SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FRESHMEN

General Scholarships

Scholarship Amount

Adelene Haverhals Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Ms. Haverhals. The recipient must be an incoming freshmen student who graduated from Lynden (Washington) Christian High School.

Additional Information:

No application form is necessary; all eligible students accepted for admission by March 15 will be automatically considered for this scholarship. This scholarship is not renewable.

Application: No Application Form Required

$1,900

Albert Boersma Scholarship

Mr. Boersma funds this scholarship. This scholarship is for a Central Minnesota Christian High School graduate. Preference will be given to students who are members of a church in the reformed faith and who are interested in the pre-seminary program or teacher education program at Dordt College. All students who meet these criteria will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Alumni Association Regional Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen students who fully appreciate the mission of Dordt College. Applicants must have a 2.80 cumulative GPA and must write an essay about their desire to be a Dordt College student. At least one recipient will be selected from each alumni geographical area.

These are one-year scholarships. It is highly recommended that the scholarship reference be written by a Dordt College alumnus. If no alumnus is available, someone who understands the mission of Dordt College may write the reference.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000

Art and Marilyn Dykstra Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Mrs. Dykstra. The recipient must be an incoming freshmen student who graduated from Denver Christian High School.

Additional Information:

No application form is necessary; all eligible students accepted for admission by March 15 will be automatically considered for this scholarship. This scholarship is not renewable.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,100

Benjamin H. Van Andel Memorial Scholarships

These scholarships were established with a gift from the estate of Benjamin H. Van Andel to encourage financially needy and deserving students who strongly desire to attend Dordt College for Christian higher education. To be considered for these scholarships students must be full time students in good academic standing and must have completed the FAFSA and the Dordt College Supplemental Data Form.

Application: No Application Form Required

Varies

Bomgaars Scholarship

This scholarship is for a Dordt College student who is an employee or immediate dependent of an employee of any Bomgaars store.

Application: Email Joanna Van Velzen for more information.

$1,000

Brenda's Song — A Scholarship in the Worship Arts

Gordon Nyhof and Rachel Cain-Nyhof have established this scholarship for a student who intends to be involved in campus worship activities. Preference will be given to a student who plans to minor in Worship Arts. To be considered for this scholarship students must be full time students accepted in good academic standing. Financial need can be taken into consideration when selecting a recipient.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

Christian Missionary Scholarship Foundation

Dordt College students who are children of Christian Missionaries are eligible to apply for scholarships from the Christian Missionary Scholarship Foundation.

Application: Click here to apply online

Varies

Christmas Scholarship

Erik and Barb Hoekstra fund this scholarship to encourage a deserving student to attend Dordt College for Christian higher education. This scholarship is available for an incoming freshman who has at least one parent working in Christian higher education (K-12 or college) as a teacher, administrator, or staff member.

Application: Email Joanna Van Velzen for more information.

$1,500

Cornelius and Hendrena Zylstra Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Dr. Carl and Mrs. Gloria Zylstra in honor of his parents. The recipient must be from Pella Christian High School, with special preference to those who graduated from Sully Christian Grade School.

Additional Information:

No application form is necessary; all eligible students accepted for admission by March 15 will be automatically considered for this scholarship. This scholarship is not renewable.

Application: No Application Form Required

$1,900

Dave and Amy Van Belle Scholarship

Dave and Amy Van Belle have funded this scholarship. The recipient must be an incoming freshmen student who graduated from Abbotsford Christian High School.

Additional Information:

No application form is necessary; all eligible students accepted for admission will be automatically considered for this scholarship. This scholarship is not renewable.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Dennis and Jeni Hoekstra Scholarship

Dennis and Jeni Hoekstra have established this scholarship. Recipients must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average and must be pursuing international or third world development. Preference will be given to community development majors.

Additional Information:
This scholarship can be renewed provided the recipient maintains a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average and continues on the path toward international development.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Doorn Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Henry and Karen Doorn. The recipient must be from the greater Chicago, Illinois area, with preference for graduates of Chicago Christian High School.

Additional Information:
No application form is necessary; all eligible students accepted for admission by March 15 will be automatically considered for this scholarship. This scholarship will be renewed for the recipient's sophomore year, provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Dordt College Missionary Kids Scholarship

Children of active Christian Missionaries are eligible for a Dordt College Missionary Kids Scholarship. The dollar amount ranges depending on financial need. This scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains a 2.0 minimum GPA.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000-$5,000

Dordt Development Foundation Activities Grants Program

Recipients will be selected based on their participation in one of the following three high school activities programs: athletic, music or theatre. Any student who has completed an application form for a Dordt College Athletic Scholarship, Dordt College Music Scholarship or Dordt College Theater Arts Scholarship will automatically be considered for a Dordt Development Foundation Activities Grant. This grant may be awarded alone or in conjunction with another activities scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

