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Students - Upperclassmen Engineering Scholarships

A list of each scholarship with a summary of the criteria is listed below. The application form for Named Engineering Scholarships are available for current students on-line in The Calvin Portal every year beginning January 1. Please go to the Portal to complete the application. All current students who will be attending here next year are encouraged to apply!

Students need to check the instructions in the Student-News. You must apply in order to be considered.

Applications need to be completed and submitted every year by March 1. Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) are given in conjunction with another Department.

The A.M.D.G. Scholarship*

This scholarship is awarded in conjunction with the Art Department and the Pre-architecture Committee.
A. Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll full time the following year.
  • Be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year at Calvin College.
  • Be enrolled in the pre architecture program.
  • Have already taken Engineering 103 and have been recommended by the Engineering 103 professor.

B. If the above criteria are met the following may also be considered (listed in order or preference):

  • Preference to ethnic minority or international students.
  • Preference to women.
  • Preference to non-Christian Reformed Church members.
  • Preference will be based on financial need.

The Berg Nuclear Energy Scholarship

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll the following year.
  • Be entering their junior year.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Be pursuing an Engineering degree.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses.
  • Demonstrate Christian character and an ability to lead.
  • Show an interest in a career in nuclear energy.
  • Be available for a summer internship at a nuclear power plant.
  • Show through written work (essay) why the student is interested in nuclear power.

The Bosscher Family Interim Scholarship

Candidates for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll full time the following year.
  • Financial need is required.
  • Demonstrate that the interim course is directly related and beneficial to the program/major in which they are currently enrolled.

This scholarship is intended to be awarded to students who otherwise would not be able to afford to go on an off-campus interim trip, or who would not otherwise even consider going. Two scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in Engineering. PLEASE NOTE: This scholarship has a separate paper application process in September and is awarded in October for the following January.

John & Beth Bouws Family Scholarship

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Entering junior or senior year
  • Pursuing a degree in Engineering
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Involved with on-campus activities and should be able to demonstrate a strong Christian character.

No Financial need is required. Renewal of this scholarship is possible but students must apply again and will be given equal consideration with new pool of applicants.

The Calvin Engineering Scholarship

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be entering the junior year of the BSE program at Calvin.
  • Have attended Calvin at least one year before receiving the scholarship.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher at Calvin.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student while receiving this scholarship.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses.

If the above requirements are met, personal integrity and level of interest and activity in the Engineering may be considered.

The Calvin Junior Engineering Scholarship

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be entering the junior year of the BSE program at Calvin.
  • Have attended Calvin at least one year before receiving the scholarship.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher at Calvin.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student while receiving this scholarship.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses.

If the above requirements are met, personal integrity and level of interest and activity in the Engineering may be considered.

The Chemical Engineering Alumni Scholarship

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current student at Calvin College planning to enroll full time the following year.
  • Be entering their junior or senior year.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Pursuing a Chemical Engineering Concentration.
  • Financial need is required.

The D & D Building Scholarship Fund*

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full time student at Calvin College.
  • Be entering their junior or senior year.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Preference will be given first to children of D & D employees and second to other students. If there are more children of D & D employees who qualify than there are scholarships available, preference will be given to prospective freshmen. If all the above criteria are met, other factors may be considered including academic record, participation in church, community, and school activities outside the classroom, and financial need.

The Joseph and Deanne Daverman Family Scholarship

Pre-Architecture students are also eligible.  May need to consult with Art Department.  Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year at Calvin College.
  • Be enrolled in a pre-architecture or engineering program.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses

The Brian L. De Wall Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Gordon and Joan De Wall in memory of their son Brian, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident during his senior year at Calvin. Scholarships are awarded to students who are entering the senior year in the Mechanical Engineering Program at Calvin; live life with a positive attitude and a good sense of humor; demonstrate Christian character; and demonstrate the potential to make a positive impact in their work both professionally and as a Christian. A GPA of 2.8 or higher is required.

The DornerWorks Computer/Software Engineering Scholarship*

Scholarship to be awarded in conjunction with the Computer Science Department.  Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be entering sophomore, junior or senior year.
  • Pursuing a major in Engineering with Electrical & Computer Engineering concentration or a major in Computer Science
  • GPA of 3.3 or higher

Preferences:

  • Students who currently have an internship with DornerWorks
  • Students expressing an interest in embedded systems
  • Students who demonstrate leadership and professionalism in and out of the classroom.
  • Financial Need
  • Students entering their junior year.

