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Scholarships: Peter V. Tigchelaar Pre-Medical/Dental Scholarship

Peter V. Tigchelaar Pre-Dental Scholarship


This scholarship was established by grateful students to honor Peter V. Tigchelaar's 33 years as Calvin College's pre-medical and pre-dental advisor. Professor Tigchelaar has modeled academic excellence and Christian character as hallmarks to success in medicine and dentistry. He has invested personally in the lives of students interested in the health professions. As his family, colleagues, and students note: "He mentors, befriends, helps, and encourages students. Along with his family, they are his whole heart."


  • Be pursuing a pre-med or pre-dentistry program
  • Demonstrate involvement in community or extracurricular college activities
  • Volunteering in the medical community here or abroad is also considered
  • Current Calvin student planning to enroll full time the following year
  • Entering Junior or Senior year
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Some evidence of financial need
  • Automatically renewable with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and continued involvement in community or extracurricular college activities

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