Varies

Doris Vande Kieft Memorial Music Award

This scholarship is being funded by Scott Vande Kieft to encourage a financially needy and deserving student who strongly desires to attend Dordt College for Christian higher education. This scholarship is available for an incoming freshman who intends to participate in music at Dordt College, with preference going to potential music majors. To be considered for this scholarship students must be full time students accepted in good academic standing and must have completed the FAFSA and the Dordt College Supplemental Data Form. Financial need will be considered when awarding this scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Eastern North Carolina Scholarship

This scholarship is for a North Carolina state resident. First preference will be given to a Terra Ceia Christian High School graduate. Second preference will be given a student from the Eastern North Carolina geographical area.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Egbert Meyer Memorial Founders Scholarships

Several scholarships are funded in memory of Egbert Meyer from Volga, South Dakota who was one of the founders who worked to establish Dordt College. These scholarships will be awarded to financially needy and deserving students who strongly desire to attend Dordt College for Christian higher education.

Application: No Application Form Required

Varies

Eugene and Sharon Koorn Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Eugene and Sharon Koorn. They wish to encourage a financially needy and deserving student who strongly desires to attend Dordt College for Christian higher education. This scholarship is available for an incoming freshman. To be considered for this scholarship students must be full time students accepted in good academic standing and must have completed the FAFSA and the Dordt College Supplemental Data Form. Financial need will be considered when awarding this scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Folkertsma Athletic Scholarship

Frank Folkertsma funds this scholarship to encourage a financially needy and deserving student who strongly desires to attend Dordt College for Christian higher education. This scholarship is available for an incoming freshman who intends to participate in JV or Varsity intercollegiate athletics. To be considered for this scholarship students must be full time students accepted in good academic standing and must have completed the FAFSA and the Dordt College Supplemental Data Form. Financial need will be considered when awarding this scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Gerald and Sue Baas Family Scholarship

Recipients selected for this scholarship must intend to major in nursing or in a pre-medicine program and have a 3.00 minimum cumulative GPA. Preference will be given to students who are Michigan or Wisconsin state residents. Any student accepted for admissions at Dordt College who meets the above stated criteria will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Harker's Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate leadership potential. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.00 GPA. Recipients will be selected on the basis of their participation and leadership in school, church, and community activities. One scholarship is available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should be written to help the scholarship committee evaluate the applicant's participation and leadership potential.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000

Hugh & Eve Meeter Calvinism Award

Hugh and Eve Meeter established this award to stimulate interest in and knowledge of the Calvinistic world-and-life view among high school seniors. Awards are given annually for research papers on a topic dealing with John Calvin or Calvinism. Awards are payable to student tuition accounts at the following colleges: Calvin, Dordt, King's (Canada), Redeemer (Canada), Kuyper, and Trinity Christian.

Application: Click here for more information.

$2,500 and $1,250

Huisman Minority Scholarships

Students who demonstrate leadership qualities and are from a minority race as defined by the CRCNA Synodical Committee on Race Relations are eligible for this scholarship.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's leadership qualities and potential in their chosen field of study. Application deadline is April 1.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$500-$1,500

Jack & Emma Vanden Berg Vision InTo Action (VITA) Scholarship

Funded by the Jack & Emma Vanden Berg trust this scholarship is set up to help students pursue creative service. Applicants must be full time students with a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average. Preference may be given to community development majors or minors. This scholarship will be renewed provided that the recipient maintains a minimum 2.50 cumulative Dordt College grade point average, stays in good behavioral standing and provides documentation that shows his/her continued involvement in service activities.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

Jake Hop Scholarships

Two scholarships are available for incoming freshman students from Northwest Iowa. The first scholarship will give preference to a Western Christian High School student accepted into the Dordt College Menís Basketball program. The second scholarship will give preference to a student who has a Rock Rapids, Iowa, postal address or resides in Lyon County, Iowa.

Application: No Application Form Required

$850

JJR Upperclass Leadership Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by an anonymous donor to encourage students who show strong character, Christian commitment and leadership skills. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Three scholarships are available.

Additional Information:
These are one-year scholarships; however, recipients may reapply for a continuing student JJR Leadership Scholarship as a sophomore, junior or senior. References should be written to help the scholarship committee evaluate the applicant's leadership potential.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000

Kasey and Karla Abbott Native American Scholarship

Recipient must be of American Native ethnicity and accepted at Dordt College as a full time student in good academic standing. Preference may be given to students intending to major in nursing or in a natural science subject area.

