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Outside Scholarships, Fellowships & National Awards Search

What are outside scholarships?  These scholarships are provided by agencies, foundations, or other providers not affiliated with Grand Valley State University.

How to Search: Use the filter or keyword search on the left to narrow down the list of scholarships available. By checking your academic program, the search results will display scholarships that are specific to your area of study. To see scholarships available to all students regardless of their area of study, select ‘Non-Specific Programs’.

Note: Some external or outside scholarships are nationally competitive scholarship or fellowship award opportunities.  Some of these awards do require institutional certification or endorsement by the university. The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships located in 230 Mary Idema Pew Library assists students pursuing such awards.

The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships

The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships supports student scholars in pursuit of nationally competitive award opportunities through advising services and programming.  Nationally competitive awards are funding opportunities for specific purposes such as studying abroad, conducting research,  learning critical need languages, aspiring to pursue careers in public or foreign service, teaching English abroad, and more! 

GVSU Scholarships

Grand Valley offers over 300 endowed and department scholarships. The majority of scholarship deadlines fall around March 1st. These scholarships vary and may be based on interests, academic performance, special talents or major. For scholarships available at Grand Valley, please login and search myScholarships.

Other Outside Scholarship Search Engines and Resources

Below is a listing of websites with free search resources you may want to consider reviewing.


183 scholarships match your search Dentistry Scholarship

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Aaron Seever Sales Scholarship

ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Program

AES Engineers Scholarship Working Student Scholarship

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

American Center of Oriental Research, Scholarships and Fellowships

American Council of Learned Societies Grants and Fellowships

American Dental Education Association Scholarships, Awards and Fellowships