Experiential Learning Resources for Students

Resources at GVSU

There is a wealth of resources available to you as a GVSU student. To learn more, make an appointment with your professional advisor in the CLAS Academic Advising Center or with your faculty advisor.

The following offices on campus also provide other resources, including one-on-one advising and group information sessions.

Office of Undergraduate Research

Lakers Venture Grant

The Lakers Venture Grant funds up to $2,000 for off-campus “independent research” or “experiential projects in the arts”.

Student Summer Scholars Program

The Student Summer Scholars program funds partnerships between faculty and students for research to be conducted in the summer, including a $2500 student stipend.

GVSU Library Scholars Summer Program

The Library Scholars Summer Program provides students with a $2,000 scholarship to do research for 20 hours a week in the Spring/Summer semester which will result in a product that serves the mission of the library.

OURS Scholar and Fellowship Programs for Students

In addition to the general funds OURS offers to students from a range of disciplines, there are awards specific to disciplines and fields, including the sciences and Mathematics. These funds range from $2,500 to $5,000.

OURS Research Support for Students

These awards include funding for conference travel and project supplies, up to $500 for supplies and up to $800 for travel.

Career Center

Career Center Internship Award

This award provides $500 to a student who will be completing an unpaid internship.

First Generation Career Support Award

This award is for a first-generation student completing an unpaid internship or other experiential learning activity. The amount of the award varies.

Padnos International Center

Scholarships & Grants - Study Abroad

These scholarships fund summer study abroad as well as semester and year-long study abroad. Some of these are major-specific. There are need-based funds as well as funds which do not consider financial need, and the amounts range from $500 to $15,000.


External Funding

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship funds students to travel to another country for an 8 to 10 week intensive language learning program. Room, board, program fees, and program-sponsored travel costs are also covered.

Council on International Educational Exchange

The Council on International Education Exchange offers multiple semester-long as well as quarter, summer, and “single block” scholarships. These scholarships range from $500 to $2,500, and include scholarships which consider financial need as well as scholarships which do not require financial need.

Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad offers multiple scholarships for for-credit study abroad programs, taking into account financial need as well as other factors. Preference is given to students of color, first-generation college students, and community college students. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.

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