Welcome to Grand Valley State University Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center

Grand Valley State University Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center supports career exploration and provides individualized educational planning assistance to facilitate educational goal attainment. The center also supports the educational goals of K-12 students, transfer students, and adults in the community, while providing resources to assist Battle Creek Public Schools in their district transformation.

Our center staff would love to serve and help you with your educational goals including:

  • College and career exploration
  • College admission application and essay support
  • College advising
  • Assistance with FAFSA completion and support
  • Scholarship application and essay support

To set up an appointment with one of our center advisors, either through a socially distant in-person session, video, or by phone, please email gvsubattlecreek@gvsu.edu or call at (616) 331-7610.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Set Up Your Appointment Today!
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Drop-In Virtual Advising Sessions Will Be Held Every:

  Mondays from 10:00-11:00 AM (Passcode: 257376)

Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 PM (Passcode: 702999)

  Fridays from 1:00-2:00 PM (Passcode: 867072)

We can support you in your educational goal planning including:

·       College and career exploration

·      College admission application and essay support

·      College advising

·      Assistance with FAFSA completion and support

·      Scholarship application and essay support

 

VISITING FACULTY (COLLEGE OF EDUCATION)

Summary:  The College of Education at Grand Valley State University is seeking a Visiting Faculty member to work within the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Partnership grant in Battle Creek, MI. This partnership is a collaborative relationship between GVSU and the Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS) devoted to building a culturally diverse educational environment in Battle Creek. The core responsibilities for the person in this position are to provide supervision, guidance, and professional development for BCPS staff and GVSU students, and teach dual enrollment courses for BCPS students. The work for this position will take place in Battle Creek Michigan, but the candidate must be able to travel to GVSU’s Grand Rapids campus as needed. This position is a one-year position, though, depending on grant funding, it may be extended for a second year.

 

For more eligibility requirements visit the GVSU jobs website.


Grand Valley Pledge- Free Tuition

We pledge that admitted students who meet the short list of other criteria below will be automatically awarded full undergraduate tuition and course fees, renewable for up to four years.

HOW DOES THE GRAND VALLEY PLEDGE WORK?

  1. Apply to GVSU.
  2. Be accepted.
  3. File the FAFSA.
  4. That's it! If you meet the eligibility criteria listed below, you will have federal and institutional gift aid that covers (or even exceeds) the cost of your tuition.

RECIPIENTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Must be admitted as an undergraduate degree-seeking freshman (beginning with Fall 2021)
  • Live in one of the following Michigan counties:
    • Calhoun
    • Grand Traverse
    • Kent
    • Muskegon
    • Ottawa
    • Wayne
  • Family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $0 - $50,000, as reported on the FAFSA
  • Family Assets of $50,000 or less, as reported on the FAFSA
  • Must be enrolled full-time

Renewable for an additional three years

  • Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Must file a FAFSA annually 
  • Must continue to meet family AGI and asset requirements as outlined above

In-District Community College Scholarship

Michigan Reconnect is a scholarship program that pays for you to attend your in-district community college, and offers a large tuition discount if you attend an out-of-district community college.

You can use the scholarship to complete an associate degree or a skill certificate program.

To be eligible, you must:

- Be at least 25 years old when you apply

- Have lived in Michigan for a year or more

- Have a high school diploma or equivalent

- Have not yet completed a college degree (associate or bachelor’s)

Interested in a skill certificate from a private training provider? Michigan Reconnect provides a $1,500 Skills Scholarship for Michiganders enrolled in an approved training program.


Upcoming Educational Events

For Students: Watch our virtual educational outreach video series now located on our events webpage and our GVSU Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center YouTube Page!

 

For Educators: GVSU's College of Education Graduate Program Directors are hosting online information sessions for current classroom teachers considering graduate degrees in education.  Visit our Adult Learners page for more information.


Free K-12 Tutoring

Free virtual tutoring services are available to K-12 students throughout the state of Michigan. Tutors are comprised of volunteer GVSU community members and include faculty, staff, students, alumni, retirees, etc. Volunteers have indicated grade bands and subjects they are comfortable working with and must pass a GVSU background check prior to working with students.  To ensure continuity of services, there will also be a handful of students who are hired to work consistent tutoring hours and service those most in need. 

To find a tutor, visit the Find a Tutor page.

To become a tutor, visit the Become a Tutor page.


Six high school seniors from Battle Creek plan to attend Grand Valley in fall 2020

GVSU scholarship program helps to make college possible for first-generation students

Posted: January 5, 2021

Six high school seniors from Battle Creek interested in pursuing education, nursing or health professions received scholarships to attend Grand Valley in fall 2020 through a partnership among the university, Battle Creek Public Schools and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Learn more at https://www.secondwavemedia.com/southwest-michigan/features/GVSU-scholarship-program-helps-to-make-college-possible-for-first-generation-students-010621.aspx


Battle Creek Public Schools partnered with GVSU and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to positively impact education in the community by implementing the following initiatives:

 

Supporting Battle Creek Public Schools Educators:

  • Project-Based Learning
  • High-Leverage Teaching Practices
  • Student Teacher Pipeline
  • Paraprofessional Pathway
  • New Teacher Mentoring

Preparing Battle Creek Public School Students for Careers in Health, Education, and STEM:

  • Dual Enrollment Courses - Allied Health and Education
  • Career Exploration Summer Camps (sHaPe, STEPS, EXCEL)
  • Freshman Health Career Exploration Fair
  • STEM Innovation Center