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.
The Nyhoff scholarship is given to a strong first year computer science major or minor.
The DeRose scholarship is given to a strong first year computer science major, and it normally continues through their second year.
The Duthler scholarship is awarded to a strong female computer science major at any level, freshman-senior.
The VanderBrug scholarships are given to upper-division students in computer science.
The grateful alumnus scholarship is given to a strong second or third year major in any department program.
The DornerWorks scholarship is awarded to a student who is interested in embedded systems.
A scholarship for women in computer science sponsored by Spectrum Health
A scholarship for women in computer science sponsored by OST
The CCA computing award is given to the top graduating senior in computer science.
The CISA information systems award is given to the top graduating senior in information systems.
The Calvin College Science Division provides a variety of scholarship opportunities.
A scholarship for Business and IS majors
You can refer to the scholarship search database for more information on scholarships for Calvin students.
The department maintains a list of external scholarship funding sources.