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Academic Scholarships: Find Your Scholarship Opportunities

So many available scholarships

You have worked hard in school, and we want to reward you for that. We offer several scholarships to students with proven academic records and outstanding test scores, as well as scholarships based on your leadership in an area you plan to continue to participate in at Trinity, your declared major, your hometown location, and more.

Select which student you will be in order to see the scholarships that are available to you:

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Check out the many scholarships available to students, as well as the requirements to qualify. Apply for any that are a match for you.

Some of Trinity’s scholarships are competitive and have a limited number of available awards. Unless otherwise noted, apply by December 1 for full consideration of all scholarship opportunities. Financial Need will be assessed for all scholarships that designate a FAFSA application is required. Scholarship materials can be submitted to scholarships@trnty.edu or by mail to the Financial Aid Office.

Not all scholarships listed will require a formal application. Please email  Sydney Winters concerning scholarships that you are interested in that do not denote submitting a formal application.

Founders

Full Tuition

Two renewable awards are given to incoming freshmen who demonstrate outstanding spiritual, academic and social leadership. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for the President’s Honors Scholarship (see below). Complete the Founders Scholarship Application.

Students can access this application using the same log-in credentials they created when starting their application with Trinity. If a student has not started their application, then they should apply now.

President’s Honors Scholarship

$24,000
($6,000/year)

Automatically awarded to admitted students based on weighted high school GPA (3.70+) and guaranteed through your first two years.  Awards are renewable for next two years based on academic performance at Trinity. To determine if you are eligible for an academic honors scholarship, please use Trinity’s Net Price Calculator.”

Provost Honors Scholarship

$20,000
($5,000/year)

Automatically awarded to admitted students based weighted high school GPA (3.50 – 3.69) and guaranteed through your first two years.  Awards are renewable for next two years based on academic performance at Trinity.   To determine if you are eligible for an academic honors scholarship, please use Trinity’s Net Price Calculator.”

Deans’ Honors Scholarship

$16,000
($4,000/year)

Automatically awarded to admitted students based on weighted high school GPA (3.20 – 3.49) and guaranteed through your first two years.  Awards are renewable for next two years based on academic performance at Trinity.   To determine if you are eligible for an academic honors scholarship, please use Trinity’s Net Price Calculator.”

Faculty Honors Scholarship

$12,000
($3,000/year)

Automatically awarded to admitted students based on weighted high school GPA (3.00 – 3.19) and guaranteed through your first two years.  Awards are renewable for next two years based on academic performance at Trinity.    To determine if you are eligible for an academic honors scholarship, please use Trinity’s Net Price Calculator.”

Leadership Scholarships

$500-1,500

Participation in scholarship area is required. For detailed information per program scholarship and application instructions, visit the Leadership Scholarship page.

Awards are available for: Art and Design, Choir (Concert and Gospel), Instrumental Music, Campus Ministry, Theatre, and Worship Leadership.

All leadership scholarships have an application deadline of January 15.

Diversity Scholars

$1,500

Multiple awards given to students from underrepresented populations who have demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity. Minimum of 3.0 GPA required. Application is available at Diversity Scholarship Application.

Students can access this application using the same log-in credentials they created when starting their application with Trinity. If a student has not started their application, then they should apply now.

Scholarship for Athletics

*Varies

Athletic scholarships are awarded by the Athletics Department and are available for basketball, soccer, volleyball, track & field, cross country, golf, baseball and softball. Students can receive both academic and athletic awards, however most other awards are inclusive. On the Athletics homepage, click on your sport to complete an interest form.

Lynndell & Russell Hollender Organ Scholarship

$2,000

One award given annually to a student interested in leading worship as an organist, who already has proficiency on a keyboard instrument and who has a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to music majors or minors and to those who enroll in organ lessons. Required: Admission to the College, Audition with music department.

Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

$10,000
($2,500/year)

One renewable award; outstanding high school athlete; recipient determined by coaches. Required:  Admission to the College.

Martin and Janet Ozinga Memorial

$4,800
($1,200/year)

Thirteen students, mostly upperclassmen, awarded annually for involvement in Honors Ensemble; incoming students may apply. Required:  Admission to the College, audition with music department.

Trinity Athletics Club

*Varies

Variable number of renewable awards to top new athletes. Required:  Admission to the College.

Fred E. Arnold Memorial Scholarship

$1,000

A one-time scholarship available to a freshman male interested in vocal music. The recipient could be a music major or someone who will participate in one of Trinity’s choirs.

Dorothy Geurink Memorial

$1,000

Two renewable awards: new student-athletes from Western Michigan. Required: Admission to the College.

Vermeer Foundation Data Analytics Scholarship

$8,000 ($2,000/year)

Two renewable scholarships are available to students declaring the Data Analytics major. For application requirements, please contact Prof. Karl Schmitt (karl.schmitt@trnty.edu).

James & Margaret Van Heest Pre-Med & Nursing Scholarship

$8,000
($2,000 per year)

One renewable scholarship for an incoming Pre-Med major and one renewable scholarship for an incoming Nursing major; Required: Admission to the college, minimum High School GPA 3.0; renewable with a minimum of a 3.0 Trinity GPA.

Van Dahm Family Business Scholarship

$1,000

One renewable scholarship awarded to a student with high Christian character with a minimum GPA of 3.0; studying in the field of business, management, marketing or accounting. Required: Admission to college; declaring a major in business, management marketing or accounting.

Chad Meyers Business Scholarship

$1,000

Awarded annually to a Business major with a minimum 3.0 GPA and has graduated from one of the following schools: Unity Christian High School (MI), Holland Christian High School (MI), Calvin Christian High School (Grandville,MI) South Christian High School, Western MI Christian High School (Norton Shores, MI), Grand Rapids Christian High School (MI), Kalamazoo Christian High School (MI); Chicago Christian High School (IL), Illiana Christian High School (IL), Timothy Christian High School (IL); Hudsonville High School (MI), Jenison Senior High School (MI), Grandville High School (MI), Allendale High School (MI).

Steven Meyers Music Education Scholarship

$1,000

Awarded annually to a Music Education major with a minimum 3.0 GPA and has graduated from one of the following schools: Unity Christian High School (MI), Holland Christian High School (MI), Calvin Christian High School (Grandville, MI) South Christian High School, Western MI Christian High School (Norton Shores, MI), Grand Rapids Christian High School (MI), Kalamazoo Christian High School (MI); Chicago Christian High School (IL), Illiana Christian High School (IL), Timothy Christian High School (IL); Hudsonville High School (MI), Jenison Senior High School (MI), Grandville High School (MI), Allendale High School (MI).

West Michigan Business Scholarship

$1,000

Required:  Submit an essay about why you want to attend Trinity and why you have chosen to pursue a degree in business.

Violet and Hung Nguyen Mathematics Scholarship

$1,000

A one-time award to an incoming freshman from Palos Heights CRC or Western Springs CRC. Preference given to math majors. Required:  Admission to the College.

Connie Bakker Memorial

$1,100

Two non-renewable awards; education major with need from the Illiana area. Required:  Admission to the College, submit the FAFSA

Clarence Davids and Josephine VanderBent Davids Business

$6,400
($1,600/year)

One award, renewable based on GPA, needy students majoring in business. Required:  Admission to the College, Completion of FAFSA application.

Josephine Davids Business

$6,000
($1,500/year)

One award, renewable based on GPA, needy students majoring in business. Required:  Admission to the College, submit the FAFSA

Susan Fulkerson Memorial Business

$1,000

Four non-renewable awards given to students majoring in accounting. Required:  Admission to the College.

