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Prospective Student Resources: Freshmen Engineering Scholarships

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The Engineering Department awards approximately 10 scholarships a year to first-year engineering students totaling over $13,000. Some scholarships are selected by the department based solely on ACT scores, HS GPA and financial need. Others require application and a recommendation form. Online applications will be available by early December. Watch your email for more details or visit the financial aid website.

Criteria for ALL Engineering Department scholarships require that students be admitted to the college by Feb. 1 and have Engineering listed as your first or second choice of major on file with the Admissions Office. Review the additional criteria for each scholarship carefully.

It is important to note that to be considered for these scholarships you must:
  1. be admitted to the college by Feb. 1 (received a letter of acceptance from the Admissions Office.)
  2. have a FAFSA form completed or in progress by February 15.
  3. have your first or second choice of major listed as Engineering on file with the Calvin College Admissions Office.

*Armor of Light Scholarship

  • HS GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • In addition, the dominant qualifier is the student's financial need, followed by creativity and well-rounded participation in extra-curricular activities
  • This scholarship is renewable for the sophomore year based on the first year's college performance and continuation in the engineering program

*The Andy J. Egan Company Scholarship

  • HS GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Preference also given to first year students and second to other class levels. Financial need is not required, but may be considered if there are more qualified candidates than there are scholarships available.

The James Bosscher Engineering Scholarship

  • Demonstrate outstanding achievement and potential in high school
  • Special consideration given to North American ethnic minority students
  • The award is renewable for the sophomore year based on the first year's college performance and continuation in the engineering program

*Jerry and Alice Hertel Memorial Scholarship

  • HS GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Plan to work as a Christian Engineer to transform the world to God's glory.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is required.

First preference will be given to an international, minority or female student.

The Frank and Bernice Hiskes Scholarship

  • HS GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Some evidence of financial need
MORE Scholarships available

Students should also refer to the new student webpage for more information on scholarships for incoming Calvin students.