Fellowship Words Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships

Make a Referral

We invite you to recommend potential candidates to us as you could be nominating the next Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, George Mitchell, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, or Truman Scholar! Simply complete an on-line form and we will inform nominees of the various award opportunities and assist them with their preparations. 

Below are characteristics of students who may be good candidates to explore nationally competitive award opportunities. Additionally, there are numerous benefits to applying for these prestigious opportunities that prior applicants have listed below.

Good Indicators


Benefits of Applying

• Student goes beyond coursework by reading journals or attending seminars

• You have a noteworthy mentoring relationship with this student

• Student conducts independent study or research

• Student displays leadership and/or participates in service, and aspires to make a profound difference

• Student has lived abroad and/or has an interest in studying abroad and learning other languages

• Student is among the top students you have encountered, generally with over a 3.7 GPA (for some awards)

• Student would take advantage of graduate work at a world-class institution

• Student demonstrates exceptional potential both within and outside of the classroom


• Dream bigger

• Learn how to write and submit a nationally competitive award application

• Prepare for the graduate school and professional school application process

• Develop parallel plans

• Define career and educational goals

• Discover one’s purpose and realize one’s potential

• Build confidence

• Apply for more nationally competitive awards

• Pursue greater opportunities

Additional Questions?

Contact Amanda Cuevas, Director, Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships at cuevasam@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-2699.

230 Mary Idema Pew Library Learning & Information Commons • Allendale MI 49401
Phone 616-331-2699 • cuevasam@gvsu.edu