• Kuyper College Scholarships and Grants

    Kuyper College offers various scholarships and grants that affirm students that value academic rigor, Christ-like leadership, and celebrate the diversity of Christ's church. Scholarships and grants are gifts that that do not need to be repaid.

    Academic Scholarships

    These academic scholarships are automatically awarded to eligible students soon after an admission decision is made.  Selection is based on information that is collected through the admission process and no further application is required.  Students must be offered regular admission (without any academic provisions) to be eligible for these scholarships.  These merit-based scholarships are also renewable for up to four years* based on criteria indicated below.

     Incoming Student Academic Scholarship Graph2
     *Incoming Student  First Year Students have attempted fewer than 12 college credits 

     Kuyper Scholarship Chart - Transfer Student (attempted 12 or more college credits)
     Kuyper Scholarship Chart - Canadian Student

    Alumni Scholarship
    This scholarship awards up to $500 for dependents of Kuyper College alumnus who are enrolled full-time and in good academic standing. Alumni information is collected on the application for admission. 
    Business Leadership Scholarships

    Kuyper College has three scholarships dedicated to our Business Leadership program. 


    • Deppe Family Scholarship for Business Leadership
    • Harris Family Business Leadership Scholarship
    • The Boxmakers' Scholarship for Business Leadership 


    Church Matching Grant

    The Church Matching Grant was developed to encourage churches to support students from their congregation who are pursuing a Christian higher education. Kuyper College will match church funds up to $500.

    See the details:
     Church Matching Grant Information    

    Church Matching Grant Application 

    Christian Leadership Scholarship

    Kuyper College values Christ-like servant leadership. This competitive scholarship is sponsored through our Kuyper College alumni and is for students that serve in leadership positions at school, work, church, or in the community. A 3.2 GPA is needed to apply. 

    The Scholarship committee selects two incoming students and two current students each year to receive this award. The application deadline is February 15, and the award is $2,000 per year and renewable for up to four years. 

    See the details: 
    Christian Leadership Scholarship Information (for New Students)  

    Christian Leadership Scholarship Application 

    Christian Leadership Scholarship Reference Form (for New Students)
    (you will need 2 references for the scholarship application) 

    Christian Ministry Scholarship

    The Christian Ministry Scholarship recognizes the commitment of parents who work in full-time Christian ministry such as pastor, missionary or other vocational Christian ministry. To qualify, the parent's primary income must be through a Christian non-profit organization. The scholarship will be coordinated with other aid and is based on the availability of funds. Students interested in applying for the Christian Ministry Scholarship should have both their application for admission and the Christian Ministry Scholarship Application submitted by February 15 for full consideration.

    See the details:
    Christian Ministry Scholarship Information  

    Christian Ministry Scholarship Application   

    Endowed Scholarships
    Kuyper College has an assortment of endowed scholarships that are awarded on the basis of several criteria including financial need, career interest, academic achievement and special status. The Kuyper College endowed scholarships are awarded by the Financial Aid Office based on evaluation of the above criteria, the completion of our Admissions Application along with the FAFSA. A minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher is required to receive an endowed scholarship.
    Facing Your Future Scholarship
    This is a one-time $2,000 scholarship to attend Kuyper College awarded to any student who has completed the Facing Your Future (FYF) program through Calvin Theological Seminary.  Kuyper College's vision and purpose is to "equip students with a Biblical, Reformed worldview to serve effectively Christ's church and His world."  Those students who attend FYF are just the type of students who thrive at Kuyper College.  This scholarship is yet another way that Kuyper College wants to connect with and serve FYF participants as they continue to explore and prepare for their future as students at Kuyper.

