How to apply for scholarships

The application forms for named scholarships are available every year beginning January 1. Incoming students have a deadline date of February 1.  Current students have a deadline date of March 1.  Many of the scholarships for current students are available online through the Portal (Services>Scholarships and Financial Aid>Upperclass Named Scholarship Application).  All current students who will be enrolled next academic year are encouraged to apply.

NAME AMOUNT GRADE GPA
Wallace Bratt and Barbara Carvill German Scholarship $2,500 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Wallace and Marianne Bratt German Interim Abroad Scholarship varies SO/JR/SR 3.00
James Lamse Memorial German Interim Abroad Scholarship $2,500 SO/JR/SR 3.00
Alan and Jan Pauw Family Scholarship $2,500 JR/SR 3.00
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Wallace Bratt and Barbara Carvill German Scholarship

This scholarship was established by two former German majors who were profoundly influenced and encouraged by Dr. Wallace Bratt and Dr. Barbara Carvill. Both of the donors are business people whose careers have involved companies based in Germany. They thankfully attribute their success to these two professors who took a keen interest in them and encouraged them to pursue their German studies and work that would make use of their language skills. The donors' desire in establishing this scholarship is two-fold: to honor Drs. Bratt and Carvill and to provide financial assistance and encouragement to current German majors or minors who are pursuing a career in business, math, science, or engineering.

Details

  • Class Level: SO   JR   SR  
  • Minimum GPA: 3.00+
  • Major: German
  • Criteria
    • German major or minor with the clear intent of using the language in the fields of business, science, math, or engineering
    • preference is given to students from over 500 miles from Calvin's campus
  • Award Amount: $2,500
  • Number available: one
  • Renewable? yes, to be considered for renewal, current recipients must re-apply
  • Financial need is: considered
  • Application process: apply through the German department
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Wallace and Marianne Bratt German Interim Abroad Scholarship

For nearly 40 years it has been the repeated, grateful witness of both graduates and current students that the German interim abroad was one of the most significant educational experiences they had while at Calvin. Recognizing the educational value of the interim, the German Department has worked hard to keep the German interim abroad affordable for all students. In recent years, however, as the cost of a Calvin education has steadily risen, a significant number of students who would otherwise qualify for participation in the German interim abroad have nonetheless been unable to do so for financial reasons. This scholarship has been instituted to help make it possible for worthy students with promise, seriousness of purpose, and demonstrated need to participate in future German interim abroad sessions in Germany.

Details

  • Class Level: SO   JR   SR  
  • Minimum GPA: 3.00+
  • Major: German
  • Criteria
    • eligible for the German interim abroad
    • interest in things German and participation in extra-curricular activities of the German department
  • Award Amount: varies
  • Number available: varies
  • Renewable? no
  • Financial need is: considered
  • Application process: apply through the German department
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James Lamse Memorial German Interim Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a participant in Dr. Lamse's first interim and a former office employee to honor Dr. Lamse and to assist students with funding costs of the German interim abroad. Dr. James Lamse was both profoundly passionate about teaching German and deeply caring for his students and their learning. Empowering students was always at the forefront for Dr. Lamse, and part of that empowerment was challenging students to live and work in another culture. To that end he led the first German interim abroad. For over 40 years that interim has been repeated. Grateful graduates and current students consider it one of the most significant education experiences they had while at Calvin College.

Details

  • Class Level: SO   JR   SR  
  • Minimum GPA: 3.00+
  • Major: German
  • Criteria
    • eligible for the German interim abroad
    • interest in things German and participation in extra-curricular activities of the German department
  • Award Amount: $2,500
  • Number available: varies
  • Renewable? no
  • Financial need is: considered
  • Application process: application available through the German department in September
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Alan and Jan Pauw Family Scholarship

Mr. Alan and Mrs. Jan Pauw established this scholarship in appreciation of the education three generations of family members have received at Calvin. They have a special interest in liberal arts education and believe that education of this type available at Calvin is equal to that at the best colleges and universities. Alan Pauw is a lawyer and CPA and has a doctors degree in history. Jan Pauw is a professor of linguistics and holds a Ph.D. in Indo-European Studies.

Details

  • Class Level: JR   SR  
  • Minimum GPA: 3.00+
  • Major: Chinese
    Dutch
    French
    German
    History
    Japanese
    Philosophy
    Spanish
  • Criteria
    • history, philosophy or a foreign language major
    • preference is given to those minoring in other liberal arts areas
  • Award Amount: $2,500
  • Number available: one
  • Renewable? yes, to be considered for renewal, current recipients must re-apply
  • Financial need is: considered
  • Application process: apply through the Calvin Portal
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