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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. For more information on the religion scholarships, contact Prof. Daniel Harlow or the Financial Aid Office.

Deadline for 2017-2018 consideration is March 1, 2017.

HOW TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The Gordon J. Spykman Memorial Scholarship

One $2,250.00 scholarship will be offered for the 2017-2018 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.

 

The John H. Bratt and Gladys A. Bratt Scholarship

One $2,450.00 scholarship will be offered for the 2017-2018 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..

 

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

One $1,400.00 scholarship will be offered for the 2017-2018 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.

 

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Beets Calvinism Contest

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

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

Click here for further information on the Beets Calvinism Contest, or contact Prof. Arie Griffioen.