A. Glenn and Priscillla Lemmenes

$8,000
($2,000/year)

Four renewable awards awarded every four years to a student majoring in business and a student majoring in nursing. Required:  Admission to the College.   Next award year 2023-2024

Pete and Yvette Madany Math and Science Scholarship

$4,000
($1,000 / year)

One renewable award for a student majoring in math or science. A minimum 3.5 high school GPA is required (Renews with 3.5 GPA in math or science major). Required:  Admission to the College. 

Ron Oosting Teaching Scholarship

$1,000

One-time award to a student planning to major in math education; preference to individuals who competed in the math triathlon. Required:  Admission to the College.

Frank M. Ozinga Memorial

$1,000

Two non-renewable awards; student seeking a career in law or politics. Required:  Admission to the College.

Norman Ozinga Nursing

$2,000
($500 / year)

One renewable award for an outstanding nursing major.  Required:  Admission to the College.

Lois and Marv Roelofs Freshman Nursing

$600

Four non-renewable scholarships for nursing majors.  Required:  Admission to the College.

Clara and Margaret Stavinga Memorial

$1,500

Two non-renewable awards; student entering into church/ ministry leadership. Required:  Admission to the College, Completion of FAFSA application.

Clarence “Doc” and Bertha Triezenberg Scholarship

$8,000 ($2,000/year)

A renewable award for freshmen business or accounting majors. Academic excellence and demonstrated Christian faith are considered. Required:  Admission to the College. Next award year 2024/2025

Dewey G. Westra

$5,600
($1400/year)

One renewable award; major in education, church and ministry leadership, business, or information systems.  Required:  Admission to the College, Completion of FAFSA application.

Oliver & Candace Dorn

$1,200

A one-time – $1,200 award given to incoming freshmen who will major in business management or engineering.   Required:  Admission to the College.

Buikema Milwaukee Area Business Scholarship

$1,000

Scholarship awarded to an incoming student who is majoring in Business. Preference is given to those coming from Brookfield Christian Reformed Church or the Milwaukee area.  Required:  Admission to the College.

Buikema Milwaukee Area Nursing Scholarship

$1,000

Scholarship awarded to an incoming student who is majoring in Nursing. Preference is given to those coming from Brookfield Christian Reformed Church or the Milwaukee area. Required:  Admission to the College.

Soodsma Business Scholarship

$1,000

A one-time award given to a student pursuing a degree in business.   Required:  Admission to the College; submit the FAFSA or Financial Aid Form for Non-US Citizens.

VanDyken Family

$1,700

One non-renewable award; academically challenged
student; strong leadership.  Required:  Acceptance for admission, documentation of academic challenge by a school or medical official.  Student must submit a statement detailing their academic challenges and how they have been working to overcome them.

Ralph & Bernice Albers Family Scholarship

$2,000

Two non-renewable awards for one male student and one female student; Requirements: demonstrate financial need, have at least a 3.0 GPA., and acceptance for admission.

Mephibosheth

$6,000
($1,500/year)

One renewable award; incoming student with a permanent physical impairment.  Required:  Acceptance for admission, statement about physical impairment.

Jennie Huizenga Memorial

$5,000
($1,250 / year)

Fifteen renewable awards; graduates of Christian high schools; financial need.  Required: Acceptance for admission, essay about you and your family and how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational goals; complete the FAFSA by December 1.  Email your essay to scholarships@trnty.edu

Alumni Excellence

$6,000
($1,500 / year)

Up to four renewable awards given to freshmen who
plan to participate in College life. Required: Acceptance for admission, must be the child of an alumnus, special application.

Alumni Association

$1,000

One non-renewable award to a freshman who plans
to participate in College life. Required: Acceptance for admission, must be the child of an alumnus, special application.

Alumni Scholarship

$500

Unlimited awards given to students who are the children of a Trinity Christian College alumnus. Required: Admission to the College.

Harry and Alice DeVries Memorial

$2,200

Two one-time scholarships given to students with substantial need and a solid academic background. Required: Admission to the college, Completion of FAFSA application.