Application: No Application Form Required

$1,000

Kielstra Scholarship

Hessel and Alice Kielstra have established this scholarship fund. To be considered for this scholarship, students must be accepted by Dordt College as full-time students in good academic standing. The recipients must be of Hispanic descent and exhibit outstanding Christian character. Financial need can be taken into consideration in the recipient selection process.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Louis and Agnes Kamps Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Dr. Carl and Mrs. Gloria Zylstra in honor of her parents. The recipient must be from the Gallatin Valley, Montana geographical area.

Additional Information:
No application form is necessary; all eligible students accepted for admission by March 15 will be automatically considered for this scholarship. This scholarship is not renewable.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Maple Leaf Award

This scholarship was established to encourage financially needy and deserving Canadian students who strongly desire to attend Dordt College for Christian higher education. Recipients must be full-time students in good academic standing. To be considered for this scholarship students must complete the Canadian Financial Aid Form.

Application: No Application Form Required

Varies

Mephibosheth Scholarships

These scholarships are available to help provide assistance to students with physical disabilities. . Financial need will be considered. These scholarships are not automatically renewed; however, a recipient will be given equal consideration with other applicants each year.

Application: Email Joanna Van Velzen for more information.

Varies

Norm and Val Duininck Scholarship

Norm and Val Duininck have established this scholarship fund. The recipients should be full time students in good academic standing. The recipients should be majoring in mathematics, education or music. Three scholarships will be awarded.

Application: No Application Form Required

$5,000

Phoenix Heritage Scholarship

This scholarship is available for an incoming freshman or upper class Dordt College student who is a member of the Phoenix, Arizona, First Christian Reformed Church. Recipients must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and a Dordt College SDF (Supplemental Data Form.) Financial need will be considered when awarding this scholarship.

Application: Email Joanna Van Velzen for more information.

$1,600

Premier Communications Foundation Scholarships

Students who have a Sioux Center, Iowa, telephone prefix (722), a 3.00 cumulative GPA and a 21 ACT composite score will be eligible for these scholarships. Recipients will be selected based on leadership, character, and Christian commitment.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a 3.00 GPA. All eligible students accepted for admission by February 1 will be automatically considered for these scholarships. Three scholarships are available.

Application: No Application Form Required

$1,500

Presidential Grants for Future Leaders

These scholarships honor students who demonstrate superior academic ability and leadership potential. Applicants must have a 3.50 cumulative GPA. Recipients will be selected on the basis of their participation and leadership in school, church, and community activities. Seven scholarships are available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should be written to help the scholarship committee evaluate the applicant's participation and leadership potential.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

Primebank Scholarship

This scholarship is available for an incoming freshman from Sioux, Woodbury, or Plymouth Counties in Iowa. To be considered for this scholarship students must be full time students in good academic standing and must have completed the FAFSA and the Dordt College Supplemental Data Form. Financial need will be considered when awarding this scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,500

Rooster Booster Scholarships

These scholarships were established by a group of dedicated Dordt College supporters who wish to encourage financially needy and deserving students who strongly desire to attend Dordt College for Christian higher education. To be considered for these scholarships students must be full time students in good academic standing and must have completed the FAFSA and SDF. Four scholarships are available.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Simon and Lena Prins Memorial Scholarships

Several scholarships are available for incoming freshman students who are graduates of Southwest Christian High School in Edgerton, Minnesota. To be considered for these scholarships, students must be accepted by Dordt College as full-time students in good academic standing. Financial need will be a factor in the recipient selection process.

Application: No Application Form Required

Varies

Skelton Scholarship

Stuart and Denise Skelton funded this scholarship to encourage a financially needy and deserving student who strongly desires to attend Dordt College for Christian higher education. This scholarship is available for an incoming freshman. To be considered for this scholarship students must be full time students accepted in good academic standing and must have completed the FAFSA and the Dordt College Supplemental Data Form. Financial need will be considered when awarding this scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Vogel Paint Scholarship

This scholarship is available for a Dordt College student who is an employee or immediate dependent of an employee of Vogel Paint or Iowa State Bank. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to achieve their academic goals and show evidence of a sincere Christian faith and character.

Application: Email Joanna Van Velzen for more information.

$1,500

Werkhoven Agriculture Scholarship

Andrew and Gloria Werkhoven funded this scholarship to encourage a financially needy and deserving student who strongly desires to attend Dordt College for Christian higher education. This scholarship is available for an incoming freshman majoring in agriculture. To be considered for this scholarship students must be full time students accepted in good academic standing and must have completed the FAFSA and the Dordt College Supplemental Data Form. Financial need will be considered when awarding this scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Worthington CRC Dordt College Scholarship

This scholarship is available for an incoming freshman or transfer student who is a baptized or confessing member, actively attending Worthington Christian Reformed Church (Minnesota). Strong Christian commitment must be evident in the personal lives of the recipient.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000