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.

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

2017-2018 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, 2017. Undecided finalists have until May 31, 2017 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/1440 Old 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/1330 Old 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/1210 Old 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/1050 Old 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/940 Old SAT
  • Canadians: admissions average of 75%

Total award value: up to $40,000

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