SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FRESHMEN

Activity Scholarships

Scholarship Amount

Brandon Oldenkamp Memorial Menís Basketball Scholarship

This scholarship was funded by Robert and Linda Oldenkamp in memory of their son Brandon. Special consideration will be given to a player who has demonstrated continued improvement throughout his basketball career due to work ethic and commitment. All athletes who can make strong contributions to the Dordt College Menís Basketball Program will automatically be considered for this scholarship. The scholarship may be awarded alone or in conjunction with another athletic scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Defender Excellence in Athletics Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a top quality athlete who will contribute to excellence in the Dordt College Menís Basketball, Womenís Basketball, or Volleyball Program. Recipients must meet NAIA and GPAC guidelines for participation in the program. All athletes who can make strong contributions to the Dordt College Menís Basketball, Womenís Basketball, or Volleyball Program will automatically be considered for this scholarship. The scholarship may be awarded alone or in conjunction with another athletic scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Defender Gold Club Scholarships

This scholarship will be awarded to a top quality athlete who will contribute to excellence in Dordt College Athletics. Recipients must meet NAIA and GPAC guidelines for participation in the program. All athletes who can make strong contributions to the Dordt College Athletic Program will automatically be considered for this scholarship. The scholarship may be awarded alone or in conjunction with another athletic scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

Varies

Dordt College Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are available for students who have contributed significantly to their high school athletic program and intend to actively participate in a Dordt College athletic program. Athletes may receive scholarships for more than one sport. The maximum total dollar amount for multiple sports scholarships is $12,000. Students interested in athletic scholarships should contact a Dordt College Admissions Counselor or the coach of the sport at which they excel.

Additional Information:
Athletic scholarships are renewable provided the student maintains the cumulative GPA required by the NAIA, and successfully contributes to the athletic program as determined by the athletic department coaches.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000 - $12,000

Dordt College Forensics Scholarships

Forensics Scholarships are available for students who have exhibited proficiency in speech or debate. The scholarships are awarded on a basis of merit proved through accomplishments in high school, but do not require participation on a team.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a cumulative 2.00 GPA and is an active participant on the forensics team, as determined by the Director of Forensics in consultation with the other coaches.

Application: Click here for printable application

$500 - $4,000

Dordt College Music Scholarships

Music scholarships are available for students who have contributed significantly to their high school or community music program and intend to actively participate in one or more of the following Dordt College music areas: vocal, instrumental or keyboard. Applicants need not be music majors; however, they must submit an application form and a music instructor's recommendation. Applicants must also audition in their chosen music area(s), following the criteria listed on the Music Scholarship Application. The audition can be accomplished in one of three ways: attending the annual on-campus Music Audition Days, scheduled January 23, to audition in person (contact the Admissions Office for details); scheduling an appointment with the Admissions Office to audition in person on a Dordt College Campus Visit Day; or submitting a recorded audition. The selected option must be completed by January 15.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a cumulative 2.00 GPA and successfully contributes to the music program as determined by the music department directors.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000 - $6,000

Dordt College Student Publications Scholarships

Student publication scholarships are available for students who intend to participate in the publication of The Dordt College Diamond, a biweekly college student newspaper. Students interested in publication and journalism should apply. Applicants need not be communication majors; however, recipients will be asked to enroll in Communication 241, Introduction to Journalism, during their first semester at Dordt. An application form, three writing samples, and a recommendation from a person who can attest to the applicant's abilities in the area of student publications are required.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a cumulative 2.00 GPA and is an active staff member of The Dordt College Diamond, as determined by the student newspaper's faculty advisor.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000 - $2,500

Dordt College Theatre Arts Scholarships

Theatre Arts Scholarships are available for students who have contributed significantly to their high school or community theatre arts programs and intend to actively participate in the Dordt College Theatre Arts program through acting and/or technical work. Applicants must submit an application form, audition materials, and a recommendation letter from a person familiar with their talents and skills in theatre arts. Scholarships are available for theatre majors, minors and non-majors.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a cumulative 2.00 GPA and completes the theatre scholarship requirements. Requirements include; taking one theatre course each year and completing required hours in two of the following areas: backstage crew, acting, costume crew, makeup crew, box office crew, set construction or design.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000 - $5,000

Halpert Baseball Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a top quality athlete who will contribute to excellence in the Dordt College Baseball Program. Recipients must meet NAIA and GPAC guidelines for participation in the baseball program. All athletes who can make strong contributions to the Dordt College Baseball Program will automatically be considered for this scholarship. The scholarship may be awarded alone or in conjunction with another athletic scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$5,000

Janie M. Roos Memorial Women's Basketball Scholarship

This annual $5,000 scholarship is funded to encourage gifted women basketball athletes to attend Dordt College. Janie and her husband Ralph enthusiastically supported their three daughters Lynette, Lisa, and Lori as they played on the Dordt womenís basketball teams. All athletes who can make strong contributions to the Dordt College Womenís Basketball Program will automatically be considered for this scholarship. This scholarship may be awarded alone or in conjunction with another athletic scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$5,000

Joe J. Dahm Memorial Music Scholarships

One scholarship is awarded in each of the following areas: instrumental performance, vocal performance, and keyboard performance. All students who submit application materials for a Dordt College Music Scholarship will automatically be considered for these scholarships.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$150

John and Frances Bonnema Memorial Music Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Bonnema established several scholarships to encourage Dordt College students in various majors. This scholarship encourages students to demonstrate Christian commitment and principles in the area of music. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required. One scholarship is available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,100

Minnie J. Dahm Organ Education Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates a high level of competence and potential as a future professional organist. A cumulative 3.00 GPA is required. All students who submit application materials for a Dordt College Music Scholarship in the area of organ keyboard will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years dependent on the annual review of the music department faculty.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$450

Prins Insurance Inc. Men's Basketball Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a top quality athlete who will contribute to excellence in the Dordt College Menís Basketball Program. Recipients must meet NAIA and GPAC guidelines for participation in the menís basketball program. All athletes who can make strong contributions to the Dordt College Menís Basketball Program will automatically be considered for this scholarship. This scholarship may be awarded alone or in conjunction with another athletic scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,500

Rick Vander Berg Menís Basketball Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a top quality athlete who will contribute to excellence in the Dordt College Menís Basketball Program. Recipients must meet NAIA and GPAC guidelines for participation in the menís basketball program. All athletes who can make strong contributions to the Dordt College Menís Basketball Program will automatically be considered for this scholarship. The scholarship may be awarded alone or in conjunction with another athletic scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

Varies

Ringerwole Piano Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates a high level of competence and potential as a future professional pianist. All students who submit application materials for a Dordt College Music Scholarship in the area of piano will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Additional Information: Not renewable.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$600

Vanden Brink Freshman Music Scholarship

Kenneth and Dorothy Vanden Brink have funded this scholarship for an incoming freshman student who has been accepted in good academic standing. Recipients should intend to participate in music at Dordt College, but are not required to be music majors.

Application: Click here for printable application

$2,500