Along with the basic quality and affordability of our program, we are proud to offer four named scholarships to students who have been accepted into one of the degree-seeking programs.

NAME AMOUNT GRADE GPA
Art and Marilyn Dykstra Scholarship $1,250 GR 2.50
Mary Louise Huizenga Scholarship $1,400 GR 2.50
Corrine E. Kass Graduate Studies Scholarship $1,200 GR 3.30
Fred and Carol Van Den Bosch Scholarship $1,100 GR 2.50
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Art and Marilyn Dykstra Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. Art and Mrs. Marilyn Dykstra to assist experienced Christian teachers to return to full- or part-time education in the M.Ed. education leadership program.

Details

  • Class Level: GR  
  • Minimum GPA: 2.50+
  • Major: Graduate Studies in Education
  • Criteria
    • pursuing the M.Ed. Education Leadership program
    • professing Christian educator
    • preference is given to students employed in a CSI school
  • Award Amount: $1,250
  • Number available: two
  • Renewable? yes, to be considered for renewal, current recipients must re-apply
  • Financial need is: not required
  • Application process: apply through the graduate department
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Mary Louise Huizenga Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the children of John S. and Anne Huizenga to honor their sister, Mary Louise Huizenga, who was born with Downs Syndrome. Mary received much love, generous support and educational assistance from many kind and loving educators during her life time. In recognition of their contributions to Mary's life, the family would like to assist students who have chosen to pursue a masters degree in special education at Calvin.

Details

  • Class Level: GR  
  • Minimum GPA: 2.50+
  • Major: Graduate Studies in Education
  • Criteria
    • pursuing the M.Ed. Learning Disabilities program
    • preference is given to persons desiring to be employed in a special education program or to those needing additional training
    • preference is given to students employed in a Christian Learning Center network
  • Award Amount: $1,400
  • Number available: one
  • Renewable? yes, to be considered for renewal, current recipients must re-apply
  • Financial need is: considered
  • Application process: apply through the graduate department
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Corrine E. Kass Graduate Studies Scholarship

This scholarship was established for the purpose of assisting experienced teachers to return to full or part-time education in one of the Master of Education programs at Calvin.

Details

  • Class Level: GR  
  • Minimum GPA: 3.30+
  • Major: Graduate Studies in Education
  • Criteria
    • pursuing the Master of Education program
    • preference is given to those demonstrating leadership potential and to those who plan to continue their education beyong the master's degree level
  • Award Amount: $1,200
  • Number available: two
  • Renewable? yes, to be considered for renewal, current recipients must re-apply
  • Financial need is: considered
  • Application process: apply through the graduate department
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Fred and Carol Van Den Bosch Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Van Den Bosch of Holland, MI, established this scholarship to provide and assist experienced Christian teachers in returning to full or part-time education in the Master of Education Learning Disabilities (LD) program at Calvin in order for them to become more proficient in dealing with classroom students who, in spite of their average or better intelligence, experience difficulty acquiring oral language, reading, writing, and mathematical skills.

Details

  • Class Level: GR  
  • Minimum GPA: 2.50+
  • Major: Graduate Studies in Education
  • Criteria
    • pursuing the M.Ed. Learning Disabilities program
    • professional Christian teachers, have teaching experience
  • Award Amount: $1,100
  • Number available: five
  • Renewable? yes, to be considered for renewal, current recipients must re-apply
  • Financial need is: required
  • Application process: apply through the graduate department

Additional Student Awards

The following scholarships are not administered by Calvin College, but are relevant to graduate study at Calvin College and may be applied to study in our program. For these scholarships please apply directly to the granting organization as indicated in each case below.

Guy D. and Mary Edith Halladay Graduate Scholarship

These grants are available for students undertaking postgraduate courses in a field of their choice at colleges in Michigan. Applicants must have been residents of Kent County for a minimum of five years, have a minimum 3.0 college grade point average, and demonstrate financial need.

Roy Johnson Trust Scholarships

Any blind person, regardless of sex, race, color, religion, or age, who has received a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in the United States, is eligible for consideration for grants from this trust. Factors taken into account in considering applicants include their financial condition and scholastic record. Other considerations include recommendations from college faculty and officials and the applicants' intended use of their post-graduate college education. Funds must be used to pursue graduate studies in law, education, science, music and other disciplines in an accredited college in the State of Michigan. Grants are made for tuition, housing, or reader services.

Dorothy J. Thurston Scholarship

These grants are available for full- or part-time students pursuing graduate-level study (Master's M.D., Ph.D.) at the accredited university of their choice in Michigan. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative college grade point average and must have been Kent County residents for a minimum of two years (at time of application or prior to the beginning of their undergraduate education). The scholarship is renewable, provided the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average and there is continued financial need. Apply through The Grand Rapids Foundation office, 209-C Waters Building, 161 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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