The Benjamin H. Van Andel Scholarship

$11,200
($2,800/year)

One renewable award given to an incoming freshman who demonstrates a desire to serve others and impact their world. Required: Admission to the College, Completion of FAFSA application.

The William and Suzanne Weidenaar Scholarship

$10,000
($2,500/year)

One renewable award given to an incoming freshman who shows promise and demonstrates financial need. Required: Admission to the College; submit the FAFSA. Next award year 2025/2026

Robert Rice Perseverance Scholarship

$4,000
($1,000/year)

This renewable scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who has overcome physical or developmental obstacles to complete high school and pursue a college education.  Required: Unconditional Admittance to the College, submit a 300-350 word essay about the obstacles that you have overcome, in God’s strength, to complete high school and pursue a college education.   Next award year 2025/2026

Hugh and Eve Meeter Calvinism Awards

$2,000 – $3,500

Hugh and Eve Meeter Calvinism Awards for High School Seniors Scholarship deadline: February, 1.  See application instructions here.

Christian Missionary Scholarship

*Varies

Feb. Renewable scholarships given to children of active missionaries. Apply by February, 1, 2023. Application available at www.christianmissionaryscholarship.org

CRC Race Relations Multiracial Student Scholarship

$500/semester

A scholarship recipient must train for and engage in the ministry of racial reconciliation in church and/or in society. Our scholarship fund is one of the strategies we employ to develop multiracial leaders.For Black, Indigenous, or People of Color who are attending (or hoping to attend) Trinity Christian College. First year students may receive up to $500 per semester, No student will receive more than $2,000 per academic year.The application is available online and the deadline is May 31.  This scholarship needs to be applied to each year.  For the first-time and renewal application, visit:  https://network.crcna.org/topic/justice-inclusion/racial-reconciliation/race-relations-scholarships

Bass and Harriet Van Gilst Christian Service

$4,400
($1,100/year)

One renewable award; student from central Iowa;
experience in Christian service. Required: Acceptance for admission, Pastor or charity director recommendation.

Chester J. and Lucille Teninga Toren Memorial Scholarship

$2,000
($1,000 / year)

A renewable award given to an incoming freshman student from Michigan who has financial need. Preference will be given to a student who is a member of the Reformed Church in America or the Christian Reformed Church. Required: Admission to the College, Complete the FAFSA by Dec. 1st

West Michigan Business Scholarship

$1,000

The ideal candidate would have attended a high school in West Michigan and have chosen to follow the business program curriculum.  Required: Submit an essay about why you want to attend Trinity and why you have chosen to pursue a degree in business.

Violet and Hung Nguyen Mathematics Scholarship

$1,000

A one-time award to an incoming freshman from Palos Heights CRC or Western Springs CRC. Preference given to math majors. Required: Admission to the College.

Connie Bakker Memorial

$1,100

Two non-renewable awards; education major with need from the Illiana area. Required: Admission to the College.

John Davids Memorial Scholarship

$4,000
($1,000 / year)

One renewable award to a graduate from Illiana Christian High School who has shown Christian Leadership in high school. Required: Admission to the College.

Dorothy Geurink Memorial

$1,000

Two non-renewable awards; new student-athletes from Western Michigan. Required: Admission to the College.

Jon Cuperus Memorial

$600

One non-renewable award; graduate of Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, Michigan. Required: Admission to the College.

Harry G. Vermeer

$12,000
($3,000 / year)

Two renewable scholarships; for students from Pella, IA area. Required: Admission to the College, Completion of FAFSA application.

Wisconsin Scholarship

$3,600
($900/year)

One renewable award, preference to a minority or woman from Wisconsin. Required: Admission to the College, Completion of FAFSA application.

Janet Ozinga Memorial Scholarship

$10,000
($2,500 / year)

One renewable award given to an incoming freshman from the Southwest Chicago area. Required: Admission to the College, Completion of FAFSA application.

