Dr. Kumar Sinniah is developing better cancer therapy delivery techniques with his team of students.

Get additional scholarships for being an honors student

Virtually all honors students receive academic scholarships ranging from $1,000–15,000 per year. These scholarships are awarded based on your test scores, GPA and other information provided on your Calvin application materials.

The Calvin Research Fellows Program

The Calvin Research Fellows Program is a competitive opportunity extended to about 20 first-year students. It includes priority admission to research opportunities that include a generous stipend.

Selection Process

Candidates for The Calvin Research 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. Candidates may also express interest outside of the application for admission by applying through the Research Fellows Application, available at the Calvin Research Fellows page

If you are identified as a candidate, you will be invited to attend The Calvin Research Fellows Preview Weekend in early March (a $300 travel voucher will be provided). During the weekend, you will have the opportunity to interview for The Honors Fellows Program. About 20 participants from this weekend event will be awarded the Calvin Research Fellowship and invited to participate in the program.

Benefits of the Program

  • Priority admission to assist with faculty-led research projects. This opportunity includes a research experience and generous stipend
  • 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

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