In Their Own Words

Alumni Association Scholarships

Alumni Network Scholarships
Legacy Scholarships

Celebrating the Calvin legacy

The Calvin Alumni Association annually awards scholarships of $1,500 to students who are third-generation (or more) from their family. This is a competitive scholarship process (they are not automatically awarded) and a one-time award for the student's first year at Calvin.


In addition to answering one essay question, applicants must meet these requirements:

  1. Apply to Calvin as a high school senior and be admitted to Calvin by February 1.
  2. Have at least one parent plus at least two additional direct ancestors (a second parent, grandparents, great-grandparents) who are alumni.
  3. "Alumni" are defined as those who have attended Calvin for at least the equivalent of two full semesters. Alumni siblings, cousins and aunts/uncles are not considered direct ancestors for the purpose of this scholarship. Students would meet the Legacy Scholarship criteria if they had two alumni parents + one alum grandparent; or, one alum parent + two alum grandparents; or, one alum parent + one alum grandparent + one alum great-grandparent.
  4. Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  5. Deadline: February 2 of a student's senior year of high school.

Thank you for your interest! We are no longer accepting applications.

Students of Color Scholarships

Promoting diversity in our student population

For prospective U.S. and Canadian students of color for their first year at Calvin. Up to five scholarships of $2,000 are available for the 2015–2016 school year.


Primary factors are the student’s academic record, motivation, character, potential for success at Calvin and financial need. A minimum 2.5 high school GPA is required.

Applications must be received by February 2, 2015.

Memorial Scholarships

In memory of special friends and alumni of Calvin, these scholarships maintain a special connection to alumni networks.

Brian De Wall, Lori Powell and Matt Remein Scholarship

See the Washington, DC or Michigan-Lakeshore Network.

Cornelius and Marian Joosse Memorial Scholarship

See the Wisconsin Network.

Interim Travel Scholarships

Opening new worlds for students

The Calvin Alumni Association supports students with 10 travel grants available for students who want to travel and study off campus during interim. Applications are available from the financial aid office in September and are due in October.