SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UPPERCLASSMEN

General Scholarships

For more information on applying, email Joanna Van Velzen.

Scholarship Amount

Alvin and Mary Runia Scholarship

Alvin and Mary Runia have established this scholarship fund. Recipients must be full-time students in good academic standing. First preference will be given to a graduate of Western Christian High School (Hull, IA). Special consideration will also be given to a student majoring in a STEM related field.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Baccam Life Service Scholarship

Dordt College alumni Syla and Tanya Baccam established this scholarship to recognize and encourage students who demonstrate a lifestyle of commitment to Christ’s service in everyday life, at home and around the world. Applicants will write a short paper to portray how they live a life of service every day, and how that life service fits with their talents and goals. This scholarship is open to all majors, and although recipient selection will not be based on academic records applicants must be in good academic standing. Sophomore and junior status students may apply for this scholarship. Two scholarships are available.

$2,250

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

The Bomgaars Store funds this scholarship for a Dordt College student in good academic standing who is an employee or immediate dependent of an employee of any Bomgaars store. If there are no applicants, consideration will be given to students who live in the vicinity of a Bomgaars location. The availability of this scholarship is dependent on annual funding.

$1,000

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

Cordel Achievement Scholarship

Nathaniel and Abigail Cordel have established this scholarship fund. The recipient must be a full-time student pursuing a major in a STEM related field. The recipient must have attended a non-Christian high school. Financial need can be taken into consideration when selecting a recipient.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Daniel Challenge Scholarship

Jonathan and Amy Vander Vliet, two 2006 Dordt College alumni fund this scholarship to encourage students in critical thinking. Recipients will be selected based solely on essays submitted by the applicants. The essays must reflect the Dordt College reformed perspective concerning cultural engagement on a topic selected by the donors. Applicants must be sophomore or junior status students who would receive the scholarship for their junior or senior year.

$2,000

Dick and Hilda Addink Scholarship

Marilyn J. and William Moore have honored her parents by establishing this scholarship for financially deserving students who desire a Christian higher education degree from Dordt College. Special consideration will be given to students interested in missions, evangelism, or seminary studies. This scholarship is not automatically renewable; however a recipient may reapply and will be equally considered with other applicants each year.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Eric Eekhoff Scholarship

Two scholarships are being funded by Henry and Kathleen Eekhoff. Preference will be given to students from Montana who show involvement in college activities, service projects and volunteerism. This scholarship is open to all majors, and although recipient selection will not be based on academic records, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.5.

$1,000

Gilbert and Janice Kamps Foreign Missionaries Children Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the children of Gilbert and Janice Kamps who wish to make a Dordt College education possible for financially deserving students. Preference will be given to children of missionaries, including children of Christian relief aid workers. Recipients must be junior or senior class status during the year they receive these scholarship monies. Eligible students are automatically considered for this scholarship. See also Christian Missionary Scholarships.

Application: No application forms are required.

$2,000

Gladys Apol Scholarship For Students With Disabilities

This scholarship is funded by a family member of Gladys Apol to help Dordt College students who incur special expenses because of a disability. Applicants must be in good academic standing. Consideration will be given to the extent of the applicantís disability and to the special expenses incurred while pursuing a college education.

$1,400

Harold & Theresa De Wit International Student Scholarship

This scholarship endowment funded by Harold and Theresa De Wit, long time Dordt College supporters from Sioux Center, Iowa, intends to support students from low income countries who show a life reflective of Godís love. Preference will be given to students with a major in agriculture or political studies. Special consideration will also be given to students committed to returning to their home country upon completion of their college studies.

Application: No Application Form Required

$3,500

Henry & Iva De Boer Scholarship

Family and friends of Henry & Iva De Boer established this scholarship to recognize and encourage students who demonstrate a lifestyle of commitment to Christ’s service in everyday life, at home and around the world. Applicants will write a short paper to portray how they live a life of service every day, and how that life service fits with their talents and goals. This scholarship is open to all majors, and although recipient selection will not be based on academic records, applicants must be in good academic standing. Freshmen, sophomore, and junior status students may apply for this scholarship. Preference will be given to students who attended Southwest Christian High School (Edgerton, Minnesota).

