Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content

Scholarships

Sculpture class

Art, art history and art education scholarships

Our department currently has six scholarships. These "named" scholarships are available specifically for students pursuing majors in the department of art and art history. Many other scholarships are awarded by the college. Art, art history and art education scholarship decisions are based on competitive applications, GPA and portfolios (for studio art and art education majors).

Application information is available here each January.

Edgar G. Boevé Scholarship

Through the generosity of alumni and friends this scholarship honors Edgar G. Boevé for his contribution to the art department, the college, the denomination and the larger community as art teacher, the first chair of the art department, art consultant, artist, and leader.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:  

  • Applicant must be entering their junior or senior year.
  • Applicant is a current student planning to enroll full-time the following year.
  • Applicant is an art, art history or art education major.
  • Applicant must display some evidence of financial need.

Two scholarships of $1,800 were awarded for 2014-2015.

Helen Bonzelaar Scholarship

With a career devoted to art education—both in the elementary school classroom and in the art department of Calvin College, Professor Helen Bonzelaar, emerita, knows the importance of teaching visual imagination and playful expression with visual images. This knowledge combines with her own joy in teaching art in motivating her to support an art education scholarship for students at Calvin College.   Her purpose is to advance the teaching of art.   Helen is joined by her family, friends, and colleagues and those of her late husband, Wes, to make this scholarship possible. It will be awarded to a junior or senior art education student.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be entering their junior or senior year.
  • Applicant is a current student planning to enroll full-time the following year.
  • Applicant is an art education major.
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (all college classes) or higher.

One scholarship of $2,200 was awarded for 2014-2015.

Sandra Bowden Scholarship

Mr. Robert Bowden has established this scholarship in honor of his wife, Sandra, who is an artist. The intent of this scholarship is to encourage Christian artists to prepare to become leaders in the field of art.

Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Applicant will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year.
  • Applicant is a current student planning to enroll full-time the following year.
  • Applicant must have minimum GPA of 2.5 (all college classes) or higher.
  • Applicant is an art major.

One scholarship of $1,000 was awarded for 2014-2015.

Henry VanAndel Scholarship

Dorothea Van Andel  Vergeer and John R. and Phyllis Van Andel have dedicated this scholarship to the memory of their father, Henry J. G. Van Andel, professor of Dutch language, literature, and culture at Calvin College from 1915-1950. Professor Van Andel was especially beloved for his courses in Dutch and Flemish painting. Many of his students began with him a life-long journey of enjoyment in fine arts.

Applicants must meet the following criteria

  • Applicant is a current student planning to enroll full-time the following year.
  • Applicant will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year.
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (all college classes) or higher.
  • Applicant must display some evidence of financial need.
  • Applicant is either an art history major or art education major.
  • Selection: first consideration will be given to students majoring in art history; second consideration to students majoring in art education; third consideration to other art majors.

One scholarship of $2,500 was awarded for 2014-2015.

Joel S. VanderSloot Scholarship

Jack and Joyce Vander Sloot have established this scholarship in memory of their son, Joel, who lost his courageous battle with cancer in 2003. Joel was a 1991 graduate of Calvin who majored in art and possessed a keen interest for photography. Mr. and Mrs. Vander Sloot have been long-time supporters of Christian education and now wish to share the blessings that God has given them to enable a junior or senior student majoring in studio art to experience a Christ-centered education at Calvin.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant will be entering their junior or senior year.
  • Applicant is a current student planning to enroll full-time the following year.
  • Selection:   first consideration given to art major concentrating in photography.
  • Applicant must display some evidence of financial need.

One scholarship of $3,000 were awarded for 2014-2015.

Johanna Kempers Wyngaarden Scholarship

In gratitude to God for His blessings over the years, Dr. James B. Wyngaarden has established this scholarship to honor his mother, Johanna Kempers Wyngaarden. The purpose of this scholarship is to strengthen Christian education in music and fine arts at Calvin College by providing funds for scholarships for worthy students.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be admitted to or enrolled at Calvin College.
  • Applicant must plan to enroll full-time at Calvin College the following year.
  • Applicant is an art or art education major.
  • Preference given to the candidate who demonstrates the greatest financial need.
  • Candidates must show promise and leadership potential
  • Selection:   first consideration given to art studio major; second consideration to an art education major.

One scholarship of $4,700 was awarded for 2014-2015.

 

The A.M.D.G. scholarship (see description below) is available to architecture minors:

To apply for this scholarship, eligible students should complete the application through the Calvin Portal.
(Calvin Portal>Services>Scholarships and Financial Aid>Apply for Aid>Upperclass Named Scholarship Application.)

A.M.D.G. Scholarship

A.M.D.G. Architects, Inc. of Grand Rapids established this scholarship in an attempt to assist a promising student in the field of architecture. More specifically, this scholarship is an attempt to continue the diversification of both Calvin College and the architecture field. The goal of this scholarship is to encourage women and minorities to consider architecture as a profession In light of this goal, preference for this scholarship will be given to ethnic minority or international students, women and/or other than Christian Reformed Church members.

Candidates for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant is a current Calvin College student planning to enroll full time the following year.
  • Applicant will enter their sophomore, junior or senior year.
  • Applicant must be a declared architecture minor and preparing for a profession in architecture.
  • Selection: preference will be given to ethnic minority, international, women, or non-Christian Reformed Church members.
  • Applicant must display evidence of financial need.
  • Applicant must have completed ENGR 103 or ARCT 103 and have been recommended by that course’s professor.