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Undergraduate Funding/Opportunities




AWRI offers several funding opportunities to students interested in natural resources and the environment!

Application available Winter 2018

R.B. Annis Undergraduate Student Internships
Spring/Summer Semester

Each summer AWRI offers up to 5 competitive summer semester internships made possible by a gift from the R.B. Annis Foundation. These internships are awarded to Grand Valley undergraduate students from any discipline who will conduct research at the Annis Water Resources Institute during their undergraduate tenure at GVSU.

Application available Fall 2018.

Herbert L. VanderMey Internship
Winter Semester

AWRI offers a competitive winter semester internship made possible by a gift from the late Mr. Herbert L. VanderMey. The internship is awarded to a Grand Valley undergraduate student majoring in the sciences, including engineering, computer, health, natural resource management, or physical sciences.

Application available through myScholarships. Deadline is March 1st each year.

Bill and Diana Wipperfurth Student Research Scholarship
Fall Semester

AWRI offers a student research scholarship made possible by a gift from Bill and Diana Wipperfurth. The Wipperfurths started this scholarship because of their love of water and wanted to support promotion of water quality, particularly in the Great Lakes. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student at Grand Valley entering either their Junior year, Senior year, or at the graduate level.

You can view the 2017 scholarship announcement by clicking here.

Application available through myScholarships. Deadline is March 1st each year.

Dr. Ronald W. Ward Scholarship
Each Academic Year

AWRI awards this scholarship, of up to $5,000, to undergraduate students studying the sciences, engineering, math, and/or health professions at GVSU. Preference for this scholarship is given to students from the Indianapolis, IN area. Additional requirements include a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better (on 4.0 scale) and an ACT score of at least 24 (or SAT of at least 1100).

For more details, contact Janet Vail.

Education/Outreach Internship and Volunteers
Spring Semester

Opportunities are available to assist with the AWRI education and outreach program during spring semester. Preservice teachers can gain hands-on experience with K-12 classes in the Annis Educational Classroom at the Lake Michigan Center and on the GVSU vessels.