Wade H. McCree, Jr. Incentive Program

The Wade H. McCree, Jr. Incentive Program at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) provides an outstanding educational opportunity for students to reach their full potential as scholars in the classroom and as citizens in their respective communities.

Named in honor of Wade H. McCree, Jr., the former Solicitor General of the United States and distinguished Professor at the University of Michigan, the Wade H. McCree, Jr. Incentive Program reflects a unified commitment by Michigan's public universities to further increase and enhance opportunities in higher education for all qualified students regardless of financial need. Each public university in Michigan provides funds to support McCree program participants. The program began in 1986 with 30 students and currently has grown to include over 1,000 high school students statewide, including those scholars who have enrolled in college.

Wade H. McCree, Jr.


Program Objectives:

  • Enhance students' preparation for post-secondary education
  • Increase students' sense of self
  • Encourage enrollment at GVSU
  • Provide parents with information and support

Scholarship Eligibility for Admitted Wade H. McCree Students:

  • Be a part of the Wade H. McCree program for at least two years while in a participating high school located in Grand Rapids, Holland or Muskegon 
  • Submit a complete GVSU admissions application by December 31 for fall admission. Documents received after the deadline will not be used for scholarship consideration. 
  • Admitted students may also be eligible for the Early Awareness Scholarship (more details)

2016 One-Day Summer Camps 

H. S. Freshman and Sophomores Summer Camp Details:

  • June 28, 2016 at 10am - 3pm 
  • Grand Valley State University 
  • 1 Campus Drive, Kirkhof Center Room 2215 
  • Free lunch provided & free transportation available 

H.S. Juniors and Seniors Summer Camp Details:

  • June 30, 2016 at 10am - 3pm  
  • Grand Valley State University 
  • 1 Campus Drive, Kirkhof Center Room 2263
  • Free lunch provided & free transportation available 

Wade H. McCree Program Contact

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Email: oma@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-2177
Fax: (616 331-3195



Page last modified November 16, 2016