SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FRESHMEN

Overview

Scholarship Amount

Distinguished Scholar Awards

Twelve Distinguished Scholars are selected each year. Students with a 3.75 cumulative GPA and a 30 ACT (or 1980 SAT) composite score will be invited to a Dordt College Distinguished Scholar Day on Friday, February 6 during which a variety of activities related to academic interests will be presented. A written response to an essay question will be a required activity that day. Students who find it difficult to schedule this visit may write the essay under the supervision of their high school guidance counselor. Dordt College Admissions Counselors can answer specific questions about Distinguished Scholar awards.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a 3.50 cumulative GPA. These academic scholarships may replace a previously awarded Presidential Scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$14,000

Dordt College Challenge, Honors, and Presidential Scholarships

Dordt College Challenge, Honors, and Presidential Scholarships are academic scholarships awarded to students with a 2.80 cumulative GPA and a 19 ACT (or 1330 SAT) composite score. Scholarships ranging $2,000-$3,000 are named Challenge Scholarships, scholarships ranging $4,500-$6,000 are named Honors Scholarships and scholarships ranging $6,500-$11,000 are named Presidential Scholarships. There is no application process and the January 15 deadline date does not apply to these scholarships.

Additional Information:
These scholarships are renewable, provided the recipient maintains a 3.00 cumulative grade point average.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000 - $11,000

Kuyper Scholarships

Students accepted into the Kuyper Scholars Program will be awarded a $2,000.00 Kuyper Scholarship. Eligibility requirements to apply for this program are a 3.50 cumulative GPA and a 28 ACT (or 1860 SAT) composite score. Final admittance will be based on an entrance essay and letters of recommendation. Interested students should apply through the college admissions office.

Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a 3.25 cumulative GPA and is a successful, active participant in the Kuyper Scholars Program.

Application: Click here for application

$2,000

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

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

$2,100

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

$2,600

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

$2,100

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 Theatre 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

Herbert and Bernace Korthuis Lynden Christian Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Mr. and Mrs. Korthuis. 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

$2,000

Homan Auto Sales, Inc. Scholarship for CWCS

Homan Auto Sales, Inc. funded this scholarship for an incoming freshmen student who has been accepted in good academic standing at Dordt College. This scholarship will be given to students who graduated from Central Wisconsin Christian 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

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

Varies

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

$950

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

OPC Scholarship

Matthew and Susan Nelson fund this scholarship for an incoming freshmen student accepted in good academic standing at Dordt College. The recipient must be a member of an Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC). Financial need can be taken into consideration when awarding this scholarship.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

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.

$1,800

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

$2,000

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. Fifteen 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

American State Bank Business Scholarship

American State Bank in Sioux Center established this scholarship for students who intend to major in accounting or business administration. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA .

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains acceptable academic standing and continues as an accounting or business administration major. References should address the applicant's abilities and potential in the fields of accounting or business administration.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000

Charles Adams Engineering Scholarship

A Charles Adams Engineering Scholarship is funded in honor of the many years Dr. Adams has dedicated to Dordt College, especially the engineering department. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA and intend to major in engineering.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicantís potential for a career in the field of engineering.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000

Chris E. Haan Memorial Scholarship for Preseminary Students

Students who intend to follow a pre-seminary course of study are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years dependent on the annual review of the theology department. References should address the applicant's commitment to the Lord and suitability for service as a future minister or missionary of the Word.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000

Chris Geels Teacher Education Scholarship

The family of Chris Geels funds this scholarship for an incoming freshman student with definite intentions to major in teacher education. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Preference may be given to Western Christian High School (Hull, Iowa) graduates.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicantís potential as a classroom teacher.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

Gary and Donna Doppenberg Animal Science Scholarship

The Doppenbergs fund this scholarship for students intending to major in agriculture with an emphasis in animal science and large animal nutrition. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Additional Information:
This scholarship is not automatically renewed each year, however a recipient may reapply as a continuing student each year and will be considered equally with the other continuing student applicants. Scholarship references should address the applicantís career interests in the animal science field of study. A total of 4 scholarships are available each year for incoming freshmen and/or continuing students.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,500

Gloria Kamps Zylstra Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is funded in memory of Gloria Kamps Zylstra. This scholarship is for an incoming freshman student who intends to major in nursing. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Students involved with music, athletics or other co-curricular activities may be given special consideration.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of nursing.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

H & H Van Klaveren Youth Ministries Scholarships

Henry and Helen Van Klaveren of Modesto, California fund these scholarships for incoming freshman students who intend to major in theology with a youth ministries emphasis. Applicants must also have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Two scholarships are available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of youth ministry.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,400

Herbert and Bernace Korthuis Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Korthuis established this scholarship program to encourage students majoring in communication or digital media productions to select Dordt College as the place to receive their Christian higher education degree. Applicants must be accepted in good academic standing.