John & Effie Huitsing

$8,800
($2,200/year)

A renewable award given to an international student or recent immigrant of 6 years or less, who desires a Christian education. Required: Admission to the College.  Next available award year 2022/2023

Timmermans Global Scholarship

$4,000
($1,000 / year)

A renewable award given to a new student from Africa, Asia, Central America or South America.  Required: Admission to the College, complete the Financial Aid Form for Non-United States Citizens.  Next award year 2025/2026

Dr. Hyoung O. Lee Memorial Scholarship

$4,400
($1,100/year)

A renewable award given to a Korean student. Required: Admission to the College, Completion of FAFSA application.  Next available award year 2024/2025.

First Fruits Scholarship

$5,200
($1,300/year)

One renewable scholarship awarded to an incoming student from Calvin Christian High School in Grandville, MI. Required: Admission to the College. Next award year 2025/2026

Buikema Milwaukee Area Scholarship

$1,000

A one-time scholarship awarded to a student with a deserving academic, service and extra-curricular record, who demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to students from the Greater Milwaukee area.  Required: Admission to the college; complete the FAFSA by December 1.

William H Van Dyke Memorial Scholarship

$2,500

A renewable scholarship given to a student who is a graduate of the By the Hand Club for Kids and who has a 2.5 cumulative GPA.  Required: Admission to the College; submit the FAFSA or Financial Aid Form for Non-US Citizens.

By The Hand Scholarship

*Varies

Required: A student must be a graduate of the By The Hand program. Admissions to the College, file the FAFSA (recommended by Dec. 1).

TRANSFER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Some of Trinity’s scholarships are competitive and have a limited number of available awards. Unless otherwise noted, apply by December 1 for full consideration of all scholarship opportunities. Scholarship materials can be submitted to scholarships@trnty.edu or by mail to the Financial Aid Office.

President’s Honors Scholarship

$6,000

Awarded to admitted transfer students with a weighted GPA (3.70+).  To determine if you are eligible for an academic honors scholarship, please use Trinity’s Net Price Calculator.

Provost’s Honors Scholarship

$5,000

Awarded to admitted transfer students with a weighted GPA (3.50 – 3.69).  To determine if you are eligible for an academic honors scholarship, please use Trinity’s Net Price Calculator.

Dean’s Honors Scholarship

$4,000

Awarded to admitted transfer students with a weighted GPA (3.20- 3.49).  To determine if you are eligible for an academic honors scholarship, please use Trinity’s Net Price Calculator.

Faculty Honors Scholarship

$3,000

Awarded to admitted transfer students with a weighted GPA (3.00- 3.19).  To determine if you are eligible for an academic honors scholarship, please use Trinity’s Net Price Calculator.

Phi Theta Kappa

$500

Awarded to admitted transfer students with a proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership.

These scholarships are available only to new students.  Current Trinity students should complete the Returning Student Scholarship Application, available in February.

Leadership Scholarships

$500-1,500

Participation in scholarship area is required. For detailed information per program scholarship and application instructions, visit the Leadership Scholarship page.

Awards are available for: Art and Design, Choir (Concert and Gospel), Instrumental Music, Campus Ministry, Theatre, and Worship Leadership.

All leadership scholarships have an application deadline of January 15.

Diversity Scholars

$1,500

Multiple awards given to students from underrepresented populations who have demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity. Minimum of 3.0 GPA required. Application is available at Diversity Scholarship Application.

Students can access this application using the same log-in credentials they created when starting their application with Trinity. If a student has not started their application, then they should apply now.

Trinity is pleased to offer a scholarship for City Colleges of Chicago, Moraine Valley Community College, Prairie State College, College of DuPage, South Suburban College, Joliet Junior College, Morton College, and Triton College students!

