Graduate Business Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships administered by the GVSU Financial Aid Office, the Seidman College of Business offers many scholarships specific to business students. You may obtain more information on each of the scholarships listed below from the Seidman Graduate Student Services Office.  You may also obtain Accounting scholarship information through the School of Accounting at 331-7190.
 
Don Klein Graduate Scholarship in Accounting

This scholarship was created by the Seidman College of Business and Accounting Department alumni in honor of Professor Emeritus and former Accounting Department Chair, Don Klein.  Candidates must be accepted in the Master of Science in Accounting program to be eligible to receive this scholarship of full in-state tuition cost of 33 credits.  Applicants must have completed an undergraduate business degree with a minimum GPA of 3.75; have a minimum of 600 GMAT score; demonstrated leadership, service, and involvement in extra-curricular activities; and strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Students must enroll full time and complete the program within two academic years.  Applications can be found online and must be submitted by March 1 annually.
  
A. Scott and Ruth P. Koeze Graduate Business Scholarship

An endowed fund by A. Scott and Ruth P. Koeze provides this scholarship.  First priority is given to graduate business students who demonstrate financial need and secondly for those with undergraduate degrees in arts and humanities.  Candidates must have completed background requirements for the MBA, be enrolled part time or full time, and maintaining at least 3.0 GPA.  Awards are not more than one-third of tuition for the enrolled semester academic load of the recipient.  The scholarship will be renewed annually without reapplication for the duration of the student's program subject to the recipient continuing to meet qualifications. Applications may be found online.
  
Marilyn and Budge Sherwood Seidman College of Business Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students
 
An endowed fund by Marilyn and Budge Sherwood provides this scholarship to non-traditional MBA students. Recipients must have taken time to raise a family prior to pursuing a master's degree. Documented financial need is not required, but it is considered. Single heads of household are given preference in selection. Applications may be found online.
    
Kathleen B. Vogelsang Scholarship

This scholarship, initiated by alumna Kathleen Vogelsang (BBA and MBA), provides aid to non-traditional students studying in the Seidman College of Business.  Candidates/recipients must maintain a 3.0 average and have prior employment experience. Applications may be found online and must be submitted by February 1 annually.
  
Business Study Abroad Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to undergraduate and graduate students of business who enhance their university studies by studying in a foreign country. Awards are based on program costs and financial need. Applications can be found online and must be submitted for Spring/Summer, Fall & Academic Year study abroad by April 1.  For Winter study abroad applicants, the application must be submitted by November 1.
Application
  
Richard Giles Scholarship
 
This scholarship is awarded to senior, full-time, degree-seeking students who show promise of making outstanding contributions in the field of accounting. Graduate recipients, selected on the basis of outstanding academic potential, interest in accounting, and financial need, receive tuition for two semesters. Undergraduate recipients receive academic year tuition scholarships for their senior year only. Applications and additional information can be found online.
Application
  
Hilda C. Holder Scholarship for Women in Business
 
This scholarship provides assistance to undergraduate or graduate female business degree-seeking students.  To qualify, candidates must be females entering their junior or senior undergraduate academic year with a minimum of 55 credit hours or be engaged in graduate-level studies with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better (4.0 system).  Candidates must demonstrate financial need and be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University.  Applications can be found online and must be submitted by February 1, annually.
  
J.C. Huizenga Business Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to financially needy undergraduate or graduate business degree-seeking students.  As long as initial recipients continue to meet the criteria below this scholarship will renew without reapplication for an additional five (5) semesters.  Applications can be found online and must be submitted by February 1, annually.
  
TEI Tax Executives Institute Accounting/Tax Scholarship
 
The West Michigan Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute (TEI) established a scholarship for undergraduate accounting majors with an interest in tax. To be eligible, students must not be currently affiliated with a CPA firm and must intend to enroll in one or more graduate tax courses before the end of the next school year. Recipients receive up to $1000 ($500 per semester) towards tuition for graduate tax courses. Applications and additional information can be found online.
Application
  
The Richard E. Veazey Graduate Academic Scholarship in Accounting

This scholarship recognizes an outstanding student who wants to pursue a Masters of Science in Accounting graduate degree at the Seidman College of Business and enter the accounting profession.  The scholarship provides for the full in-state tuition cost of 33 credits. The application and additional information can be found online.
 

Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships

The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships, located in 230 Mary Idema Pew Library (Allendale Campus), provides nationally competitive scholarship & fellowship advising services to all GVSU students and alumni who show extraordinary potential in disciplines across campus. Please click on the following links to explore opportunities that may be of interest to you:

We invite you to browse the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships website to become familiar with the various award opportunities and resources that may be available to you.  You may contact the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships at fellowships@gvsu.edu or 331-2699 for more information.

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