Zwier Family Scholarship

The Paul J. and Eleanor I. Zwier Family Scholarships


These scholarships, which are funded by the Zwier family, by colleagues, and by alumni, are intended to celebrate the many delightful opportunities that Professor Zwier had in teaching mathematics to Calvin students during his long career at Calvin College. Dr. and Mrs. Zwier have appreciated being part of the Calvin community. In addition, all of their children have attended Calvin College.


One new scholarship and one renewed scholarship, in the amount of $3,450, were awarded for the 2009- 2010 academic year.

Criteria for candidates

  • Be a current Calvin College student entering their junior year
  • Be pursuing a mathematics major with the intention of teaching mathematics at the high school or college level. If multiple candidates are eligible, preference will be given to those planning to teach at the college level.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need as defined by government programs is not required, but there should be some evidence that the scholarship is needed to help meet educational expenses.

A scholarship awarded to a junior is automatically renewable for a second year if the student continues to meet the last three criteria specified below.