Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships

International Merit Award

Incoming undergraduate and graduate international students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and a willingness to enhance the Grand Valley community will be eligible to receive a $5,000 scholarship. Scholarship decisions will be made by a committee that will review the student's academic credentials, personal statement, and extracurricular activities. 

Scholarship is only available for F1 students beginning in the Fall term.

All students who submit complete applications by May 1 are eligible to receive this competitive scholarship.

EducationUSA Scholarship

Undergraduate students who are working with an EducationUSA office and their resources will be eligible to receive a $10,000 scholarship. In addition to a completed Grand Valley international application, students must submit:

  • Recommendation letter from an EducationUSA Advisor
  • Scholarship essay
    • "How has EducationUSA helped me in my college search?"

Please send recommendation letter and essay to global@gvsu.edu

Find an advising center near you by using the search tool on the EducationUSA website.

Deadline: March 15 

MyScholarship Database

Once admitted, undergraduate students will have access to 300+ scholarships. The majority of scholarship deadlines fall between February 15 and March 1. These scholarships vary and may be based on interests, academic performance, special talents or major. Many of these scholarships are made possible through generous donations. Students may apply for these scholarships each year through myScholarships.

Off-Campus Scholarships

There are many opportunities pertaining to private scholarships, funds, and grants for international students. Additional scholarships can be reviewed on the International Students website at the bottom of the page.

Graduate Assistantships

Highly qualified graduate students may be considered for Graduate Assistantships. These positions are limited and highly competitive which means not every graduate student will receive a full assistantship. Upon review of your application, your program department will review your file for possible assistantships.  

You can find more information about Graduate Assistantships on the Graduate School website



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