Renewal of this scholarship is possible but students must apply again and will be given equal consideration with new pool of applicants.

The Jack and Eleanor Elenbaas Family Engineering Scholarship

At least Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll the following year.
  • Be entering their junior or senior year.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Be pursuing an Engineering degree.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses.

The Forte Scholarship

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin student who will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year.
  • Be a female student pursuing a degree in Engineering
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Financial need is not required by may be considered as a preference
  • Special consideration will be given to female students who are involved in the arts or humanities in either their course-work or in extra-curricular activities.

The Gentex Corporation Engineering Scholarship

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll the following year.
  • Be entering their junior or senior year.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Be pursuing an Engineering degree with either a Mechanical Engineering concentration or Electrical/Computer Engineering concentration.
  • Must exhibit leadership skills
  • Must exhibit hands-on technical skills and hobbies.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required.

Renewal of this scholarship is possible but students must apply again and will be given equal consideration with new pool of applicants.

The Bruce and Alice Klanderman Scholarship*

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll the following year.
  • Be entering their junior or senior year.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.8 or higher, which recognizes achievement in all courses of study.
  • Be pursuing Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a Chemical Engineering major.
  • Financial need is not required.

Renewal of this scholarship is possible but students must apply again and will be given equal consideration with new pool of applicants. This scholarship is awarded in consultation with the Chemistry Department*

The James L. Kempema Memorial Scholarship

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll full time the following year.
  • Be entering their junior year.
  • Be majoring in Engineering.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is required.
  • Preference will be given to a graduate of Calvin Christian High School, Grandville, MI.

The Francis and Trena Lieuwen Scholarship

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll full time the following year.
  • Be entering their junior year.
  • Be majoring in Engineering.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.6 or higher.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses

Preference will be given to students who have a history of and ongoing interest in serving others through volunteering and/or through missions.

The Paul W. Newhof Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Paul W. Newhof who was a practical man of great faith who would never turn down a request to serve the Lord with his civil and structural engineering expertise. Mr. Newhof was involved in several mission projects and was also interested in helping missionaries by using his engineering skills. Candidates for the scholarship must

  • be entering their junior or senior year
  • have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • majoring in the Civil Engineering program

Preference will be given to a child of a missionary who meets the stated criteria; otherwise the scholarship will be given to an engineering student with some interest in using their education to supportmission work.

The Pfizer Scholarship*

This scholarship is funded by the Pfizer Corporation with the purpose to attract, encourage, and support students interested in pursuing careers in the chemical sciences by giving them financial support. Eligible students must be entering their junior or senior year of students with a major in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering, and must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Students interested in this scholarship must fill out an application in the Science Division Office or use this link
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/chemistry/Scholarships/ by March 1.

The Robert J. Reimink, Prein & Newhof Scholarship

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current student at Calvin entering the junior or senior year.
  • Be pursuing a program in Civil Engineering.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses.

Renewal of this scholarship is possible but students must apply again and will be given equal consideration with new pool of applicants.

The Charles and Kay Spoelhof Engineering Scholarship

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll the following year.
  • Entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year.
  • Have attended Calvin at least one year before receiving the scholarship.
  • Have a GPA of 2.7 or higher and be in good standing in the Engineering Department
  • Be majoring in Engineering.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses.

Preference will be given to an engineering student involved in some type of international activity; i.e. international internship, international engineering study program abroad, etc.

The Elmer and Marie Van Beek Family Scholarship

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll full time the following year.
  • Be entering their junior or senior year.
  • Have a physical challenge or learning disability and be actively involved in the Student Academic Services program at Calvin OR have special needs/challenges due to cultural adjustments.
  • Be majoring in Engineering

Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses.

The Anthony VanderLugt Memorial Scholarship

Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll the following year.
  • Be entering their junior or senior year.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Be pursuing an Engineering degree.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses.

Preference will be given to an first generation college student.

The Van Randwyk Family Scholarship

Candidates for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll full time the following year.
  • Be entering their sophomore year.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Be pursuing an Engineering major.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses.

The Joel and Linda Zylstra Scholarship

Candidates for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin College student planning to enroll full time the following year.
  • Be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Be pursuing a degree in the engineering program and must make a commitment to actively pursue the sustainability designation offered within the engineering curriculum.
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses.

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