$2,000

Hospers-Rozendal Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Dr. Eric and Dr. Kimberly Forseth. The Recipient must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average. The recipient must participate in a co-curricular program (athletics, music, and/or theatre arts) at Dordt. Special consideration will be given to female students.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

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.

$2,000

Jeanie E. Zinkand Memorial International Student Scholarship

Jeanie Zinkand graduated from Dordt College in 1975. When illness took her physical life, her parents Dr. John and Mary Zinkand established this scholarship for students who are citizens of countries other than the United States or Canada. Preference will be given to students from developing countries that show financial need.

Application: No Application Form Required

$1,300

JJR Upper class Leadership Scholarships

An anonymous donor funds two scholarships for Dordt College students who show strong character, Christian commitment, and leadership skills. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. These scholarships are not automatically renewed; however, a recipient who reapplies will be given equal consideration with other applicants each year.

$1,000

Kasey and Karla Abbott Native American Scholarship

This scholarship is funded to financially encourage students of Native American ethnicity as they attend Dordt College. Recipients must be full time students in good academic standing. Preference may be given to Native American students majoring in nursing or a natural science subject area.

Application: No Application Form Required

$1,000

Leonard and Andrea Gooz Scholarship

Leonard and Andrea Gooz have established this scholarship fund. It is available for students who are citizens of countries other than the United States or Canada. Recipients must be full-time students in good academic standing. Financial need can be considered when selecting a recipient.

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. Applicants must plan to attend or already attend Dordt College as full-time students. The number of worthy applicants will determine the dollar amount. Financial need will be considered. These scholarships are not automatically renewed; however, a recipient will be given equal consideration with other applicants each year.

Varies

Nick Verbrugge International Student Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students who are citizens of countries other than the United States or Canada. Applicants must be accepted at Dordt College as full-time students in good academic standing. Financial need will be considered.

Application: No Application Form Required

$900

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

Henry and Dorothy Diekman wish to encourage an incoming freshman or a continuing 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: No Application Form Required

$1,800

Robert and Joyce Holwerda Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Dan Holwerda in memory of his parents. The recipient must be a full-time Dordt College student in good academic standing. The recipient should be a married student, with preference given to a student returning to college after being in the work force or a student with children.

$2,000

Shubeck Family Scholarship

This scholarship was funded by the Mike Shubeck family 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

$2,000

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Missouri River Energy Services. All Dordt College students who are direct paying customers or are dependents of a direct paying customer of Sioux Center Municipal Utilities will automatically be considered for this scholarship. The recipient must also be a full-time student in good academic standing.

Application: No Application Form Required

$1,000

Summer Ministries Scholarships

Dordt College funds scholarships for students who desire to participate in summer mission work and therefore are not able to finance their education with normal summer employment. Applications will be due April 9.

Varies

Van Gaalen International & Minority Student Scholarship

Della Van Gaalen established this scholarship to support international students who sincerely desire Christian higher education, however find that significant financial need makes it difficult to continue their education at Dordt College. If no international students are eligible for this scholarship, a North American minority student may be selected.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,900

Vander Haag Foreign Students Scholarships

The Vander Haag family from Sanborn, Iowa has established a scholarship fund to encourage Dordt College students who are citizens of countries other than the United States or Canada. Financial need will be considered.

Application: No Application Form Required

Varies

Vogel Paint Scholarship

Vogel Paint in Orange City, Iowa funds this scholarship for a full-time Dordt College student. First preference will be given to Vogel Paint or Iowa State Bank employees or their immediate dependents. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to achieve their academic goals and show evidence of a sincere Christian faith and character. Availability is dependent on annual funding.

$1,500