The $1,000 Community Connections scholarship is fully renewable and available to students who have completed 12 credits or more from one of these institutions. The application deadline is fast approaching.   Apply today!

CRC Race Relations Multiracial Student Scholarship

$500/semester

A scholarship recipient must train for and engage in the ministry of racial reconciliation in church and/or in society. Our scholarship fund is one of the strategies we employ to develop multiracial leaders.For Black, Indigenous, or People of Color who are attending (or hoping to attend) Trinity Christian College. First year students may receive up to $500 per semester, No student will receive more than $2,000 per academic year.The application is available online and the deadline is May 31.  This scholarship needs to be applied to each year.  For the first-time and renewal application, visit:  https://network.crcna.org/topic/justice-inclusion/racial-reconciliation/race-relations-scholarships

ADULT UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Trinity offers scholarships to help the adult undergraduate learner to continue their education and advance their career goals.  Some of Trinity’s scholarships are competitive and have a limited number of available awards. Scholarship materials can be submitted to scholarships@trnty.edu or by mail to the Financial Aid Office.

Center for Special Education Scholarship – $1,000:

Awards are available to students enrolled in adult undergraduate special education program and who have been employed at Elim Christian School for at least 3 months.

Adult Undergraduate Intern Teaching Scholarship – $250:

An award given annually to a student who will be student teaching in the upcoming year.

GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Some of Trinity’s scholarships are competitive and have a limited number of available awards. Scholarship materials can be submitted to scholarships@trnty.edu or by mail to the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarship opportunity for returning students (Special Education and BIS programs):
Audrey H. Kooyenga Adult Education Special Education Scholarship

Students with senior status in a Special Education program are invited to apply, if they meet the following criteria:

  • Must be in good academic standing (have a 3.25 cumulative G.P.A. prior to Trinity and a 3.50 while at Trinity)
  • Must have 1-2 years of accumulated experience in Special Education-related activities (please provide documentation of experience).
  • Preferably is a graduate of a Christian high school and/or college.
  • Have financial need.

Center for Special Education Scholarship – $500

  • Up to 4 awards available to students enrolled in the Special Education or BIS programs who are employed at Elim.

Graduate Special Education Academic Achievement Scholarship – $1000

  • A one-time award given annually to a graduate student in either the Special Education or BIS Program.

Ozinga Urban Education Scholarship – $1000

  • A one-time scholarship given to first year graduate students in the education program, who have demonstrated academic achievement with a 3.5 cumulative G.P.A. in their undergraduate work.  Preference is given to those with financial need.

Colosimo Family Graduate Education Honors Scholarship
Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply for a one-time award of $1,250 (one for a spring start, one for a fall start).  Applicant must submit a 500 word essay that describes the role of service to others in their future career as a counselor.  Essays may be submitted to scholarships@trnty.edu. The application deadline to submit your essay to be considered for the spring semester start is December 1; deadline for the fall semester start is August 1.

Graduate Counseling Scholarship
Applicants must have completed one semester in the Clinical Mental Health masters program, be in good academic standing (3.0 or higher while at Trinity) and identify with one of the following:  First Generation student, student of color, or a student who demonstrates financial need.  Applicants must submit a 500 word essay that responds to the prompt: How will you integrate social justice into the work of your career as a counselor?  To apply, complete the Returning Student Scholarship application that is made available in February.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Research Fellowship
The research fellowship offers clinical mental health graduate students the opportunity to develop their skills in the application of research methods to clinical practice. The recipient can receive up to $7,000 and must be a second-year graduate student. The graduate fellow will work collaboratively with members of the counseling faculty. At the conclusion of the fellowship, the recipient will offer a presentation of their project to the wider counseling and psychology community. The research fellowship application is circulated each spring.

Many students have found scholarship sources within their communities. Some possible sources for outside scholarships are employers, service organizations, churches, and veterans’ benefits. Contact each individual organization for eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

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CRC Race Relations Multiracial Student Scholarship