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Scholarships and Awards

Apply for religion scholarships

The department offers the following scholarships on a yearly basis for religion majors and minors and those interested in ministry. Download and submit an application for each scholarship you are interested in.

For more information on scholarships and the application process, contact Prof. Daniel Harlow.

Recommendation Form - This form may be downloaded and used for ALL scholarships listed below. In addition, you have the option of filling in your information and sending the form directly to your recommenders via email for completion. Instructions for this process may be found on the individual scholarship applications below and on the form here.

 

The Gordon J. Spykman Memorial Scholarship

One $2,300.00 scholarship will be offered for the 2014-2015 school year. Candidates for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin student planning to enroll full-time at Calvin College the following year.
  • Be entering the junior or senior year.
  • Be pursuing a major or minor in Religion.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Have an interest in a reformational world view as expressed in a paper written as part of the application for the scholarship. This paper should be a brief one or two page statement of a world-and-life view as taught at Calvin College.
  • 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.

Apply for this scholarship by March 7, 2014. Download an application.

The John H. Bratt and Gladys A. Bratt Scholarship

One $2,400.00 scholarship will be offered for the 2014-2015 school year. Candidates for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin student planning to enroll at Calvin College full-time the following year.
  • Be entering the junior or senior year.
  • Be pursuing a career in parish ministry, missionary service, or teaching religion courses.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher.
  • Although financial need as defined by government programs is not required, there should be evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses.

Apply for this scholarship by March 7, 2014. Download an application.

The Hoeks Family Scholarship

One $1,500.00 scholarship will be offered for the 2014-2015 school year. Candidates for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin student planning to enroll full-time at Calvin College the following year.
  • Be entering the junior year.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Pursuing a career that will allow either: (a) The student to teach Bible, theology, or religion studies at a Christian school. (b) The student to direct the education ministry of a Reformed Christian church.
  • 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.

Apply for this scholarship by March 7, 2014. Download an application.

The Dr. & Mrs. William J. Yonker Scholarship Fund

One $1,700.00 scholarship will be offered for the 2014-2015 school year. Candidates for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Calvin student planning to enroll at Calvin College full-time the following year.
  • Be entering the junior or senior year.
  • Be pursuing a career in Christian ministry or missions.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Write an essay of one or two pages, setting forth your career goals.

Apply for this scholarship by March 7, 2014. Download an application

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Beets Calvinism Contest

Write a paper about Calvinism and have the chance to win one of two annual prizes.

The late Dr. and Mrs. Henry Beets established a fund, the income from which is used to award two prizes for the best research papers on annually specified themes in Calvinism studies, written by Calvin students. The prize or prizes are awarded at the discretion of the department of religion.

Click here for further information on the Beets Calvinism Contest, or contact Prof. Laura Smit.