Scholarships

How to Apply for Scholarships

Scholarships are a great resource to help reduce your reliance on student loans. Grand Valley has a wide variety of scholarships available to new and returning students.  To begin your scholarship search click on the link below or contact the Financial Aid Office at scholarships@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-3234, or toll-free at (800) 748-0246.

Click on the myScholarships link to the left to explore available scholarships

 


Seidman College of Business Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships administered by the GVSU Financial Aid Office, the Seidman College of Business offers many scholarships specific to business students. Take a look below for more details.


Accounting Alumni Scholarship

Each year several scholarships of $500 to $1,000 are awarded by the accounting alumni to accounting majors at the junior level.  Applications can be found online and must be submitted by March 1. ( Application )

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) Scholarship

Each year a $600 scholarship is given to an undergraduate or graduate student interested in production and inventory control. This student is selected on the basis of scholarship and financial need. The award is provided by the Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society. Applications can be found online and must be submitted by March 1.

Becker CPA Course Scholarship

Each spring a graduating senior in the accounting program is given a scholarship to attend the Becker C.P.A. review course.  Applications can be found online and must be submitted by March 1. ( Application )

Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Grand Rapids

This scholarship provides $1000 award to an undergraduate business student who is a business economics real estate major or has an interest in a real estate or a real estate related career. To be eligible, applicants must be full-time students who have completed the junior year with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA. Applications can be found online and must be submitted by March 1.  The recipient is selected by the Seidman College of Business.

Business Study Abroad Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to undergraduate and graduate students of business who enhance their university studies by studying in a foreign country. Awards are based on a variety of criteria, such as strong academic performance, program location, cost and financial need. Applications can be found online and must be submitted for Spring/Summer, Fall & Academic Year study abroad by March 1st.  For Winter study abroad applicants, the application must be submitted by November 1st.

Campbell-Williams Endowed Business Scholarship

This scholarship, initiated by Seidman College of Business Dean H. James Williams and his wife Carole Lynn Campbell Williams, provides $750 per semester assistance to financially needy undergraduate students whose family residence is in either Flint, Michigan or Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Recipients who continue to meet the criteria will have the scholarship renewed without reapplication for an additional seven (7) semesters.  Applications can be found online and must be submitted by March 1.

Barry Castro Business Ethics Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to degree-seeking College of Business students who demonstrate a commitment to understanding the issues and questions posed by a serious study of business ethics. To qualify, candidates must be entering their junior year with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Additional information and applications can be found online. Applications must be submitted by March 1 and are renewable for up to three additional semesters.

BDO USA International Accounting Scholarship

This scholarship was established for students admitted to the School of Accounting who are participating in the London Study Abroad program and who express a desire to broaden their perspective of other cultures and how organizations within those cultures function through study abroad. Additional information and applications can be found online. ( Application )

Crowe Horwath, LLP Outstanding Accounting Student Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to support accounting majors who are entering their senior year at GVSU. Applications can be found online. ( Application )

Seidman Dean's Advisory Board Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance to two degree-seeking, junior or senior, undergraduate College of Business students who demonstrate leadership skills and who have financial need.  Eligible applicants must be able to document/demonstrate their leadership and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.  The scholarship award is $1,000 per semester and can be received for a maximum of two consecutive semesters.  Applications are available online and must be submitted by March 1.

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids

Business study abroad scholarship grant awards of up to $2,500 are available for two students pursuing a business degree. Requirements are a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and at least a sophomore standing. Residents of Kent, Allegan, Ottawa, or Muskegon counties for three years prior to application OR Resident students at a public college or university in West Michigan for at least two years prior to application (consecutive). Foreign study program must be endorsed and accepted as part of or as a credit course in the applicants degree. For International Study Abroad Scholarships information please click here.

Richard Giles Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to senior, full-time, degree-seeking students who show promise of making outstanding contributions in the field of accounting. Graduate recipients, selected on the basis of outstanding academic potential, interest in accounting, and financial need, receive tuition for two semesters. Undergraduate recipients receive academic year tuition scholarships for their senior year only.  Applications can be found online and must be submitted by March 1. ( Application )

GVSU Office of Fellowships

The Office of Fellowships, located within the Frederik Meijer Honors College, NMH 126, provides nationally competitive scholarship & fellowship advising services to all GVSU students (not just Honors students) and alumni who show extraordinary potential in disciplines across campus.

We invite you to browse the Office of Fellowships website to become familiar with the various award opportunities and resources that may be available to you.  You may contact the Office of Fellowships at fellowships@gvsu.edu or 331-3219 for more information or questions.

Earl Harper Management Scholarship

Each year one $500 scholarship is awarded to an African-American management major. Qualified students must have earned a minimum of a 2.5 GPA after completing 15 credits at GVSU. The recipient is selected by the Minority Advisory Council. Application must be submitted by March 1. ( Application )

Hilda C. Holder Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to undergraduate or graduate female business degree-seeking students. To qualify, candidates must be females entering their junior or senior undergraduate academic year with a minimum of 55 credit hours or be engaged in graduate-level studies with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better (4.0 system).  Candidates must demonstrate financial need and be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University. Applications can be found online and must be submitted by March 1, annually.