Additional Information:
This scholarship is not automatically renewed each year; however a recipient may reapply as a continuing student each year and will be considered equally with the other continuing student applicants. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of communication or digital media productions.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,800

Hester Hollaar Literary Studies Scholarships

These scholarships were established with a gift from the estate of Hester Hollaar who was the Dordt College Head Librarian from 1964 to 1982. Applicants must intend to major in a literary studies area, which is defined as any English major or any classical or modern language major. Three scholarships are available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicantís potential as an English major or modern or classical language major.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,800

Hilda Ozinga Art Scholarship

This scholarship is available to give recognition and encouragement to students majoring in the visual arts. Applicants must have a 2.50 cumulative GPA and must submit a visual arts portfolio as specified by the Dordt College art department faculty.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a 2.50 cumulative GPA continues to major in the visual arts and is endorsed by the art department faculty each year.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$500

Innotec Engineering Scholarship

Innotec Corporation from Zeeland Michigan funds this scholarship for an incoming freshman student who intends to major in engineering. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required. Preference may be given to applicants who are Michigan state residents.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of engineering.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

John and Frances Bonnema Memorial Business Scholarships

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 accounting or business administration. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required. Two scholarships are available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of business.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,100

John and Frances Bonnema Memorial Social Work 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 social work. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required. One scholarship is available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,100

John and Frances Bonnema Memorial Teacher Education 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 teacher education. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required. One scholarship is available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's potential as a teacher.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,100

John and Louise Hulst Teacher Education Scholarships

Dr. John and Mrs. Louise Hulst established these scholarships to encourage incoming freshmen students committed to teaching in a Christian school. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Two scholarships are available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's potential as a teacher.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,100

Kuyper/History Scholarship

Rockne and Joan McCarthy established this scholarship program for an incoming freshmen student who intends to major in history and participate in the Kuyper Scholars Program.

Additional Information:
This scholarship can be renewed for the recipient's sophomore year, provided the recipient continues to major in history and remains in the Kuyper Scholars Program.

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$1,000

Lyle and Marlene Bleeker Engineering Scholarship

Lyle and Marlene Bleeker from St. Paul, Minnesota established this scholarship program to encourage Dordt College students majoring in engineering. Applicants must be incoming freshmen students with a minimum 3.00 cumulative high school GPA; special preference may be given to female applicants.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of engineering.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

Pamela Adams Teacher Education Scholarship

A Pamela Adams Teacher Education Scholarship is funded in honor of the many years Dr. Adams has dedicated to Dordt College, especially the teacher education department. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA and intend to major in teacher education.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicantís potential as a classroom teacher.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000

Ralph Jennings Memorial Agriculture Scholarships

Jeanne Jennings has established these scholarships In memory of her husband. These scholarships are available for incoming freshman students who intend to major in agriculture. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required. Two scholarships are available.

Additional Information: Not renewable.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,400

Smickley Scholarship for Engineering

The Smickley Family Foundation established this scholarship for an incoming freshman engineering major. This scholarship when added to other gift aid (merit-based and federal/state grants) will cover up to full tuition costs or a maximum of $7,500/year, whichever amount is smaller. Financial need can be taken into consideration when awarding this scholarship.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA and continues majoring in engineering.

Application: Click here for a printable application

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TEL Christians in Media Scholarship

This scholarship program was established to encourage students majoring in communication or digital media productions. Applicants must be accepted in good academic standing.

Additional Information:
This scholarship is not automatically renewed each year; however a recipient may reapply as a continuing student each year and will be considered equally with the other continuing student applicants. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of communication or digital media productions.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

Trans Ova Agriculture Scholarship

Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA and plan to major in agriculture or animal science. Preference is given to students demonstrating special interest in swine management.

Additional Information: Not renewable.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

Vermeer Charitable Foundation Agriculture Scholarship

This scholarship was established to encourage outstanding high school senior students to attend Dordt College for a degree in agriculture. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academics and career goals, along with leadership potential and involvement in agricultural projects.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA and continues majoring in an agriculture field.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,500

Vermeer Charitable Foundation Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship was established to encourage outstanding high school senior students to attend Dordt College for a degree in engineering. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academics and career goals. First preference will be given to applicants who are interested in agricultural engineering projects.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA and continues majoring in engineering.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,500

Transfer Student Scholarships

Dordt College Challenge, Honors, and Presidential Scholarships for Transfer Students are awarded on the basis of a student’s college cumulative GPA, their high school cumulative GPA, and their ACT or SAT composite score. There is no application process and the January 15 deadline date does not apply to these scholarships. Eligibility requirements are a 2.80 cumulative GPA, and a 19 ACT (or 1330 SAT) composite score. Scholarship dollar amounts range from $2,000 to $11,000 and will be named Challenge, Honors, or Presidential Scholarships based on the dollar amount awarded.

Additional Information:
Challenge, Honors, and Presidential Scholarships are renewable through the recipient’s senior year provided the recipient maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Admitted transfer students are also eligible for the following scholarship programs as described for incoming freshmen students.

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