    See the details: 
    Facing Your Future Scholarship  
    Kuyper College Grants
    The Kuyper College Grant is awarded by the Financial Aid Office to students who demonstrate a significant level of unmet need based on the FAFSA and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher.
    Multicultural Scholarship

    The Multicultural Scholarship is a celebration of diversity. These scholarships are offered to selected first year students based on the admissions application, scholarship essays, cross-cultural experiences, and the student’s ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic background. Several Multicultural Scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 are given annually as part of Kuyper College’s efforts to create an intercultural student body and a campus community that celebrates cultural diversity. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required. Recipients of the Multicultural Scholarship are expected to use their talents at Kuyper College by being involved in student leadership and by striving to develop their academic, spiritual, and social leadership skills.  

    See the details: 
    Multicultural Scholarship Information   

    Multicultural Scholarship Application 

    Sibling Scholarship
    Kuyper College will award $500 Sibling Scholarships to students who have at least one sibling who is concurrently enrolled at Kuyper. Each sibling may receive up to $500 per academic year if they are enrolled full-time, in good academic standing, and considered dependents according to the 2015-2016 FAFSA application. Qualified siblings should contact the Financial Aid Office to be considered for the scholarship.
    Contact the Financial Aid Office 
    Visit Grant
    For any student who attends a Kuyper Experience Day (or has made arrangements with the Visit Coordinator to qualify an individual visit) before enrolling at Kuyper College, a $200 visit grant will be credited to the student's tuition account when beginning studies at Kuyper.  
  • Federal and State Programs

    Federal Pell Grant


    The Federal Pell Grant is available to students who qualify by completing the FAFSA. The award can be as much as $5,730 per year and is determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).


    Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
    The Federal SEOG is available to students who qualify by being eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. These awards can be as much as $600 per year.
    Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS)
    A need and merit-based award given to students who qualify based on their EFC and ACT scores.
    Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG)
    A need-based award given to students attending private institutions who qualify based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC). For consideration, please place Kuyper College or another private institution in the #1 position on your FAFSA.
    Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
    Awarded to students who received Medicaid assistance during their childhood or if the student is adopted.
    Federal Work-Study Program
    Funds for the Federal Work-Study Program come from the federal government. Students are awarded federal work-study money based on their financial need as determined but the completed FAFSA. Students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens to receive these funds. At Kuyper, this will be available to you in the form of student employment. Even if you are not eligible for the Federal Work-Study Program, you are still encouraged to apply for an on-campus job. 
  • Outside Scholarship Resources

    Community Foundation Scholarships
    Each year community foundations throughout the state of Michigan award thousands of dollars in scholarships to their
    residents. Sometimes select scholarships are also available for residents of other counties. U.S. citizens or certified
    permanent residents residing in these counties are eligible. Below are a few links to local counties’ websites, or you can find a broader county listing at www.forgoodforever.org/Find.htm.

    The deadline dates vary so check early to be sure to be eligible.

    Allegan County
             Allegan County Community Foundation - www.alleganfoundation.org

    Barry County
             Barry Community Foundation - www.barrycf.org

    Kent County
             Grand Rapids Community Foundation - www.grfoundation.org

    Muskegon, Oceana, or Mason County
             Community Foundation for Muskegon County - www.cffmc.org

    Montcalm County
             Greenville Area Community Foundation - www.gacfmi.org

    Newaygo County
             Fremont Area Community Foundation - www.tfacf.org

    Ottawa County
             The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area - www.cfhz.org

    Ottawa County
             Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - www.ghacf.org 
    Michigan Retailers Association (MRA)
    MRA scholarships are available to children whose parents are employed by a MRA retailer. Information is available at www.retailers.com. Applications must be requested by March 15, 2015 and submitted by April 1, 2015. 
    Scholarship Search Engines

    These scholarship search engines provide a variety of scholarships for everyone. You can even set up a profile and search through millions of scholarships. 

  •  Tim's  
    Financial Aid Story 

    Tim receives Kuyper's highest academic scholarship in addition to receiving special awards through Kuyper such as the Christian Leadership and Multicultural Scholarships. His mother is also in college full time and his parents are paying for private school tuition for his younger siblings. Tim's financial aid package consists of $15,000 in scholarships and grants, $6,500 in loans and he has a work-study job. 

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