Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships

International Merit Award

Incoming undergraduate and select graduate international students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and a willingness to enhance the Grand Valley community will be eligible to receive a $5,000 scholarship. Scholarship decisions will be made by a committee that will review the student's academic credentials, personal statement, and extracurricular activities. 

Scholarship is only available for F1 students beginning in the Fall term.

All students who submit complete applications by May 1 are eligible to receive this competitive scholarship.

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 graduate students may be considered for Graduate Assistantships (GA). These positions are limited and highly competitive which means not every graduate student will receive a full assistantship. 

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

You may also contact the department directly to see what GA positions are available for the academic year. Keep in mind, some programs will offer GA positions to qualified candidates based on their complete application. You can find contact information for program directors on the Graduate School website