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Scholarships - Biology Department

West Michigan Optometric Scholarship
2015-2016 Award: 1 scholarship of $3,200
West Michigan Optometric Scholarship recipientThis scholarship was established by a number of optometrists practicing in West Michigan who received and are appreciative of their pre-optometry training at Calvin College.  They also want to recognize the Biology Department for its commitment to pre-optometry students and for its high academic standards that integrate classroom, scholarly, technological and diverse research opportunities. Through this scholarship, the donors wish to encourage students to consider a career in optometry.

Selection Criteria

  • Current Calvin College student planning to enroll full time the following year
  • Entering their junior or senior year
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Biology, Biotechnology or Biochemistry major intending to pursue a career in optometry
  • Some evidence of financial need



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The application form for named biology scholarships are available online every year beginning January 1. Please go to Portal to complete the application. All current students who will be attending here next year are encouraged to apply.

2015 Scholarship Timeline

January 1 : applications are available
March 1: applications are due
Early April: recipients are notified

To apply

Go to the Calvin Portal> Services>Scholarships and Financial Aid> Apply for Aid> Upperclass Named Scholarship Application.

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