How to apply for scholarships

The application forms for named scholarships are available every year beginning December 1 and must be submitted by February 1. All of the scholarships for both prospective, first year students and current students are available online. All students who will be enrolled next academic year are encouraged to apply.

What you need to know before you apply:
  • Be prepared to address specific criteria for the scholarships you are applying for in your answers to the essay questions. Click on each scholarship see the criteria, then prepare your answers in Word before pasting them into the online application form. Each essay has a word limit.
  • Be ready with the names and email addresses of two professors whose classes you have taken at Calvin. You must ask them ahead of time if they are willing to complete recommendations for you.

Larry and Sharlene Nyhoff Scholarship in Computer Science

The Nyhoff scholarship is given to a strong first year computer science major or minor.

Steven DeRose Family Scholarship

The DeRose scholarship is given to a strong first year computer science major, and it normally continues through their second year.

Patricia S. Duthler Computer Science Scholarship

The Duthler scholarship is awarded to a strong female computer science major at any level, freshman-senior.

Gordon J. VanderBrug Scholarship

The VanderBrug scholarships are given to upper-division students in computer science.

Grateful Computer Science Alumnus Scholarship

The grateful alumnus scholarship is given to a strong second or third year major in any department program.

DornerWorks Computer/Software Engineering Scholarship

The DornerWorks scholarship is awarded to a student who is interested in embedded systems.

Strategic Partners – Spectrum Health Scholarship

A scholarship for women in computer science sponsored by Spectrum Health

Strategic Partners – Open Systems Technologies Scholarship

A scholarship for women in computer science sponsored by OST

CCA Computing Award

The CCA computing award is given to the top graduating senior in computer science.

CISA Information Systems Award

The CISA information systems award is given to the top graduating senior in information systems.

Science Division Scholarships

The Calvin College Science Division provides a variety of scholarship opportunities.

George and Gayle Hommes Family Scholarship

A scholarship for Business and IS majors

Calvin-Wide Scholarships

You can refer to the scholarship search database for more information on scholarships for Calvin students.

External Scholarships

The department maintains a list of external scholarship funding sources.