Academic Scholarships

Distinguished Scholar Awards

Ten Distinguished Scholars are selected each year. Students with a 3.75 cumulative GPA and a 32 ACT (or 1420 SAT) composite score will be invited to a Dordt Distinguished Scholar Day on Friday, January 17, 2020, during which a variety of activities related to academic interests will be presented. An interview will be a required activity that day. Students who find it difficult to schedule this visit may contact Financial Aid to schedule a Skype interview. Dordt Admissions Counselors can answer specific questions about Distinguished Scholar awards.  These awards are renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a 3.50 cumulative GPA. 

Application: No Application Form Required

Dordt presidential, honors and collegiate Scholarships

Academic scholarships are awarded to students with a minimum 2.80 cumulative GPA and a 19 ACT (or 990 SAT) composite score. Scholarship amounts range from $4,000 to $13,000 and are named Presidential Scholarships, Honors Scholarships or Collegiate Scholarships, depending on the student's ACT and GPA. There is no application process and the December 1 deadline date does not apply to these scholarships.  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 Honors Program will be awarded a $2,500 Kuyper Scholarship. Eligibility requirements to apply for this program are a 3.50 cumulative GPA and a 28 ACT (or 1300 SAT) composite score. Final admittance will be based on an entrance essay and letters of recommendation. Interested students should apply through the Dordt admissions office.  These awards are 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 Honors Program.

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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.  This scholarship is 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