Phone: 616-331-2281
Fax: 616-331-6040
csce@gvsu.edu

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401 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Resources for Students

Student Summer Scholars
The Student Summer Scholars Program (S3) provides funds for a student and faculty mentor to devote twelve weeks to a research and/or creative project during the spring/summer semester.  The grants provide a stipend of $3,000 to the student, and additional funds for a faculty stipend and supplies. Grants do not exceed $6,000. The S3 program also provides funds up to $1,000 for each S3 student to travel to conferences to present his/her work. 

Through these grants and the mentorship of a faculty member, the S3 program offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to do hands-on, professional research and creative practice in their chosen field.  Combining academics, field work, and a reflection component provides students with a meaningful learning experience that helps to prepare them for graduate school and future careers. Additional information, including application materials and application guidelines, can be found at here.


Academic Conference Fund
The Student Senate, the Provost's Office, and the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence have established a fund to support student travel to academic conferences.  Academic Conference Fund (ACF) is available to all students, including non-traditional and graduate students, who may be looking for one time funding to present at an academic conference that is related to their major, minor, and/or professional goals regardless of their affiliation with student organizations.

Undergraduate and graduate students are able to apply for travel grants that range up to $500 for conference presenters. The purpose of these grants is to encourage student presentations at academic conferences by offsetting the cost of attendance.

Academic and Professional  Enrichment Fund
Formerly known as Student Enrichment Travel Grants, the Academic and Professional Enrichment Fund provides faculty members with travel funds to support student travel to academic conferences and meetings.  Academic and Professional Enrichment Fund (APEF) is available to all students, including non-traditional and graduate students, who may be looking for one time funding to present at an academic conference that is related to their major, minor, and/or professional goals.  Students must be accompanied by a coordinating faculty member.

Attending a conference with a faculty member can be a valuable experience which can enrich a student’s understanding of a discipline and subsequent professions.  APEF is intended to assist students in attending such conferences.

McNair Scholars
The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare highly talented undergraduates to pursue doctoral degrees and to increase the number of individuals (from target groups) on college and university faculties. 

The McNair Scholars are highly talented undergraduate students whose parents have no 4-year college degree and are low-income, or groups underrepresented at the graduate level for doctoral studies. The program accepts students from all disciplines.

The McNair Scholars receive academic counseling, advising, and GRE preparation. In addition, they're matched with a Ph.D. faculty mentor to conduct research and attend a McNair research conference to present their findings. In the first semester of their senior year, the scholars receive assistance with the graduate school application process.
The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare highly talented undergraduates to pursue doctoral degrees and to increase the number of individuals (from target groups) on college and university faculties. 

The McNair Scholars are highly talented undergraduate students whose parents have no 4-year college degree and are low-income, or groups underrepresented at the graduate level for doctoral studies. The program accepts students from all disciplines.

The McNair Scholars receive academic counseling, advising, and GRE preparation. In addition, they're matched with a Ph.D. faculty mentor to conduct research and attend a McNair research conference to present their findings. In the first semester of their senior year, the scholars receive assistance with the graduate school application process.

Office of Fellowships
The purpose of the office is to provide nationally competitive scholarship & fellowship advising services to GVSU students (not only Honors students) and alumni who show extraordinary potential in disciplines all across campus.  Nationally competitive scholarships/fellowships are highly selective  funding opportunities for bright and talented students to pursue study, research or other creatively tailored projects at the undergraduate or post-Bachelor’s level.  They reward past performance—including stellar grades, leadership, community service, campus involvement, research, and more. They are a recognition of your future promise, and serve as springboards to greater opportunities—a means to an end!

  Last Modified Date: September 2, 2011
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