The primary aim of the College Access Summer Camp Scholarship is to expand the racial and ethnic diversity of Calvin’s camp participants and to support the educational goals of students from historically underrepresented minority groups (racial/ethnic/gender and/or low income).

By providing students with educational and recreational experiences in the college environment, we aim to positively impact the students' transition to, persistence in, and retention in higher education. By extending this opportunity through partners to students, we aim to strengthen the resources and relationships.

Selection criteria

  • Historically under-represented students (students who would be the first in their family to go to college, students from low-income backgrounds and/or students of color, especially African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American, and other underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, e.g., Hmong, Vietnamese, Russian, as well as gender underrepresented in academic fields).
  • Demonstration/expression that the scholarship is needed to help meet camp costs.
  • Priority is given to students nominated by community partners, to first-time campers, and to ensuring campers are able to attend at least one camp.