For almost forty years Calvin College has challenged its best students through The Calvin Honors Program.
Today, the program seeks to nurture outstanding students through a wide variety of activities so they will be equipped for leadership in service to God, their communities and the world at large.
Developing strong relationships with faculty mentors is the key to your success both at Calvin, and after college. These professors will help you accomplish your goals and guide you in preparing for grad school and planning your career. As a student scholar at Calvin, you will have priority access to this support system:
The Calvin Honors Program offers many ways to engage your studies more deeply. You can take a few courses for honors, or you can fulfill the requirements to graduate with honors distinction. Types of honors courses include honors core courses, honors cluster courses, honors contract courses and the honors thesis.
Go beyond the classroom with The Calvin Honors Program. You can choose to live with other honors students in the Honors Living-Learning Community, attend special discussions with other honors students during The January Series or serve on the Honors Council.
The new Calvin Research Fellows Program is a competitive opportunity extended to about 20 first-year students, regardless of their participation within the Calvin Honors Program. Fellows receive a a $1,000 voucher for off-campus program participation and have other exclusive opportunities, as well as first priority to work alongside faculty on ongoing research projects. Research work includes a generous stipend.