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*** NOTE: The last day for Fall 2016 Open Walk-In Advising Hours will be Wednesday, December 7th. They will resume again for Winter 2017 on Wednesday, January 11th. Enjoy winter break!


GVSU students and alumni have secured over $1,000,000 in (inter)nationally competitive award competitions, supporting a wide range of enriching experiences, including study abroad, graduate study, research, language study, teaching, service learning, internship, community and service opportunities. 

The Office of Fellowships provides outreach to all students, alumni and campus partners on available awards. In cooperation with GVSU faculty and staff, we work with qualified students to identify awards best suited to their goals, and to navigate the application process in order to produce the most competitive proposals possible. We promote the core values of professional fellowship advising, including integrity, collaboration, respect and fairness (as identified by the National Association of Fellowship Advisors)-- and view the entire fellowship application process as an integral part of transformative liberal arts education.

The Office of Fellowships serves ALL students and alumni of GVSU, including all majors or areas of study. Many awards we support specifically target underrepresented students in higher education- so we highly encourage students of ALL backgrounds to explore opportunities with us!

Note: If you need to fund an immediate financial need, please contact the Financial Aid Office located at 100 Student Services.

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Save the Dates! Winter 2017 Workshop Series

The Learn 2 Earn series was developed to provide students with skills to produce high-quality scholarship/fellowship applications.


Back to Basics: What and Where are Fellowships?
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00pm, Kirkhof Center, Room 2270

All About You: The Art of Writing Personal Statements
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00pm, Kirkhof Center, Room 2266

Adulting like a Professional: Best Practices for Impressing the Pros
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00pm, Kirkhof Center, Room 2266

A Word from Scholars: Panel of Award Recipients Q&A
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00pm, Kirkhof Center, Room 2266

RSVP for all workshops HERE!

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