Academic Scholarships

Distinguished Scholar Awards

Ten Distinguished Scholars are selected each year. Students with a minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA and a  minimum 32 ACT, 1420 SAT, or 97 CLT composite score will be invited to a Dordt Distinguished Scholar Day on Friday, January 15, 2021, 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 Zoom 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

Presidential, Honors, and Collegiate Scholarships, ranging from $6,000 to $13,500, will be awarded on a graduating scale to all students who have a minimum 2.80 cumulative GPA.   Scholarship amounts may be increased by submitting ACT, SAT, or CLT scores.  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 for the Presidential and Honors Scholarships.  A minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average is required to maintain the Collegiate Scholarship.  There is no application process and the December 1 deadline date does not apply to these scholarships. 

Application: No Application Form Required

Kuyper Honors Scholarships

Students accepted into the Kuyper Honors Program will be awarded a $2,500 Kuyper Honors 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 financial aid 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.

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.  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

ru-stem scholars program scholarship

The RU-STEM Scholars Program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and has been set up to recruit incoming undergraduate students who have financial need to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines.  Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 22 ACT (or SAT equivalent).  Financial need will be defined by a FAFSA submission, and is required to be considered for this award.  Scholarships of up to $10,000/year are available to five students and can be renewed for an additional two years provided the recipients meet the renewal requirements.  See application for full details.

Application:  Click here for a printable application