J.C. Huizenga Business Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to financially needy undergraduate or graduate business degree-seeking students.  As long as initial recipients continue to meet the criteria below this scholarship will renew without reapplication for an additional five (5) semesters. Applications can be found online and must be submitted by February 1, annually.

Jurries Family Scholarship

This scholarship provides $750 per semester assistance to financially needy undergraduate students who are working toward a business degree. Preference will be given to business majors who are also pursuing a minor in entrepreneurship. Applicants must have at least 55 credits and be at the junior level. Candidates must be enrolled in the Seidman College of Business as a declared and admitted business degree-seeking student carrying a full time course load (12 credit hrs.) Applications can be found online and must be submitted by March 1 annually.

Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols & Carter, P.C. Accounting Scholarship

Each year the firm awards one $2,000 scholarship to a full-time student who is either a junior a senior accounting major and has expressed an interest in a career in public accounting in West Michigan. Contact the School of Accounting for more information.  Applications can be found online and must be submitted by March 1. ( Application )

Japan Center for Michigan Universities Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available! JCMU Incentive Grants offered to the first forty Michigan students who apply. Summer or academic year programs only. For International Study Abroad Scholarships information please click here.

The Jack J. Korff Scholarship

This scholarship, initiated by Jack J. Korff, provides awards to Seidman College of Business students who major in Finance.  Entering junior year students with a 3.00 GPA and who demonstrate financial need are eligible. Applications must be submitted by March 1. ( Application )

Krakow University of Economics Scholarship (Krakow, Poland)

GVSU student participating in the winter semester program, "Poland - Economy in Transition," receive a scholarship. Scholarships covers room, board, books, and a monthly stipend in Polish currency. See the Padnos International Center for details and application. For International Study Abroad Scholarships information please click here.

L.V. Eberhard Business Scholarship

One or two $1,000 renewable scholarships are given each year to entering freshmen majoring in a business field. Applicants must have a 3.5 grade point average and a 29 ACT composite score. For renewal, students must maintain a 3.0 after 25 credits, 3.25 after 55 credits, 3.5 after 85 credits. Recipients are selected by the Seidman College of Business. The deadline is March 1; and forms are available online and in the Seidman Undergraduate Advising Office.

Plante Moran Accounting Scholarship

Plante Moran established a scholarship for undergraduate GVSU accounting students. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time and have an interest in a career in public accounting. Recipients are expected to demonstrate good scholarship, interpersonal skills, and continued involvement in the community. Recipients receive $1,000 ($500 per semester) toward tuition and fees. Additional information and applications are available online. ( Application )

Secchia Scholarships

The "Secchia Scholars Program" includes the Western Michigan "Secchia Scholars II" Scholarships, and The Economic Club of Grand Rapids Scholarships . These scholarships are for West Michigan students and residents planning to study at John Cabot University in Rome. For International Study Abroad Scholarships information please click here.

The Paul Spindler Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to encourage and assist students pursuing degrees in accounting to take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad. For more information, click here.

The Steelcase Inc. Seidman School of Business Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship is created by Steelcase, Inc. to advance and support the person of color in their pursuit of an undergraduate degree from the Seidman College of Business. Undergraduate candidates are eligible to apply for this scholarship beginning with their junior year. Recipients must be enrolled full-time and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better. Scholarships will be renewed annually without re-application and may be received for up to a total of four semesters provided they continue to meet the qualifications. Scholarship amounts vary. The recipients will be chosen by the Seidman College of Business. The deadline is March 1, annually and forms are available online and in the Seidman Undergraduate Advising Office, Multicultural Affairs Office or the Financial Aid Office.

Study Abroad Scholarships

GVSU offers a grant specifically for summer study abroad. Must be accepted into a summer study abroad program. Grants ($200 - $800) are based on financial need only. Degree seeking students only. Students with current FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid Office are automatically considered. For International Study Abroad Scholarships information please click here.

Tax Executives Institute Accounting/Tax Scholarship

The West Michigan Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute (TEI) established a scholarship for undergraduate accounting majors with an interest in tax. To be eligible, students must not be currently affiliated with a CPA firm and must intend to enroll in one or more graduate tax courses before the end of the next school year. Recipients receive up to $1000 ($500 per semester) towards tuition for graduate tax courses. Contact the School of Accounting for more information. Applications can be found online and must be submitted by February 15. ( Application )

The Kathleen B. Vogelsang Scholarship

This scholarship, initiated by Seidman alumna Kathleen B. Vogelsang (BBA and MBA), provides aid to non-traditional, women students studying in the Seidman College of Business. Candidates/recipients must maintain a 3.00 GPA and must have prior employment experience. Applications can be found online and must be submitted by March 1, annually.

West Michigan World Trade Association Scholarship

For students who have never studied abroad and intend to participate in semester-long programs with a business focus. Awards up to $1000 are available--based on program costs and financial need. For International Study Abroad Scholarships information please click here.

The Robert H. and Barbara Wood Scholarship

This scholarship provides awards to Seidman College of Business students who demonstrate interest in and passion for entrepreneurship. To qualify, candidates must be entering their junior year with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater. Applications are available online and must be submitted annually by March 1.




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