Generational Awards

The First Generation Award

Calvin College recognizes the added barriers that can make it difficult for first-generation students to fulfill their dream to attend college. This award is offered in recognition of those challenges and for your courageous pursuit of higher education. Awarded to first-year students whose parents have not attended college. This $2,000 award is automatically renewed each year and is available for up to five years. 

Alumni Legacy Scholarships

These $1,500 scholarships are awarded to first-year students who are third-generation Calvin students. To be considered, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, at least one alumni parent plus at least two additional direct ancestors (e.g. grandparent, great-grandparent) who are Calvin alumni. Volunteerism and financial need are also considered.

Apply by February 1 »

Denominational grants

$1,500 grants are awarded to members of the Christian Reformed Church in North America as a result of contributions from the denomination. It is available for up to 5 years automatically. No application is required.