Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships

In State Tuition Scholarship

We are pleased to be able to offer all admitted undergraduate international students admitted to Grand Valley after the Fall 2021 semester a scholarship to cover the extra cost of being a non-Michigan resident.  This is an award valued at approximately $5,700 per year and it will automatically renew for up to 4 years.  All admitted undergraduate international students will receive this award.  The scholarship will be awarded after admission to Grand Valley.

International Merit Scholarship

We are pleased to offer the International Merit Scholarship to qualified international students.  This scholarship is worth $2,000 per academic year and the scholarship will automatically renew for up to four years. Scholarship decisions are made by committee and are based on a review of the information in the application, including your essay, academic information, and extracurricular activities. All international students admitted for the Fall semester are eligible for this scholarship.  Students must submit an application and all required documents by May 1 to be eligible for this scholarship. 

The International Merit Scholarship is only available for students on a F1 visa starting in the Fall term.

MyScholarship Database

Once admitted, undergraduate students will have access to hundreds of scholarships. The majority of scholarship deadlines fall between February 15 and March 1. These scholarships vary and may be based on personal interests, academic performance, special talents, or major. Many of these scholarships are made possible through generous donations. Students may apply for these scholarships each year through myScholarships.

Off-Campus Scholarships

There are many opportunities pertaining to private scholarships, funds, and grants for international students. Additional scholarships opportunities can be found on the International Students website.


Graduate Assistantships

Highly qualified students will be eligible for graduate assistantships.  These awards can provide up to full tuition and are awarded to students after admission.  Students will need to apply for graduate assistantships after admission.  These awards are merit based and will be awarded by the department after a thorough review process.

You can search for graduate assistantship openings for the upcoming semester or academic year on the Graduate School website.

You may also contact the department directly to see which positions are available for the academic year.  You can find contact information for program directors on the Graduate School website