Give to Calvin Seminary

Overview

Encourage and support the next generation of disciple-makers.

Be part of the mission of Calvin Seminary through your financial gifts. As a partner, you will join with us in preparing future leaders for the church and beyond.

Your financial support goes a long way at Calvin Seminary! Here at Calvin Seminary there is a variety of ways to get involved. See below for some of the more popular options options. Or reach out to us; we would love to talk with you about a possible gift.

Annual Formation Fund

Join the Mission of the Seminary

Calvin Theological Seminary offers students an exemplary preparation for a wide variety of leadership roles in the church and beyond the sanctuary.


The Annual Formation Fund is your opportunity to support the ongoing work of Calvin Seminary’s theological education, both on campus and through Distance Learning. It is our goal to help support the future of the church as our students grow to know God deeply: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Each year of investment in the lives of emerging leaders promises a spiritual return. Such investment also encourages our faculty leaders as they teach biblical truth, guide theological discernment, and model essential ministry values.

“You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”

2 Corinthians 9:11-12

Establish a Scholarship, Endowed Chairs, & Programs

Help support the future of the church

You can help keep tuition affordable for Calvin Seminary students by either establishing a new scholarship or contributing to an existing scholarship fund. By giving in this way, you make a Seminary education accessible to people from all walks of life.

With help from people like you, scholarship support has grown significantly throughout the years. Consider how your gift can help grow the $1.5 million that we receive annually towards student scholarships.

Your scholarship, your vision

Each scholarship for Calvin Seminary students is different and yours can be, too. When your scholarship is established, you will be able to work with our team to determine the award’s eligibility criteria. You can support a student based on their degree program, geographical background, career goals and many other things

Scholarship Options

There are three ways that you can support a scholarship for Calvin Seminary students:

Traditional Scholarship

You can start a scholarship fund. A scholarship covers a portion of a student’s tuition. Scholarship awards start at $1,500 per year.

Presidential Scholarship

Covering the full cost of tuition and book fees, the Presidential Scholarship is our top award at Calvin Seminary.

An Endowed Scholarship, Chairs, & Progrmas

Endowing a scholarship ensures that our students will benefit from this financial assistance for years to come. Your scholarship can be endowed through multiple gifts over your lifetime or a one-time gift, funded by an individual, a family, or through an estate gift.

Join our Growing List of Scholarships

New Scholarships

  • Andrew Bandstra Scholarship
  • Raymond L. and Cynthia A. Swierenga Chaplainary Presidential
  • Paul and Barbara Bergsma Latin Ministry Scholarship
  • Peter Mellema Scholarship
  • The Ellenby Scholarship
  • The Dr. and Mrs. Lee S. Huizenga Memorial Scholarship
  • Joh and Annie Struyk Scholarship

Legacy and Estate Giving

Anchor Calvin Seminary's Future with a Legacy Gift

Make a Legacy Gift

You can ensure that Calvin Seminary is able to fulfill its mission for many years to come by making a Legacy Gift from your estate. Legacy Gifts work in many ways and offer you significant tax advantages. Our staff can work closely with you and your family to find an option that makes sense for your life situation and giving goals. Some common Legacy Gifts include:

  • Will or living trusts
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Making Calvin Seminary a beneficiary of your life insurance policy
  • Designating the Seminary as a beneficiary of your IRA or 401K retirement plan
  • Stocks, securities, or real estate

Whatever your circumstance, we can help you find a meaningful way to contribute a well-planned gift that will make a lasting difference.

Join the Presidents' Legacy Society

Since the Society began in 2011, more than 400 individuals or couples have joined the Presidents’ Legacy Society by making Calvin Seminary a part of their estate plans, or by making another kind of Legacy Gift. This growing circle celebrates those who give and the lives they change through the faithful education Calvin Seminary provides to students.

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