Academic Scholarships

Distinguished Scholar Awards

Twelve Distinguished Scholars are selected each year. Students with a 3.75 cumulative GPA and a 32 ACT (or 1450 SAT) composite score will be invited to a Dordt College Distinguished Scholar Day on Friday, February 2, 2018, 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. 

Application: No Application Form Required

Dordt College Collegiate, Honors, and Presidential Scholarships

Dordt College Collegiate, Honors, and Presidential Scholarships are academic scholarships awarded to students with a 2.80 cumulative GPA and a 19 ACT (or 980 SAT) composite score. Scholarships ranging $3,000-$5,000 are named Collegiate Scholarships, scholarships ranging $5,500-$7,000 are named Honors Scholarships and scholarships ranging $7,500-$12,500 are named Presidential Scholarships. There is no application process and the January 1 deadline date does not apply to these scholarships.

Additional Information:

These scholarships are renewable, provided the recipient maintains a 2.80 cumulative grade point average after their first year and a 3.00 cumulative grade point average thereafter.

Application: No Application Form Required

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 1310 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

National merit finalist award scholarship

Each year the National Merit Scholarship Program names around 15,000 high school seniors as finalists in its competition that highlights a student's exceptional academic ability and potential for success in college studies.  As recognition for this honor, a $3,000 National Merit Finalist Award Scholarship is awarded to any incoming freshman who has been named as a National Merit Finalist for that year.  This scholarship is in addition to the academic scholarship that the student receives. 

Additional Information:

Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided recipients maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA after their freshman year and a 3.25 cumulative GPA thereafter. 

Application: No Application Form Required