Kuyper College Scholarships and Grants

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

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are automatically awarded to eligible students soon after an admission decision is made. Selection is based on information 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 renewable for up to four years based on criteria indicated below.

First-Year Students
(SAT scores reflect the new SAT)

Unweighted HS GPA  ACT: 30+
SAT: 1390+
ACT: 27-29
SAT:
1280-1380
ACT: 24-26
SAT: 1160
- 1270 
 ACT: 21-23
SAT: 1060
- 1150
 ACT: 20
SAT: 1020
- 1050
ACT: 19
SAT: 980
-1010 
 3.90+  $8,000
Trustee
  $8,000
Trustee
$6,000 
Presidential
$4,500 
Provost
 $3,000
Faculty
$1,000
Founders 
 3.75-3.89

  $8,000
Trustee

$6,000
Presidential
$4,500 
Provost
$3,000
Faculty 
 $3,000
Faculty
$1,000
Founders  
 3.50-3.74  $6,000
Presidential
 $4,500
Provost
$3,000
Faculty 
 $3,000
Faculty
 $1,500
Community
$1,000
Founders  
 3.25-3.49 $4,500
Provost 
 $3,000
Faculty

 $3,000
Faculty

 $1,500
Community
 $1,000
Founders 
 
 3.00-3.24  $3,000
Faculty
 $3,000
Faculty
$1,500
Community 
 $1,000
Founders 
   
 2.75-2.99 $1,500
Community 
 $1,500
Community
$1,000
Founders  
     
 2.50-2.74 $1,000
Founders  
 $1,000
Founders 
$1,000
Founders  
     


Transfer & Canadian Students

 Transfer
College GPA
Canadian
(Avg Marks) 
Scholarship Annual Amount 
 3.90-4.00  85+  Trustee Scholarship  $8,000
 3.75-3.89  82-84.9  Presidential Scholarship  $6,000
 3.50-3.74  80-81.9  Provost Scholarship  $4,500
 3.25-3.49  77.79.9  Faculty Scholarship  $3,000
 3.00-3.24  75-76.9  Community Scholarship  $1,500
 2.75-2.99  73-74.9  Founders Scholarship  $1,000
Scholarship Amounts and Kuyper College GPA Renewal Criteria
ScholarshipAnnual AmountKuyper GPA
(after year 1)
Kuyper GPA
(after years 2&3)
Total Value
Trustee $8,000 2.50  3.50 $32,000
Presidential $6,000 2.50  3.50 $24,000
Provost $4,500 2.50  3.25 $18,000
Faculty $3,000 2.50  3.00 $12,000
Community $1,500 2.50  2.75 $6,000
Founders $1,000 2.50  2.75 $4,000

Above, see the Kuyper GPA you need to maintain for your academic scholarship. 

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

  1. Kuyper College has three scholarships dedicated to our Business Leadership program. Scholarships range from $3,000 - $5,000. Once accepted to Kuyper College, no additional application is needed for these scholarships. 
  • 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.
Church Matching Grant Information & Application 

CRC Race Relations
Scholarship recipient must train for and engage in the ministry of racial reconciliation in church and/or in society. Scholarship fund is one of the strategies used to develop multiracial leaders. 
CRC Race Relations Scholarship

CRCNA Classis of Grand Rapids East

In an attempt to affirm 
students who have answered the call of Christ to serve His church, members of CRCNA Classis Grand Rapids East churches may be eligible for a renewable scholarship of up to $2,000. Students must be members of one of these churches for a minimum of three (3) years, and have at least a 2.5 gpa. Financial need is not required. 

The Christian Ministry Scholarship recognizes the commitment of parents who work in full-time ministry, including pastoral, missionary or other vocational Christian ministry.

To qualify, the student must be a dependant of a parent or parents whose primary income is 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.

Details and the application can be found here:
Christian Ministry Scholarship Information & Application   

Kuyper College offers an assortment of endowed scholarships that are awarded on the basis of several criteria, including financial need, career interest, academic achievement and special status.

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 (no additional application is required). A minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher is required to receive an endowed 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." Students who attend FYF are the type of students who thrive at Kuyper College. This scholarship is yet another way 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  

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.

The Multicultural Scholarship is a celebration of diversity. Kuyper offers several scholarships for selected first-year students based on their admissions application, scholarship essays, cross-cultural experiences, and their ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic background. 

Several Multicultural Scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 are given annually as part of our 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.  

Details and the application can be found here:
Multicultural Scholarship Information and Application

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 are considered dependents according to the 2015-2016 FAFSA application. Information is gathered on the application to Kuyper College.