Science division scholarships
Goldwater Scholarship news
The Goldwater Scholarships were established by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to fund students studying the traditional sciences, mathematics and engineering. Three Calvin students have been notified that they will receive scholarships for 2013-14 and one Calvin student received honorable mention. Colleges and universities are allowed to nominate at most four students per year. Over the past five years, Calvin students have been awarded 14 fellowships and six honorable mentions! Read more about our 2008‑9, 2009‑10, 2010-11 and 2012-13 winners.
Science division scholarships for incoming students
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 1
Incoming students who plan to major in biology, chemistry, physics, or mathematics and plan to pursue a career in research or post-secondary education may apply for this scholarship.Students in professional programs such as pre-medicine, nursing or engineering are not eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship is worth $2,500 and is renewable for an additional three years.
Science division scholarships for current students
January 1 : applications are available
March 1: applications are due
Early April: recipients are notified
The application is online. Go to Portal > Services > Scholarships and Financial Aid > Upperclass Named Scholarship Application.
What you need to know about the online application process:
- You must have a specific science program listed on your AER in order to apply for Science Division Scholarships (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.) If you need to change your major on your AER, you must submit the Change of Major form to firstname.lastname@example.org before you can apply for a Science Division scholarship. Please note that this form does not officially declare your major.
- Faculty recommendations: You can use the same faculty recommendation form for all of the scholarships for which you apply, including Departmental, Science Division and Named Scholarships. The program requires you to enter the email addresses for two faculty recommendations. They will then receive an automatic email regarding your request. Please contact these professors ahead of time to ask if they are willing to complete a recommendation for you.
Please click on the scholarship name for more complete information concerning eligibility criteria.
The Debra Deur Scholarship
Students entering their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Integrated Science or Physics. This scholarship is renewable. 2013-2014 Award: 3 scholarships of $3,800 each
The James and Beatrice Harkema Family Scholarship
Students entering their Junior or Senior year pursuing a degree in biomedical science (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biotechnology or medicine).
2013-2014 Award: 2 scholarships of $1,600 each
The John and Lillian Van Oosten Scholarship
Students entering their Junior or Senior year pursuing a degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Geography, Integrated Science, or Physics.
2013-2014 Award: 4 scholarships of $2,700 each
The Laura and Gary Greenfield Chemistry and Math Scholarship
Students entering their Junior or Senior year pursuing a degree in Mathematics or Chemistry. This scholarship is renewable.
2013-2014 Award: 1 scholarship of $1,750
Secondary Science Education Scholarship
Students entering their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year pursuing a secondary ed program in one of the sciences--Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, Integrated Science or Physics.
2013-2014 Award: 1 scholarship of $2,400
The Steven M. Zifferblatt Memorial Scholarship
Students entering their Senior year (or fifth year Senior) pursuing a program in one of the health care professions such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, etc.
This scholarship requires a special essay (see criteria).
2013-2014 Award: 1 scholarship of $4,300
The Tetzloff Scholarship
Students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year pursuing a degree in Physics. If no Physics major meets the criteria, consideration will be given to candidates majoring in Chemistry or Biology
2013-2014 Award: 1 scholarship of $1,250
The VanDerWoude Science Scholarship
Students entering their Junior or Senior year pursuing a degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Integrated Science, Mathematics or Physics. This scholarship is renewable.
2013-2014 Award: 1 scholarship of $3,500
The William J. and Glenda Masselink Scholarship
Students entering their Junior or Senior year pursuing pre-dentistry, pre-medicine or a major in Physics. This scholarship is renewable.
2013-2014 Award: no new scholarship will be awarded.