Honors Fellows Program

Honors Fellows '12

The Honors Fellows Program is a competitive opportunity extended to typically 20-25 first-year students. It includes an additional $2,500 scholarship renewable for a second year.

Selection Process

Candidates for The Honors Fellows Program are identified based on materials from the student's admission file, such as GPA, test scores, application essay and list of involvements. You must be admitted to Calvin by January 1 to be considered for this special opportunity.

If you are identified as a candidate, you will be invited to attend The Honors Fellows Preview Weekend in late February (a $300 travel voucher will be provided). During the weekend, you will have the opportunity to interview for The Honors Fellows Program. Twenty-five participants from this weekend event will be awarded the Honors Fellows Scholarship and invited to participate in the program.

Benefits of the Program

  • A $2,500 scholarship, renewable for a second year if you maintain a 3.5 GPA and take at least one honors course per year at Calvin
  • A $1,000 travel voucher for use in any Calvin off-campus programs
  • Priority admission to Calvin's Honors Living-Learning Community or other intentional living communities
  • An annual dinner with the college president and a distinguished guest lecturer


Members of the Honors Fellows Program are:

 2012-2013 2013-2014 
 Jesse Adams Esther Banninga 
 Eleanore Chan  Kristina Bevill 
Lauren Clark  Brooke Bonnema  
 Bethany Cok Ericka Buitenhuis 
Mitchell DuBois  Nolan Coallier 
Rachel Faber  Jana Dykuis  
Caitlin Gent  Richard Entingh 
 Katy Gerber Abigail Finnegan 
Colin Gesink  Emily Floch 
Jakob Gibson    Mackenzie Geels
 Jerry Grieser  Evan Heetderks 
 Susan Hromada  Quincy Jackson 
 Emily Jeninga Emily Jakowski 
 Ansley Kelly   Nicole Karl
James Lamine Bonni Kerr  
 Nathan Leduc Isaac LaGrand 
 Jonathan Lensing Matthew Leistra 
 Gabe LePage Jonathan Manni 
 Leira Lew Jennifer Meulenberg 
Melinda Loubser Maaike Mudde  
 Nathan McReynolds Christopher Sanicola 
 Michael Messina Abigail Schutte 
 Abby Paternoster Lauren Strohbehn 
Marissa Ritter Philip Tubergen  
Ellen Rootring  Alexa van Beek 
 Annaka Scheeres  Jackson Van Haitsma
Mary Schultz  Elise Veurink 
Abby Stapleton  Carissa Weis 
 Caitlin Strikwerda Andrew Woznick 
 Jack Van Allsburg  
 Kristen Van De Riet  
Elizabeth Walz