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Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI

Entrada Scholars Program

The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College offers ethnic minority high school students a "gateway" to the future: the opportunity to experience college learning and living while earning college credit! Entrada scholars participate in regular summer-term classes with current Calvin students and spend 4 weeks experiencing college life firsthand.
specialEvents -  Entrada scholars take a 3 or 4 credit hour course along with Calvin College students and meet the same course requirements as the Calvin College students.

Scholars are assigned an Academic Coach, a trained teacher, who attends classes with them in the morning and leads a study period (Academic Coaching session) with the scholars following the class. In other words, Academic Coaches model and teach scholars how to be successful in their specific course and in college in general. Entrada scholars often do better in their courses than the regular college students.

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All students accepted into Entrada receive a full scholarship for the program valued at more than $2,500. The scholarship will cover all the costs of Entrada, including your tuition, room and board, books, supplies, and activities. All students accepted into Entrada must send a fee of $200 by May 1st to confirm their enrollment.

Application Deadline:
March 15, 2006
The application forms can be accessed from the website: . Students must also submit a high school transcript, academic recommendation, personal recommendation, and parent/guardian consent form.

Program Dates:
June 18, 2006 - July 14, 2006

Additional Information:
Prequisite: If you are a North American ethnic minority student, currently enrolled in your junior or senior year in high school, and are serious about pursuing a college education, Entrada may be for you! To be eligible for Entrada, you should have a "B" average (3.0 on a 4-point scale). Seniors must be planning to enroll at Calvin to be eligible for Entrada.

Additional Information: If you are interested in applying to and learning more about the Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College please contact: Noah Kruis, Admissions Office, Calvin College, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546, 1-800-688-0122 or .

If you are an adult who would like to nominate a student for the Entrada Scholars program, you can download a nomination form. Go to

Kari Stewart
Associate Director of Admissions
phone - 616-526-6106
fax - 616-526-6777
email -

*last updated 1/25/2006


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