Offered: 5 years
  • Renewal GPA: 3.0

Selection criteria

  • Combined 3.00 GPA and a 20 ACT or 1020 New SAT
  • Canadians: admissions average of 75%

Total award value: up to $40,000

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